My radio stays energized after the key is removed and the door is opened. Had an aftermarket installed the other day. Now it wont shut off have to turn it off manually. Also the door chime comes through the driver side speaker and is very loud. Any suggestions. Also the door lock responds intermittently sometimes after to put key in ignition to make lock respond!!!
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Re: Radio will not shut off once key is removed...
Radios have two feeds one from the ignition and one permanent live. if this is the case then you will find they have not fitted in correct order or even in some cases not at all on the ignition as it does not realy need it. you will also find if the stereo is brand new that all the cables will be clearly marked with a tag and you will have to disconnect the cable for the connection to the car warnign system.
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Was the radio an aftermarket installation? If this is the case, then the power source for the radio is probably on all the time (like the cigarette lighter, for instance). There are power sources that shut off when the key is in the off position. Change to one of those circuits.
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if the radio stays active until the doors are open that means the amp has power but the memory in the radio that holds either the cd player or station preset goes dead..is this an aftermarket radio?? it could be improper instalation and connection to the right wires..
with it. When you remove the key, it stays on for about 20 minutes. It gives
you time to finish listening to your radio and roll up the window. Once the
driver door is open, everything shuts off or if 20 minutes has passed.
First of all...does your truck have the retained accessory power (RAP)? If it does, the radio would always stay on with the key off until you open the drivers door. If it does have RAP and the door pin on the drivers door has went bad, then the truck doesn't know that you opened the door and continues to allow accessory power (although it would still cut off after about 20 minutes). If the interior lights come on when you open the door, then the pin is ok. If the lights come on, it could be the RAP relay. If it has gone bad, it is possible it is stuck supplying power and needs replacing. The relay should be labeled in the fuse panel, and there should be other relays in the panel with the same part number. You can swap a relay for the RAP relay and see if it fixes the problem...if it does fix it swap the relays back and replace the RAP relay. If the truck doesn't have RAP then it is possible the problem is in the radio..if you have a friend with a GM car or truck close to the same year you could swap radios and see if that fixes your problem...should be pretty simple. pull the cover off the dash, it just clips on, take out a couple screws that hold in the radio, unplug it and plug in the other radio. sorry so long winded...hope this helps you somewhat.
The reason the radio is staying on is the retained accessory power not shutting down when the driver's door is opened. You can verify this by opening the door with the key on, if the door ajar light on the instrument panel does not light up the switch in the door latch is defective. You will need to replace the door latch.