Car won't turn off after new dome light fuse, one problem lead to another...

Asked by Jul 12, 2017 at 09:06 AM about the Mitsubishi Lancer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer earlier this year as my first car... The radio
and clock in the car keep resetting every time I turn OFF the car. I don't have
to completely turn OFF the car either, it also happens every time I start the
engine while the car is ON.

So I googled around as you would, I found the most common cause for this
seemed to be a popped fuse. I then went on to replace a couple fuses. As
soon as I pop a new fuse into the dome light slot the car turns ON, while NO
keys are in the car and all doors are closed (I read some cars don't turn OFF
until the doors are closed).

I immediately pulled out the dome light fuse after the aforementioned
happened and have been driving the car for a couple months without a dome
light fuse since. The clock doesn't bother me. But it's the radio and CD player
that annoy me. I keep losing my radio channels and settings.

Anyone know the cause for this? Car battery almost gone? Bad radio wiring?

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