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Old 11-24-2011, 02:35 PM   #61
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Well 6" fit in there too and should sound better.

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Old 11-25-2011, 06:40 PM   #62
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:50 PM   #63
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Great write up. Love the detail you went into.

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Old 12-10-2011, 07:08 PM   #64
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I have a question I just installed a new stero unit in my 2000 tj but now the guages dont work and the stock radio or the new one won't work any ideas?
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I also see in the pictures that there is only a grey connector Mine has two a black and grey Any hints?
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:15 PM   #66
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I would like to point out that the Chilton Total Car Care Guides have the wiring harness diagrams in them Amazon, Ebay and your local parts places have them. Plus it help give you a clue about your jeep. I have one for every vehicle I have.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:42 AM   #67
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I have a question I just installed a new stero unit in my 2000 tj but now the guages dont work and the stock radio or the new one won't work any ideas?
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I also see in the pictures that there is only a grey connector Mine has two a black and grey Any hints?
Are you saying none of your guages work? Or is it just the lighting not working. If neither your new or old radio is not turning on I would say you blew a fuse. Check your "Radio" and "Acc." fuses then try your old stereo. If it works, double check the wiring for the new stereo before you put it back in.

I have check a few wire diagrams and I haven't seen anything about a solid grey wire. Mine had two red and two black wires, they are ok to connect together(the two red together and the two black together, not the red to the black).
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #68
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Thank you for the excellent writeup. Guest what i did today....

You saved me fro hours of guessing and poking around my dash
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does the front speakers and the sound bar speakers that are stock when you unplug them in a 99 tj wrangler sahara have like a harness already there or is it just wires?
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Does this "install" really merit a write-up. It's pretty easy.
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does the front speakers and the sound bar speakers that are stock when you unplug them in a 99 tj wrangler sahara have like a harness already there or is it just wires?
The speakers will have a harness. You can just clip the plugs off and crimp on spade connectors. If you get your speakers at crutchfield or similar they will come with adapters.

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Does this "install" really merit a write-up. It's pretty easy.
People find it helpful and that's all that matters. Plus I don't need a write up to change brake pads and rotors as I find it easy but there are write-ups for them.
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People find it helpful and that's all that matters. Plus I don't need a write up to change brake pads and rotors as I find it easy but there are write-ups for them.
Your comparing brake pads and rotors to unplugging an old cd player and some speakers?
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #73
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Yes, some need more help than others. Also messing with wiring scares some people. You have to start somewhere. Some people have never picked up a screwdriver. Doesn't mean we shouldn't help them.
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Yes, some need more help than others. Also messing with wiring scares some people. You have to start somewhere. Some people have never picked up a screwdriver. Doesn't mean we shouldn't help them.
definitely helps me! appreciate your help.

Just curious but a lot of the write ups i've read so far never mentioned taking off the negative battery cable. I thought as a safety precaution you should always disconnect negative battery cable?
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It is always wise to do research on your mod before you do it. Hunch the write up's. I for one do not want to brick my jeep. Haha
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definitely helps me! appreciate your help.

Just curious but a lot of the write ups i've read so far never mentioned taking off the negative battery cable. I thought as a safety precaution you should always disconnect negative battery cable?
It's a radio and some speakers.
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It's a radio and some speakers.
lol that doesn't really "merit' as a response to my question..
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How about this.

It is unnecessary to disconnect the battery because we are not splicing any wires on the Jeep. You should be making the radio harness inside then it's just plug and play. You don't cut the breaker to your living room when you plug in your TV do you?

Now if your splicing the harness straight to the vehicles wires(not recommended) then it would be a good idea to disconnect the battery. Though the most that would happen is a little spark and a blown fuse for the radio.
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^awesome, thanks so much. I understand now
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lol that doesn't really "merit' as a response to my question..
Yes it does.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #81
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TheTJRod!!!

Great Post! I was digging around last night and felt I was reliving the experience when I saw your pics!

Need Your Help!!!!

I have a 2003 Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

Console sub does not work. I have checked the fuse and it's good. I have gotten to the point where I need to disconnect the sub/amp wire harness and I am unable to figure it out. Tugging is not working and I can not find any clamps etc that need to be depressed etc.

HELP!!! LOL

I have read hundreds of post have soaked up tons of great information! This one was perfect!

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Old 03-23-2012, 07:32 AM   #82
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socrtom, those things are a pain to get apart. i took a screwdriver and broke off the tabs on the sides and then inserted it in between the two plugs and twisted it working my way around the plug untill it finally came free
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Wdary15... I finally got it apart, sub is blown, amp works and I have ordered a Kicker replacement! Excited to get started!

Now... Do you know what else can be plugged into the back of the factory head unit? I would like to either add a cd changer or better yet run a line/plug for an mp3 pl
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Wdary15... I finally got it apart, sub is blown, amp works and I have ordered a Kicker replacement! Excited to get started!

Now... Do you know what else can be plugged into the back of the factory head unit? I would like to either add a cd changer or better yet run a line/plug for an mp3 pl
A CD changer? That just sounds like a bad idea in a wrangler. There are stock multi disc changers though. For an inline plug you could look at those kits that install on the antenna wire but I don't recommend them either. For not much more you could buy a headunit with a headphone jack and usb plug.
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Thanks for the write up! Helped me out a lot when I put in my new stereo today.
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Thanks alot for the write up! I really appreciate it!.

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Sorry to bring back the old thread but man this has really help me fix my radio great write up.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #89
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yip, used this myself today to step by step the new head unit, nalin plates and 5.25's in. Thanks for the write up and to tjmike003 - really? why dog on a thread thats obviously helping people..lame.
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This write up was super helpful. thanks for taking the time to do it.

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