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I had my alpine ixa-w404 installed but when i turn off the car all the presets and settings disappear and it returns to the default. The deck is also off when i restart the car. i ahve to turn it back on each time. any ideas/

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Your Yellow (constant battery) wire is not properly hooked up. The yellow wire is what keeps power to your unit while the car is off so that it keeps all the memory. I would start by checking to see if that wire is connected right and if so, start to trace it back from there. Hope this helps and good luck!

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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