View Full Version : cd player resetting when the cars turned off

02-10-2008, 02:22 PM
i put a sony cd player in my buddys car and he didnt buy a harness so i just wired it into the factory harness. Now when you turn the car off and turn it back on all the settings reset. Like the bass goes back to 0 along with the treble, fade, balance, etc..What wire do I have wrong? Hes coming over this afternoon for me to look at it so help me out guys

02-10-2008, 02:24 PM
gotta connect 1 of the power wires to a permanent on, not the key.

prolly the red or yellow wire.

02-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Sounds like your constant power and switched power might be backwards.

Or just don't have a constant power. Thus, you lose all your memory when turning off the key. Common problem.

Special K
02-10-2008, 02:41 PM
You should have two power leads. One is red and one is yellow. Connect as follows and your problem will be solved:

Red: "Switched power" (Key On)

Yellow: "Constant power"