Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Prince William County, VA
Drives: '99 Mercury Sable LS DOHC/"The Goosiemobile"
Rep Power: 10
99 Sable LS Duratec: Cassette adapter problem
As my Sable has no CD player and I'm a little tired of listening to news on the radio, I bought a cassette adapter to listen to music from my phone during my commute. I plugged it in for the first time this morning. All was well for about two minutes, and then the music was intermittent:
Music... silence and grinding from the tape deck... music... silence and grinding from the tape deck... music... silence and grinding from the tape deck.
Thoroughly miffed, I tried to eject the adapter, and the deck would suck it back in after popping it out. I eventually got it out: I had to grab it fast and pull, but not without the deck trying hard to take the adapter back in. The display also didn't say "TAPE," it was mangled into "TPOJ" or something like that.
So, is it the deck or the adapter? The deck could be dirty; the car came to me in March '12 after the original owner, my grandmother, passed away, and I'd bet she rarely ever used the stereo. Any other ideas?
The Goosiemobile: 99 Sable LS Duratec, Silver on gray leather
Past: 99 Catera (worst.car.ever.) | 03 Murano | 97 Maxima | 90 240DL | 87 5000S wagon | 81 DL wagon
Dream: 12+ Nissan GT-R | 72 Suburban 4x4 w/ crate motor | 64 Riviera | 64 Imperial LeBaron | 60 Continental | 67 Impala Sport Sedan