Radio Problems - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > 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 07-26-2007, 11:42 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Walkeraviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,084
Radio Problems

Hey guys, I have an old Kenwood CD player in this jeep. It is the second one that I have put in it and they both had the same problems.

1. Cds skip really bad. More so than they did in my Civic with coilover suspension that rode three times stiffer than the jeep.

2. The radio gets absolutely terrible reception. Even the strongest radio stations in town come through staticy and weak.

Is this a common thing or do I need to replace the Radio and/or the antenna??

Walkeraviator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
my98tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Posts: 585
for the static problem, i would check behind the glove box as there is an intermediate connection for the antenna. i disconnected mine when i put my radio in my jeep and it drove me nuts for awhile until i found that. how old is the radio? i know the older radios don't have as good of skip protection as the newer ones. also, does the front face flip down to insert cds or is it a front loader? a flip down face will help prevent dirt and debris out of the radio.

__________________
Can anyone tell me how the flux capacitor is used to facilitate time travel?
my98tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 11:52 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Walkeraviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,084
Its freakin old. I bought it in 1998 to put in my 91 Bronco and it has just managed to hang around this long. I am going to replace it with the cheapest radio that reads MP3 discs and has 22watts per channel.

And thanks for that antenna advice... you say it is behind teh glove box... is it easy to get at once the glove box is removed?
Walkeraviator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 02:01 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
Jma20a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
[QUOTE=Walkeraviator;109141]I am going to replace it with the cheapest radio that reads MP3 discs and has 22watts per channel.

if you go for the cheapest you might end up with a head unit that skips, what are you looking to spend on the head unit?
this is the head unit that i have in my '99 wrangler, it reads mp3's,wma, and aac, and it is full of great features at a good price http://www.crutchfield.com/S-tG7K5B7...00&I=113MP3035
__________________
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Walkeraviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,084
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VcOXV0B...0&I=130DEHP290

I was hoping for $120 or less. I have a soft top and i never remove my face plate. So if i get a cheap one maybe they wont try to steal it.
Walkeraviator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
my98tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Posts: 585
yeah, once you take the glove box out it's right there. i'll try to get some pics once i get home of where it is. i got a pioneer premier radio for my fiance's grand cherokee that plays mp3's and has an auxiliary input on the front of it (for your ipod or the like) for about $115 or so shipped. i got it off ebay. i really like pioneer radios. the premier units have 22w rms and 3 sets of preamp outs.
__________________
Can anyone tell me how the flux capacitor is used to facilitate time travel?
my98tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 03:14 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 63
I got a pretty good Sony from Best Buy I think.It was about $120 I think it doesn't skip at all.It has the Ipod connection on the front.It also has a cd control which I also in my jeep. I never detach the face either.To me its a waste.

I did have a Pioneer that was like $350,I had in my Jeep,but when summer came around I decided to put the Sony in b/c I didn't want come out of a store one day and it be gone.

Just go to your local Best Buy or Circuit City,they always have something good on sale.Just get a name brand and you will be safe.Also you can get a cd cleaner and clean the laser eye and that may help,but you would be better off just buying a new one.
__________________
2005 Rubicon
6" long arm lift,37" tires on Mickey thompson wheels,Custom LEDs,8000 Lb winch,smittybilt bumpers.....
jeepguy29651 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 03:20 PM   #8
MCG
Jeeper
 
MCG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Tampa
Posts: 541
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepguy29651 View Post
I got a pretty good Sony from Best Buy I think.It was about $120 I think it doesn't skip at all.It has the Ipod connection on the front.It also has a cd control which I also in my jeep. I never detach the face either.To me its a waste.
Me too I have a Sony X-plode and rarely skips!!! I paid also around $120 and plays WMP MP3 ,front outlet for Ipod,Remote control etc etc. I installed in my Honda an then in the Jeep and I'm mora than happy with it.
MCG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 03:30 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
2002Apex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 277
I also have the Sony X-plode cd player with and its great. Very versitile cd player for cheap. I like that i can play mp3s and also plug my mp3 player in.
__________________

If in FIRST you dont succeed, hit SECOND and gas it!
2002Apex is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Walkeraviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,084
I had a Sony Xplod back in 2000 in my Grand Prix. It was a $550 head unit.. Someone decided they wanted it more than me I guess... Came out of teh Dorm room and found a busted window and dash.
Walkeraviator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 09:33 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
my98tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Posts: 585
here is the pic i promised. it's the horizontal wire with the foam surround on it. it's right in the middle of the picture. hope this helps. sorry no arrow.
__________________
Can anyone tell me how the flux capacitor is used to facilitate time travel?
my98tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-26-2007, 10:28 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Walkeraviator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,084
Yeah i found it earlier today. It is plugged in just fine... still sounds like crap,
Walkeraviator is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
Jma20a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
you should just replace it and see what happens, as for sony they seen to be nice with the hole skipping, but other than that its not worth it go with alpine, clarion, or kenwood.
__________________
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2007, 12:31 PM   #14
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 8
It's stuck at the airport so I can't take it. any suggestions
ELOWE is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2007, 02:53 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Jma20a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walkeraviator View Post
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-VcOXV0B...0&I=130DEHP290

I was hoping for $120 or less. I have a soft top and i never remove my face plate. So if i get a cheap one maybe they wont try to steal it.
try to find it on ebay, i got mine for under $120
__________________
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2007, 03:03 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
my98tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tullahoma, TN
Posts: 585
this one looks all right.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-07-PIONEER-D...QQcmdZViewItem

this one's real cheap.

http://cgi.ebay.com/PIONEER-DEH-1900...QQcmdZViewItem

there are plenty of pioneer units for cheap on ebay. i've had no problem with any of the ones i've ordered from there.
__________________
Can anyone tell me how the flux capacitor is used to facilitate time travel?
my98tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2007, 04:00 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Jma20a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
go with this it is much better than the ones you were looking at
http://cgi.ebay.com/KENWOOD-eXCELON-...QQcmdZViewItem
__________________
Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 07-27-2007, 05:40 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
I got Pioneer 5900IB.. perfect.. my sony's reception for the radio sucked and also as far as sound quality... it sounded like crap. I think Pioneer 3900IB also has mp3..and i know it sounds fantastic since my buddy has one. And its about 130 new.

deh-3900IB and you can find cheaper...
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-PIONEER-3900...QQcmdZViewItem

Deh-4900IB...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-DEH-P490...QQcmdZViewItem

They all sound good just the bigger # has more extras..

Triple88a 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mario's Double DIN radio install emev0l Communications and Electronics 60 01-31-2012 11:35 PM
I passed! amy Communications and Electronics 38 09-19-2011 02:04 PM
Plug and Play Sirius Satellite Radio scotiez Communications and Electronics 5 02-08-2008 09:16 PM
radio...RCA outputs mrbigjeep Communications and Electronics 13 12-18-2007 11:41 PM
Cb mrbigjeep Communications and Electronics 29 12-31-2006 03:58 AM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.



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