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Unread 05-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Is there 12VDC in accessory position

My 89 YJ has to have the key in the RUN position to play the good time radio. Is there any way to get 12VDC in the ACCY position? I can not find it anywhere, but every (or at least almost) vehicle I have owned allows the radio to be played with out the key in the RUN position.

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Unread 05-09-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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My guess is that you'd have to find a circuit that has power in the run position and tap into that and power a relay that powers what you want.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #3
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Not sure if 89 is different but mine does play in run and acc both. Might be just hooked up diff than the stock by PO?


Should be able to trace the wires under the dash and see where it is. On mine there is also a fuse box under the driver side of the dash on the left that has wires to tap into that will do the trick for something like that.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 03:10 AM   #4
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Not sure if 89 is different but mine does play in run and acc both. Might be just hooked up diff than the stock by PO?

Should be able to trace the wires under the dash and see where it is. On mine there is also a fuse box under the driver side of the dash on the left that has wires to tap into that will do the trick for something like that.
There must be a difference because I checked every point in the fuse box and found no accessory voltages. I only found constant and run voltages. Oh well, I can survive that.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:40 AM   #5
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my 87 radio plays in acc position.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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My 89 has to be in run as well.

My lock cylinder is pretty worn out though!
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #7
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My 89 works in either acc or run
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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #8
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Check the ignition switch adjustment on the steering column. I had power to my radio in accessory position until I replaced the ignition switch. I haven't gotten around to messing with it yet so I can't confirm my hunch but I think I'm off just a little bit. Good luck.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:00 AM   #9
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I bet it is an aftermarket radio and it has been rewired. Yes you should be able to play it in acc. position.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #10
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I bet it is an aftermarket radio and it has been rewired. Yes you should be able to play it in acc. position.
Thanks, but I have checked all the sources in the fuse box itself and no joy.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
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Check the ignition switch adjustment on the steering column. I had power to my radio in accessory position until I replaced the ignition switch. I haven't gotten around to messing with it yet so I can't confirm my hunch but I think I'm off just a little bit. Good luck.
Thanks, good idea that I had not thought of.
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