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Delay in radio turning on and lights turning off

I've noticed a delay between when the engine turns over and when the radio comes on. There is also a delay between when I lock and shut the door and the interior lights go off. Is this a lurking electrical problem?

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Sounds perfectly normal.. when you turn the engine over all power is diverted to the fuel , ignition and starter .. once the engine is running everything else powers back up... The interior light is designed to be that way , some have a adjustment as for how long you want them to stay on .

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