As part of my stormchasing, I needed to replace the Blaupunkt in my
2003 US Ford Focus. I installed an old Radio Shack AM/FM/CD/
Weatherband; the deck had previously been in a 88 Ranger without any
Got the proper wiring adapter, but the best match of wires would
either a) cause my presets and clock to go away after each time I
turned the car off, or alternately b) burn out the backlight on the
display, which it did in short order. Still this wasn't a problem
until I forgot to take the detachable faceplate off when I went out of
town and the battery ran down.
The old deck shows signs of old age and I am looking to get a new
deck, and am wondering if there is any way to make sure this doesn't
happen again, or are newer decks engineered so this isn't a problem?