Volume lower on it's own__iPod Classic 80gb 5.5 generation

Hi
I have this classic ipod for a long-time. Currently, I am using it in the car with 3.5mm radio cable. Becasue of connecting to the auto speakers, I have to set ipod volume to the maximum in order to have enough volume from the speaker. The weird thing is the iPod always decrease volume on its own to some lower level and every time is different. Sometime is back to the middle of volume and sometime even lower. I change a better 3.5mm ($20) but it still happens. I also updated the firm to the latest. But it's still..
There is only way I know that can treat this problem is lock the screen. But that is not the right way for me since I always change to the next song.
Did someone have the same problem like me?

You have the mid-2010 problem. There's an issue with the graphics module on that machine. There was a program in place to replace the motherboard within 3 years of purchase, but you're probably outside of that. Some folks have supposedly gotten theirs changed outside of that period, so you can try.
http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4088?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
What you can do to use it is download gfxstatus from http:gfx.io and force the graphics to Intel. That will lessen the panics at the expense of graphics speed.
You may be eligible for a depot repair, which is a flat rate of about $310. Ask at the Genius Bar. Take along a printout of your panic.

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