Originally Posted by Jeep 2000
I haven't had time to really look into this, but I wiggled the key and it turned off and then back on. It is really intermittent. Sometimes it doesn't turn off when the turn signal goes on. I am going to try to look at the ground today, Another weird thing is that it doesn't get any radio reception. I am pretty close to the city and the signals are strong.
Yeah, you really need to pull that radio and see how "mickey mouse" it was connected. Be careful when you pull the radio though, because the wires behind it, are normally short in length. It sounds like the antenna isn't connected either. This is likely why you aren't getting any radio reception. I would also check for non-insulated wires. Since, it sounds like a short. Maybe the person who installed it used electrical tape, just twisted the wires together, and the electrical tape has come off, and the wires are loose, causing an intermittent short. I would use the clear crimp connectors, instead of butt connectors too. All of these improper scenarios could cause a short. Or, maybe the installer tapped into the ground strap, but didn't secure the strap to the chassis, after removing the OEM radio. This happened to me. Or, maybe the ground is loose at the chassis, causing intermittent voltages to the ignition system.