Why does my aftermarket radio not turn off?
The most common reason a car radio won’t turn off is incorrect wiring of an aftermarket radio installation. Most likely, a mistake was made when connecting the head unit wiring. Failing that, the ignition switch or some other component related to the radio shutting down is probably faulty.
Can you run car radio with engine off?
Listening to radio with the engine off in a modern vehicle shouldn’t have any impact on your car battery. Even though you’re using energy, the drain is so small your car shouldn’t suffer from it. This is particularly true if you’re using an energy efficient car radio.
How do I turn my engine off and keep the radio on?
Step 1: Take your foot off the brake pedal. Step 2: Press your car’s start button. Step 3: The car will now be in the accessory mode which means you can listen to some music or podcasts or the radio without having to switch on the car’s engine.