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What about the radio?

The radio, CD and DVD player sound is filtered through speakers in the doors and/or front and rear of the vehicle. Some vehicles are upgraded with aftermarket components, and can include more powerful, high-end amplifiers and subwoofers.

What is causing that popping sound in my radio?

Audio problems can be difficult to identify, but if there’s a popping sound on the radio when a turn signal or windshield wipers are turned on, it could be caused by a voltage spike. A whine, squeal, or high pitched hum in may be caused by an improperly shielded alternator, improper grounding, or poorly chosen ground point.

What are my options?

The vehicle can be taken to a local dealer or car audio shop, but they may charge to identify the problem. There are numerous automotive websites that sell parts and advertise repair or replacement services. Others sell service manuals or other how-to books online.