Bose factory stereo went out, started smoking, now works??
This is a great forum. I did tons of research here before making a purchase that helped us find exactly what we were looking for - a 2007 Murano SL. It's been great so far.
Before I go and seek out help from a dealer or car audio place I figured this was the best place to start.
We've never had any problems with the stereo before at all. The only thing I've done to it is installed the USA Spec iPod interface from Crutchfield about a year ago and it's worked perfectly since.
Today I was driving thru my work parking lot over a few speed bumps (slowly..) and the stereo (FM radio was playing) went out abruptly as I went over a bump. Right after I got the burnt electronic smell followed by smoke coming out of the CD changer!
The display screen (I have non-navigation) still worked, as well as the iPod connector (it charges the phone but doesn't play anything). I shut off the car and went inside to start looking at what could have possibly happened.
So I gave it about an hour and went back out to the car to see what would work - to my amazement everything worked fine!! AM/FM stereo stations, AC controls, everything...
I'm completely baffled. I thought the whole unit was fried, but apparently it's working just fine.
I read a couple other threads on a similar issue but wanted to see if there were any potential issues with replacing the stereo and the same problem happening again due to a bad ground or something.
Before I just brush it off as being all in my imagination, is there anything I can inspect/check wiring-wise to make sure everything is in order and didn't get jarred loose when I hit the bump? Should I check any ground wires either on the amp or behind the stereo unit?
Thanks in advance