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Clock in radio

The clock in the radio stays on and it never turns off and runs the battery down rather quickly and its on the courtsey light circuit is it in the radio or is there a modual for that circuit that could be bad ? Thank You Malory

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  • mfoley2 Sep 16, 2008

    Clock light stays on all the time even when key is out. The battry runs down, this will get serious when temps fall. I don't know where to start to look for the problem.

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Pull the courtesy fuse temporarily and see if the battery still drains,if it does then it may be in the alternator

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