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car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? #197203 Jun 10, 10:37pm Jun 10, 10:37pm
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car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible?
just got in from work. turned the car off. took the key out of the ignition. my cd player is still playing music, i turn it off and it still is lit up. the clock is also lit up, as well as the readouts in the dash, and my amp light in the back. this is going to run my battery down. there's no way to turn it all off besides disconnecting the battery. how did this happen?

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197204 Jun 10, 11:15pm Jun 10, 11:15pm
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anyone?

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197205 Jun 10, 11:18pm Jun 10, 11:18pm
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does it still do it when you open the door?


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: My Sixth Gear] #197206 Jun 10, 11:21pm Jun 10, 11:21pm
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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197207 Jun 10, 11:24pm Jun 10, 11:24pm
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check the light switch... you know what i mean... the knob...

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: spaztikid] #197208 Jun 10, 11:26pm Jun 10, 11:26pm
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yeh i know what you mean but that shouldn't be on regardless. i just took the face off of the cd player but the clock is still it up as well as the amp.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197209 Jun 10, 11:26pm Jun 10, 11:26pm
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did you just install an aftermarket radio into your car? if you or someone did, i think that they jus wired it wrong and the system is basically wired to the constant power wire. Only my opinion, try to check with someone to verify it.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197210 Jun 10, 11:27pm Jun 10, 11:27pm
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hmm.. you should prolly get that checked. you'll definatley kill ur battery


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: My Sixth Gear] #197211 Jun 10, 11:28pm Jun 10, 11:28pm
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Originally Posted by My Sixth Gear
hmm.. you should prolly get that checked. you'll definatley kill ur battery
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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197212 Jun 11, 7:10am Jun 11, 7:10am
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You blew a fuse. I had this problem for a while as well. The yellow wire on your wiring harness shuts off your radio when the car is off. Follow that wire and find the fuse that it runs off of. When that fuse is blown, you have to shut off the radio manually. The reason why your amp is on is because the radio is on. Check it out.


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: celicatalbot] #197213 Jun 11, 8:14am Jun 11, 8:14am
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Either that, or someone tapped into the wrong 12v source for your stereo.


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: slidr] #197214 Jun 11, 10:10am Jun 11, 10:10am
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probably wired on to a live wire instead of ground...goodluck!


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: celicatalbot] #197215 Jun 11, 11:08am Jun 11, 11:08am
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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
The reason why your amp is on is because the radio is on. Check it out.
but after i turned off the deck and even detached the face of the cd player the amp was still on.

after about 3 hours i went down there last night right before i went to bed and all the stuff had turned off. the car started back up too.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197216 Jun 11, 11:55am Jun 11, 11:55am
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ok i went to subway, turned the car off and it didn't do it. from there i went to the bank... same results. then i get home. i turn the car off, get out of the car, start walking up the steps of the garage... and the subs start hitting, the radar detector beeps 3x all of the stuff comes back on. it has happened in my garage 3x but never anyhere else.

i don't think it has anything to do with the cd player because that has been in there for a quite a while now and this just started happening last night.

my alarm hasn't worked right since i got the car. the only time it goes off is about half the time you start the car. it hasn't been doing that lately.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197217 Jun 11, 12:33pm Jun 11, 12:33pm
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I think it's possessed


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: Chaz] #197218 Jun 11, 12:34pm Jun 11, 12:34pm
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Originally Posted by Chaz
I think it's possessed



rofl yea i think soooo too hahaha

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #197219 Jun 11, 12:36pm Jun 11, 12:36pm
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get that checked out


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #197220 Jun 11, 12:38pm Jun 11, 12:38pm
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Could be rofl grin


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Originally Posted by Chaz
I think it's possessed



rofl yea i think soooo too hahaha


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: theretiredpimp] #197221 Jun 11, 12:41pm Jun 11, 12:41pm
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I know on sunfires its a feature...it wont turn off till you open the door...

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: LostAngel] #197222 Jun 11, 12:42pm Jun 11, 12:42pm
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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: LostAngel] #197223 Jun 11, 12:42pm Jun 11, 12:42pm
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the battery stays engaged, but his stays on even when he opens the door


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: My Sixth Gear] #197224 Jun 11, 12:47pm Jun 11, 12:47pm
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i believe in spirits...

thats also a feature on new fords


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #197225 Jun 11, 3:16pm Jun 11, 3:16pm
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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: Tru_gts] #197226 Jun 11, 3:53pm Jun 11, 3:53pm
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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: truboo] #197227 Jun 11, 4:13pm Jun 11, 4:13pm
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well, did you just have an alarm installed? or an amp installed? if you had an amp installed make sure that the blue remote wire is hooked up to the blue and white wire.

ill get back to this later i gtg to work bye!

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: 10celica10] #197228 Jun 11, 9:26pm Jun 11, 9:26pm
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Thats no good. Celicas shouldn't keep the stereo on when the car is off. Whoever installed your stuff did a bad job and you should get it fixed asap.


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someone gunna rob ur car. better get that fixed

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: ravadude338] #197230 Jun 11, 10:41pm Jun 11, 10:41pm
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i have both an amp and an alarm installed. the amp has been in for a long time and has been fine. i know everything is wired right.

the car had an alarm when i got it, and it has never worked right from the start. like i said before, it goes off half the time when you start the car.

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hmmm thats weird... i think you have little gremlins living in your car and thye just do annoying things to you to piss you off...its an option toyota installs on cars

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Check ignition switch... frown

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: morris] #197233 Jun 11, 11:01pm Jun 11, 11:01pm
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was at work for 9 hours today and it held a charge even though everything was on all night, so thats good.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: SwiftCelGTS] #197234 Jun 12, 12:42am Jun 12, 12:42am
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I think there's a bad relay in your system. I guess the relay contacts stay closed even while you switch off the power to this relay.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: Marco_L] #197235 Jun 12, 6:47am Jun 12, 6:47am
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I am positive it si your ignition switch(in steering column), at one time I had a Toyo that I could remove the key with the engine running.


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: gunnypapa_at_sec] #197236 Jun 12, 11:11am Jun 12, 11:11am
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^^same here but mine was a 88nissan Maxima 5spd..all i need the key for is ignition and turn off..that's all..pretty funny acutally.. lol


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #197237 Jun 12, 12:07pm Jun 12, 12:07pm
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Originally Posted by xxmonkeyboixx
probably wired on to a live wire instead of ground...goodluck!


you mean a constant instead of a switched


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Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: drkramm] #197238 Jun 12, 9:36pm Jun 12, 9:36pm
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if all ur dash is lit and the alarm never worked its the ignition.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #197239 Jun 12, 9:36pm Jun 12, 9:36pm
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^ you just have more shit hooked up now so you notice it more.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: FloydianSlip6] #197240 Jun 12, 9:41pm Jun 12, 9:41pm
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way off topic, but the silver celi in your sig looks like the twin of my celica.

Re: car turned off, key in hand... how is this possible? [Re: mukalicious] #197241 Jun 12, 9:53pm Jun 12, 9:53pm
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Originally Posted by mukalicious
way off topic, but the silver celi in your sig looks like the twin of my celica.
that's TRdRida's car

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