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Unread 09-09-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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"accessory" key position?

My "accessory" position on my ignition key switch does nothing, and never has as long as I've owned the Jeep. I would like it to turn on the stereo like normal cars do. I even replaced the ignition switch on top of the column, and it made no difference. Anyone else have problems with theirs? I know its a GM key/tumbler/switch, I was just wondering if its supposed to work or not.

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Unread 09-09-2014, 01:48 PM   #2
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Is your stereo hooked to factory wiring or has it been "patched" in?
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Is your stereo hooked to factory wiring or has it been "patched" in?
Most likely it is wired directly to the battery, does it turn off automatically when you turn off the Jeep? If no, then that is the problem, not the ignition.
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If it is hooked up to a correct power source, the ignition switch may need to be adjusted slightly.
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Unread 09-09-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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yeah it turns on with the key.
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There is a "radio" connection on the fuse panel. Your radio needs switched power to come from this connection for the ACC position to power it.

Some folks just tie into the switched ignition power instead of the ACC circuit. This gives switched power to the radio, but no ACC power to the radio.
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There is a "radio" connection on the fuse panel. Your radio needs switched power to come from this connection for the ACC position to power it.

Some folks just tie into the switched ignition power instead of the ACC circuit. This gives switched power to the radio, but no ACC power to the radio.
Aaaaaand we have a winner. Old4X is dead on as usual. simple wiring fix and you should be good to go OP.
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