05 tj not starting after stereo install - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 13
05 tj not starting after stereo install

ok so to start ive searched and not found the answer.
heres the problem

i installed a jvc head unit that i had in my previous car.
had to join a wiring harness together, so o solder and heat shrunk all wires

radio turns on when i turn the key and works fine then when i go to start she starts to turn over then shuts down.
if i disconnect the head unit she starts good as ever.

so both run separately but not together

have i missed something here?

thanks
mcamm92 is offline   Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 13
help anyone? pleaseee

mcamm92 is offline   Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
Commercial Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Shark_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 3,458
Sounds like you got the wiring wrong some how. Verify you are using the correct wires for switched, constant, and ground.
__________________
One-of-a-kind wood shift knobs for sale

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/han...s-1175625.html
Shark_13 is offline   Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #4
Commercial Member

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
Shark_13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 3,458
Did you use an adapter harness to plug into factory plug?
__________________
One-of-a-kind wood shift knobs for sale

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/han...s-1175625.html
Shark_13 is offline   Quote
Old 11-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 13
hey mate, i used an adapter from the jeep harness and an adapter from the head unit then soldered them together.
the jeep has two grounds and two constant actives and the head unit has one of each, so i joined them together. should that matter?
mcamm92 is offline   Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
jefferyfghezzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SANDUSKY OHIO
Posts: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcamm92 View Post
hey mate, i used an adapter from the jeep harness and an adapter from the head unit then soldered them together.
the jeep has two grounds and two constant actives and the head unit has one of each, so i joined them together. should that matter?
YA!!!!!!!!! The grounds shouldn't matter but there should be only one constant hot. Try separating the two constant hots (constant actives). Use one then the other.
jefferyfghezzi is online now   Quote
Old 11-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Spitse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 83
Check all your fuses, even the ones under the hood. Specifically the square ones, not the blade ones, for starting.
I thought I killed my jeep when installing my radio. The antenna wire end grounded out the jeep and blew the starter fuse.
Spitse is offline   Quote
Old 11-29-2013, 01:34 AM   #8
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitse View Post
Check all your fuses, even the ones under the hood. Specifically the square ones, not the blade ones, for starting.
I thought I killed my jeep when installing my radio. The antenna wire end grounded out the jeep and blew the starter fuse.
all fuese ok
ordered a harness so hopfully that works
cheers

mcamm92 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC