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Constant power doesn't seem to be working.

I am trying to install a new radio and during the process the clock, door open light and the interior lighting stopped working. The odometer trip also resets each time the car is started. Also the +12v memory on the harness is not receiving power. 
All the fuses are fine, not sure what is wrong.

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You sould have the red and yello wire connected together is you are not using a factory wiring harness adapter this means you might have wires crosses

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