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This is not a subaru problem, so i apologize. Just curious if anyone here has ever had a head units volume knob start acting strange. My volume knob spins freely as it should but the volume jumps all over and never goes higher then 10. its only 7 months old. so if anyone ever delt with something like this, or has input, i'd greatly appreciate it. i have hearing loss and at this point it not worth trying to hear music over the subie rumble
 

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I know that when a stereo has seen a few years, that buildup occurs where connections occur, like knobs. Some DeOxit or CRC electronics cleaner sprayed on the connecting areas like deep inside the knob followed by lots of turning the knob to work the buildup loose and out of the way can help. I needed it on my home stereo I was rebuilding and then took my other car's stereo faceplate apart and hit all the moving parts and it took care of oddness I was getting. But my unit is also pretty old, already serving 2 cars.
 

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yea thats what i was thinking too but only 7 months old and this happens?? maybe ill start will some compressed air first. It was a Kenwood if anyone is curious. guess i might just take the think apart tonight
 

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Pot problems can be tough to fix as they are typically sealed units :/
 

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The spray will work with older, analog volume dials. You would hear crackly sounds if it was that while turning.
 
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