Dear Scotty, I am contacting you in dire need of expert advise. My 2014 Dodge Charger RT Max with 130K miles that has been operating without speakers for almost 2 years now. It has the Beats by Dre…

RTRyan

Dear Scotty,

I am contacting you in dire need of expert advise. My 2014 Dodge Charger RT Max with 130K miles that has been operating without speakers for almost 2 years now. It has the Beats by Dre edition speakers and audio. I only use Bluetooth and play my iPod music when all of the sudden my stereo cut out without warning. I took it into a dodge dealer and after looking into it returned with bad news. The fuse responsible for functioning the amplifier in the fuse box had corroded and burnt out. Their only option for repair was to replace the entire fuse box and “body harness” for the vehicle. Due to the way these Chargers were assembled, they said it would require taking out the cars seats, flooring and dashboard just to access and repair the fuse box/body harness; a total repair cost of around $4,000 due to the estimated labor time of approximately 24 hours and the parts cost. As you can imagine this price is outrageous and very expensive. Is there any way to mitigate these costs either through taking my vehicle to a body shop specializing in stereos or ordering a used fuse box online? Please let me know what I should/can do to get my Chargers stereo back up and running without having to pay an arm and a leg.

Thank you so much for your time and knowledge.

Best regards,
Ryan