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
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
If I find out more, I'll let you know.
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