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Radio stays on when I open the door

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:02 PM
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Default Radio stays on when I open the door

I apologize if this has already been covered but I wasn't sure how to word it so the search function would find something useful.

The problem I am having is that my stereo is staying on after I turn the key off and open the door. Until recently the system worked fine and would keep power to the stereo for up to 15 minutes or until a door is opened like it's supposed to. Now it seems to turn off the stereo system whenever it wants after I get out.

Has anyone run into a problem like this? Any ideas on what could cause it? Any ideas how to fix it without going to the dealer?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:25 PM
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Is your dome light working normal when you open and close the door? Play around with the door switch and see if your stereo turns off...

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:29 PM
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Do your lights come on when the door is opened? If not, I would check the door switch.
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Ok, next time I will refresh before posting a comment... D'oh.
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Sounds like the timer has been accidentally changed.
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The dome light works fine. Comes on when I open the door and goes out after 15 seconds or so like it always has. Where are the door switches on an 07? I haven't seen a normal pin switch in the jamb like most vehicles have
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this is still the factory stereo, right?
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Nope, aftermarket Alpine deck. I've had the truck for almost 2 years, had the stereo installed about a week after I bought it and this is the first time I have had problems like this.
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Door switches are magnetic now I believe.

I would say to check the wiring of the radio - the radios are always supplied with power to retain memory, but there is a separate trigger that tells the radio when the truck is on or off. I'm guessing that's where your problem is.
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Yep, with an aftermarket deck it sounds like his HUs constant and switched power wires are both wired to constant to me.
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