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I have a 2012 Ford Mustang GT. Sometimes when I an driving…

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I have a 2012...

I have a 2012 Ford Mustang GT. Sometimes when I an driving the car or even sitting in car with Radio on, I get a loud pop like a gun has been fired. Radio goes off for about 15-20 seconds and then everything comes back working normal

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

Probably about 6 months. You hear the "bang" and then sound returns

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Mustang GT yourself? What have you tried so far?

Not fixing it yet because it doesn''t stop the car or have any other problems. Almost sounds like a "Gunshot" and everything seems to work

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, thanks

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 3 months ago
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The Gunshot noise you are hearing is the Audio Control Module (ACM) shutting down because a loss of power to it. Usually caused by the Body Control Module (BCM), also called the dash fuse box or Smart Junction Box.

We get the same noise when we do ACM or BCM reprograming with the radio turned on.

Before any repairs, please have the BCM and ACM tested for trouble codes.

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