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My Sony Dab radio in my 2012 plate Focus switches it self off within 3 mins of stopping the engine. It will then not switch on again untill the engine is re started How do you overcome this so you can sit in the car and listen to the football?

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The ignition switch has to be in the accessory or run position. If it doesn't stay on at either position, replace the ignition switch. It is only going to get worse.

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  • Randy Ohler Mar 29, 2015

    Then I believe you can program the length of time threw the radio. also I think that you can turn the car off, then push the start button once and this puts it in accessory mode. Hold the button to start.

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