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I replaced my factory radio with a alpine and when I take

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i replaced my factory radio with a alpine and when I take the key out and open door radio stays on
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Car Electronics Technician: Don - Mo Lurch, Car Electronics Technician replied 2 years ago
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Year, Make & Model of vehicle?
Did you use a Wiring Adapter?
If so, Brand & Model Number of Wiring Adapter?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My car is a 2005 Saturn Relay. I had the radio put in my a radio place so I don't know the other questions.
Car Electronics Technician: Don - Mo Lurch, Car Electronics Technician replied 2 years ago

Saturn Relay 2 or 3
was this issue the same with Factory Radio?
Did your Factory Radio work good prior to this install?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no did not have this problem with factory radio. When I first got the Alpine it did not do this. Then it would happen ever so often, now it does it all of the time.
Car Electronics Technician: Don - Mo Lurch, Car Electronics Technician replied 2 years ago

thank you for the added info

Saturn Relay 2 or 3?...........as it matters for wiring diagrams

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
relay 3
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have the steering wheel controls but when they put the converter in for that I had trouble with the bands changing and the sound going up and down by itself. They undid that and then I started having the issue with the radio not turning off unless I did it manual
Car Electronics Technician: Don - Mo Lurch, Car Electronics Technician replied 2 years ago

thanks again for the info.............

Here is the issue........Your Saturn uses DATA from the Body Control Module (BCM) to turn the Radio OFF.
IF they used the "correct" Wiring Adapter to install the Alpine, the BCM will control that like the Factory Radio
The Factory Radio typically will play for apprx 5 - 15 minutes when Key is turned to Off when Driver Door is not open.
When Key is removed & Driver Door opens, the Door Switch tells the BCM the Door is open & turn off the Radio & Key Chime.
I do not believe it is an issue with the Install or Factory Radio, as the Driver Door Switch is NOT telling the BCM to turn off the radio.
You could try another Wiring Adapter first & see if the issue is internal to the Wiring Adapter.
IF it is not, then the Driver Door Switch needs to be tested.
You could try spraying a lubricant into the Door Latch & open & close a number of times to see if the helps.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok thanks
Car Electronics Technician: Don - Mo Lurch, Car Electronics Technician replied 2 years ago

let me know what you find........
IF you need info on Door Panel removal or dash & wiring I can post that also

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Car Electronics Technician: Don - Mo Lurch, Car Electronics Technician replied 2 years ago

the switch is part of the Door Latch

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