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    Red Bone
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    Question Operating My Radio On Battery

    I have a 2012 K1600GT and I'm unable to figure out how to turn on the radio without having the entire ignition on. Is there an ACC function that allows the use of the radio without having to turn the ignition to on? My dealer had no other suggestion other than just turning on the ignition which also has the halo lights come on.

    Thanks for any ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by robija10 View Post
    I have a 2012 K1600GT and I'm unable to figure out how to turn on the radio without having the entire ignition on. Is there an ACC function that allows the use of the radio without having to turn the ignition to on? My dealer had no other suggestion other than just turning on the ignition which also has the halo lights come on.

    Thanks for any ideas
    Welcome to the forum! I'm not familiar with the controls/features on that bike but I will move your question to the K1600 part of the forum so you can get the answer you need.
    Good luck, any questions- just ask.
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    The user manual for the R1200RT audio system contains ...

    To switch on the audio system on with the ignition switched off, press the ON button immediately
    after switching off the ignition.

    The audio system remains on for approximately 20 minutes, then automatically switches itself off.

    Press the ON button immediately after automatic switch-off to restart the 20 minute countdown.
    Doesn't yours?
    Kent Christensen
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    Red Bone
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    Thanks.

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    Red Bone
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    Just tried that on my K1600GT. It did not work. Oh Well. The dealer says that BMW doesn't want you operating your radio with the ignition off because it will drain the battery.

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