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Hi I have a 2005 volks jetta problem with the radio- it only works when it wants to. As well as the digits for the odometer clock & gears

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Sounds like you have a earth problem within the wiring loom for the radio as its connected to the odometer.Sounds like it could be loose check behind your radio for any loose earth wires

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