My sister is complaining about her CD's suddenly sounding 'fuzzy' and having to turn the HU up higher to be able to hear anything. I've not personally heard it, but she said it's like a white noise that is the same volume level as the music. Turning up the volume doesn't make it sound clearer, but the music (and white noise) is quieter at a given volume level than before, so she has to turn it up higher to achieve the same loudness.
Her setup is in a mid-90's (I'm emberassed I can't remember what year) Camry. It's a JVC cassette deck up front hooked to a JVC CD changer in the trunk (6 disc, I beleive). She got this installed the middle of 2003, so it's not new.
She initially thought the changer assembly was dirty, but I told her that, if that were the case, it would be skipping or flat out not playing, not sounding 'fuzzy'. Is that true? I thought it could be a loose speaker wire or even a blown speaker, but she says that it sounds fine when she's playing the radio. So, I'm down to thinking it could be a loose connection from the changer to the HU. Does that sound reasonable? I'm fixing to go out and look at it and see what I can see, but I won't be able to look at the back of the HU - I'll just be able to see the connection at the changer.
If the changer were going bad, would it sound 'fuzzy' like this?
Thanks for any advice/suggestions!