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Re: radio changes stations by itself when memory seat...
It is supposed to change the radio settings to what ever was programmed at the time the program was set. Your van has settings that can be programmed to personalize more than just the seat. It stores the programmed radio station the seat settings and on some vans that have the power tilt steering it changes that too. If you do not want it change the radio settings you will need to store a new setup for the number that you use with the radio station you want.
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COMPUTER MEMORY KEEPER too many people change batteries and loose they're computer programed settings to they're cars .and radio stations etc.....advance auto parts has a tool that costs 4.99 and all you have to do is buy a nine volt alkaline battery separate, plug this into your lighter before changing battery and no memory will be lost. some cars you have to turn ignition to on position Nissan Altima is one . in any case it is safe to turn ignition on all cars. tool is made by AUTOCRAFT part# ac590
make sure it is in park with ignition on to adjust seat,
CONDITIONS FOR MEMORIZED POSITION ACTIVATION Ignition key "ON" and shift lever in "P" position All parts of the memorized positions can be activated. However, if the brake pedal is being depressed, the seat position will not change. Key not in ignition switch and within 30 seconds of opening driver's door The memorized position can be activated. If any driving position memory switch is pushed while one of the memorized driving position profiles is being activated, the operation will stop. To reactivate the system, push the desired button ("1" or "2") again. The driving position memory control system cannot be operated while the vehicle is moving. If the vehicle's battery is disconnected, the computer's memory will be erased and the memorized position will have to be set again.
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First impression is you radio is toast. It maybe some component gone bad on a circuit panel inside the radio. Before you consign it to the deep try "rebooting" it. Most electronically controlled radios have some king of logic and memory boards in them ...so treat your radio like your computer when it starts misbehaving. To reboot the radio disconnect the battery (remove the black/negative lead first then the positive/red lead from the battery), put the key in the ignition and try to start the car (it won't of course but this is to discharge any holding capacitors) and turn on the radio ...again to discharge any holding capacitors. Turn everything off and let it sit overnight if you can. Reconnect the battery. The radio should have lost all saved information (time, stations, EQ settings etc) and may now be responsive to button inputs. If this doesn't work then I'd say the radio is a goner.
Press station 1 and 6 and turn the ignition key to on position but donot start the vehicle, you will see the unlock code flashing, note the number that is your radio code, read your vehicle manual and insert code to unlock.
this look like a low battery and every time you try to crank your car it takes more power and kill the main power to the radio solution # 2 the radio as 2 power wires one is always hot ( with current) and the other is connected to the ignition switch if you have replaced the radio those 2 wires maybe are connected backwards the one that goes to the switch is probably connected directly to the battery and the one is suppose to be always hot is probably connected to the switch if you have the original radio have your battery tested and if is ok then try get a haynes book at any auto parts for you car and try to follow the wire that is always hot normally is a yellow or orange wire solution #3 this apply only if you car still have the original radio turn your ignition switch to the on position but don't crank your car and turn your radio on select a radio station then turn your ignition key off and wait 3 minutes then turn your ignition switch on again with out cranking your car and the radio should be in the same radio station you select if this test pass then chances are is your battery getting low and if this test fail then the hot wire has a blow fuse look for the fuse inside the hook let me know what happend and good luck
Do you have memory seats as well? If so follow these steps I am going to refer to the keys as A and B as you have 2 of them 1) Unlock car with key A 2) Turn ignition into ON position with key A and roll down the window 3) Point Key B at IR Sensor and Click twice (perform both clicks under 5 seconds) 4) Turn off ignition and pull Key A out 5) Turn ignition into ON position with Key B 6) Point Key A at IR Sensor and Click once 7) Turn off ignition and Pull Key B out
Key A should be programmed as the Master Seat Program and Key B should be programmed for the Secondary seat program So when you set your memory seats Key A is for Memory Position 1 and Key B is for memory position 2 if you don't have memory seats then you only have to point the receiver at the sensor and click once. That should just sync the IR Frequency and Codes
The "SPRING-BACK" Action is Originated in the Ignition Switch itself (THE ELECTRICAL SWITCH) I think that is where you should Look.
On these models, the ignition lock and ignition switch are removed as an assembly. Refer to IGNITION LOCK . Disable airbag, refer to Air Bags and Seat Belts/Air Bags (Supplemental Restraint Systems)/Service and Repair . After procedure has been completed, rearm airbag system.
On these models, the ignition lock and ignition switch are removed as an assembly.