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I don't really mind the radio staying on, but since the lighter (sorry... 12v
power supply) stays on as well, it's just another step when getting out of the
car. I've left my detector on overnight more than once.
I miss one of the better attributes of older US cars: the "Accessory" key
position which allowed you to listen to the radio and smoke cigarettes (back
when it was healthy!) with the car off and nothing else powered up. In "off"
everything was off.
One of my favorite features of my (now deceased) '87 Allante was it's "saved
power" feature. Turn the car off and remove the key, but power to the
headlights, interior lights, computer, seats, radio, windows, etc. remained on
for 10 minutes or until you opened the door to get out. If you were sitting in
the car for long periods of time, simply taking the switch to "on" and then
back "off" reset the timer.
Lake Mills, WI