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post #1 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Radio getting wet

I'm on my 2nd fried radio because somewhere there is water getting to it, as far as I can tell I have everywhere it could possibly leak in sealed and I can't any water spraying it with a pressure washer. It seems to go away then one day I hear a couple burst of static before I realize my radio is gone, it isn't very much water and I have been able to save it with a hair dryer in the past, does anyone have a clue where this water is coming from?

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 05:00 PM
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Lay down your front window and see if there is any rust anywhere. I have heard of water leaking from there and running the whole length of the dash then back and killing a radio.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 05:06 PM
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Have you looked at this thread in the Frequently Asked Questions?

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post #4 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 06:12 PM
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For just a little more, Crutchfield has some Marine grade radios that have coated circuit boards. Plus many don't even look like "boat radios". Even without a leak, a good rain storm can kill a standard radio. With free shipping, it's comparable with buying a standard one at WalMart!

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_158CDXM...0.html?tp=1721

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KMR3...U.html?tp=1721


This is the one I want... I don't know why more makers can't realize that some of us don't want that USB cord hanging out the front of the radio! Plus, I can control Pandora and iHeart radio right from the head unit?! Awesome!

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KMR5...U.html?tp=1721
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 06:30 PM
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I ran an MBQuart marine rig, was AWESOME. My buddy wanted it the day I put it in and forcibly took it. It was a single DIN (which slides right into the YJ dash) but had a 1 1/2 DIN face which made it easier to see. Had a waterproof compartment to store iPhone/iPod/android phone when it was plugged into the input. I paid $149

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post #6 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Lay down your front window and see if there is any rust anywhere. I have heard of water leaking from there and running the whole length of the dash then back and killing a radio.
Turns out that was it, thanks, I just sealed it I have no idea why anyone would want to lay their windshield down anyways
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 07:12 PM
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I have no idea why anyone would want to lay their windshield down anyways

On tight trails, laying down the windshield or even removing it is a good idea. I would guess you don't wheel your Jeep much...
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 07:19 PM
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Turns out that was it, thanks, I just sealed it I have no idea why anyone would want to lay their windshield down anyways
You have not lived till you drop the top, pull the doors, and strap that windshield down to the hood and don a nice pair of shooting glasses! (my choice of eye wear for open air driving) Sure, the highway is not all that much fun.. the the 30 - 45 mph range? It just does not get much better!
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 08:46 AM
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windshield tie down

Have been looking forward to running with the windshield down but have been trying to think of the best way to tie it down that won't come loose either from wind or jared loose. What do you use ????
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 08:54 AM
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I lay down my windshield when the temps get above 90 or when I'm on the trails and the temps are over 70. There is nothing like the feel of driving with the windshield folded down. As far as what to use to hold it down, I have a cloth cinch strap that I use (similar to what you would use to hold down a bikini top) to strap the windshield footman's loop to the hood loop.

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 06:31 PM
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That is what I have used for years and years. Qudratech sells a nice one with a metal buckle which will hold better than a plastic one. The metal buckle strap is what came with them from the factory to strap it down.
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