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Old 05 May 2016, 01:53 pm
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my radio turns on and off by itself as I'm driving any any ideas? Thanks in advance
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my radio turns on and off by itself as I'm driving any any ideas? Thanks in advance
if you can move the key in and out to create this. There is your problem. Another cause can be the main connected in the steering column. Try moving the tilt to affect this. Or it just might be the unit.
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Old 05 May 2016, 03:34 pm
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I tried both, thanks! I once read on a thread...seems like there was lavender and white wire that could be disconnected somewhere?
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is the radio turning off completely as in no sound or just the display going off?

If the entire radio is going off then it's probably time to replace it.

If just the display is going off then you can probably fix the issue. Like mentioned above it could be time to replace the ignition cylinder or it could be a bad ground connection in the steering column.
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Yep, if you're not findng any fuse type issues again .... I rattled the column and started tapping against the key and sure enough that is the symptom! Thanks
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