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Getting shocked when exiting vehicle amd radio is always reset to default when I turn off the car wondering if this is a bad ground and if a engine to chassis or firewall would fix these issues

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When an aftermarket radio is installed, the yellow wire should be connected to a constant 12v power source. IF it is connected to a normally off power source (normally off - meaning it isn't working when the ignition switch is off) then it will not keep memory settings and return to the factory settings.

As for being shocked, normal static charge is possible when exiting a vehicle. Try your door and hold your hand on metal (outside of the vehicle) while sliding out of the car...the roof is a good not let go until you are out of the seat. If you don't get shocked, then it is because you are eliminating the arc space between your negatively charged car and your positively charged body.

Adding a ground usually isn't necessary, if the radio ground wire (black) is connected. But adding a ground from the battery to the frame or fender bolt is never a bad thing...ground wires often rust or corrode and prevent electronics from performing at their best...including the ECU (computer brain for your car)

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im not sure which ground you cleaned and changed but i would start with the oone closest to the problem area. Look under the kick panel at your left ankle or under the dash where the light switch is. Is your floor wet after these rains along that sidewall where your left foot would be? Could be you have a leak in the windshiel allowing water in there and shorting your ground.
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If you drive the vehicle do you get shocked when you get out? I have a pair of K-Swiss shoes. When i wear them I get shocked when I get out of my truck. It is a static shock that I get. Your wife may be wearing some kind of clothing, maybe synthetic that is causing this. Try driving it yourself and see if you get shocked.

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