When a car battery dies does the radio still work?

When a car battery dies does the radio still work?

Even if your lights, radio or accessories turn on, your battery may still be dead or undercharged. These components require a lot less power than the starter. Therefore, your battery may have enough ability to turn the radio/lights on, but not enough to turn on the starter.

Are there any recalls on 2015 Kia Optima?

Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles previously recalled under recall 20V-519. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.

How do you reset Kia after battery disconnected?

Enter your Kia and place the key in the ignition, turning it as far as it will go without starting the engine. Push the lock button on your key fob for three seconds, until the lights on your dashboard blink. Your key has been reprogrammed, and your alarm and computer have been reset.

What Kia models are being recalled?

The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. Kia says in the documents that it has customer complaints of six fires in Optimas and two in Sorentos involving “isolated melting.” One dealer reported melting in an Optima that had the previous recall fix.

How do you fix an Immobiliser fault?

How to Fix. Many immobilizer problems can be fixed simply by simply replacing the battery in the key fob. Many transponder keys depend on a small battery to relay the security code to the car immobilizer. Be careful replacing the battery so you don’t accidentally damage the transponder chip inside.

Why is the radio not working on my Nissan Altima?

If you open the driver’s door, you will see three bolts in the door jam on the body of the car. There may be black caps on these bolts. These are what appears to be the grounding for the body of the car. Tighten down these bolts and the grounding issue should be fixed and the radio should work normally.

Why does the radio turn off when the ignition is off?

December 28, 2019, 6:56pm #9 The power to the radio is usually tied to the ACC portion of the ignition switch. Check to see if that power is getting turned OFF when the ignition switch is OFF. There may be a problem with the switch position contacts. Power to the radio may also be controlled by a module and the module has a problem.

What to do when your car radio won’t turn off?

There are three large bolts in the driver’s door jam. These bolts ground the body of the car to the frame. With a socket wrench, tighten all three bolts in order to make a solid ground to the car frame. Your trouble of the radio staying on and killing the battery will be fixed.

What should I do if my Radio Switch is off?

When the switch on the radio is off, the radio should be off regardless of whether or not the radio is receiving power. One cheap fix would be to put a switch in the power lead to the radio and mount the switch in a convenient location. The power lead is on all the time.