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I have a 1995 Chevy Beretta, and beginning about last July or August, I began having problems with my radio. I am going to college, so my car sat until the beginning of December, and now I have been consistently driving it. However, the radio won't work at all now; I thought I just needed a new radio, but have been examining the problem a little closer with a friend who has a detailing business. When cleaning my carpets, he noticed that the two front seat floors were soaked, and have been for awhile. He suspects a water leak somewhere down there. He thinks this is what has damaged my radio. I had my windshield replaced at the beginning of May, and think that that could have caused the leak. However, I am not sure if this is logical or feasible or not, or what I should do to go about determining whether or not I really have a leak. Do you have any advice for me, or who I should talk to?

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Lacey, It definitly sounds like it could be a problem from the windshield installation. You should take it back to where you had the work done and ask them to water test it. If the leak is because of the windshield installation you should tell them about your radio problem. It's possible that the water shorted something out in the radio and caused the problem. I don't know if they will do anything about the radio, but they should fix the leak. Lori

Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Lacey, Check out our expert answers! If you want a second opinion on whether or not the work was done properly, make sure you only visit an ASE certified technician. You can find one by going here: http://www.ase.com/bluesealsearch/locator.php

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