How do i keep the radio on when the car is off without having to turn the key every 5 minutes, 2010 Expedition?

Asked by tonykidwell Apr 19, 2013 at 08:48 AM about the 2010 Ford Expedition XLT

Question type: General

Going to drive in and need the radio to stay on the whole time without having to turn the key every 5-10 minutes whick turns the headlights on also.

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Good question, I've had similar concerns with my MINI as KNBR (the sports leader) only comes in on the finest of AM radio's, and am not gonna sit there with the ignition on just so's I can listen to the radio....still haven't the courage to tear into the dash connect the power supply to the radio to an "always on" circuit at the ignition, but I know it can be done...so tear on in, let us know how you make out~

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it's a matter of dashboard surgery, and if you do it wrong-gonna set the car on fire~

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I dont think you can change that. If you could the dealer would have to use the scan tool and change the accessory delay somehow, it may be a programmable feature. But I couldnt find any information on how do it on the ford website so I dont think you can.

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I would vote against tearing the dash apart and cutting and splicing wires. maybe on a vehicle alot older and not as nice as this it would be okay. I wouldnt go rigging things on your 2010 you can screw up alot more than you fix plus if you hook it always on then it will never shut off. its hooked to an igniton source for a reason the accesory delay realy times out to save your batttery.

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Dust off that boom box - bring a portable, battery operated radio.

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try to liven up the radio fuse ,with a jumper wire, from always on fuse

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Are you putting the key in the ACC (Accessory) position? When I park while my wife is shopping, I just turn the key to ACC and listen til she returns. As long as 30 min sometimes. If your car turns off in 5 minutes in the ACC position, you have real problems.

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yes, oldtimer37, the acc position keeps the warning beep on with the mini...sure it can be programmed out by pressing buttons in the right order, dancing a little jig, bowin' the head with a oom-pah boudie hay, spin around 'till nauseous and forget all about it~

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Sorry, my 09' doesn't make any noise unless I open a door with it on,

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I know this is an old thread but maybe it will be useful for someone that comes across it like I did. I'm not sure if this works on the 2010 Expedition but with my 96 Explorer if you turn the ignition back towards yourself and not forward into the accessory position the radio stays on.

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That's the accessorry position on yours

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That actually works! Yay

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Same problem on a 2014 Focus S. I love the car but I miss sitting in it with the radio on

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How do you do this with keyless ignition? I have a 2018 Ford Edge and also like to listen to radio if I have to wait in my car. The radio shuts off after about 10 mins and I have to keep starting up the car and turning it back on. It interupts programs I am listening too.

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I had this problem with my 2016 Ford Explorer couldnt seem to have radio on for more than 10 mins ,quite embrarassing at a drive in .Until my 4 year old son (loves touching everything) figured it out! On the volume nob there is a power button in the middle, press that while car is off and radio turns on.Mine stayed on through whole movie at drive in. Hope this is helpful !

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Thank you!! Same car same year! At the drive in now! Your a lifesaver

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Mine was auto-shutting off as a symptom that the battery was getting depleted.

Thank you I have the 2017 explorer and had forgot how to do this. It is very helpful.

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2014 Ford escape here, there is a power button below the screen (on dash), with the vehicle completely off just push the power button. Will stay on for hours.

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Thank you, works on my 2016 escape titanium!!

Thanks guys. Works on my 2019 Focus ST-Line! Going to a drive in movie here in the UK nex t week :-)

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