98 Civic Radio Volume

98 Civic radio volume control problem.
Specifically, it barely works. Most likely a slight force up and to the right while very slowly turning the dial will decrease (or increase
depending on something) the volume.
Any one else had the problem? Any fixes?
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Just for you to not feel alone, I had exactely the same issue with mine (98 civic LX, the stock radio).
The bad behavior started about one year ago and I was blaming my wife's brisk handling...
Three weeks ago I finally bit the bullet and installed an aftermarket CD player (ordered it from Crutchfield, they really are good), but I miss the simple interface and huge buttons of the original one.
The radio sits on the bench at work. I am curious enough to try to fix it; the root cause seems to be the dial itself, consisting in a simple tachometer. Since the contacts appear to be OK, my guess is that the phase between them has shifted somehow and maybe a simple reseating will do.
If I find out more, I'll let you know.
Serban
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