2007 Pontiac Torrent: Radio drains battery when off.
2007 Pontiac Torrent. When the vehicle and factory radio are off it drains the battery. Removed fuse (17 in the fuse panel) and used an ammeter in its place, current draw was almost 1 Amp. Removed the stereo and no current draw. Purchased a used factory stereo, with the same outcome, still draws an amp of current. The stereo works fine, and it is all factory, no power antenna, or other add on the to stereo system. I am an electronic tech (not for cars) and I'm stumped. Does power from the stereo work anything else? Any help would be great.
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Re: 2007 Pontiac Torrent: Radio drains battery when off.
Hmm... well normally that line will also power the clock but i cant see it drawing that much power :/ If you take that fuse out does it still flatten your battery? what about immobilizer? or car alarm? but whatever it is... you may have to divert power to ignition instead of accessories so that it only uses power when the key has been turned to 'on' position... but there's definitely something using power there.... I'm curious!
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Best thing is to buy the correct harness adapter as your vehicle uses a class 2 databus. Replacing the radio and not using the harness you will lose the door chime, ignition chime, on star, and any driver info that is done via the radio as well as there is no accessory wire for the factory radio. If you still want to do it without the harness go to www.modifiedlife.com. there is a large wiring database on their site
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Changer problems are very common in the Torrent. These radios are very specific to the Torrent and specific to 2006. i usually take the stereo apart and replace the cd changer drive, replace it and then reinstall the stereo back into vehicle.. These Radios are programmed directly into data stream so you can remove the radio and reinstall it without having to get a code for it to work. But if you try and install a different stereo from another torrent it will have to be programmed to your vehicle before it will be able to work.
Not a solution, but our torrent is doing the same thing. Periodically things like the radio, blinkers, dash lights, etc won't work. After parking the car for a while and trying again they seem to work again. This continues for about 2 weeks then the car decides not to start. After recharging the battery; a couple of days later the cycle continues again.
We thought it might be a short in the DVD player as it happened when we left the disc in, but the dealership has been unable to duplicate the issue.
Everything from updating the software on the electric seats has been done without success.
sounds like its wired up wrong, remove the radio unplug the connector and remove the radio, then check all your fuses must have blown one when radio was installed, after that charge battery and with radio removed see if battery goes dead, if not recheck wiring to radio, common problem with vw aftermarket radio,they are installed wrong,good luck,