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Old 06-16-2006, 09:40 AM   #1
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Please remember.. I am a girl.

Ok, so I had a totally blond moment even thought I'm not blond and I sorta left the top off completely in the (thunderstorm and winddriven) rain. No big deal, I thought. It's a Jeep. It's been through worse. Afterall, that thing is tougher than most bodybuilders. Next dry morning (it was a 4 day storm), I proudly went outside and got in my jeep and started it up (perfectly) but noticed something missing. Ah yes, the strange noise (music) that normally greeted me from my stereo wasn't there. Apparently, it stopped working. I thought, well maybe it's wet and sometimes electronics don't work when they're wet. So I let it dry out. And now another 4 days later it still doesn't work.

So I'm thinking/hoping it's the fuse. But like the genius that I am, put the owner's manual in a place that I'd never lose it. And so it is still not lost ... except to me. Problem is, I can't find anything online that has the fuse diagram and the fuse box lid thing is not on the fuse box anymore.

Does anyone know what fuse I should check/replace? Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-16-2006, 10:17 AM   #2
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I can't help you with the TJ, but don't feel alone.

I recently bought a cab cover to use during the summer at night while the top was off. It was advertized as water repellant and did a great job of keeping the dew off. Immajine my surprise when I went out the morning after a rainy day to find everything dripping inside.

It took several days foir the seats and interior to dry out.

Good luck with getting the tunes back! I'm sure someone here will be able to help you out.

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Old 06-16-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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I do not have the manuel with me, the wife has it in our Jeep, at her work. How about calling the service, or parts dept., at your local dealer. I am sure they would be more than happy to assist you. If not, hopefully someone will be able to help you, that has their book, or Jeep handy, to read the positions of the fuses. That would be a great signature...........Jeeps aren't waterproof..........lol
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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Bestop tops...

I have to say, I got a bikini top (I'm not fond of saying bra top) from Quadratech it's made by bestop. That thing can hold out the great waterwall of china. I'm really impressed. It is completely waterproof. Just one word of caution (learning experience),... water likes to pool ontop of the top. If you don't drain it out before driving it, you will see a really nice waterfall pouring into your lap. BTW, it's a tad bit embarrassing if it happens on your way to work. Not that I have any experience with that. Unfortunately, I didn't get the bikini top on before the 4 day downpour, otherwise, my stereo would be working.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:42 AM   #5
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I can imagine that would be a little embarassing, arriving at work with your lap soaking wet.......lol........It seems that you have a great attitude about it though. WTG!!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:45 AM   #6
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I call it a laugh or cry moment. I'd rather laugh. Water = laugh. Replacing my sway bars = cry.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:48 AM   #7
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What happened to your sway bar?
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:54 AM   #8
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I can imagine that would be a little embarassing, arriving at work with your lap soaking wet.......lol........It seems that you have a great attitude about it though. WTG!!!!!!!
I agree , how about sending some of that great attitude out west . My wife could use a little . Just kidding , but she has been a little whiney about the Jeep lately . Weather is still kinda cold . lol
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:59 AM   #9
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Sway bar

City Driving. New Bedford's roads rival some trails I've seen. I'm not sure what specifically did it in. But the clunking noise was a great indicator. Warranties rock. Only paid $100 and I didn't have to lift a wrench.

As for the dealers/parts dept: (Learning experiece.) Took Jeep in to get the hood repainted (bubbling paint, took them vover a week to paint ONLY the hood) afterwards I asked what fuse to pull to stop the interior lights from staying on. 4 hours later, they pulled the bulb. A few months later I had to get the door handles replaced (paint chipping). They asked where I parked it, I handed them the doors and said "Here you go, I'll pick them up when your done." No way they are getting that jeep back for anything. Our dealers/parts people around here are embarrasing. They all drive Hyundais.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:10 AM   #10
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They all drive Hyundais.
OUCH........no wonder they haven't got a clue. Behind your glove box, is another fuse panel. The bottom row, all the way to the right, is the 10amp fuse that you pull when you take your doors off. But you probably know that by now. Now that I am thinking about it, that is probably where a fuse got blown. Your hood would have protected the fuse panel under there. Take a pen light, and see if you can see which fuse is blown behind your glove box.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:11 AM   #11
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yeah, I figured that one out last time I found my manual. Now it's the radio fuse I can't find.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:15 AM   #12
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If you shine a small light on the rest of the fuses behind the glove box, you should be able to tell if one is blown, or not.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:16 AM   #13
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It's worth a try.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:17 AM   #14
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Or, pull them out, one at a time, and look at them from the side, to see if the wire is good inside the plastic. One at a time, so you don't forget where they go.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:23 AM   #15
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i gave up on dealerships awhile ago most of the people that work in there are just guys that read a manual then go do the work. i have found if you can find local parts stores like family run or something like it they tend to be a lot more willing to help or they know some one that does. just something to check out.

TJ babe, do you come up to maine like the rest of your state during the summer, sorry im a little biased i hate tourists but if you do come up and want to wheel lemme know new tires will be here monday so im itching to get out.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:46 AM   #16
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Sorry superman, I'm no summer tourist. I really only go up north during snowboarding season. That's not to say I wouldn't love to go four wheeling. I feel a little inadequate though, until my warranty is up, I'm not modding anything. So I'd be the geek in the factory spec TJ trying to hang with the big boys.

"Or, pull them out, one at a time" - Ewwww. work. no no no.. silly boy. that takes too much time and effort. lol. (conceeds however, that looking online has actually taken more time that it would have taken to yank them all.)
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Old 06-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #17
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Now this really sucks. it's not the fuse. I have no busted fuses and (silly me) realized that diagram is actually printed on the back of the glove box. So.. it's fuse 15. incase anyone was wondering. Now, unfortunately that means I have to go under the dash and see where it died.
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:25 PM   #18
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At least you have a good sense of humor.......lol.
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not to dissapoint you or anything but i roached a stero in my YJ a few weeks ago, got wet while washing it off (i know i am stupid) but i decided im not going through another week with no stero so i went and bought a marine CD player and speakers and heat shrunk all connections, just something to look at if you have to replace it.
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:52 PM   #20
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dude that would rock. But is it budgetarily safe or did you have to fork over a fortune? I'm hoping when I get under the dash that there is a second fuse on the back of the stereo itself. At least that's how most car stereos work. Hopefully that is blown and it's a quick fix. Otherwise, I'm spending money, my fiance will be pissed and I'm going to have to replace it by myself. (Hears mumbling sounding something like "I asked you if you wanted to put the top back on. You said no... that it's a Jeep and can take a little rain...")
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Old 06-17-2006, 06:08 PM   #21
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dude that would rock. But is it budgetarily safe or did you have to fork over a fortune? I'm hoping when I get under the dash that there is a second fuse on the back of the stereo itself. At least that's how most car stereos work. Hopefully that is blown and it's a quick fix. Otherwise, I'm spending money, my fiance will be pissed and I'm going to have to replace it by myself. (Hears mumbling sounding something like "I asked you if you wanted to put the top back on. You said no... that it's a Jeep and can take a little rain...")
Honestly, the rain may jst be a coincidence. My jeepie has taken in rain quite a few times and either I have been really lucky, or the stuff in it just isn't that easy to kill.

Anyway, I'm assuming you have a factory radio. Which one is it? I have an extra one I bought off Ebay a couple years ago just because the price was right. It's for a YJ though, and I hear that they don't have the same plug on the back.
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:41 PM   #22
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bummer that stinks..... i had a simalar prob with my factory. my wife was doing the grumbling though.... "I told you it was going to rain..." I don't remember a fuse on the back of mine( 03 wrangler) but I could be wrong. I replaced it with an Alpine and have good luck so far.....
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Old 06-18-2006, 11:03 PM   #23
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It definately is a factory stereo/cd I think panasonic. I've not made any mods at all. I thought it would take more abuse than it did too.

Funny hardy.. that's the same conversation I just got done having after explaining why I want to take the dash apart. It's a Jeep thing. The others just don't get it.
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hahah yeah you are right it is a jeep thing, I thought she would understand cause she drives a 99 WJ but she don't. good luck
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Take it to a dealership if it is still under warranty tell them it just quit working.Say nothing about it being wet.Check with another dealer other than the one you have been going to.Sometimes it seems like they are all bad but there are some very good dealers out there.Bill

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