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Q: Left side radio buttons quit working

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My car has been running great and there are no major issues with it. However, the radio in the car is malfunctioning. I tried to troubleshoot this by reading the manual but there is no such information in it. The buttons on the left side of the radio completely stopped working. I had the fuses checked and there is nothing unusual there. The right side buttons work normally though. I should mention that I haven't damaged the radio in any way, like spilling liquids or hitting it. What could be the problem?

A: Hello there. This is not an uncommon issue....

Hello there. This is not an uncommon issue. The most likely cause would be a failing radio or a power supply issue. When the radio begins to fail, it can either just stop working or it can decline slowly such as the buttons not responding. I recommend having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your electrical system in person to let you know how to proceed with repair.

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