2012 Ford Fiesta
Problem: All speakers have completely stopped working, except for loud horrible scratching and popping sounds which seem to happen out of nowhere for no reason at all, even sometimes for a few minutes after the car has been turned off. I ended up pulling out the fuse for the sound system just to stop it.
History: 18 months ago during a drive, speakers were working fine until they made a single loud pop. Then they would not work at all or make any noise. Tried turning the car off, but got nothing. After turning it off for a few minutes then turning it back on, the speakers started working again. That is what I would do for several months whenever this happened (which was not often, maybe once every month or two): Turn off the car for a few minutes, then turn it back on. Eventually the speakers started getting this horrible scratching/popping sound before making one final pop and shutting off. Turning the car off for a few minutes no longer worked. The speakers would come back on, but only with more scratching and popping before shutting off a few minutes later. As mentioned previously, I pulled the fuse just to get the random noise to stop.
I have not done much to troubleshoot, but I did try switching the fuse with no success. Does anyone have any ideas of where I could look to solve the problem? The mechanics that I have spoken to on the phone have said that it would cost a lot to chase down an electrical issue, and I was hoping to narrow it down before taking it to them.