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2003 Dodge Dakota Radio Static

I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota. A couple of years ago I was driving along and the radio just cut out, with no problems prior. I didn’t go over train tracks or anything that would jar it, etc. It continued to not work for the next 6-8 months or so, but would occasionally cut in and out. After a period of time the radio suddenly began working again. The radio continued to work for a year or more. A month ago, I’m driving down the road and it again, cuts out. But now I can somewhat hear the radio amid the static. The best way to describe it is what happens to the reception when traveling under high voltage wires. Antenna is secure. Help!

Check the antenna ground to the chassis and make sure that is ok. Proper antenna grounding is critical in eliminating noise. Also check the plug on the end of the coax that connects to the radio for a problem. The trouble could also be inside the radio. Plugging in a different antenna temporarily may help verify that.