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How to fix my vehicles stero

How can I fix my vehicles stero? I think there may be a loose wire or something. My radio will come on from time to time. But will not let me control the volume or station half the time! Then there are times where it will be playing and I've noticed it's always in a part of the drive where I'll be going over a bump or the road just gets a little rocky or something. But it will just go off all together. I would like to fix it myself without much cost, if any. PLEASE HELP!

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Check or the power and ground wires. usually red and black wire. might wanna check the yellow wire too. usually the memory wire

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what caused the batery to go dead in the first place?
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