Join Date: 14th February 2015
Location: London, UK
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Bizarre radio issue.
This is a new problem to me, and having done a search I haven't seen it on here. So maybe it is an unusual problem...?
After roughly an hour of motorway driving (I only do occasional long journeys) my radio emits one very loud popping crack sound and craps out. The clock/heater/channel display does that irritating thing where all the segments are illuminated. Then the radio repeatedly turns itself on, briefly pops and crackles like an old record and then turns itself off. Then on, then off, then on, then off etc.
There is no response to channel or volume selection and the satnav wasn't on so I don't know if that is effected.
This has happened twice, each time the heater was on because it was chilly outside.
The only cure I have found is to turn off the ignition and take the keys out. Leaving the keys in and turning it back on does not work, so I guess this resets the relevant bit of the electrical system somehow.
This is fine when sitting in a traffic jam (like this morning!) but zipping down the M4 at 11pm its a bit of a pain.
Thoughts, gentlemen? Thanks.