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  1. #1
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    Default Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    I have a 2002 Kia Spectra. Here are the problems I'm having:
    When stopped at a light, the radio and other electrical turns off. When I start to go, the car will act like its go no fuel and shutters but will eventually stop and the radio turns back on. It also happens when I let off the gas. Its almost like the fuel filter is clogged or something. But it also seems like something electrical. When I got home I turned the car off then tried to start it again and it wouldn't start. Could a shorted wire be the culprit? Or bad battery or alternator?
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    You have a problem in the battery circuit. It could be a bad battery or the relays in the circuit. When the engine is idling the RPM is to low for the alternator to output enough ***** to keep everything going. Normally the output of the battery would kick in in these circumstances but you are apparently only getting ***** from the alternator.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    yah sounds like a hyundai..... seeing how they make kia's.. i had a hyundai for 4 years. i hated the thing from about 3 months after i bought it and it was very low kms
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    Huh ?!?!? ------- this old garage ?

    While we're at it --- who's silly enough to pay for nitrogen to inflate their tires?
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    Quote Originally Posted by canuk View Post
    Huh ?!?!? ------- this old garage ?

    While we're at it --- who's silly enough to pay for nitrogen to inflate their tires?
    It takes about 25 cents of nitrogen per tire, what a scam.
    "Lead by Example"

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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    Yep -- a scam and a joke alright.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    i think the problem is you bought a kia!!! lesson learned!

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Car radio and electrical turns off when stopped?

    I think this problem is very commom to see. Do not worry!!!



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