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Radio problems before after i turned the key to the off position my radio will play for several minuttes but now it turns off when i turn to key off. any reasos for this happening? have a am/fm single cd. thanks, les

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Your radio and accessories have a feature called delayed exit, the way it works is the options like radio will keep working as long as a door isn't opened, you either have a door switch that is always on or a delayed exit module problem, this is part of the main Body Control Module aka BCM. do the interior lights work?

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