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Okay, I checked the forum for any related posts on the issues i'm having, and found nothing. So, I'm going to list some things that I'm having problems with and I'd appreciate some feedback, Thx.

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My cars radio has an aftermarket wire ran from the radio to the fuse box inside to the 'Back up fuse', I got it like this, and I'm not sure why it's in there. Anyway, When i plug it into the back up, my radio keeps it settings, and all that, but stays on when i turn the car off and it drains battery. So right now I have the aftermarket wire unplugged, and everytime i turn on my car i have to manually turn on my radio and set the channels and all that, and my clock in the dash resets aswell, back to 1:00. Please Helppp.

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My moon roof opens and closes quick and all that, but when i bought my prelude a few years ago, I notticed there was rust on the roof from where the moonroof would scrape the roof as it would slide back into the closed position. I can provide pictures of the rust spots if needed, i'd have to find the pictures in some old files. But it's basically on each side right behind where the moonroof sits. Any ideas would be helpful, thx.

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When I drive, I hear and feel in the floorboard *womp womp womp womp womp womp* i was told it might be the wheel bearings, but I haven't gotten around to checking, and not sure how to yet. Any ideas?

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1) It sounds like the power cable is connected directly to the battery via that fuse and the constant power isn't at all. The constant power is just that - it has power all the time. The switched power should go to your key barrel, and only turn the deck on when you turn the key to position II. This shouldn't drain your battery overnight - if it does then you have far more serious issues, like maybe a dead battery or alternator.
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1) It sounds like the power cable is connected directly to the battery via that fuse and the constant power isn't at all. The constant power is just that - it has power all the time. The switched power should go to your key barrel, and only turn the deck on when you turn the key to position II. This shouldn't drain your battery overnight - if it does then you have far more serious issues, like maybe a dead battery or alternator.
It did drain my battery I'm pretty sure, i left the wire plugged into the 'back up fuse' for a night, and the next morning the car started weak, and the gas and engine temp gauges took like 5mins to fully display, the light slowly creeped on so to speak.. And i don't think there's any aftermarket wires goin from the radio to the battery. it's just a single wire going from the radio ran under the dash to the fuse box inside, but i have it unplugged so it won't drain the battery.
Kinda hard to figure this one out. >.<
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Re: Problems that need to be fixed! PLEASE HELP!

your head unit has what is called violatile memory it requires a constant charge to keep the memory stored as opposed to like a hard drive which physically writes information on a disk. Hope this helps
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Re: Problems that need to be fixed! PLEASE HELP!

OP Issue 3) Could be bearings, a wheel being off balance or bent, bad dampeners (Schocks) or possible the springs. Discount and Big O Tires will generally re balance your tire for free, and often check to make sure the rim isnt bent. If the tires are okay check your suspension system. If all is well there check the rings. If the rings are bad call an exorcist^_^
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BTW, to OP, your video is f***ing hilarious I cant stop watching.
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your head unit has what is called violatile memory it requires a constant charge to keep the memory stored as opposed to like a hard drive which physically writes information on a disk. Hope this helps
I thought it might be the head unit, but I've had three different head units in there and all of them did the same thing. And Idk why the clock in the dash would reset itself to 1:00 everytime aswell. But when i plug the aftermarket wire into the 'Back up fuse' the clock, and the radio keep their settings.
Unless you were explaining something I didn't fully understand, I think the head unit isn't the problem. If you still think it may be, more information would be appreciated.
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OP Issue 3) Could be bearings, a wheel being off balance or bent, bad dampeners (Schocks) or possible the springs. Discount and Big O Tires will generally re balance your tire for free, and often check to make sure the rim isnt bent. If the tires are okay check your suspension system. If all is well there check the rings. If the rings are bad call an exorcist^_^
Lolz, thanks. I'll be sure to check these options. And thanks for the positive comment on my signature video. :]
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Re: Problems that need to be fixed! PLEASE HELP!

to fix the radio problem before u turn ur car off. make sure u power off ur radio thats how it will stop pulling volts and killin ur battery.
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Re: Problems that need to be fixed! PLEASE HELP!

All headunits I'm pretty sure require a constant very very small current to keep the memory of your settings stored (this is volatile memory) Other things that have volatile usally use a Hold Up Battery (HUB) to keep a constant small charge to keep the memory stored.

Every time you take the current off of your headunit it loses all power and thats why your settings go back to the default settings and not the ones that you made for it.

I hope I made sense this time

Sounds like your headunit may be hooked up wrong
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to fix the radio problem before u turn ur car off. make sure u power off ur radio thats how it will stop pulling volts and killin ur battery.
Yeah man, I thought of that. And that's what i did, I turned the radio off when i turned off the car, and the next day the car started weak, like the battery was still drained. It has too much power, to where the whole unit stays on and plays music even when the key's out of the ignition.
Thinking the wiring is messed up, and i need to take it all out and redo it.

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All headunits I'm pretty sure require a constant very very small current to keep the memory of your settings stored (this is volatile memory) Other things that have volatile usally use a Hold Up Battery (HUB) to keep a constant small charge to keep the memory stored.

Every time you take the current off of your headunit it loses all power and thats why your settings go back to the default settings and not the ones that you made for it.

I hope I made sense this time

Sounds like your headunit may be hooked up wrong
Yeah, true man. I think that the volatile memory wiring or w/e isn't wired correctly. I'm not sure how it all works, but something's not right.
You said volatile would give it a very smallll current, that's what I'm missing. I don't know if i would be able to power on the radio with the key out of the ignition, most cars don't.
I need to figure out how it's supposed to be hooked up, and look at mine and possibly redo it.
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Your aftermarket headunit shoud have came with a wirining diagram in the instruction manual

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Yeah, I'll have to look the instructions up online for my head unit. Paper Instructions are long gone, but yes, that's a good start. Thanks for your help, sir. :]
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