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Radio presets on my toyota camry 1998 will not hold any more.

When I turn the car off, if I had the radio on, it isn't on when I start the car next time and my station presets won't stay programmed. Is there a battery that is in the radio that keeps the presets alive? I would have thought it got power from the car battery. This seems to be a common problem. I have seen a lot of people with the same problem on line. I just have not seen a solution.

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  • pinnellt Nov 24, 2008

    Sorry for delay in answering, fuses are not the problem since occasionally it will work fine. Radio and everything else works fine, as long as the car is on, I can reset the radio stations and the new pre-sets will work fine as long as I don't turn the car off. When I turn the car off and then back on, the new presets are gone and the radio does not come back on when I restart the car unless I manually turn it back on. Are we sure there is not a battery in the radio that should be keeping the memory set?

  • irispiral Jan 06, 2009

    I am having the same problem with my 1998 Tercel. I noticed today that after having the 4-ways on for 10 minutes, the car was also difficult to start. Does this indicate a fuse or battery problem? Or either?

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Be sure when setting presets you hold the button down for at least 3 seconds to set the channel, if you are doing this correctly, you may have a blown back up fuse under the hood. there are 2 fuses for the radio one is marked radio and is inside the fuse pannel on the inside of the car the other is for memory back up and located in fuse box under hood may be marked B/U just check them all to be sure!

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