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    Radio presets erased after service

    I took my 02 WRX wagon to a garage to get a new clutch installed. When I brought it home, I noticed that the radio presets were all erased. This seems sort of sketchy to me. I have the stock six-disc Subaru stereo-- and they definitely didn't do a swircheroo on me since the radio still has the same coffee stain it always had! I'm just curious what they could have done to trigger some sort of "hard reset."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAbaustin
    I took my 02 WRX wagon to a garage to get a new clutch installed. When I brought it home, I noticed that the radio presets were all erased. This seems sort of sketchy to me. I have the stock six-disc Subaru stereo-- and they definitely didn't do a swircheroo on me since the radio still has the same coffee stain it always had! I'm just curious what they could have done to trigger some sort of "hard reset."
    They did the right thing.... they unhooked the battery when they worked on the car Just reset the stations you whiner!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAbaustin
    I took my 02 WRX wagon to a garage to get a new clutch installed. When I brought it home, I noticed that the radio presets were all erased. This seems sort of sketchy to me. I have the stock six-disc Subaru stereo-- and they definitely didn't do a swircheroo on me since the radio still has the same coffee stain it always had! I'm just curious what they could have done to trigger some sort of "hard reset."
    because they disconnected your battery.

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    got it , I just figured that the radio had some sort of internal flash memory that would remember presets even if power was disconnected-- my clock didn't revert back to 12:00 so I thought the same would go for the radio.

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    I would be nice if the presets didn't disappear. I have yet to own a radio (factory or aftermarket) that didn't reset the stations when disconnected from a power source
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    hmm... well if the clock didn't reset then they wouldn't have disconnected the battery... or they just reset the clock for you (more likely).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BAbaustin
    got it , I just figured that the radio had some sort of internal flash memory that would remember presets even if power was disconnected-- my clock didn't revert back to 12:00 so I thought the same would go for the radio.

    ....internal flash memory....you're so funny

    they probaby reset your clock for you
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    go f*** yourself

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    Seems like it does take a bit longer for the radio to reset than the ECU though. Last time I disconnected the battery and pressed the brake pedal, the trip meter reset back to 0, but my stations remained programmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingflood
    Seems like it does take a bit longer for the radio to reset than the ECU though. Last time I disconnected the battery and pressed the brake pedal, the trip meter reset back to 0, but my stations remained programmed.

    there's probably a capacitor in there somewhere. takes a while to discharge if its only drawing enough power to maintain the presets.
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