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Old 12-07-2009, 10:00 PM
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Radio/Clock resets regularly

Here lately, my radio resets to AM 590, the clock goes to 12:00 and the CD player seems to start reading each CD. This happens when I start the truck, mostly first thing in the morning. The presets don't get lost on the radio stations. It just goes to 590 AM. That is not a preset, nor is that a viable station in the area.

Any Ideas as to what is causing it?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:21 PM
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I would start with the battery. Have you changed the battery since you bought it? 4 or 5 year battery seems like it might be a bit old and weak. I would think the voltage is getting too low and the radio is resetting. May also look at the battery connectors to make sure the are clean and making good contact.
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:45 AM
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Stereo systems have two power source wires. One (usually red) is for ignition power, that is, it only has power when the key is in the ON position. The other (usually yellow) is a constant 12 volt source. There may be a bad connection on your constant wire. I've had it happen to me before.
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 02:48 PM
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yea its your battery. mine did the same exact thing when it went bad. started up ok but it would reset my radio. when it finally starting being sluggish on the start up it had to go. just fine now.
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the replies. The truck does start right up. I have an amp for the speakers and the Bazooka tube (2nd amp). That all seems fine.

I wonder if I could have the battery tested?
 
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:53 PM
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yea any local autoparts store can like advance discount...
if its not rolling over pretty fast id say its done for.
 
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It cranks like it is brand new.
 
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by dcsmith View Post
Here lately, my radio resets to AM 590, the clock goes to 12:00 and the CD player seems to start reading each CD. This happens when I start the truck, mostly first thing in the morning. The presets don't get lost on the radio stations. It just goes to 590 AM. That is not a preset, nor is that a viable station in the area.

Any Ideas as to what is causing it?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

David
d.c. smith... did you ever figure out what is going on? our 2009 f250 does this!!!!!! not everyday but often!!!
 
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Dcsmith hasn't posted on this site in about 4½ years, but you might want to check out the Super Duty/Heavy duty group here, I'm sure somebody would know. Good luck
 
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:06 PM
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It was the battery

Bought a new one. It was fine.
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d.c. smith... did you ever figure out what is going on? our 2009 f250 does this!!!!!! not everyday but often!!!
 
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