Hey guys, got a bit of a dilemma I was hoping I could get some help on before going back into the Stealership.
Went to a certified auto guy who does custom work and had him install a JVC 820 radio unit. Had to hook it up via a converter box of some sorts to basically make it so the output is in the plug style from the vehicle to the radio unit. A common thing that happens with installation of radios.
I noticed afterwards that my AC was not working properly. The 2 buttons in the center of the AC section of the console were not lighting up when pressed. If I turned on the air the vehicle would always run in the cycle mode (as I could tell with a soft top that the vehicle windows and roof did not "pop out" as usual)
I also noticed that I could toggle the AC compressor with the button to either run in fan mode or to run cold air, although the light was out you could tell that it was working because cold air would blow through and then stop when pressed again.
Checked all the fuses and even disconnected the battery, nothing wrong or fixed with that.
Took it into the dealership. They diagnosed it as a bad AC control unit (the computer behind the console) They got the part in today so I brought in my Jeep...They replaced it in about 1 hour and no luck at all.
They then asked me about my radio and that "there's a bunch of wires back there where you've had your radio installed and we need to make sure thats not the problem else fixing it will cost you money"
I told them I needed the vehicle for work and since it is still cool weather out, I will bring it back in when I have a free weekend since I have no other vehicle.
Anyways....anyone have any idea what may have caused this? Is it indeed the radio? I wouldn't think that the vehicles AC controls...somehow run with the radio cables....? I know the guy that installs these radios does several of them a week and knows what wires to connect and whatnot...that and he has installed in a Jeep before (my coworkers Jeep) and he doesn't have a problem with his.
Any guesses? I'm all ears.
P.S. Also forgot to add that the Electronic compass doesn't show up on the dash anymore. We tried putting the stock radio unit back in with origin wire set up exactly as it comes factory....no difference, still not working.