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Old 12-24-2010, 03:43 PM
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Unhappy Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

I have a 2000 Ranger XLT, The clock on the radio stays lit at all times, killed two batteries after truck sat for a few days. Anyone have a clue why clock stays on? I isolated the battery draw to the radio by pulling the fuse. Also my dome/map light stays on all the time have to move map light switch back and forth lite will finally go out.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

I wish someone had responded to your post as I have the same problem with my 2000 ranger. Clock radio light was on and drained the battery to zilch. Recharged the battery and observed 1.02 amp draw, (free battery check/analysis at Auto Zone). Puklled the fuse for the radio and the draw went down to .17 amps. Fellow at Auto Zone says that is the expected nominal draw.

Guess I'll have pull the radio and see if there are obvious issues. Any troubleshooting help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:50 AM
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Default Re: Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

2000 ranger , shut key off clock lits stays on , is that right or should it turn off
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:54 AM
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Default Re: Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

it should turn off
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:14 AM
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Default Re: Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

will the dome light switch also make the clock lits stay on
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

It almost sounds like your radio is either shorting out between the constant and the switched power or you have a wiring problem in the harness not exactly sure never had this problem
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: Clock on Radio Stays lit when truck is off

Even though this post is older, I will try to answer this for future users also. lol

I know this problem b/c it normally isn't a problem. lol In your case it is b/c it's just sucking the battery down. When some people hook up the wires from your stereo to the truck, (just talking about a normal radio install here) you can hook the radio/clock/screen or etc. to the battery directly, or you can hook it up to a 12V like most do. Now in your case it is hooked up directly. Just need to pull the stereo and hook the stereo back up correctly and check your wires out to connect it to a 12V.

If that isn't it, then idk whats wrong. But it seems that it would just be hooked up directly to the battery.

When I was in high school we used to hook the stereos up directly b/c we sat in our cars in the parking lot and didn't want to turn the key to use the stereo in our vehicles. Hope this helps anyone.
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