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When car is turned off. Radio stays on

I have replaced the Starter, checked fuses, and checked the relay. Radio wont turn off. Killed battery once already. Turned car off one night, and it made a popping noise, and radio turned back on. Cant seem to find anything about it anywhere.

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    Robert A. Watson Apr 11, 2015

    Got your message, you said you had already done that. What? The ignition switch... the ignition key tumbler? I still feel it's one or the other. The radio is powered by the Ignition Switch ACC position and stays 'ON' during the "RUN" position. Radio's usually stutter a little when juice is going to the Starter.

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HHR is like that, but when you close the door it goes off.

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Sounds like a faulty ignition switch to me. These models have the ignition switch linked directly to the key tumbler. If you have the habit of having a heavy key set dangling from you ignition key, then it's likely. You may also need to replace the key tumbler. (That means you have to carry an extra key on you keychain, once to start it and the other to open the doors and trunk unless you pay an arm and leg to have the whole car rekeyed to the same lock.) Open it up and take a look... if you see any brown discoloration on any wiring or the key has a lot of wiggle room; technical term, then it's likely.

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    Jace Apr 11, 2015

    Just got done replacing that. Problem Still there. I'm having to unhook my battery every time I'm done driving. Even if I put the battery back on it turns the radio back on.

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    Jace Apr 11, 2015

    Yesterday I replaced the ignition switch thinking it was that. After I got your comment today I replaced the ignition key tumbler, Which came with another ignition switch. Replaced battery connection. Started car up. Turned the radio back on, cut the power to the car and took key out. Radio Still ran. When I unplugged the connector to the tumbler the radio turned back off, could it be a short in that specificconnector?

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