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Unread 10-10-2011, 11:38 AM   #16
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Look for corrosion

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Unread 10-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #17
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Go to Home Depot or electrical supply house. There is a radio shop, but their stuff is really low end. Home Depot has good soldering irons (Weller). If you start replacing wire, use marine grade, tinned wire. It is a lot more expensive, but it comes in different colors, and is very flexible (lots of small conductors). Much easier to work with and will last much longer.

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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #18
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ok JWELK. would Lowes have it?
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Unread 10-11-2011, 06:22 AM   #19
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Give them a try, I know what you mean. I don't see a connection (no pun intended) for the radio to quit. But I'm certain it will make sense after you fix it.

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Unread 10-11-2011, 07:47 AM   #20
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Had almost the same problem on my 95 xj. Open the fuse box under the hood there a little fuse labeled IOD. I would put money that its blown. Also open the drivers door, remove the rubber grommet and I bet there is at least a few wires that have been rubbed to the metal or are completely broken.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 06:33 PM   #21
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i know that the wires in the drivers door aren't broken... 3 were slightly coroted but not broke... i'll go check that fuse out right now though
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Unread 10-11-2011, 06:45 PM   #22
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just checked the IOD fuse... pulled it and it's not blown... put it back in and instantly the light under the hood came on but nothing else
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Unread 10-12-2011, 03:36 PM   #23
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So apparently that IOD fuse had something to do with it.... today the radio turned on by itself for awhile and then shut off again for awhile... it kept doin that for about an hour and then the fuse blew in the fuse panel under the dash.... so i checked the ground wire and it was loose... tightened that up and put a new fuse in under the dash... started it up and still no radio... shut it own and checked the fuse again and it was fine... checked the fuse in the back of the radio and it was fine too... what else could it be?
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Unread 12-28-2011, 05:34 AM   #24
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If you find out what the problem is I'd love to know,my 92 XJ has the exact same issues. I also have the problem that my driver door window only goes down.
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Unread 12-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #25
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Yeah and if you figure out what it is let me know lol
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Unread 12-30-2011, 07:02 PM   #26
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I wonder if the battery at one time wasnt bolted down and jumped up and shorted the electrical system out on the hood...? If so bad news...
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Unread 12-30-2011, 09:31 PM   #27
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Look for bad grounds, guys. Most electrical problems are either corroded connections or grounds.

Bad grounds can result in some crazy symptoms.
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Unread 01-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #28
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I have problems with the stock radio quitting as well. I have an 88 xj and I plan to put a new stereo system in it. With subs 6x9 in the back and 6 1/2 in the front. I put a 100 amp alternator and plan to run a capacitor for the system. Will the 100 be ok? Is there be any other things I should change in the process?
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Unread 01-03-2012, 11:04 PM   #29
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I have problems with the stock radio quitting as well. I have an 88 xj and I plan to put a new stereo system in it. With subs 6x9 in the back and 6 1/2 in the front. I put a 100 amp alternator and plan to run a capacitor for the system. Will the 100 be ok? Is there be any other things I should change in the process?
Depends on the total wattage of the sound system that you want. Also the amp rating of the alt is based on a certain RPM, in reality you don't get that much out of it.

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Is there be any other things I should change in the process?
Yeah make sure the wiring and fuse are adequately sized.
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:55 AM   #30
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So apparently that IOD fuse had something to do with it.... today the radio turned on by itself for awhile and then shut off again for awhile... it kept doin that for about an hour and then the fuse blew in the fuse panel under the dash.... so i checked the ground wire and it was loose... tightened that up and put a new fuse in under the dash... started it up and still no radio... shut it own and checked the fuse again and it was fine... checked the fuse in the back of the radio and it was fine too... what else could it be?
Something is loose, as you probably know. Check for corrosion around the fuse/harness on the back of it. It could also be the wiring on the back of the stereo is loose.
You said it wasnt stock so check to see if who ever put it in used a harness or hardwired it. Depending on the install the power could have wiggled loose if they used crimps or broken if they soldered it. If a wiring harness, corrosion or just being lose.
if all that fails, check for continuity between the fuse box and the power line of the radio.

For your windows (if you havnt gotten them fixed). Check the window lock switch. You say they all work from the driver side but none from the others. If the wires were corroded the switch is almost definetely destroyed. There is a bypass you can do, make a quick search for it. I think if you connect the big yellow wire to the big tan wire from the 2 harnesses you'll bypass but dont quote me on those colors!
The window lock switch is extremely common to go wrong, and apparently if your windows work...your driver side wiring is fine besides the lock possibility.
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