Finally.....after patching, splicing and otherwise un-rigging my factory harness to repair the previous owner's aftermarket radio install, I have a functional factory radio with 12-disc changer. or do I? I've got popping & cracking of very annoying sorts, channels cutting in and out. I've got to check all my connections when daylight arrives, but was wondering if anyone else had had this problem. I think I have an Alpine preamp head unit somewhere if I must...but I like the factory look. As a note to anyone else in the same mess: There are 2 white wires. one is for the backlighting, and one is 12v supply to the factory amp in the trunk. Get them backward, and you have no amplifier power. oops.
Anyhow, it acts like it's not making connection somewhere. Loud popping and crackling, plus channels coming and going. All volume levels, CD and FM(haven't got a tape to try :P). I'm hoping I have a couple bad crimps on my butt connectors (time to break out the soldering iron), but I'm afraid i'll be chasing ghosts on this one.
Upon contacting the previous owner(to see if it was a problem before), he said "Oh, yeah, that's why I took it out!" GRRRR.