I have my cd player hooked up, but the clock and presets always restart whenever i turn on my vehicle. i dont have an amp, ive just hooked everything up to the correct speaker. there doesn't seem to be any more places that i can hook up a wire unless its to a sub or another speaker, which i dont have. please help me!!
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If you are getting power from the cigarette lighter socket for the GPS unit you loose power when you switch the engine off. If that is the case find a power line that has power all the time and hook into it to give permanent power to the GPS
Car stereos typically have an "ignition" and a "battery" wire. The ignition wire is connected to your ignition switch, and only supplies power to the stereo when the car is turned on. The battery wire is connected directly to the battery, and always supplies electricity to the stereo -- even when the car is off. This maintains presets, clock, and other settings in your stereo.
It sounds like your battery wire was either not hooked up, or has come loose. On your stereo, a Pioneer, this wire is yellow. Locate the yellow wire on the wiring harness on the back of your stereo. This wire should be connected directly to your battery (or another source that gets constant +12VDC).
The reason you are loosing all of your presets, clock & eq settings is because the 12volt constant is not hooked up properly. The red wire in the harness needs to be hooked up to 12 volt consant. The yellow wire needs to be hooked up to a ignition source. By taking these two steps, you should have normal operation and preset retention.
if the radio requires a code make sure you know it... unplug the battery for about 10 minutes or so.... hook it back up and turn on the radio... set your presets again and it should be fine.... it does sound like the battery power to it is being interupted tho.
you need to have whoever installed the unit connect the YELLOW (memory) wire on the back to a constant 12 volt power source. It is hooked up right now to only have power when the key is on. this is why when you turn off the key, you loose memory.
what kind of car is this in... I can tell you what wire goes to what color if you cant figure it out.
1)TURN CAR IGINITION "ON"
2)TURN STEREO "OFF"
3)PRESS "AUDIO" AND HOLD TILL CLOCK APPEARS IN DISPLAY
4)SET CLOCK BY PRESSING UP,DOWN & LEFT, RIGHT KEYS SITUATED NEAR SRC/AUDIO SWITCH.
5)TURN THE STEREO "OFF" AND "ON" AGAIN TO SAVE THE CLOCK SETTINGS .
6)SELECT THE "CLK " SWITCH TO ALWAYS DISPLAY CLOCK WHENEVER U ARE NOT LISTENING TO MUSIC.
HAS TO BE A CONSTANT POWER WIRE THAT CONTROLS CLOCK AND SETTINGS SHOULD BE A 16-14 GUAGE WIRE THE SAY 12+ AND HAS TO BE HOOKED INTO A CURCUIT HAS IS POWERED ALL THE TIME (NOT ONLY WHEN IGNITION IS TURNED ON)