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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 this...open your door and hold your hand on metal (outside of the vehicle) while sliding out of the car...the roof is a good place...do 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)
Posted on Apr 02, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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.
let me know how this goes
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Under the left side slider door there are 2 plugs that go up through the floor. I removed and sprayed them with contact cleaner. Problem solved
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
i have heard that problem on the new kia small suvs and they seem to solve it with a new tps they say. so im thinking this might be a problem on your vehicle aswell, seeing as they are both korean manufacturers. its worth a shot.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 02, 2012
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