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Old 12-13-2007   #1
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radio shuts off then comes back on.

ok so today in RI we had a pretty decent snow storm. but since they dindt plow and sand adequately, my usual 20 minute ride home from work took me nearly 8 hours.

anywho. i sat in traffic all night idling and about 2 hours of sitting and crawling, having the defreoster blowing hard. the rear defroster going, the windshield wipers goin and my system pumpin my radio shuts off. i have a stock radio thats amped with all 4 speakers and then another amp for my 3 10's. the radio will shut off completly, including the clock then come back on as if nothing happined. i noticed it happened more when i had alot of accessories going. ie. wipers. blower. so i shut off my subs and it still happined. so i had to stop in prov, which is where i spent most of my commute. but when i came back to my car my car barley started. i had left my hazzards on for maybe 5 minutes but the car had a hard time starting. is the radio shutting off connected to me probably needing a new battery or was it just that the altinator wasnt procuding enough to charge the battery and power everything...

pretty much what im asking is, what do u think the deal is?
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Re: radio shuts off then comes back on.

sounds like you really drained the battery on your trip using all that stuff. try and drive around at 3krpms or above on the freeway for 30 mins or more, see if it recharges and makes everything normal. if not you might need a new battery. our charging system is barely enough for the car to operate without problem. the added accessory esp the ac wipers and all that really drain it esp just stop and go.
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Re: radio shuts off then comes back on.

thanks. ill see if it starts in the morning. it more more or less just taking your foot off the brake ever 10 or so minutes. so it was at like 1200 RPS for like 8 hours. just hope its nothing serious.
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sounds like you really drained the battery on your trip using all that stuff. try and drive around at 3krpms or above on the freeway for 30 mins or more, see if it recharges and makes everything normal. if not you might need a new battery. our charging system is barely enough for the car to operate without problem. the added accessory esp the ac wipers and all that really drain it esp just stop and go.

it seems fine now. it just made me worried. im still going to keep an eye on it.

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Re: radio shuts off then comes back on.

yup, just idle for long periods of time drains the battery very fast. and we have the small crappy group 51 size that is not very powerful.
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Re: radio shuts off then comes back on.

yeah, thats usually the first sign of battery drainage, then next your gauge cluster would have shut off on you... then the car dies LOL... I KNOW ive done it before lol.
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Re: radio shuts off then comes back on.

yeah the snow was falling so hard my rear defroster couldnt keep up. so i shut off that and my subs and deciced to be sain for 7 hours and listen to my music rather than see the parked car behind me.
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