Car stero repair-Where to go for service?

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  1. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Anyone know of a service that will repair older auto sound systems? Mrs. Jeff B has a 2000 Honda Civic with the OE AM/FM radio/CD and (gasp) cassette deck. The volume switch is giving us fits and the sound is not great in the doors or package tray. I do suspect that the speakers could be toast, but it would make the Mrs. very happy to get the original unit fixed up. I also understand a new replacement unit would be better and possibly cheaper. TIA
     
  2. Hillbilly

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    Don't know anyone close to you but our "Go To" guys here in Tennessee is R and B Vintage Radio, 615-390-1139.
     
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    Is the problem that the sound is "scratchy" when you adjust the volume? If your answer is yes, I will give you an easy, inexpensive fix.
     
  4. Jeff B

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    Scratchy or does not respond to input.
     
  5. 1978GT

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    1. Disconnect your battery (pull the negative terminal)
    2. Remove the volume knob
    3. Place a small funnel over the volume control shaft (to protect from overspray)
    4. Using the nozzle, apply a light amount of WD-40 onto the shaft
    5. Twirl the shaft back and forth several times to work the WD in

    Wait a few minutes before testing. In most cases, this will at least temporarily solve the problem. If it recurs, you can repeat the process.

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  6. beerbelly

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    Electronics cleaner might be another choice:

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