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Old 03-10-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

i just installed my radio today,i used a wiring harness,i butt connected all the wire but for some reason my radio keeps turning off and on while i am driving.can anyone lead me in the right direction on my search???the only thing i can think it is is a short some where in a wire.

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Old 03-10-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

Yeah its probally just a loose wire and off and oning on bumps. I had this problem and mine was actually a battery cable, but if it worked ok before im betting on a bad connection or loose wire.
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i would suggest soldiering it
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

well soldering isnt quite necessary , although it would def. get the job done. but yes, if your previous radio worked fine, and now the one you just installed is cutting out, then its simply a bad connection( i suppose you radio could be bad but lets assume its fine). I would guess its either the power wire or the one that tells your radio to turn on/off when you turn your car on/off.
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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

did you double check all the butt connectors, its probably the ground or power so check those
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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

This is probably not your problem, but I'll throw it out there.

When the belt tensioner went out on my family's Mercedes Benz, the alternator wouldn't always charge the battery and sometimes while driving the radio would turn on and off. When the tensioner was replaced the problem went away.

Again, probably not your problem, just throwing it out there. Maybe something to do with the charging system, but if it checks out, then I'd agree with the other posts. Loose connections.

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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

im going to try using smaller gauge butt connectors i think the ones i used were to big mhmm,i have a brand new tensioner,alternator and optima battery i doubt its the problem but i will check anyways.

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I'd also check the ground, thats always a bitch...
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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

thats what im thinking it is i am going to run a new ground with a thicker gauge wire to see if it works this weekend.
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Re: radio keeps turning off and on continuisly while driving

Also probably not your problem, but when mine did that it was because the power wire came loose from the mount and was grounding to the headers on bumps after the insulation melted.
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