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Radio Controls on the Steering Wheel do not function as expected intermittantly. Symptoms include: when selecting station seek, the band will change; when selecting either volume control up, the volume will only go down, not up; when selecting pre-set radio seek, the dvd wil be selected. This occurs intermittantly, lasts for a few weeks, then works normal again. It now seems failed for some time (over 2 months). Dash radio controls all seem to work as designed.

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first of all if you live in a cold climate I never turn the radio on until the car warms up if you can remove the knob on the radio spray a light amount of WD 40 and then put the knob back on and turn it back and forth and if you have pop on your hand or water also dry your hands off before touching the radio the lights and the radio will last a lot longer also and also before leaving the car always remember to turn the radio off it will be alot easier on your battery as well

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it is merely making the exact set connection

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This is going to be a problem with the actual stereo. Has anything been spilled on the dash recently. This usually happens when the stereo gets soda or something spilled in it. Or on the dash and leaks down into the stereo.

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