Author Topic: Becker Europa Radio Stays On  (Read 168 times)

90077merc

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Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« on: 02 May 2021, 07:44 AM »
Hi friends,

My 450 SEL arrived Friday and I drove it for the first time. It’s in fantastic condition and I’m delighted.

I noticed the Becker Europa radio stays on even after it’s turned off and the rear speakers buzz. Is there any information on the forum/web about this?

Thank you
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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #1 on: 02 May 2021, 08:57 AM »
Are you sure the volume knob is clicking off when you turn it fully counterclockwise?  It should make a firm click when off.
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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2021, 07:10 PM »
Yes, it definitely has some resistance to turning and then a solid click.
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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #3 on: 03 May 2021, 05:57 PM »
While not solving the (possible broken Becker button) issue here, does the radio not switch off when you take the key out? Or are/were they directly wired to a uninterrupted battery feed?


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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #4 on: 03 May 2021, 06:24 PM »
Oh yes it turns off when the key is out.
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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #5 on: 04 May 2021, 04:42 AM »
In that case I would think this is a broken Becker button. Power supply from the car, on/off works, so I think that is that.
Not fixing that problem would also be a good option. :D

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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #6 on: 04 May 2021, 06:49 AM »
there is a good chance someone retrofitted this and its live off the battery, not the fuse box. is there a separate wire to the battery positive terminal and perhaps this is the radio power confirming someone added power to it improperly?
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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #7 on: 04 May 2021, 09:20 PM »
Ha ha not fixing the problem is a definite short term fix. I should add that when I turn on the radio it does get louder, it’s just that when I turn it off there is still some faint radio sound coming through and a loud constant buzzing noise.
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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:51 AM »
You could try your luck and spray some contact spray in the button..

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Re: Becker Europa Radio Stays On
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 09:07 PM »
I've read about contact spray in the forum. What makes that so special? It must be some sort of non-conducting cleaner..
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