Stereo not turning off when my civic is off

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Don Blue, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Don Blue

    Don Blue Guest

    Looking for some help....

    I have a 97 Civic Sesan LX. For some reason all of a sudden my stereo
    stays on when I turn off my car and remove my keys. I also noticed my
    12V adapter also stays on when the car is off.

    Any ides why this is happening and how I can fix it?

    Don Blue, Oct 31, 2004
  2. Don Blue

    Randolph Guest

    I can imagine two possibilities: The ignition switch "ACC" contacts are
    stuck on, or some accessory is feeding voltage onto the ACC wire.

    Remove fuse #28. If this does NOT turn off the stereo, there is voltage
    feeding the ACC wire from somewhere else. Could be an internal short in
    the stereo between the power supply wire and the memory keep-alive wire.

    Put back in fuse #28 and remove fuse #27. If this DOES turn off the
    stereo, there is voltage feeding the ACC wire from somewhere else.

    If removing fuse #28 DOES turn off the stereo, or removing fuse #27 dos
    NOT turn off the stereo, it could be a bad ignition switch or there
    could be a short somewhere in the wiring between the under-dash fuse box
    and the ignition switch.
    Randolph, Nov 1, 2004
  3. Don Blue

    lamont1 Guest

    im not sure but u used to have a domestic car that used to do that, it was
    the ignition switch. you should try other items that are on when the radio
    is on to see if its the switch.
    lamont1, Nov 2, 2004
  4. Don Blue

    motsco_ _ Guest


    Call your dealer. . .Maybe your Civic quallifies for the ignition switch

    motsco_ _, Nov 3, 2004
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