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Old 12-31-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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Stereo, Clock and 12V cigarette lighter shut off randomly

My stereo sometimes shuts off completely by itself. When this happens the clock goes out and the 12v Cigarette lighter also stops working. Sometimes these shut off for a few seconds and then come back on but sometimes it takes 15 mins for these things to come back on.

The clock memory and radio presets all stay the same and no memory is erased.

I've read on here that some people have their wipers stop working as well but I have not played with them during this time.

From what I uncovered, some wrote it can be the fuse which I'm questioning since from my knowledge a fuse either works or doesn't...correct me if I'm wrong. Others wrote it's the ignition switch.

When this happens, I hear a relay/clicking type sound coming from the left of the speedometer area.

Where should I start?
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I had this problem on a hyundai sonata because I put in the wrong brake bulb(s). But with you it is probably something else. When messing with wiring clean the grounds. Start searching threads and you should get closer to fixing it. Good luck
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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The clock and radio are on the same fuse, F21 -10 amp. The cigarette lighter is on F6. The radio memory and clock memory use different fuses. If you have a non-Bose car, both memories are on fuse F40. Bose cars use F62 for the Bose memory and F40 for the clock memory.

Since all 3 devices are not on the same fuse, I think you have a connector problem. Maybe there is a connector that is not plugged in all the way. I doubt if it is a grounding problem because then you would be losing the radio station pre-sets and the time also.
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How about the accessory relay or ignition switch? I hear a clicking sound to the left of the speedometer when the radio and everything else decides to turn back on..

The car is Bose equipped. This started happening after the alternator was replaced but I think it's a coincidence.
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^ on the ignition switch. It was issue with mine. Mine was loose but when I tightened it up, problem gone. Those are the four main acc that go: Clock, cig lighter, radio, and wiper. If you notice it do it again, just wiggle the key around and itll come back on. Highly doubt its the fuse because as youve stated, it comes back on in 15 mins or so.
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Ignition Switch. Mines doing it.
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Do you also hear a clicking relay when the radio turns back on/off?
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+1 on the ignition switch, next time it happens try playing with the switch. The ignition switch provides power to turn on the assy relay.
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I was just going to post a thread on this very same topic Spartuss. My 98 Max is doing the exact same thing right now.

If the ignition switch is malfunctioning, wouldn't something directly related to the ignition also fail? I'm having a hard time understanding how an ignition switch could be responsible for the OP's (and mine) symptoms.

Next time it happens, I guess I'll jiggle the key and see if the stereo comes back on per your guy's recommendations.

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Do you also hear a clicking relay when the radio turns back on/off?
Yes you do. A click right before everything cuts back on.
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The ignition switch can cause the accessory relay to turn off. Along with the items mentioned the wipers would not work also. It's possible the accessory relay is failing but much more likely it's the ignition switch causing the accesory relay to turn off.
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how do i tighten it up?
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There is a contact in the switch that just runs the accessories. You really can't tighten it up, but it is easy to replace. New from the dealer the switch (Part #48750-1E411) was $48.34. Takes about 20 minutes to pull the shroud from around the steering column and replace it. It attaches to the end of the lock cylinder, so there is no re-keying to worry about.
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