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Radio has a short

We have a lexus 300lx and the radio will work when we hit a bump. The audio shop pulled the dash and said that there must be something loose inside the radio. any way to open the radio "box" and take a look or repair it??

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Anything is possible,if radio is out and you bang it and it works or stops then it has a dry joint or a cracked printed circuit board

Posted on May 30, 2009

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    Colin Stickland May 30, 2009

    anything is possible,if radio is out and you bang it and it works or stops then it has a dry joint or a cracked printed circuit board

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