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Radio problem.

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Hello All,

recently, my stock radio turns off by itself but if I switch the fan motor to off then back to, say, position 2 or three, the radio will give a "pop" through the Speakers and turn on again.. Not a major problem by any means but frustrating.

If it's night and the vehicle lights are switched on, when the radio goes off the lights behind the radio buttons go out too. Again, switching the fan to off position then on again brings the radio back on along with the radio button lights.

My other half says the car's haunted but I disagree. Any thoughts on how to keep the radio switched on apart from exorcism?

Many thanks.

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Sounds like an Earth fault to me. I would check the obvious first , I.e, Battery terminals, main earth are all tight. Someone else may have more ideas.

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The radio going pop when coming back on may be a clue.  When the radio is switched on normally, it does not do that, which suggests it may not be losing power, but something is suppressing the output.  Many radios have an output suppression facility to work with mobile phones, and I wonder if there is some cross-coupling into that.  A specialist might be able to take that further.

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Thanks Guys. The mobile phone thing could lead somewhere as I do have a handsfree kit fitted. I'll see if I can figure out how to take the radio out and check the connections on the back. 

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