Ok, I bought a new stereo to replace my aftermarket stereo and have had a huge issue with wiring...I bought a new wiring harness, but when I splice the wires from my stereo to the harness I am having issues with what to splice with...first time: wire nuts...every bump I hit the radio shorts out...second time: wire connectors that you crimp, well they end up slipping out so I put electrical tape on top of conncetors, and still every bump radio either flickers out or will power down then back up...what is my issue here?
If you look down the barrel of the butt connector you will see where the metal inside is. That's where you crimp it, if you do it before the metal all you do is squish the plastic which let the wire slip out.
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I agree with I believe its Bob if you dont know take it to a professional its cheap and you have piece of mind it's not common but I know some one personally who burned they're CJ 7 to the ground because the stereo was hooked up shady
Well I have connected everything...nothing slipping out, then covered everything with electrical tape so it couldn't slip...my ground wires are attached to the chassis at least the two I found...and I thought I had it...took the Jeep down the bumpiest road and did ok, then I hit a big bump and radio powered down then back up...that was yesterday...same today except now everybump powering down and back up...it's irritating because it had become a challenge, however now i will succumb to the greater powers of stereo installation...can anyone recommend somewhere? Best Buy is $50, and the whole reason I took on this challenge was to save money
I hear you on trying to save a few bucks, in fact the reason so many of us love the Jeep is for the simple process of doins so many mods ourselves; and that includes stereo/audio.
I agree with previous posts, soldering etc, probably best, however I've done quite a few in the past by just twisting the wires and applying electrical tape. Plastic crimps present their own problems for the novice installer as well. I have come to really like using the twist on connectors, followed up w/ electrical tape.
My concern is why the system is powering down and up again after u hit a bump. It would seem to me that if there was a loss of contact (wires running to spkrs etc.) that u would regain "sound" immediately. It sounds like you have checked the "ground" wire, I would also suggest checking the main power wire. Otherwise, pro installer, next option. Good Luck!
Just to to the bay at Best Buy with your stereo harness and your Jeep adapter harness and a 10 dollar bill. Tell them u just need the harness wired, that you'll take care of mounting.
Go when nobody is there, like at 10am or at lunch during the week.
Look fir a kid that doesn't look like a manager.