My 2001 Chrysler T&C’s radio/cd changer is cycling on/off exactly every 14 seconds and goes off for 2 seconds, most annoying when I listen to Car Talk and miss the punch line! If I play the CD, every time it cycles, the CD would restart from the beginning i.e. I can only hear the first 15 seconds of the song over and over and over.
My T&C is equipped with a second CD changer. This unit is unaffected in that power is continuous and the song continues to play forward, I just miss a couple seconds of the song as the main radio and speaker cycles on/off.
Coincidence? This all started when I took my T&C in because the transmission was being a lame duck, won’t shift. The problem was quickly identified and a remanufactured transmission control module was replaced. Transmission problem solved and I “happy” paid. Driving the minivan home, indeed the transmission was back in business ready to shuttle kids around in all gears. I click on the radio and “what the”, he radio was cycling on and off and I’m missing all the essential information of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me”. The on/off cycling was so regular, I later timed it and it’s exactly every 14 seconds!
The transmission shop said the replaced TCM has nothing to do with the radio. It must have been a coincidence the radio problem appeared after the replacement of the TCM.
Any idea why my T&C radio is doing this and how I can fix it?
I want to hear every word of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and “Car Talk” in my T&C!