On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 16:41:00 +0000, "J. P. Gilliver (John)"
Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by LFS Post by BrritSki Post by LFS
We have a new car, having passed our old one on to the new parents.
We can't work out how to turn off the radio.
WHat car is it ???
Ford C Max, same as the old one but with a more sophisticated audio and
satnav system. You can turn everything off but not just the radio which
seems a bit odd.
I presume you've tried pushing, as opposed to just turning, the volume
knob (assuming it has one) - does that do the turn-off-everything you've
Is the radio still playing later before you turn the ignition on again?
There are shed-loads of forum posts about this problem.
Solutions include removing the fuse.
Program button 4 works as a mute button (just for radio so satnav is still
A mechanic writes: Most 1995 and newer Ford products have modules in them
which will remain in "standby" mode for a period of time after the vehicle
is shut off. While in this mode, they will draw current which is excessive
by established standards for normal current drain. However, after no longer
than 1 hour of inactivity (no change in state of door switches, door handle
switches, hood switch, trunk/tailgate switch, ignition switch or
key-in-ignition switch), they should go to sleep, and total current draw
should be less than 50 mA.
One person said the radio display reads '1 hour mode' when ignition is
turned off so presumably that's how long it stays on.
I have the opposite problem with my Peugeot. It has an 'eco' mode which,
apart from stopping the engine while in stationary traffic, switches the
radio off after a few minutes if the engine isn't running which I find
annoying when I've arrived somewhere, parked and want to hear the end of
the programme I'm listening to before getting out of the car.
Annoyed by The Archers since 1959