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Re: Can't play Radio...
> Is there a simple way to re-wire the radio so that it would be powered
> on/off with the ignition key. i.e. like most American cars with radio
> turned off automatically when ignition is off.
When I replaced the radio in the Fox I added a relay to interrupt power to
the main lead and energized the relay whenever the ignition key was insert-
ed. The new stereo had lights that could not be turned off when the stereo
was powered, so I had to either remove the lights or figure out some way of
emulating the "accessory" position in most other cars.
I tapped into the switch circuit that sounds the alarm when you open the
door with the key still inserted. I believe that this circuit provides +12
whenever the key is inserted, so it would probably be sufficient to use this
as the positive supply to the relay. Since I didn't want to overload the
switch I added a single transistor switch to drive the relay. A 12 SPDT
relay from Radio Shaft should do the job ...
Let me know if you need more information.
Steven L. Buchholz KLA Instruments Corporation - RAPID Engineering
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