Peculiar radio problem.
last year, our radio in our Dodge Caravan had a strange issue. The radio would turn on after a few seconds delay, but no sound would come out of the speakers. The same thing with the cassette player and CD. While the power was on, any button commands would be delayed by several seconds. For example, if I turned on the radio several seconds would go by before anything came up on the display. If I changed the volume or the channel, there would be several seconds delay before any indication of the volume or channel change would show on the display.
this was obviously very frustrating, but before we could bring it in to have it looked at, the problem seemed to vanish and the radio begin working normally again. Now, while I was sitting in a parking lot with the radio on, the speakers just turned off. The radio still has power, still has the display on, will accept and eject CDs and tapes normally, but no sound comes out of the speakers and the delay between the command and the display changing is back.
Any ideas what might be causing this?