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Old 03-05-2015, 04:43 AM   #1
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new radio resets when power is off

Hi everyone.

I have a small hiccup on my quest for better sound. I installed dash speakers a couple of weeks ago, and last night swapped out the factory head unit for a new Pioneer with bluetooth, USB, etc.. It sounds pretty good but I miss the factory look of the Becker.

The problem is the radio resets/loses memory when the ignition is turned off. I wired the factory harness as directed so I'm not sure what is going on. I watched a Youtube video where a guy suggested swapping the red and yellow wires connections between the harness and radio din. I'm somewhat afraid to do this.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:49 AM   #2
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You need to reverse the red and yellow wire. The red is the switched power and the yellow is constant. I.made the same mistake.
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:02 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll give it a go tonight.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:52 PM   #4
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+1 for the solution. I had the same issue when I installed my JVC head unit last year.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:05 PM   #5
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I'm installing a double din Pioneer with a Eurosport kit. Will I need to do this as well?
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