Radio on driving to work, suddenly a loud pop from the back seat area and stereo went dead, antenna went down. Display shows dashes across. No clock, no radio frequency. There is power though because when I touch a button then a radio frequency shows up but goes back to a display of dashes after I quit touching buttons. No CD, no cassette, no sound, no nothing.
So I buy a used head unit and plug it in. Exactly the same symptoms. No change at all. When I power up the unit, no antenna, no sound, nothing but dashes.
Could it be one of the amps? If so where do I start? Where exactly are the amps located. If they are mounted on the back seat back, are they on the trunk side or the inside.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. The more specific the better since I am a little new to electronics but not new to mechanical issues.