why does my radio go off when i turn the key off but if you dont turn the radio knob to the off position it will drain the battery

Asked by May 04, 2012 at 11:25 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

97 dodge ram factory radio am fm cassette after key is turned off if you listen when u turn the radio off it makes a popping sound in the speakers and the rear speakers dont work at all

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Check for a couple of wires that have rubbed together. Sounds like a new path to ground has been created when the radio switch is closed. This could be in the radio itself due to a bad circuit board component or a speaker wire rubbing through a power wire somewhere in the body. I would check where the wires go between the body and doors first. Good Luck!

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