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Old 10-03-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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'97 Wrangler - cassette - autoreverse

Hi,

I still have the stock head unit in my '97 wrangler.

The cassette player doesn't work. If you put a cassette into it, the auto reverse cycles back and forth a few times and then spits out the cassette.

Anyone experience the same thing?

Know a fix for it?

(FYI - I'm happy with the stock head unit. I don't intend to "upgrade")

Thanks!

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Old 10-03-2010, 06:47 PM   #2
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It's got 13 years worth of dirt in it most likely. Blow it out with canned air maybe?

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:13 AM   #3
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Sounds like your tension detection is broken or stuck. It's the piece that gets pushed when the tape is wound to the very end of the tape and goes taught. It wouldn't hurt to take a tape and re-tension it on another deck to ensure it does not catch. One other thing you can to to troubleshoot it is find a cassette with a broken tape (and remove all of the tape) and see if it does the same thing. I suspect a tape insert with headphone plug would do the same - things used to attach a CD player to a tape deck. They don't have actual tapes in them, just a playback head that aligns with the one in the deck. If the deck does the same thing with a no-tape cassette, then that's the place to start. If you don't wanna rip things apart yourself I suspect you'd spend less money getting a replacement deck installed from a stereo shop than you'd spend getting your factory unit repaired.
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What is a cassette?
That's what I was going to say.....but I'm old enough to remember 8 tracks!
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Sounds like your tension detection is broken or stuck. It's the piece that gets pushed when the tape is wound to the very end of the tape and goes taught. It wouldn't hurt to take a tape and re-tension it on another deck to ensure it does not catch. One other thing you can to to troubleshoot it is find a cassette with a broken tape (and remove all of the tape) and see if it does the same thing. I suspect a tape insert with headphone plug would do the same - things used to attach a CD player to a tape deck. They don't have actual tapes in them, just a playback head that aligns with the one in the deck. If the deck does the same thing with a no-tape cassette, then that's the place to start. If you don't wanna rip things apart yourself I suspect you'd spend less money getting a replacement deck installed from a stereo shop than you'd spend getting your factory unit repaired.

Thanks for the input. It gives me a starting point.
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Drop a bill on it and bring it into the 21st century... It's pretty easy to do yourself and so worth it to have iPod, iPhone, Aux inputs.... and (gasp) CD capability....
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What she said!Ditch it and go modern!
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Drop a bill on it and bring it into the 21st century... It's pretty easy to do yourself and so worth it to have iPod, iPhone, Aux inputs.... and (gasp) CD capability....
I agree, by the time you're done messing around with it, it will be easier to pop a new deck in. I used crutchfield.com when I replaced mine. It came with the harness, adapter plate, and vehicle specific install guide. Maybe you could find a replacement stock deck on ebay on the cheap.. and that would be a quick swap.

I guess the good news about a tape deck is you don't really have to worry about it being stolen..

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I'm surprised... they still make a replacement tape deck!
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_070XC41...0.html?tp=5684
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Drop a bill on it and bring it into the 21st century... It's pretty easy to do yourself and so worth it to have iPod, iPhone, Aux inputs.... and (gasp) CD capability....
21st century would only clash with the Jeep's crank windows and erector set soft top....
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21st century would only clash with the Jeep's crank windows and erector set soft top....
Ya think? It goes well with my zipper windows and erector set soft top... In fact, now I can hear it, in spite of the above mentioned amenities
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That's what I was going to say.....but I'm old enough to remember 8 tracks!
I still got one on the shelf in the shed and works

Op I still got my stock tape player out of the jeep it could be yours real cheep .
I'm with InfernoGirl get with the times
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I guess the good news about a tape deck is you don't really have to worry about it being stolen..
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You got it. It's not that I love cassettes, I just want to keep the stock radio. Being that it has a cassette player, it would be nice if it worked...

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