I'm having some issues with my stereo currently. I'm not sure if something is shorting/grounding or a wire is picking up noise from something. It's a stock head unit running a pioneer speakers, and sub. It started with the sub, it would just start thumping for no reason. I started to call it ghost beatin'.
The volume could be all the way down, and it would do random thumps. So I pulled the fuse on it until I could figure it out. Now, when I hit a big bump in the road, or hit the right ride frequency, there are huge pops from the speakers. It does go away if I turn the volume down though.
It's a 2002 GTI.
Does anyone have any idea what I should be looking for?
Also, where does anyone know where I get the tool to pull the head unit out?
There is this code I got when I pulled codes.
Address 56: Radio Labels: 3B7-035-1xx-56.lbl
Part No: 3B7 035 180
Component: Radio NP2 0005
Shop #: WSC 00000
1 Fault Found:
00856 - Radio Antenna
36-00 - Open Circuit
I have had that code for a long time though, it comes up intermittently.