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Q: Radio sound fading

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My sound system fades out on any channel, for a few seconds at a time. It happens on the CD player too. What do you think is causing this?

A: Had the same exact issue on my Toyota and i...

Had the same exact issue on my Toyota and it turned out to be an internal radio problem. I replaced the radio with another one and it fixed the problem. If you need further assistance with this, have a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your car’s radio issue and make the necessary repairs for you.

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