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Help with radio staying on

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    Help with radio staying on

    My radio has been like this for while but i was thinking about fixing this now. It stays on after i turn the car off and lock and shut the door. The only way for me to keep the radio off after shutting the car off is to push the power button on the radio. When i first got the car i disconnected the plug in the back on the antenna motor because the antenna was broke and it always stays up. So to get rid of that annoying noise when i turned the car on i just disconnected it. I am installed some LED lights and im installing one on the ceiling of the car and it only goes off when the radio does and that takes about 2 minutes... So how can i fix this?

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    Sounds like it could be a faulty BCM or (Integrated Body Control Module)..

    You do know that (as part of the vehicles design) the radio and accessories will continue to operate for a period of time after the car has been shut off right..??

    Opening the door will shut everything down right away..
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    Does the door dome light work ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    Does the door dome light work ?
    prolly for now it does..

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    I figure it might be the door switch. Maybe see if the right door shuts it off ???
    Just hope it isn't that big glob of melted wires...

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    my dome light hasnt worked since i got the car. I know for a fact that the dome light doesnt get any power to it ive tested it but i dont know how to fix that

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    Even if the door switch is bad everything will still power down after a certain amount of time passes.. Usually a few minutes..

    But I also agree that the dome light not working could be the caused by a bad door switch..

    But again everything will still power down (unless bcm damage) after some time..

    I'd imagine the battery would be drained if it was'nt..

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    yes everything does power down after a few minutes but it doesnt go off like a normal car would after say about 20 seconds... how do i inspect the door switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    yes everything does power down after a few minutes but it doesnt go off like a normal car would after say about 20 seconds... how do i inspect the door switch?
    Mine has never powered down in 20 seconds.. I can listen to the radio, use the windows, and the wipers if need be, for quite some time before it powers down..

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    i also have no Chimes either when the door is open etc... I just want to know how to fix the dome light, and how to check it out and why its not working correctly. 20 seconds is kinda an exageration lol. My radio and power will stay on for awhile its not normal trust me.

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    I believe the power down time is around 10 mins. I agree with Smittro that you most likely have a bad door switch that is causing the problems. All power should turn off if key is out of ignition and door is open.

    Usually if the BCM is bad it effects the radio, interior lights, locks and windows.

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    My locks and windows work, but i did notice that my locks dont unlock when i turn the car off and im pretty sure theyre suppose to.

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    nope

    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    My locks and windows work, but i did notice that my locks dont unlock when i turn the car off and im pretty sure theyre suppose to.
    Mine do not unlock..

    Never heard of this feature on an f-body..


    Very common on W-bodied cars though..

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    o haha well damn whut the hell. All i know is my dome light isnt working and i have no chimes, and my radio does not shut off for awhile, i also have to manually turn it on and off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunatikgixxer View Post
    o haha well damn whut the hell. All i know is my dome light isnt working and i have no chimes, and my radio does not shut off for awhile, i also have to manually turn it on and off.
    is the radio factory one? or aftermarket? did you had this issue since you own the vehicle or it is new?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    is the radio factory one? or aftermarket? did you had this issue since you own the vehicle or it is new?
    Its factory and i dont think so, i think when i first got it i unplugged the plug that connected to the antenna motor because a gear is broken or something and it made an annoying ass sound so i just unplugged it and if i can remember it started doing it after i unplugged that.. I tried plugging it back it but it hasnt made a difference

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    no the reason I ask is because if it is an aftermarket the acc and 12v wires could have been backwards. That will keep the radio on all the time and you will need to turn it off manually. If the radio had worked fine before then that not your case.

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    i still cant figure it out. I do have an aftermarket alarm system

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