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Loud continous popping from car radio

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If problem show up only when the engine is running you have an ignition system or other engine related problem,if problem shows up only when vehicle is moving there could be a bad connection in the stereo wiring or a bad solder joint in the electronics,if it shows up when the vehicle is stopped with the engine off one or more power amps could be going or you have another defect in the stereo electronics. Have unit serviced by good audio electronics tech with the proper equipment or replace unit.

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I have an older Caddy that began doing this in the RF speaker, so I now get good music from the rears only. ha

But I found a website for my car radio, and learned that my car has a separate amplifier for each speaker, located with the speakers, and that the popping was due to a bad amplifier.

Of course, I don't know anything about your radio, but you might begin your search by focusing on the amplifier.


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