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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

I am having a sporadic problem with my 2010 Traverse. When I turn it off and open the driver door, the radio doesn't turn off and the lock delay (with one push) doesn't work. The radio will continue playing for somewhere between 5-10 minutes and then will turn itself off. Has anyone else had this problem?

I haven't taken it to the dealer yet - as I stated this is a sporadic problem - the kind that never happens when you are at the dealer.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

My guess is a loose connection somewhere, or that the door contact is dirty, or not sensing the door is open. If the radio shuts off after 10 minutes or so, its because of the battery saver function.

Take a look at the door contacts by the hinge.

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

I think someone on the Acadia forum had a similar problem.
the problem was the switch that senses the door is open.

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

yup.. heres a few other people with the same problem

door latch/switch assembly.

http://www.acadiaforum.net/forum/index.php?topic=8517.0

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

I was gonna say ( but RBarrios was too quick) that it sounds to me like the switch that tells the car the door is open/closed. This was a HUGE problem with Ford trucks back in 2000 - 2005 or so, and when I worked at Ford, we seriously have about 2 vehicles a day that wouldn't turn off the dome lamp, and they would chime that a door was open. Usually some brake clean sprayed where the door latches to the striker would do the trick for a while.

Do you happen to live on gravel/dirt roads?

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

I live in the suburbs - no dirt/gravel roads. I will have to take a look at the door hinge area.

Thanks Eveyone!
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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

Now if only the part that locks it at speed would go on the fritz....

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

you saying you dont like the locks auto locking once you get moving?

If so--- you can change that. (thought you cant DISABLE it). You can change when they lock/unlock.
For example- when you shift.

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

I don't want them auto locking at all. I know it can't be disabled. My 04 Silverado allows you to put the locking into manual mode so they don't auto lock which is nice. Just another annoying "nanny" feature on vehicles these days I guess. Not the end of the world.

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Re: Radio doesn't turn off & Locks don't delay - sometimes

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Just another annoying "nanny" feature on vehicles these days I guess. Not the end of the world.
Remember automatic seatbelts? The ultimate example of a "nanny" feature gone wrong. Couldn't tell you how many times I drove with just the shoulder strap because it made me think I was already wearing a belt!

I've also been locked out of the car by automatic locks in a minivan - until I figured out how to reset them to only lock at a certain speed (wish it were more than 16mph). Still don't like that feature either. Passive alarm arming was probably my least favorite though. Disabled that a long time ago. My wife was setting the thing off accidentally all the time, and wasn't worth the $2 discount on my insurance. I'm sure the neighbors loved it...
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