From: Dee on
Hi,

Did anyone buy the KH2380 MP3 Car Radio from LIDL a few weeks ago?

http://www.mysilvercrest.de/en/artikel.php?a=98

If so, do you get all three red lights lit on the unit even when the
car is turned off (The lights are only seen once the face light is
taken off)

There is three lights, one on the eject button for the CD, one just
under the CD Slot and one flashing light, like those seen on car
alarms.

I wondering because on my FIAT Punto (Mk 2) I've noticed since
installing the radio (replacing for a JVC) that the car battery seems
to run down quickly and have just tried to start the car only to find
it won't.

I was thinking it was the battery which was 6 years old, so that has
been replaced now with a Bosch Silver battery which I charged on a
bench over night before installing.

Didn't seem to have any problem with the JVC, although in previous MK1
Punto had a problem with a Sony Car MiniDisc player discharging the
car's battery but that only happened when I forgot to remove the
facelight. In this case the Silvercreast Face Lift had been removed.

If anyone bought the same unit from Silver Crest would be good to hear
if all those lights stay on even when the car is off and if anyone has
had similar problems.

From: SteveH on
Dee <diamond.london(a)googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Did anyone buy the KH2380 MP3 Car Radio from LIDL a few weeks ago?
>
> http://www.mysilvercrest.de/en/artikel.php?a=98
>
> If so, do you get all three red lights lit on the unit even when the
> car is turned off (The lights are only seen once the face light is
> taken off)
>
> There is three lights, one on the eject button for the CD, one just
> under the CD Slot and one flashing light, like those seen on car
> alarms.
>
> I wondering because on my FIAT Punto (Mk 2) I've noticed since
> installing the radio (replacing for a JVC) that the car battery seems
> to run down quickly and have just tried to start the car only to find
> it won't.

Are you sure you've got the wiring right?

In the dim and distant past, when I had a Fiat Cinqeucento, I recall
there being some 'jumper' lead that needed swapping over in the ISO
block to ensure the radio was switched with the ignition. Could be worth
investigating.
--
SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo'
www.italiancar.co.uk - Honda VFR800 - Hongdou GY200 - Alfa 75 TSpark
Alfa 156 TSpark - B6 Passat 2.0TDI SE - COSOC KOTL
BOTAFOT #87 - BOTAFOF #18 - MRO # - UKRMSBC #7 - Apostle #2 - YTC #
From: Dee on

SteveH wrote:
> Dee <diamond.london(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > Did anyone buy the KH2380 MP3 Car Radio from LIDL a few weeks ago?
> >
> > http://www.mysilvercrest.de/en/artikel.php?a=98
> >
> > If so, do you get all three red lights lit on the unit even when the
> > car is turned off (The lights are only seen once the face light is
> > taken off)
> >
> > There is three lights, one on the eject button for the CD, one just
> > under the CD Slot and one flashing light, like those seen on car
> > alarms.
> >
> > I wondering because on my FIAT Punto (Mk 2) I've noticed since
> > installing the radio (replacing for a JVC) that the car battery seems
> > to run down quickly and have just tried to start the car only to find
> > it won't.
>
> Are you sure you've got the wiring right?
>
> In the dim and distant past, when I had a Fiat Cinqeucento, I recall
> there being some 'jumper' lead that needed swapping over in the ISO
> block to ensure the radio was switched with the ignition. Could be worth
> investigating.
> --
> SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo'
> www.italiancar.co.uk - Honda VFR800 - Hongdou GY200 - Alfa 75 TSpark
> Alfa 156 TSpark - B6 Passat 2.0TDI SE - COSOC KOTL
> BOTAFOT #87 - BOTAFOF #18 - MRO # - UKRMSBC #7 - Apostle #2 - YTC #



I have no idea, there's two standard looking plugs that fit into the
radio and that's what I plugged in. As I said had a JVC radio in there
for several years and on an old battery and no problems at all.

I shouldn't think I need to do any manual swapping.

You can operate the unit with the face lift in and the ignition off,
although you cannot get any power from the ciggie lighter socket unless
you turn the key to the first position.

I'm hoping the kind of people that read this group tend o buy the
bargains at LIDL from time to time and there must be a few people that
bought this MP3 player, it was a very good deal. But the lights are
only LED's so can't imagine they're putting that much load on the car
battery when not in use.

From: Kevin on
Haven't got one of these but maybe there is a fault with the radio. Not
uncommon to happen. Ford suffered the fault with their radios years ago and
the new astras have the problem too.

Just a thought


From: Steven Campbell on

"Dee" <diamond.london(a)googlemail.com> wrote in message
news:1167124525.042419.57960(a)48g2000cwx.googlegroups.com...
> Hi,
>
> Did anyone buy the KH2380 MP3 Car Radio from LIDL a few weeks ago?
>
> http://www.mysilvercrest.de/en/artikel.php?a=98
>
> If so, do you get all three red lights lit on the unit even when the
> car is turned off (The lights are only seen once the face light is
> taken off)
>
> There is three lights, one on the eject button for the CD, one just
> under the CD Slot and one flashing light, like those seen on car
> alarms.
>
> I wondering because on my FIAT Punto (Mk 2) I've noticed since
> installing the radio (replacing for a JVC) that the car battery seems
> to run down quickly and have just tried to start the car only to find
> it won't.
>
> I was thinking it was the battery which was 6 years old, so that has
> been replaced now with a Bosch Silver battery which I charged on a
> bench over night before installing.
>
> Didn't seem to have any problem with the JVC, although in previous MK1
> Punto had a problem with a Sony Car MiniDisc player discharging the
> car's battery but that only happened when I forgot to remove the
> facelight. In this case the Silvercreast Face Lift had been removed.
>
> If anyone bought the same unit from Silver Crest would be good to hear
> if all those lights stay on even when the car is off and if anyone has
> had similar problems.

On my wife's old Punto, I had to swap two wires around in the wiring loom.
It may be you have the vehicles constant + connected to the accessory + on
the radio side. Which would explain why the lights are staying on.
I know the wiring looms are meant to be an industry standard but it
definitely wasn't on the Punto or indeed with a Sony unit I had in a Passat.

Steven.



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