I just installed an aftermarket Sony head unit in my 2004 TJ. It sounds great but, I'm getting really poor radio reception. Has anyone else had this problem? It was plug and play so I did not have to hook up any wires. The antenna is plugged into the back of the radio and all the connections seem fine. I'm stumped.
I had the same thing when I did mine...even let best buy do it as it was free same day service...sucked...took it back and they put in a new head unit and still crap..switched brands to better radio, got bigger discount and still shit. SO I took it apart and found the problem. There is a jumper antenna wire that splices right behind the glove box, and it was loose. Too easy once I got to looking at it. Took about an hour for me to find it...all in all not worth my time to let them do it. Never loose since...I have an 05 X.
Hope it works for you the same.
thanks for the info guys. I'm going to change the antenna adapter cable and the "special" jeep antenna wire with an antenna extension cable and see if its the cable. If not I'll have to try and find that wire.
in my '99 i had the same problem, what i had to do is backtrack the antenna wire to the antenna, there should be another connection closer to the antenna. i would say to get rid of that head unit, when it comes to sony and car audio it is all crap no matter how much you spend.
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Well the problem is solved. I finally got an antenna extension cable today and removed the antenna adapter and factory plug. It took longer to program the stations than it did to install. I actually get more stations am and fm than I did with the factory head unit.