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Occasionally, (about twice a year) the battery dies and requires a jump start. Then no problem for about six more months.

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You are using the car radio while the engine were off so you consumed the charged electric in you battery when you jump start it the dynamo worked so the battery got charged again and no any problems but be careful of using a car radio loud for long time when engine off

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