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Hi all,

I have a 1998 9000CSE with the Harman-Kardon radio unit. The other day I came outside to notice the radio antenna was up and the car battery was dead.
I did some testing and poking around and determined that the radio did not shut off when the car shut off.
Pulled fuse, charged battery etc (luckily I got the radio code from the former SAAB Dealer up the road) and for a few days radio behaves.
Yesterday, sure enough shut fof car radio stays on wont shut off even when I push the power button and antenna stays up.
Pull fuse, reinset fuse, radio off antenna goes down!!!
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Matt
 

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May just be the radios' on off switch misbehavin. Clean/spritz the switch with quality electronics contact cleaner .. Intended.. for pots. There IS difference in cleaner purpose formulas.
 

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Hmm possibly, but it stays on after the key comes out of the ignition, is that normal?
 

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No... key out and the sound system is Off... unless someone has rewired?
Ignition switches are a common failure item as our cars age.
Fit a fresh one? Reasonable probability that it would be a 'preventative' move...if nothing else.
Happily it's a ~15/20 min job once you have learned how to
Might even fix your radio issue. Good luck
 
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