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Radio Won't Turn Off -- Even When the Car is Off!

I have a 1997 Mercury Sable Wagon with the original radio/cassette deck. Yesterday, I got in the car, and the word "CALL" was on the radio display. The radio would not turn on/off; in other words, no matter what radio button I pressed, the word "CALL" (along with the time) continued to be displayed, with no sound coming out of the speakers.
I am not really concerned about using the radio (it had the crappiest reception ever), but I am concerned about the radio display being constantly on. I am worried that it will eventually drain my battery.

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  • likesushi Nov 26, 2008

    Well, my battery died. So, I jumped started the car. Then, I pulled the radio assembly out and unplugged the radio. It was a terrible radio, so I won't miss it. However, my rear defroster is unplugged, too. I use the rear defroster probably twice a year, so I should be able to live without it.

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    Ford Taurus 2002 call displays on radio tried replacing the radio with a new one. Guess what, new radio displayed call. It is not the radio, it is the connection.



    Figuring out what to do next.

  • Shadow Gilbert
    Shadow Gilbert May 11, 2010

    Does your vehicle have the optional in car cell phone addition? Check the glove box for any type of female type plugs.

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