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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...

Posted on Jul 15, 2009


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