Having problems with your 2004 Mitsubishi Galant ?

After replacing my battery i have to put the code in every time i start the car for the radio is this electrial or fuse problem

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Ok , as you may know, your car has a security feature that disables the stereo every time the power is disconnected from it. so that is your problem. you have 2 power supplies to your stereo. one is a wire that is connected to your ignition switch, so that is like an electrical switch so to say, that powers up the unit when you start the car. the second is a slightly larger wire that supplies a constant current to the stereo, even when the cars off. this wire allows the stereo to save your sound and radio presets, and other memory when you turn the ignition off. this constant wire is most likely your problem. im not sure where this wire is spliced into your battery. it may be at athe battery, or it may be a wire leading into your under hood fusebox. check the owners manual for the fuse locations, and check to see if they are bad. then, check to make sure there werent any wires or connecters that may have been left off by accident when the stereo was disconnected. finally if that doesnt work, you can locate this wire, and replace it, if you know how to use a digital multimeter. just determine what wire is the constant, cut and splice a new wire into the stereo-end of the old constant, then run that wire to a constant power supply, like directly to the positive battery post. if you do though, just make sure that the wire will be clear from any moving or hot parts, and dont forget to install some kind of fuse near the battery. im guessing a 10 amp fuse should be sufficient. hope this helps you, or at least gives you a good starting point.
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