Stereo makes a grinding/buzzing sound when turned on
Starting a few months ago, whenever I'd leave my stereo on overnight I'd wake up to this obnoxious buzzing/grinding noise. It's slowly progressed in volume and how fast it begins, and now it starts softly within one minute to ten minutes of being turned on and quickly gets louder and louder. I used to be able to make it through a whole CD/playlist before it started, and now I'm lucky if I make it through two songs before being forced to turn it off. I have tried physically shifting it around, and the first time it actually stopped for almost a half hour (not quite sure what I did, but I haven't been able to replicate it). When I lift the second shelf off the bottom one it'll sometimes stop for a few seconds. Kinda random, I know. It's (obviously) out of warranty, being two years old, and if I can't get an answer here I guess I'll have to take it to a repair shop - I really love this stereo, and hate to trash it and get a new one. Hopefully someone on here can save me from having to pay a fortune to get this thing fixed. :) Thanks for reading!
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I am afraid you have a bad power supply capacitor inside this unit. if you do not know how to check the capacitors, you will need to take the unit into a repair shop. Depending on how expensive this unit is, will determine if it is at all worth repairing. Good Luck
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There are several amplifiers and boosters in the pillars. Start with that and move on from there. Sounds like something cutting out after it gets to warm. Make sure part no. for the radio is exactly for the one called for by vin.!!!
Sometimes this can occur through other equipment connected to the TV (e.g. link to home theatre system / stereo etcetera.
I get this sometimes if I have left my laptop connected to my stereo system, which my TV is also connected to, even if the stereo is not turned on.
Unplug all external devices one by one to see if this solves the problem.
The remote on might be suppling intermitten power. Try jumping the remote on from the power wire
If you've abused it, It may be going straight DC output (if that's the case you need to repair or replace the amp)
The first thing I would do is pull the stereo out of the dash and unplug it . If the buzzing stops the stereo is bad get a new stereo. Its not hard to remove the stereo. Right above the cup holder there is a small cover you need a very small screwdriver to remove it . Under that is a few screws take those out then grab the plastic cover that runs around the stereo and pull towards the back window it simply pops off (No screws) After you remove that cover you will see 4 phillips head screws that hold the stereo in remove them. Last slide out the stereo there will be 1 plug with alot of wires that is the power and speakers . Unplug it . The other round plug is the FM antenna