Radio install problem--No sound - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 41
Radio install problem--No sound

I installed a Kenwood KDU 252 from Best Buy yesterday in my 1997 TJ.
Tested it and it worked.

Today I go to finish the install and disconnect the harness, but this time I didn't disconnect the battery negative.

I get the kit and cage installed and plug everything back in.
Power comes on, it functions-but no sound.

I checked the connections 5-6 times.
Check the fuse behind the glovebox and at the back of the radio-both 10 amps and both fine.

I checked through the audio menus and tried to make changes, still no music, no static, no noise whatsoever.

Help

1997 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
jp2611's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Wayne IN
Posts: 5,704
Power surge reset button somewhere? I am guessing....probably on the radio...if not IMO best guess you might be starting over!!

jp2611 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
Power surge reset button somewhere? I am guessing....probably on the radio...if not IMO best guess you might be starting over!!
Yeah I held a pen in the reset and after a few second the cd players started running
1997 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-06-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 41
bump for more help...
1997 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
eboven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Black Hawk, CO
Posts: 650
I would put money on a speaker grounding out. First, check behind the radio - make sure none of the wires got pinched or cut. If you have aftermarket speakers than also pull each of those to ensure the connections aren't touching metal or pinched anywhere. If everything looks fine, you can do an easy test with a multi-meter. Disconnect the stereo harness and set your meter to continuity. Place the black probe on a ground source and use the red probe to hit each speaker wire individually. If any of them show continuity to ground you may have bad wiring or a blown speaker.

Aftermarket decks will set their amp into protect mode when a speaker lead grounds out - your original stereo did not have a protect circuit, so it would just keep playing at high distortion if it had a grounded speaker.
eboven is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC