RE: Radio/speaker issues
the static noise sounds like enigine noise feeding back thru the radio. The volume going up and down on its own well,,,,,you got a ghost lol. seriously though sounds like the radio is shorting out somehow, does this radio have like volume controls in the steering wheel? the reason i ask is because with the steering wheel radio controls there is that much more wiring that could be grounding out or somthing causeing the problem in the steering colum or somthing. Id suggest just putting in a good quality after market stereo in itbut heck now days you got to be a ASE certified auto tech practicallyjust to change the radio the way they make everything such pain to dothese days. well if you decide that you do want to stick with the factory radio id start another thread asking for wiring diagrams for your whole stereo system that way you may be able to trace the wiring and find possible shorting/grounding out issues. although with the volume going up and down on its own it maybe in the radio itself and might not fixable unless replaced for another. If you did decide to get a after market stereo keep in mind almost all car stereo systems use factory amplifiers these days and when you go to hook up typical after market radios the use of those factory amplifiers are sometimes elimanated. being that it is sometimes impossible to get the kind of wiring harnesses needed to hook up the after market raido and still maintain use of the factory amplifier. well good luck and let us know what you find out.