radio shut down

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  1. mick

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    hi all
    can anyone tell me how to by pass the factory fitted radio cut out on a peugot swift. it will only stay on for 20 mins, unless i leave the ignition switch on. dont like to do that. any advice. thanks
    mick
     
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    hi mick,

    i have the same problem with my works citroen van but it lasts 30 mins....just long enough for lunch break. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    i think the only way is to trace the auxilary feed wire from the radio back to the fusebox and move it to a different fuse, again controlled by the accessory position and of the same rating.
    not sure but there could be a capacitor in the radio feed circuit, or radio itself, giving enough power for 20/30mins only.

    if its in the radio your stuck with the time limit or change the radio.
     
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    on my 2001 Fiat there was a permanent live yellow wire you could use this and then switch off on radio.
     
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    did that on my car but found the radio was drawing 172mah when turned off (memory and part circuit live), which flattened the battery if stood for a couple of weeks.

    after connecting properly it was drawing 9mah (memory only)when turned off .
     
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    ohhh :Eeek: then its off to auto electic man :cry:
    sorry my post was wrong then . :Blush:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    hey....not a problem.:thumb:

    i only found out 'cos i did it.
    couldnt figure out why my battery was going flat.:Sad:

    this was an aftermarket replacement radio in my corsa (the old one was locked out..£30 to unlock it. vauxhall radio...not worth £30) so it may just have been this one incident:Doh:
     
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    Just cut the yellow wire. Power is supplied on red and black.:thumb:
     
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    so the yellow wire feeds the timer then ?

    BTW.........welcome to the fun site
     
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    If this is on a new X2/50 type 'van then the only solution I know of is to change the radio for a different make, the factory fit unit is triggered via the can bus system. If its the previous generation then yes it can easily be bypassed, I'll try to find a diagram I did for another forum a bit later.

    D.
     
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    i'm sorry if people have seen this before only i cant seem to log in to motorhome chat. can anyone tell me how to stop my radio cuts out after 20 mins when the engine is switched off. i have to put the ignition on to hear it constaintly.
    thanks
    mick
     

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