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It appears to be that the radio clock display has malfunctioned, and is due for a replacement radio, which could be an aftermarket or oem radio, maybe found at a junk yard.
Tools required for oem replacement radio, torx keys set.
Before working on the radio or other electronics, disconnect the battery cables with 8mm wrench.
Replacing the oem radio is much easier, if you obtain oem radio, compared to aftermarket radio, due to being direct fit.
The radio is same for 1995 to 1999 Pontiac Sunfire and the Chevy Cavalier, regardless of sub models, such as SE,GT, VL,VLX,Z24. etc.
Parts needed for the the aftermarket radio install :Stereo assembly, stereo wiring harness adapter, radio antenna adapter, and dash install kit.wiring diagram for the wire colors / functions, along with tools, such as torx key set, screwdrivers,wire crimper, wire stripper, double ended wiring connectors, hair dryer.
The oem stereo removal video is for the 2000 to 2005 Sunfire / Cavalier, but are the same or very similar procedures.
You need the code for the radio first off and i hope you have it. If you do, I gave you the procedure for the 1999 sunfire but am 99 percent sure it's the same as the 2000. I hope it is and I hope you have the code. I hope this helps and good luck.
the easy way is remove the radio from the dash leave plugged in remove the anttenna wire from the radio stick a small screwdriver in the anttenna socket and see if the recpetion is better you may have to hold the screwdriver with your hand to be a better antenna if so thier is something wrong with your antenna coax or antenna if not doesnt help then the radio is bad internally