Hi all. First post here.
I'm having trouble with some of the electronics in my 2000 Wrangler 4.0L. Before the last problem (which I'll get to in a sec), I noticed that my receiver would reset when I 1) drove over rough terrain, and/or 2) pressed certain buttons on the receiver faceplate. It's an Alpine FM/AM CD Receiver.
Then, I tried to change the oil on my Jeep but couldn't get the damn oil plug off. I was listening to the radio while I tried all methods to get the oil plug off, and when I finally gave up I noticed the radio shut off. I was mostly just curious about this until I got in the Jeep to take her to JiffyLube and the engine wouldn't start. Rapid clicking but no start. Some google searching helped me figure out that I should clean up the battery connections and when I did, she started right up.
Speakers still aren't working though. The receiver displays but no sound comes through. Interestingly, I took my dogs hiking yesterday and the speakers failed on the way up, but suddenly worked on the way down the mountain (???) until I hit a small bump and the speakers shut off again.
Thanks for your help.