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The yellow wire doesnt work

I checked my fuse and the red wire works but when i turn the radio off and turn it back on all the setting have been reseted. the yellow wire is not working how do i fix it! but when i put the yellow and red wire together the radio works. but if i just run them like red to red and yellow to yellow it doesnt work. please help email me mr.gs_09@hotmail.com

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Probally have a bad fuse in the fusebox. check there first.

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