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2003 F250SD CC (7.3) Radio won't turn off

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Plowtoy, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Went over to the folks house last night and Dad said that the radio wouldn't turn of in our superduty. I went out and looked at it. Got in, closed the door, turn the key on, then turn the key off (take the key out) and open the door and the radio still played. I checked all the fuses' under the dash and all seem in good shape. I did notice that the dome lights also did not work when the door was open (but did come on when the key was turned off) and that the power window switch's stayed back lit even after I locked the truck. I manually turned the radio off and locked the truck back up and came out about an hour later and everything was out (it must have "fell asleep"). Any ideas on where to start? I did a google search but had multiple directions to try. We did have a fair amount of rain yesterday but nothing visible inside the vehicle.
  2. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    I have an '00 that is acting up after all the rain, too.

    Wouldn't start, the starter solenoid won't shut off--sometimes--radio wouldn't shut off.

    Great wiring in them Furds.
  3. randomb0b123

    randomb0b123 PlowSite.com Addict
    from america
    Messages: 1,278

    also similar problems with a super light duty like yours that would kill the battery. built ford tough except not
  4. NewImgLwn&Lndsc

    NewImgLwn&Lndsc Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Sounds like you are getting water in the fuse block under the dash. These trucks are bad for developing a leak and the water will drip right on the fuse block soaking it. Most times i have seen its the windshield seal. Look under the dash on the drivers side, you will see a larger round suport running horizontally. Look for rusty water spots on it or drips still on it. If you see them , thats whats getting on the fuse block. I would recommend
    pulling the blocks and drying them.
  5. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Mine makes sound in the speakers and radio isnt even on been doing this last few yrs
  6. matzke3

    matzke3 Member
    Messages: 50

    Stuck door switch?
  7. sthoms3355

    sthoms3355 Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 87

    Exactly as New Image said above. We have a 2003 F-350 that had the same problem. We had a window company remove the windshield and re-install it with new seals. Then our mechanic had to install new fuse block as the old one started to rust and short from the moisture that had leaked in over time.
  8. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Mark Oomkes well I see we still have problem anyway so have you look at your top windshield rubber seal.
  9. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    I will have to take a closer look at the fuse panel. My buddys 00 350 had lots of wierd electrical problems years ago and turned out that the windshield was leaking on the GEM cell (AKA fuse panel??). Anyway, his insurance covered it because they said it was flood damage. I drove our truck the other day and everything seems fine now. Hopefully I can put it off till spring when I will have more time to look at it. I have heard of the door switch thing too btw. Thanks for all the input!!
  10. Malibu496

    Malibu496 Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    Does your door adjar light come on when opening the drivers door and doyour power windows still work with the key off? The reason I am asking is i have had the centrel security module cause this because it doesnt recognize the door opening.
  11. Plowtoy

    Plowtoy Senior Member
    Messages: 929

    Im not sure if the light is on the dash and if the windows still work. I will have to try that if it acts up again. I do know that all the door switches remained back lit when it was happening, but I did not test to see if they still worked
  12. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    You better tape duct on top windshield. Trust me you don't want paperweight on driveway during snowstorm

    Had 2 superduty with leak water.

    1 turn on HORN, fan, radio, and start engine itself.

    1 turn on Fan, no speedometer you couldn't ever drive due tran controlled, and no brake due ABS KICK all time.

    It get about 8-10 hours to dry out before I can use.