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The battery drains every night. it seems the radio does not switch off

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  • Jamie Stanley
    Jamie Stanley May 11, 2010

    Is it a factory radio or aftermarket?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    u are sure the radio remains on, u hear it playing after getting out of the car?

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I have the same issue with my 99 malibu. Come to find out that the radio was installed incorrectly as it worked when the key was out. This used up a lot of amps than normal on a car that should be off. Also, the car alarm was installed incorrectly so it ate up a lot of amps, as well. So I had to get the old alarm fully taken out and a new alarm installed. Same with the radio. This resolved the issue, but until I could get this done, I found myself taking out certain fuses everytime I parked my car so the battery wouldn't drain. When I was ready to go, I would put the fuses back in and it would start up. I'm not sure if it would be the same for you, but it worked, in the meantime...Good luck...

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