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Button controls do not work on radio in 2001 BMW 530i

Hi - I have a 2001 BMW 530i sedan. All of the sudden my buttons do not work on my radio panel. I cannot change the station, turn the Audio on or off or search for other stations. The panel lights up and the radio plays fine, and I can turn the volume up or down with the knob, but it is stuck on '1' with an asterisk '*1' and none of the buttons work. This is the stock radio/stereo that came with the car. I opened the fuse panel in the glove compartment and replaced all three fuses that are labeled as being for the radio, but no change in the behavior of the buttons. Is there some other place I should be looking? Thank you for any response.

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Its the problem on internal board of circuit of the radio that circuit has gone short internally and needs reparing to make it proper.

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