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2009 SL550 Radio DVD ETC Turns off and on by itself about

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2009 SL550 Radio DVD ETC Turns off and on by itself about every minute. Thanks in advance for your feed back Michael car has 39000 miles no other lights or issues
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car Electronics
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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The most likely cause of this is that one of the wires from the wiring harness has rubbed against something metal over time and has shorted against the chassis causing it to either turn off Or lose ground. The only with diagnosis really is to remove the head unit and then check the continuity of the wires in the harness. Usually if this is the case, you can visually spot the problem without having to test all wires, But not always.