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Which wires do i need to swap over ,so the stereo memory works

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You want your remote on wire and you want it hooked to a constant power source.

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just clip you yellow wire and connect it to battery

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Stereo wiring is actually really simple, the memory problem is probably down to an simple swapped wire, on a head unit there is a red and a yellow cable, one of which needa a permanent feed to keep your memory. As it is at the moment, if the cd player works with no key in the ignition then it seems as though these two have been swapped. If you dont need the cd player to run with they key out, simply swap these two wires. If you do want it to run with no key, then connect both red and yellow to the same feed, try it, if it doesn't work, conect both to the other feed.

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Very simple solution. What you need to do is remove the unit and swap your RED (ignition) wire with your YELLOW (constant or battery) wire.
there is not much more to it than that. if you provide me with your vehicals details i can give you a complete wiring diagram.
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