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Old 11-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #1
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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

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:19 AM   #2
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help anyone? pleaseee

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Old 11-20-2013, 05:37 AM   #3
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Sounds like you got the wiring wrong some how. Verify you are using the correct wires for switched, constant, and ground.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #4
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Did you use an adapter harness to plug into factory plug?
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #5
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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?
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:34 AM   #8
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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
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