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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Electrical
#17 of 84 REN 5064245AI
Feb 23, 2009 (7:42 pm)
I bought this radio on ebay, thingking that it would have fitted on my Grand cherokee 2008 Laredo.
today I spent 2hours and 150$ to the jeep dealers here, and they said I can't mount this radio on the car.
I've read somewhere else on the web, and the person who sold me the radio told the same, that I can mount this radio.
Is there anyone who can help me?
Thanks a lot.
#18 of 84 2008 Grand Cherokee
Apr 16, 2009 (3:15 pm)
New 2008 Grand Cherokee with 3000 miles. Radio problem. Dealership cannot solve. When I turn the jeep on sometimes there is no sound out of the radio/GPS/UConnect. I turn off and back on and it is fixed. Was told it has all the software upgrades so they took out the radio and installed another radio. This one does the same thing. Anyone have this problem? I was told there was an error code UO184 in first radio. No error code on the second radio. They made me drive to the dealership while it wasn't working and still no error code.
#20 of 84 2008 Grand Cherokee Radio
Jun 18, 2009 (4:45 pm)
Radio with NAVI....shuts off for no reason....sound bounces back between speakers....NAVI acts erratically.....dealer says bring it back when the problem shows...any ideas?
#21 of 84 Re: Lemon? [spotz9]
Jul 08, 2009 (6:42 pm)
My 07 GC radio did the same thing and eventually died completely. The fix was a new amplifier ($185.00) from the dealer. I had a car radio guy install it for $30.00 but can be done easily if you can figure out how to get to the location which is buried on the drivers side rear panel next to the rear hatch. The radio guy said that Jeep used to put the amplifier under the rear seat and in it's current location near the rear hatch, moisture gets to it. Jeep doesn't have a program or recall so you are out of luck. There is nothing wrong with the radio. The amplifier is digital and made by Damler Chrysler (same as Mercedes) and can't be diagnosed with a standard meter. Bite the bullet and just replace the amp or install an after-market radio but you most likely will lose the steering wheel volumn and track changing controls and the satellite radio interface as well.
#22 of 84 Re: 2008 Grand Cherokee [dianne3]
Jul 08, 2009 (6:50 pm)
see post 21 above
#23 of 84 no radio function
Jul 18, 2009 (12:18 pm)
I have a 98 jeep grand cherokee limited. Factory stereo cd and tape. Might of happened when the battery connection came loose, not sure. The lighted button light up when the car lights come on and pressing the volume knob brings up the clock. Thats it. Will not turn on or accept CDs or tapes. Does not ask for a code. Any ideas?
#24 of 84 Re: no radio function [98jeep2]
Jul 20, 2009 (10:41 am)
There's two fuses for your radio. The memory circuit is tied in with something else that stays hot all the time. Check the "radio" fuse if your radio acts exactly the same when the ignition switch is turned off. If the clock always shows "12:00", check for an inoperative horn, cigarette lighter, power outlet, or interior lights. If you find something that is dead, check the appropriate fuse. That circuit also feeds the radio's memory circuit.
These cd / cassette combo units are made by Mitsubishi for Chrysler vehicles, and are extremely high quality. There are four common problems that occur to these models. When a dealer ships one to me, I address all four issues right away so their customers won't experience any of the other problems in the future. However, a dead radio is not one of these problems unless the UPS basketball team handles it; then the power supply board can be cracked when the radio gets dropped. If that happens, you won't have any display at all.
I suspect you will find a blown fuse due to the bad battery connections. The rapid repetitive voltage spikes can pop a fuse from the charging of the memory circuits in the various computers on the vehicle. This usually results in no permanent damage other than the fuse.
#25 of 84 Jeep AM/FMRadio/Sirius Solution
Jul 22, 2009 (6:29 pm)
FYI This may save someone some aggravation and a diagnosis bill from Jeep:
My AM/FM portion of my 07 JeepGC worked fine but the SAT portion did not work. In fact it kept blinking on and off as if it were trying to find a signal. It appeared to be stuck on the last station that I used 184 and no volume. I tried some of the suggestions posted including disconnecting the battery but to no avail. I went on to my sirius radio account and treated the radio as if it were a new installation. I had a new activation signal sent and 5 minutes later my radio was working fine.
#26 of 84 1994 Grand Cherokee Radio problem
Aug 02, 2009 (9:10 am)
I bought this from a neighbor last year. Radio works intermittently. Will work fine for 1 week then nothing for 4 months. No AM, no FM, no cassette, no light except the dim backlighting when running lights are turned on. I checked/replaced all fuses and even swapped with another like unit but had same issues. Previous owner said problem started about 10 years ago when he had car phone installed; phone has since been disconnected. Both radio wiring harnesses appear fine. Any ideas?