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VR500CSBT Reseting itself when I remove the faceplate

Problem: Sometimes when I turn off the car and remove the faceplate, when I place it back and turn the car on, the unit lost all settings (FM stations, bluetooth conection, etc.) and I have to set everything again.
Sometimes it just works fine.
I have tried all possible combinations: turning off the radio before the car, removing the face when the car is on, turning the car off, then removing the face... etc. and I can't find the problem.
Any ideas?
p.s. I post the manual for the unit, in case somebody needs it.

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  • techmike Mar 19, 2008

    Exact same issue - I ran a dedicated +12v line from the battery to the yellow wire - no help. Unit is still within 30 day warranty, so called the 800 # - they said they would send a new faceplate. 8 days so far still waiting. But I do not see how that could resolve issue - isn't the station/ bt/ setup info all stored in the main unit?

  • oviedoluna Nov 27, 2008

    VR500CSBT IS Reseting itself when I remove the faceplate sometimes yes sometimes no



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Well, this has been an interesting ride. I received a new faceplate, but that actually made the problem worse - lost settings EVERY time I removed the faceplate. So they sent me a new unit. I installed it, and it worked for 10 minutes, heard a pop from the speakers, and the left channel died. They sent me a third unit, installed it and it works, but still loses settings if the faceplate is removed for longer that 2 - 3 hours. Also in AM, unit makes weird space ship type noises, even with the car's engine turned off. Now they have stopped responding to my e-mails - guess I am stuck with this turkey of a stereo. Buy one at your own risk!!!

Posted on Jul 01, 2008


No man, you should take a direct line from the car battery to the unit, then you radio station will be saved all the time, do it in specialist in cars, just tell it that

Posted on Jan 02, 2008


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