radio does not shut off when key is out of ignition

Jess Tatarelli

Asked by Jun 14, 2014 at 11:47 AM about the 2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i shut the car off the radio is still on, need to restart and shut off car several times to
get radio to shut off.

4 Answers


Will it shut off when you open one of the doors? If so it is operating properly. If not possibly an ignition switch issue.


Check alternator output sounds crazy but a shorted diode or winding does crazy things

Jess Tatarelli

No, it stays on even when I open the doors. I can leave my car all night come back the next day (not turning the car on anytime in between) and I can turn on the radio without even putting the keys in the ignition.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Is it stock radio or an aftermarket? If aftermarket radio some people install them with a direct full time hot wire.

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