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is this normal?

Every time I drive my truck I have to reconfigure my sound settings (bass, tre, etc). I haven't even bothered presetting stations, because I know it will reset everything next time I drive it.
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is it a stock or aftermarket unit? either way that should not be happening.
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sounds to me like your stereo is not getting the proper power and does a reset, same as disconnecting the battery. check your connections.
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Ya it sounds like it's not getting constant power for the memory.
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It's an aftermarket unit. I'm not sure how to check the connections. Where should I be looking?
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Pull out the headunit and there will be two power wires going into it. One will be switched power from the ignition to turn the h/u on and the other will be a battery wire for the constant power. The battery wire is the one that allows the h/u to save presets. Check the wire to make
sure it's connected properly. If it is look for breaks further in and any rubbing spots
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Sounds like someone wired both power wires on the HU together.
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Sounds like someone wired both power wires on the HU together.
If that were the case wouldn't the headunit stay on all the time
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what it sounds like to me is someone didnt hook up the 12v constant correctly.
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OK. I can't even find the 12v constant. According to the wire color sticky, it's supposed to be lt green/purple. I also can't find all 4 wires for my rear speakers. I have the (-) for LR and (+) for RR.
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my guess is that its not green and purple, usually if u get an aftermarket cd they get a dif wiring harness. like through crutchfield.
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off the back of your radio usually the power wires are red or yellow
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Yeah I bet the constant power just got hooked with the hot in run power wire.

I would pull it all out and rewire it if it was mine.
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it sounds to me like they are wired backwards (I initially did this in my talon because the color coding index for the stock wiring I got was wrong)
my constant was wired to the ignition and my switched was wired to the battery, I switched them around and it worked great.
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OK, the PO obviously installed his stereo himself, and instead of getting a wiring harness kit, he cut the factory harness off. And he didn't have the rear speakers wired up up, but even after I did, they didn't work. So I brought out my home stereo speaker to test, and it worked so I got new speakers.

And the wire color sticky thread is wrong, at least for my truck. I got the correct colors from Crutchfield. Everything is all good. Got a new unit and rear speakers today, and it works perfectly. It feels good knowing it's done right.
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Well I'm glad you got it figured out. Its really annoying when people halfa$$ stuff like that
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Glad to hear it ll works for ya. I know how frustrating it is when people screw around and mess stuff up like that
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