Audio cut out
I'm new to the forum, and from what I'm seeing I see a lot of really informed people, so I'm hoping someone can suggest some help.
A couple of days ago, while I was driving, my radio gave out a loud burst of static, and a few seconds after that, all sound cut right out. After that, I've discovered that the audio system appears to have stopped functioning altogether:
- the radio still can be turned on and off, but the volume control and preset buttons don't function.
- There is no "calibrate" or theftlock warning on the radio.
- the turn signals and warning chimes are also disabled.
This last one leads me to believe that the radio itself is not the culprit, but whatever controls the audio system since all audio is now not working.
Driving the car without any sound at all is eerily quiet and actually puts me more on edge! You'd think the silence would be nice...
I have not done any work on the car recently (other than cleaning the seats and mats, that couldn't have affected the audio) so I don't believe that it could be a wiring issue. However, I've decided that maybe you may be able to help me find a solution before I have to take the car in to the dealership.