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Factory radio? probally not is my guess. Odds are, the switch power wire and the main power wire on the radio are either swapped, or are drawing juice on the same wire which is always hot. Causing them to be on 24/7. Now if it's factory, idk, never heard that before.

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My radio will not shut off when I pull the key from my 2003 Jeep Liberty. If I turn the radio off the clock remains on, is this normal as I cannot find this issue in my owner's manual. Thank Y


your radio clock is unlikely to kill your battery in any normal period of time, sounds like there is another problem with the switch and circuits connected to it. disconnect the battery cable in a dark area, there should be very little or no spark involved, if there is a significant spark then there is another problem, removing fuses one at a time and repeat test, may narrow down the problem circuit but may not.

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Why is my clock and radio staying on after I remove the key in my jeep Liberty 2007


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Hi I just bought a 2002 chevy malibu LS. However when i went to start it, the battery was dead. When i turn off the ignition, the radio and the clock was still on. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong...


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My 2004 chevy cavalier radio clock light stay on even when i cut the car off


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Digital clock on radio is displayed all the time


Those Luminas all did that. I ran a taxi fleet for awhile that used Luminas and they all had that clock displayed 24/7. It didn't cause problems though, unless we left other things on, or our battery connections were less than perfect. The side post battery was more problem than you might think. Good luck. TT

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Problems after car battery replacement


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