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I have a 1998 Chevy Suburban the radio in it worked fine until I got it home. The it just quit.. When you hit the power button you can hear it try to come on but it doesnt.. But every once in a blue moon it will come on.. But if you have to shut the vehicle off it will not come on.. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.. same problem..all of a sudden just lost all sound but the radio comes on...vehicle has the controls on the steering wheel also....every once in a while the sound will return but leave again....very frustrating

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I had the exact same problem with my 1998 Chevy 2500 pickup. I had noticed when I ran my fingers up the antenna, from base to tip, that the radio's "noise" would increase and stations would start to come in, whereas the radio wasn't picking up anything before. In my case it was the antenna mount and antenna cable. Try a replacement antenna and cable, even if you temporarily hook up a borrowed known good one. This may solve your problem, but it is possible it could be something else. A $12 replacement antenna with cable, from the local auto parts store, solved my similar problem.

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Sounds like a loose wire some place, like a ground wire or hot lead. Is it a stock radio or after market? Either or thats what it sounds like to me, loose connection. Might be loose wire or connection to one of the speakers. You will just have to start tracing wires until you find the problem.

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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Hi Janie,
I answered your other post, didn't know which one was the latest so I answered them both.

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My first suggestion would be to check for an engaged mute option. If that isn't it, my 2nd choice is the box that you mentioned, that the radio connects to. That is what is drawing my attention.

However I need to know more.

A bit of Question and Answer is needed to help you out. Just comment me back with the answers. OK?
  1. Make/Model of the replacement radio
  2. Make/Model of the CD player
  3. Make/Model/Nature of the box the radio connects to. Is it an Amplifier? What is it?
  4. Do all the components power up when the radio does?
  5. When you try to play a CD, does it go through the motions, just with no sound?
Get back to me and we'll get you fixed up
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