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Does playing radio with engine off drain battery?

Does playing radio with engine off drain battery?

Running a radio with the engine off in your car can theoretically drain your battery, even if it is unlikely for most modern cars. If your car refuses to start after you’ve been listening to radio with the engine off for a few hours, you may have a problem. The best option will usually be to jump your car’s battery.

Why is my XM Radio not working properly?

We get this question a lot… and none of the previous posters ever mentioned XM radio. There are many possibilites. There is the status of the charging system, the condition of the battery itself, and there can be corrosion in the battery connections. Any of these conditions can be the root of your problem and must be checked out first.

How do I play XM Radio on my car?

1. Set up your player, car cradle, and antenna. 2. Turn the unit on and make sure it is in “Live XM” mode. 3. Use the arrow buttons to find channel 0, then push the Play/Pause button to choose it. You should see an 8-character XM Radio ID on the display (the XM Radio ID should also be on the bottom of your SKYFi3 and on the package). 4.

Why does my car radio stop working after I Turn Off the battery?

There are a few different reasons for a car radio to stop working after the battery has gone completely dead. The first, and by far most common, is that the radio has an anti-theft “feature” that kicks in whenever battery power is removed.

What to do if your Sirius Radio is no longer working?

If you have a Sirius radio and your presets no longer take you to your favorite channels, you may have to reset one or more of your preset buttons. This is easy to do and should only take a few moments. Please consult your vehicle owner’s manual for assistance.

Can a car battery run down while listening to the radio?

There is no possible way that a good battery would have run down in less than an hour of listening to the radio with the engine off. Heck, lots of people forget their headlights on, which use way more power than a factory stereo, for way longer than an hour, and their car still starts after that.

Why is my Radio draining the battery when I turn it off?

The parasitic load of most transceivers when turned off, is in the microamp range unless something is amiss. As Glen alluded to, it would take an easily-measured load to run the battery down in a couple of days. I suspect the battery is the issue, even though the dealer says otherwise.

Is it bad to leave the radio on while the engine is off?

In theory, leaving the radio on while the engine is off could drain the car battery. However, radios usually don’t use a lot of power, so battery drainage is more likely to be caused by other things such as lights, fans and heaters.

How do I Turn Off the radio on my car?

First of all, make your vehicle neutral and then off it. If you need an accessory mode, then turn the engine off and select the start option. If you have the latest model, then there is no need to turn off the accessories before switching off the engine.

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Ruth Doyle