You could have saved about $350 going with a used OEM... But hey... The main thing is you got the problem fixedI had to get the radio replaced to solve my popping radio noise. Cost was about $400. It's been about 2 years since then and still ok so I don't think the wires or speakers are the problem. More likely an internal issue.
Welcome to the FACTION !!! … Like you, I was concerned about OEM dependability... But for me, the low out-of-pocket (from http://stores.ebay.com/discountoemradios/) along with plug/play and NO mods, made the OEM unit worth the risk... How much money you spend and where you spend it is up to you... Good luck !!!Hey everyone, new to this forum and I have the same ridiculous issue. Seeing as how everyone has already had this diagnosed, I am not going to waste $150 just to be told by Ford that I need a new ACM. I had to pull the fuse as the popping sounds would not stop as I was driving the car even with the radio is off.
Before I spend $200 at crutch field for a new head unit and all of the required dash kit/wiring that it comes with, this should fix the issue correct? I dont want to go the OEM route as I am sure this issue will just happen again in the future, so figured I would nip it in the bud. I was looking at a JVC KD-X255BT head unit. Sound like a good option? I am not trying to go for a great sound system, just want my radio back. Thank!!!
Hey Tradd910 - thanks for this post. I'm dealing with the same popping issue and the radio of my 2013 Fiesta no longer works. Did you have to also replace the ACM? Or was putting in a new deck (with trim) sufficient?Hey everyone, just wanted to give an update. New JVC headunit installed and I have my radio back! So if you run into this, just buy a new aftermarket radio and dash kit so it looks nice. And the new radio has built in bluetooth with handsfree calling so definitely an upgrade!
Hi KarenE - did you find a solution to your problem? I have the exact same issue! Thanks for your feedback.Hello, I have a similar problem to one I have seen on many discussion boards, trouble is I have never seen a firm solution to the problem even though I see countless people with the same issue. I am really hoping you will be my Christmas miracle and can help me.
The issue is, several weeks ago my radio all of a sudden started making insanely loud static/crackle/pop noises then went dead silent. Radio wouldn't make noise for a little while, then would come back just fine. It would work for a few days or a few hours but would cycle between being 100% and a super loud crackle noise then dead silence. It was always a crap shoot if my radio was going to work or not for that drive. It worked fine a few days ago but now for the last 4 days it is just silence. I have recently (1 week ago) replaced my battery so that knocks out the suggestions of some people. The display works fine visually, I can flip between SYNC and menu and the radio just fine visually but zero sound comes out of the speakers. I also know it is not the speakers themselves. The silence is killing me and I really need to be able to use my phone feature again while driving. I do not have the money to be throwing at maybes also. I really need to find the solution so I can fix it and I'm hoping that since so many other Ford people have had the same exact problem, that somebody knows the fix, the solution. Can you please help me? Thank you so much, Karen
I'm having the exact same problem with my 2016. If you find out what's wrong please let me know.So here is what I've got. It started a few months ago with my 2012 fiesta SE. about 28k miles. While in the car (moving or stopped) at random intervals the radio would cut out with a popping sound. All of the radio buttons still operate but there is no sound coming from the speaker. If you turn the car off then back on again the radio starts working correctly. I have taken my car to, Laurel MD. Academy Ford 4 times, the first of which they told me nothing was wrong, the 2nd and 3rd time they replaced the radio, the most recent time they replaced the "Body control Module". The issue is reoccurring and I'm getting to the end of my rope with this issue. Anyone have any insight of ideas that I can bring up to the dealership to get this fixed? I have the 80W premium audio system if that makes a difference. Im coming up on 34k miles and want this fixed before my warranty runs out. any help is greatly appreciated.
I tried to mess with the wiring and even purchased/replaced a few different wire connectors tied to the Aux port and to the radio itself. But none of those things fixed the problem. I believe the ACM is the problem. We ended up just swapping out the radio/deck for a new one and we haven't had a problem since. My understanding is that any new deck (aftermarket or otherwise) will resolve the issue. It's annoying...but now a thing of the past for us. Good luck!I'm having the exact same problem with my 2016. If you find out what's wrong please let me know.