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Hairy green toads from Mars made Steve Frattini say:
> This is my first post to the group, for the past two weeks I've just been
> reading messages and absorbing information. I have a strange question, but
> one that has puzzled me for quite some time. Why in the world does Audi (
> and VW for that matter) wire the radios so that they can be turned on
> without the ignition. Is there a reason behind this. Please enlighten me.
They don't think the entire car needs to be powered up just to
listen to the radio. It makes sense.
My new A6QW has a slightly different arrangement. When the car
is turned off, the radio stays on as long as the key is in the
ignition. When I remove the key, the radio goes off, then I have
to turn the car on again to make it play.
Don't really care for it....
> Also I recently installed a new blaupunkt radio and Cd changer on my 84
> 5ks. Is there a way to make the radio go off when the ignition is turned
> off? The crutchfield rep I talked to said to run a wire to the fuse box
> and hook it to something that shuts off when the ignition goes off. That's
> great, but how?
That's the way to do it if you REALLY want to.
You'll need to get the power lead (*not* the constant power lead
that runs the memory, etc.) onto a switched, fused power line
connected to the ignition. Can't offhand tell you which wire,
but I'm sure someone with a Bentley handy can.
I wouldn't bother.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) email@example.com
Compaq Computer Corporation (603)-884-1294
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