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Old 04-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Blaupunkt installed - Won't work without key in ignition..

Hey,

I got a hold of the blaupunkt and finally got it in with all of the wires heatshrinked together. The right way - focus hacks way - with the red and yellows mixed up instead of matched up.

However, since I put it in today, I've realized that the radio does not work unless the key is in the ignition - meaning that the clock needs to be reset everytime I start the car. This is a small hassle however, I really do use the clock on the radio.

Any ideas on what I ought to do to fix this issue?

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There is a wire in your harness that is +12 volts even when your ignition key is off. Not sure about your radio, but in every aftermarket radio that I have installed in the focus, there is a cooresponding wire in the radio harness which connects to this constant 12 volt wire. The purpose is to provide a constant voltage to keep your resets from clearing each time you turn the car off. It also keeps the clock running. Can't be sure that is your problem, however may be worth checking.

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There is a wire in your harness that is +12 volts even when your ignition key is off. Not sure about your radio, but in every aftermarket radio that I have installed in the focus, there is a cooresponding wire in the radio harness which connects to this constant 12 volt wire. The purpose is to provide a constant voltage to keep your resets from clearing each time you turn the car off. It also keeps the clock running. Can't be sure that is your problem, however may be worth checking.

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Hi John,

Thanks for your reply! I'll pull the radio today and see if I can try out the original way to wire up the radio ie not crossing the red and yellow wires. I have a feeling either the yellow or red is in fact the 12 V wire...

I will keep you posted.
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On second thoughts, I believe the orange wire with black stripe is the 12V power...I'm not entirely sure what I should do...any help would be appreciated. And this above mentioned wire is connected to the harness correctly...
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There is a wire in your harness that is +12 volts even when your ignition key is off. Not sure about your radio, but in every aftermarket radio that I have installed in the focus, there is a cooresponding wire in the radio harness which connects to this constant 12 volt wire. The purpose is to provide a constant voltage to keep your resets from clearing each time you turn the car off. It also keeps the clock running. Can't be sure that is your problem, however may be worth checking.

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Hey John,

Thanks for your advice, I switched the wires to the original colors and it works fine!

I think the focus hacks instructions are now a little out of date as the manufacturer of the plugs have now color coded the wires correctly!

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I've updated the article with a note that people may want to verify which way the red and yellow wires go together before committing to it with solder and shrink wrap. Good catch, thanks!
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I've updated the article with a note that people may want to verify which way the red and yellow wires go together before committing to it with solder and shrink wrap. Good catch, thanks!
You're welcome!

Thanks for updating the article and great job on focus hacks!
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