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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 03:45 AM
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radio resets and clock reset

Hi, I am new to the site. I bought a 2004 mini s 6 speed a couple days ago (my first manual car) so far i love this little thing its a rocket. One thing i noticed is that when i make presets in the radio or set the clock the next time i start the car, they are wiped out. I have no issues starting the car so i dont feel its an issue with the battery being low. I was looking around at wiring trying to find issues with it grounding out or something not grounding. I found some interesting things wired into the car such as blue LEDs strangely wired into the foot wells (they are going to be removed) as well as a power and ground wire under the carpet in the back of the car like there was a sub once there. Those 2 wires are wrapped. Didnt see any major issues with wiring just yet. How can i track down whats causing this?

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. Looking forward to being a mini owner for a long time and a member of this site as well
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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The Radio and Clock should both have a permanent 12 Volt
power supply.
This stops the clock and Radio from losing there settings
when the ignition key is removed.
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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So how would i track down where the 12v wire is having the issue? needle in the hay stack theory? Its an aftermarket radio, possibly not wired correctly? but wouldnt that only effect the radio not the cclock as well?
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Old Nov 6th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Aftermarket fitments can be a right bodge up if fitted by someone not really knowing what they are doing, splicing wires into this and that, depends where power for the radio is taken from, the clock feed maybe or the clock has been fed from the radio, or a bit of each?
Looks as though when the starter is turning the feed to the radio and clock is disconnected, as it is at the moment?
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ok I am at work now. I am going to rip apart the dash... by far the easiest radio ive ever seen to get to... Ill take a look at it. I was reading on other sites that the 12v constant is usually a yellow wire and if you are just assuming you know what your doing the red would seem like a safe bet for power so they may have the lines backwards. Thanks for the help
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figured it out. The person who wired this ran the constant and the switched power to the switched power cable on the harness. i found a radio diagram and it had all the color coded wires listed so i separated them and wired it correctly.
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Glad you got it sorted.
Nothing worse than people fitting equipment in
car's when they don't know what they are doing!
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Thanks for the help.
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