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Stop kenwood KDC-mp239 loosing radio settings with ignition off

I have been advised to cross over the power wires on this radio cd player when fitted to a European car (Holden Barina) to prevent the radio station settings from being dropped when the ignition is switched. This seems electrcially dangerous however when the wiring is matched colour for colour and the ignition is switched off, the tuning for the radio stations is lost. Any comments?

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    I have a problem with KDC-mp239 we did the wiring properly but there is no power

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You have two power leads bringing battery power into the radio. One is switched off when the ignition is off and the other power lead is always on. That second one is the one you may have wired wrong. You need to check that one out to make sure it stays on when the key is turned off. Good luck.

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