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Hi I'am having trouble with my battery going dead, thought it needed to be replaced but when new battery was put in same thing happened. Worked fine during the day and would need to be boosted off

My question is do I have to replace the whole radio system or can the short be found and fixed, the radio is very expensive and it works fine but just draws on the battery. Thanks Linda

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Sure!
I have the same problem.
Problem is, that radio is not wired into your car's electrical system properly to cause this.
Rather than take it to an expert for $$$$, I decided to do this.
I pulled the radio head out and found the hot wire ( it was red) and put an inline shut-off switch there that is mounted below the radio on the dashboard.
That way, I can shut off the drain whenever the car is parked.
Be Blessed.

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