Originally Posted by Cyclingpappy
I have recently purchased a 2009 Cambra. I'm not sure if everything is wired correct. Should I have power to my power windows when the key is off?
The dealership changed the radio (it has power at all time) out for some strange reason and I wounder if they may have jacked up other thing related with power! Not an electrician Help.
Everything sounds normal to me. The Cambria is built on an E series Ford chassis. As such many of the accessories like the windows and radio remain active for 10 minutes after the ignition is turned off. This allows the driver to either use the accessories while waiting without having the engine running or allows them to raise the windows without turning the ignition back on.
I sometimes use the feature on our 2010 For truck to listen to the radio or lower the windows while waiting while DW does some quick shopping. If the shopping takes more than 10 minutes I have to recycle the ignition switch to get the accessories to work for another 10 minutes.
If you look at the 2009 Cambria brochure:
You'll see one of the "Cab Conveniences" is a "Chassis/house battery radio power switch". This switch allows the dash radio to be powered by either the chassis or house battery. When in the "house" mode you can listen to the radio or play CD's while camping without running the chassis (starting) battery down.