Recently i started noticing while driving that my altima’s radio will randomly go black, turn off and then turn back on after a couple seconds. A new issue has cropped up with my 2001 H6 Subaru Outback (which I believe is technically a Legacy). 5,874 Posts . Category: Volvo. One internal to the radio…and the other in how its wired. Close. anyone had this issue? I put the radio in about 4 months ago and it was fine till last night. The radio turns on when I start the car, even if it was turned off before turning the keyless knob off. The radio will come on or stay on after we have left and locked the car. I have a 2012 ltz rs 1.4t with an auto tranny. Either the half the people that report the radios doing as mine does. Open each door and look for the thick rubber boot that goes between the door and the car. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. I pull the radio fuse and the battery still drains over night. Try re-booting the unit. i came out in the morning to a dead battery and after further investigation my radio turns itself on … The dealer has the car and they are saying it may be the fault of the power switch in the head unit. Radio problem started in June. I'd like to turn it on when I am in the mood of it and have it off the rest of the time. Forum Member 11/05/08 - 14:13 in Advice #1. The radio 10 that is now installed does the same. Joined Mar 1, 2013 Location Wisconsin TDI 2012 Golf TDI Feb 3, 2015 #1 I have a 2012 Golf TDI whose radio sometimes comes on by itself when it's cold. Mechanic's Assistant: Is this your first time dealing with this issue? The radio still turns on by itself. Can a bad cell in a battery cause the strange electrical system problem with my radio? When i start my car up it always turns on and it randomly just comes on whilst driving. I also have a Sirius radio, but that stays running when I start my car. My radio turns itself on and off while driving. After 45 minutes of driving, she said the engine was “hiccuping” and the gages were dropping to zero and then bringing themselves right back up to the current RPM and speed. Average failure mileage is 78,000 miles. 2 days ago my radio and whole radio display started turning off and back on by itself as i was sitting at a stoplight. This morning (6 degrees Fahrenheit) I walked outside and heard music. Just got a new 2019 4Runner SR5P 6 weeks ago. It is getting worse now that it turn off and stay off more often than stayed on. I can't change channel or alter the sound...no matter what it will come back to the same channel and volume setting after rebooting. 1997 -960. About 20 minutes later, the radio comes back on and drains the battery. Relevance. I have a 2009 RWD premium w. navigation. The other has to do with the car stereo seeming to turn on, but no sound ever comes out. It occurs several different ways. started doing something weird a couple months back. My mechanic had a 4 amp draw before the reprogram and it went away at the shop. grrrrrr. I have a problem where my XM radio shuts off when I start my car. Move the boot back and forth, and see if the radio cuts in or out. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jul 13, 2018. The capacitor may be faulty or and does not have the ability in it. The quick cure is as follows: Switch radio off every time you turn off the car to go to work/shop/indoors etc. Now the car will stall and shut off and nothing will work or it will turn off while driving and then start back up. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. >Fitting/Wiring A6 DRL's-Change brake discs/pads-Canbus Removal/Location-Optical Front/Rear Sensors-Change Multifunction Wheel-Fitting/Wiring Front & Rear Speakers<. Please give me some ideas of what it can be. 6 Answers. Every time I start the car the radio automatically goes on. Radio turns on by itself/battery drain. This is kind of odd. Car radio is turning itself on, any ideas? Our cars could be related, my sunroof opens all by itself. Whenever my car is stopped or in park my radio works perfectly fine with no problems but when i amd driving and i hit bumps, take turns, and for sometimes no reason at all my car stereo turns itself off and a couple seconds later will turn itself on. started doing something weird a couple months back. bought the car the 25th of Jan. with 24xxx miles. The accessories cut off as they should. The car radio began to turn off by itself and then turned on by itself a few month ago. Parked at the airport. Then, I jump-started the battery and at first the car worked fine, but then the battery slowly died again. It is not the door switch issue as the dome light and power windows all behave as expected. We’ve put so much work into this thing to keep it running and this might be the last nail in the coffin. Source(s): same problem. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. However, I’m hoping people can help figure out what’s going on… My wife reported to me yesterday that the vehicle was turning itself off while driving. Category: Volvo. Then, I jump-started the battery and at first the car worked fine, but then the battery slowly died again. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Show More. If I turn the radio off, several seconds later it turns itself back on! 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