How do I get my car radio back working? Answered
In my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, the radio isn't working.
The antenna ran through the passenger door and one day, the exposed wire in the antenna made contact with the door, immediately shuting off the radio. I am assuming it did this because the body of the truck is grounded by the battery.
The antenna is no longer attached to the radio, however every once in a while the radio turns on but when I try to play a cassette or a CD it blinks on the screen and will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. If I don't try playing a cassette or CD, It will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. The radio generally shuts down when turning. Once, the truck was parked overnight and the next day, the radio read "8:30" telling me it had been on for either 8 or 20 hours. Recently, it has been not working at all, turning on maybe once a day.
It is a radio with a cassette player, and then in the back there is a 5 disc CD changer.
I checked every single fuse, and just in case replaced the "Radio" fuse, but still nothing.
I also checked in the radio to see if there was an internal fuse, or one on the back of the radio, however I found nothing.
Help would be appreciated, Thanks.