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Audio/Nav Repair or Replacement?

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Model: 911, Year:2004, Mileage:55k, Type of use:Street use only
Have audio system problems in my '04 996. Sound frequently cuts out. At times display remains normal indicating CD track being played or AM/FM source. System will occasionally display message cannot find amplifier. At other times display will go dark and system seems to be attempting to reboot (Porsche crest will appear as when system is first turned on). Frequently clock display in fuel gauge cluster will change to 8pm and then revert to current time after a minute or so. Lastly, there will occasionally be a deep, loud, jarring pop in the speaker system. Porsche dealer tells me entire system needs replacement for about $2500. Alternative is aftermarket Kenwood DPX308U which will require a new $500 amplifier since apparently nothing other than Bose or OEM connects to the amp in the car. Price for entire aftermarket install is $1500. Bought car used, have NO use for nav system and most aftermarket systems allow iPod plug in that is not available on present system. Asked Porsche if system could be replaced by basic radio/CD player but was told wiring harnesses are different. Would like to keep stock look but for $1k less, looks like I can get something that actually works. But am wondering (1) if problem is isolated to the amp and/or connection to the amp and (2) if I go aftermarket, am I going to screw up other components of PCM?

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