The car had been sitting for about two weeks when I used it today.
Almost immeduately after starting it, I started to hear a series of
clicks (about five loud clicks, then a brief pause, then about five
more) coming from what sounded like the top center of the dash. The
radio cut out while it was doing this, and came back on when it stopped.
I had to rush to make a doctors appt, so I took the car anyway, with
fingers crossed. It did it frequently all the way there, with the radio
on or off. When I drove home, the clicking had stopped, but the radio
unit was now frozen on the last station I had selected. The volume
control works, I can turn it on and off, but none of the logic function
buttons work. This is the AM/FM/CD Changer OEM unit.It's pretty clear
that the stereo packed it in. What I'm wondering is:
* Was I hearing only the stereo clicking, or was there a relay going
bad that just happened to take the stereo out with it?
* Has anyone else had this happen?
* Is the stereo hard to replace with an identical unit?