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I followed your advice and took it to the local VW service centre and they checked the electrics and diconnected the battery for about 40 minutes. No joy! We discussed buying a new VW unit or something different.
A day passed and I arranged to go and look at alternative radios. When I got in the car the existing radio worked perfectly.
So I have checked the box to say I am not really satisfied with your advice as it did not solve the problem.
Hello again...Thank you for your reply and I note your comments..John - I really cannot understand your reasoning that led you to leave me a poor service reply.The information I have you is as you have worked through - and I took you through step by step.What has happened - as you have outlined it... is exactly as I have described for you ... The fact that the radio suddenly came on only goes to prove what Ive said John - the radio unit has as I said, an internal fault !It may stay ok for a while - months - or years - or it may fail again tomorrow ! It is evidently faulty - exactly as I outlined to you.If you re read what I have read you will see that ... Im not clairvoyant John - I couldn't say it would come on again - or how long that situation will last... Again - in line with the answer I gave you ... It is evidently faulty..and you will if it doesn't keep going, end up having to do as I have said.. I cannot account for that or be held responsible for that - it is only as I said in the very first place.Perhaps you have misread what I said, that would explain your stance , a misunderstanding - it happens.. Its all I can think of..I would therefore appreciate your changing your rating to at least the OK rating for me... for which I thank you on advance..Kind Rgds, MIKE.