: How to maintain radio power with vehicle turned off?



txsrx12
07-06-13, 08:13 PM
Have been taking our SRX to the drive in and cannot figure out how to keep the radio on for more than 10 minutes at a time? Does anyone know any tips on how to keep the radio on with the vehicle being off?
Thanks in advance.

themacguy
07-06-13, 08:34 PM
Now that's a good question...

st4422
07-07-13, 02:08 PM
Have been taking our SRX to the drive in and cannot figure out how to keep the radio on for more than 10 minutes at a time? Does anyone know any tips on how to keep the radio on with the vehicle being off?
Thanks in advance.

Press the START/ACC/STOP button with the engine off and your foot off the brake pedal. That will place the ignition system in the accessory mode. It works that way on my 2013.

300:29:1
07-07-13, 05:00 PM
Press the START/ACC/STOP button with the engine off and your foot off the brake pedal. That will place the ignition system in the accessory mode. It works that way on my 2013.

Is this explained in the manual? Seems pretty straightforward. That's what happens when the "key" is eliminated.

st4422
07-07-13, 06:05 PM
Is this explained in the manual? Seems pretty straightforward. That's what happens when the "key" is eliminated.

Page 9-17 in the PDF version of the manual.

2011_SRX
07-07-13, 06:19 PM
Not to belabor the issue but here is the direct quote from page 9-20 of my 2011 SRX manual: "ACC/ACCESSORY (Amber LED Light): This mode allows you to use some electrical accessories when the engine is off. With the ignition off, pressing the button one time without the brake pedal applied, will place the ignition system in ACC/ACCESSORY. The ignition will switch from ACC/ACCESSORY to OFF after ten minutes to prevent battery run down." I've experienced this for fact, accessory lasts only ten minutes.

stevec5375
07-07-13, 06:21 PM
Press the START/ACC/STOP button with the engine off and your foot off the brake pedal. That will place the ignition system in the accessory mode. It works that way on my 2013.

Yes, but on my 2010 it only stays in accessory mode for 10 minutes.

2011_SRX
07-07-13, 06:28 PM
I concur with you. As stated in my last sentence following the quote, I stated: accessory lasts only ten minutes. My 2011 shuts off after ten minutes just like your 2010.

adamjeeps
07-07-13, 08:10 PM
Guess that's all the General thinks you need it. It's probably to save the battery.

300:29:1
07-07-13, 08:34 PM
10 minutes should not battery run down make. Just saying...

st4422
07-07-13, 09:39 PM
Hold the button for at least five seconds to enable service mode. Maybe that will keep power on.

tmw
07-19-13, 01:18 AM
2012 and had this problem last weekend at the drive in(stunned off every 10 minutes)....just gave up but would love to see an answer.