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Thread: Pop sound and now the radio is buzzy...

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    Pop sound and now the radio is buzzy...

    Stock radio on a '98 D1. Driving along listening to some FM station and theres this weird pop sound (my first thought was a fuse went) and immediately after the radio had a hum in it, loud enough that it's impossible to comfortably listen to music...

    Dunno. I can build an engine blindfolded, but keep me away from electrical issues.

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    I may be wrong, but to me it sounds like something inside the amp/preamp broke, not exactly easy to fix if you are not into electronics and have equipment.

    But let's see if anyone else has any other input.

    Good luck
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    Thanks. I should rephrase... I don't mind fixing electrical issues, but I severely mind diagnosing them!

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    Assumed it does it all the time but let me ask regardless: Does it pop when parked (not moving)? Does it pop with the engine turned off?

    Pre-Amp or Amplifier would be my first guess as well. Could be as simple as a lose conductor floating around the works. Remember that you have an amplifier sitting in the barn door too so I'd check that first because it's exposed to more abuse than the stable/dry/protected dash and it's quick to eliminate. Just open up the access via a subwoofer and pull the plug... if the problem stops, you're at the right area.

    I thought all you people in So-Cal liked 'pop' music!

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    So I went and pulled a new amp from pick-a-part the other day (I was there anyway for some other goodies) and of course upon getting back into the truck it was suddenly working fine. Go figure.

    At least I have an amp to try if it happens again. On the plus side I also grabbed some dashboard volume buttons and have regained that functionality.

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    I hate it when the problem goes away - unless it stays gone!

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    Let's hope so!

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