Q: Radio just does not work and I don’t know the problem

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I have used my 2010 Volkswagen Jetta quite a bit since buying it new. The car now has over 96,000 miles on it, which means that I drive long distances quite a bit. Having a radio is really nice on long trips and up until a couple weeks ago, mine worked fine. Then it started randomly making loud popping sounds and turned off completely. Is this just a bad radio or a bigger electrical issue? I'm fine with replacing the radio. The ECU? Not so much!

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