have to open rear door to stop it. You may need to check with your local GM dealer. The radio runs on the retained accessory power, which either times out after 10 minutes or cuts off when a door is opened. Did you ever find a fix? My 2009 just started the same thing. SOURCE: 2002 Ford Explorer "Door Ajar" stays on and Alarm frequently goes. Ive never heard of the radio staying on when the door is open and key out. The radio is supposed to shut off when the door is opened after the truck is shut off and now it's not working. I still don't know where the door switch is, but I agree with the other respondents, your switch is likely to blame. Re: Radio not turning off when open door. I need to either keep opening and closing the door until it shuts off or restart truck and shut it off again. SOURCE: Chevy Equinox, 2005 - When door opens..radio does not go off Actually this is the answer, well at least it fixed my problem and for others reading before you go to dealer or buy replacement anything check some wires first.. first my unlock button didnt work driver side, then driver side window quit working and then radio wouldnt shut off..the equinox doesnt have a push button … 2002 monte carlo sometimes radio stays on after car is shut off, key is removed and door is opened, causing battery to drain,also keyless entry not working properly. The radio power is controlled not by the ignition switch but by the Body Control Module. how hard is that really annoying to have to open another door to turn off radio etc.. works some times but today not working. This is driving me absolutely nuts as I am in a parking lot opening and closing the door over and over. In most cases its the drivers door. Open the DRIVER door, and then stand there and see if the system shuts down in 10 minutes or less. Jul 15 2019, 3:22am. Radio stays on, but if I try to use the power windows I get a buzzing when I push the down button.When I push the up button the radio … But like previously stated, the ECM shuts down after about 10-15 minutes. The comment above regarding the door jamb switch is a good one. 06 CCLB Auto: Exhaust, Intake. It won’t turn off when the door opens like it used to. The most likely culprit is the switch that tells the car's computers that the door is opened, but I'm not sure why it doesn't time out. If the door ajar and dome lights are working correctly I suspect you have a bad radio. … read more BOBBYSS About a month ago I noticed that when I opened my door after shutting off my car that the radio stayed on. Whether or not it will run the battery down depends on what the problem actually is. If you can open the DRIVER door and the stuff still stays on, you do have a problem. Yes the first place to start is spraying the door latches and open and close the door about 10 or 20 times to free up the sticking switch which is mounted on the bottom of the inside latch.. Then the issue went away. I recently started having an issue where the radio stays on after I take the key out and open the door. I know the radio stays on when you shut the truck off and take the key out and keep the door shut. But if the radio stays on indefinately, you may have a more complicated problem with the RAP relay or BCM or wiring. I would have to close the door and reopen it 2 or 3 more times to get the car to shut off. Radio does not turn off when door is open and keys are out 7 Answers. At first I thought I had opened the door before I shut the car off but after double checking, it was in fact shut off. Posted on Feb 16, 2009 I have an aftermarket cheap eBay Android radio. my "door open" switch doesn't work at all. 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