I have a CD player in my car (I can get the make & model if it’s important, but it’s outside now). It’s got one of them detachable front pieces to it.
Recently, it re-developed a problem that had occurred a couple years ago and then gone away. When I first get in the car, the radio works fine. After a couple of minutes, however, the radio develops a static “stutter”: there will be a split second of static followed by normal reception. Within about a minute, this stutter will almost completely take over the sound, so that I’ll get only a split second of reception every five or ten seconds.
The CD player works fine when this is happening.
At first, I thought it was because of rain: I thought the first time this occurred was after a heavy storm, and I figured that maybe some water had gotten into the system and was vaporizing when the radio heated up and condensing on a circuit somewhere, temporarily shorting it out. But it’s been a week or so since it’s rained. Then I thought it was because of the heat (we’ve had a heat wave recently), and that whenever the radio got too hot it was failing to work for some reason. But this morning, while it was still cool out, it stopped working as I drove to work.
Is this a common problem? Is there an easy solution?