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    Can radio run battery down?

    Today while waiting for my wife at a mall I listened to the radio for about an hour. When I tried to start the car, the batter was dead. The car, a 2010 CR-V EX, is a month old and has 1,900 miles on it. The dealer said that running the radio for an hour will run the battery down, just like leaving the lights on. He said it was typical of Hondas. I've never heard of such a thing in all the cars I've owned. A radio draws far less current than headlights. Has anyone ever heard such a thing about Hondas or was the dealer just blowing me off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm View Post
    Today while waiting for my wife at a mall I listened to the radio for about an hour. When tried to start the car, the batter was dead. The car, a 2010 CR-V, is a month old and has 1,900 miles on it. The dealer said that running the radio for an hour will run the battery down, just like leaving the lights on. He said it was typical of Hondas. I've never heard of such a thing in all the cars I've owned. A radio draws far less current than headlights. Has anyone ever heard such a thing about Hondas or was the dealer just blowing me off?
    Yes it can happen but wether its normal for a stock radio to kill the battery in an hour I dont know. How loud were you listening to it?

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    generally it has to be about 1/2 volume or higher to drain it in an hour. I can't let mine run for more than 5 minutes, but I'm using a lot of power. It's possible though if the battery has already been drained once before, the more times it dies, the less it lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew'sCrazyCRV View Post
    Yes it can happen but wether its normal for a stock radio to kill the battery in an hour I dont know. How loud were you listening to it?

    Andrew
    It wasn't loud at all. Quite soft, actually.

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    has the battery ever died in the past?

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    Dead in one hour? Seems to me something else was helping the battery drain in addition to the oem radio. Perhaps the dealer should put it on a test to see if there is a short or a something bad in the charging system......or even a problem with the battery itself??
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    hi,
    do you have anything else in the car that runs when the key is at the 1st click, i.e sat nav, dvd player with rear screens. i have both in mine and the batt wont last very long as all turn on when the key is at the 1st turn.
    Does your cr-v have these extras if so that may be why.

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    did u by any chance left your key at the START position (all dash lights on) instead of the ACC position? if yes and your parking brake was not set, then your DRL would have been ON the whole time while you were listening to the radio. also, did you have anything plugged into your cigarette lighter that's charging?


    if it's the radio itself, this is not normal.
    i've sat in my car for long periods of time listening to the radio and my battery neved died on me. i've sat in the car over 1hr in some occasion listening to the radio in my crv and other cars, battery never dies
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    If you were tapping your left foot to the music, with your foot on the brake...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbuff2 View Post
    If you were tapping your left foot to the music, with your foot on the brake...
    HAHA Good stuff!

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