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Car Radio loosing memory

I have to store my radio channels every time when I start my car.  It seems that the memory is lost when I switch off my car.  Please help.

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You need to connect the wire that goes to the continuous 12volt.

This is the problem you do not have the permanent 12volt lead wire connected.


I hope this helps,

Thank you,


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there is suppose to be 2 power in for the radio
1 that holds memory for the radio has to be picked from a line that has power available to it even if the car is switched off
and the other just to switch on the radio itself...normally responding to ignition
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