So about a week ago we had a tornado and around the same time, the radio in my car started getting crappy reception. I thought it was just the storm but the next day it barely worked(radio part); I was thinking it was because my antenna was broken (just the base was there; replaced/broken by previous owner). Anyways, the replaced the base/antenna last night with a Scosche $5 unit from Walmart, but due to a seized screw, it cost me a busted lip and bent quarter panel around antenna area. Radio still didn't work. I'm thinking it's the head unit itself. Plugged the stereo into my brother's Civic, works. OK, not the head unit. Plugged in the old antenna(just the base), still no go. Plug in just the base directly to the HU, works! Ripped out the antenna extension wire and it looks in decent condition; but with an antenna plugged into it the reception is barely better than no antenna. Does anyone know what would cause the antenna wire to go bad? The connectors are not rusted, etc. either. Just out of the blue, stopped working.