I hope I am not hijacking your thread...but I have a question on this issue. Some months ago, my sound system "went." At first, I used to get a crackling sound when I would try to run a tape....not always, just sometimes. Then, no tape ability at all. But still radio. One day, no radio.
So, is it the unit itself, is it the speakers, or is it the wires or antenna or all of the above.
It is very lonely driving a music-less car, let me tell you. I sing and talk aloud to myself while driving now...passersbye likely think I am nuts.