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Thread: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

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    Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Hello, I recently installed an aftermarket cd player in my 97 deville. Among basic installation I found I had to run my accessory wire from the cd player all the way to the trunk to the "ACC" fuse...there was no other way for the deck to get power! Otherwise it would have to always be on. So now my dilemma is getting it to keep the memory of the unit, my audio settings as well as the screen position. Its not fun resetting everything every time I get into the car. Does anyone know how to fix this? Or if there is some other way with the power issue? It works as it is supposed to with the wire to the back but I want my memory!!

    Please help!

    Thanks


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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Sounds like you have the switched power wire from the car hooked up to the constant power wire from the stereo. Use a small tester light and turn the key on and aff and figure out a switched and a costant. Then check and make sure these are wired to the corresponding wires of the stereo. As always, if working with the wiring, make sure not to touch anything to exposed wires and be careful.

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Will try this out! Thank you!

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Let me know if you get this working. I have a 97 Deville too and was planning on getting an aftermarket cd player this weekend. I read from another poster on these boards that he too has a 97 Deville and put in an aftermarket stereo and has memory problems with it. I really don't want to deal with that.

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    It is going to work but, you have to run the wires for the battery and accessory to the fuses in the trunk. Its not really that hard of a job. Takes about 10 minutes. These dashboards have little room to slide wires in but I was putting my wires folded in a sonic straw and then poking the straw thru the botom and grabbing it with a pair of needle nose pliers and pulling them thru, hehe. If you need help let me know! thanks!

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    I got it! I have memory baby! What I did was run 2 14 gauge (kind of big for my application) wires from the head unit to the to trunk where the fuses are. Your CONSTANT/12+ connection needs to be tapped into the "BATT" fuse. For your ACESSORY wire on your head unit you need to tap this wire into the "IGN 0-BODY" fuse this is for your memory. All is well, got the new flipout in been watching movies with the ps2 all day. Love it. Any questions just get at me. Thanks

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Cool! One question, does the new stereo stay on until you open the door? You know how the factory stereo stays on when you turn the car off- until you open the door? If you have amps, do they stay on until the door is open?

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Nope none of that stuff. On your harness you'll only use the factory speaker wires, power antenna wire and illumination wire and ground. The accessory and 12+ will run to the back. Any functions before will not work. Theres about 10 wires that don't get used any more.

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    Quote Originally Posted by 97DevilleTwinkies
    Nope none of that stuff. On your harness you'll only use the factory speaker wires, power antenna wire and illumination wire and ground. The accessory and 12+ will run to the back. Any functions before will not work. Theres about 10 wires that don't get used any more.
    HUH? :drinker :drinker :rolleyes2 Hmmm

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    Re: Aftermarket cd player installed no memory

    I meant, he will not have that. No more radio on till the door opens.

    Then as far as the aftermarket harness to wire a aftermarket head unit. It only uses the speaker leads from the factory harness. Also the power antenna and illumination leads. That is it though.

    He will wire the 12+ and accessory all the way to the trunk.

    So in that sense, you will have no other features besides what your deck can offer.

    Thanks
    Let me know if thats understandable now


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