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Preacher Man
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Sentra radio/clock light

Postby Preacher Man » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:02 pm

Hello all,
I'm having a problem I've never seen before, with my 2008 Sentra. The clock set light, on the center console/radio, will come on while the car is shut off. It wants me to set the time. I try, but the clock set button is non-responsive. Then the clock will set itself and it will turn off, after about 30 seconds it comes back on, and the process starts over again. I thought it had resolved itself, but when I checked on it this morning, the car battery was dead.


04pathse
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Re: Sentra radio/clock light

Postby 04pathse » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:43 pm

Most likely you have a faulty radio, you can buy a used one on ebay for around $50 shipped or put in something aftermarket.

In the meantime, maybe pull the radio fuse to keep it from killing your battery.

Preacher Man
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Re: Sentra radio/clock light

Postby Preacher Man » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:45 pm

04pathse wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Most likely you have a faulty radio, you can buy a used one on ebay for around $50 shipped or put in something aftermarket.

In the meantime, maybe pull the radio fuse to keep it from killing your battery.
Thanks for the response. I did pull the radio fuse, but it still happens.

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Re: Sentra radio/clock light

Postby 04pathse » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:59 pm

Check the FSM depending on which radio or audio options you have there should be 2 or possibly even 3 fuses for the radio.
https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Sentra/2008_Sentra/av.pdf

You might try disconnecting and removing the audio unit/radio completely and see if the battery still goes flat.

The removal procedure is in the FSM.

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Re: Sentra radio/clock light

Postby Preacher Man » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:20 pm

04pathse wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Most likely you have a faulty radio, you can buy a used one on ebay for around $50 shipped or put in something aftermarket.

In the meantime, maybe pull the radio fuse to keep it from killing your battery.
If I pull the radio will I need a special code to install the new one?

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Re: Sentra radio/clock light

Postby 04pathse » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:26 pm

If you do need it should be in your owners manual or a nissan dealer should be able to give it to you.

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Re: Sentra radio/clock light

Postby Preacher Man » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:20 pm

04pathse wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:26 pm
If you do need it should be in your owners manual or a nissan dealer should be able to give it to you.
Thanks so much!!


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