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post #15 of (permalink) Old 28th December 2007
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When the radio is in default mode it can be switched on with the ignition off but will only stay on for 20 minutes - this acts as a battery saving device. If the radio is correctly wired disconnecting the radio or battery should make it revert to default should for some resaon it starts to act differently. If the wrong code is entered you have to wait 5-10 minutes before trying again - on each attempt the waiting time will double. So the radio can count the time elapsed it needs to be switched on via the ignition.
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