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Unread 04-07-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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I have a 5.9 and today I was trying to change the factory headunit out with a Kenwood that I had. Well see what happen was I couldn't figure out how to wire it in the short time I had so I spliced the original connectors back in and hooked the factory one back up. Well when I was done my key fob wouldn't work, my alarm went freakin nuts and the alarm would kill the Jeep. Well I found the purple and gold wire and shorted it so now it runs but my key fob won't work. And when I got home it would crank but not start so I had to reset the computer. Does anyone have any idea what stupid thing I did and how to fix it? And dome lights randomly come on.

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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Well I bought a wiring harness and that didn't fix it but it did let the kenwood work. The guy at the audio shop said I screwed it up when I cut the purple wire and the white wire (the only connector with just two wires). So what can I do now
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Next time go to crutchfield and get the proper wiring harnesses. Ive had really good luck with their service and ease of install
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Unread 04-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #4
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Yeah I got one of those adapters that plugs into the factory harness and ends with pre-spliced wires.

Anyways, sounds like a fuse is blown somewhere. Check that first.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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I've checked fuse 3,5,7 and 16 is pulled (all from passenger floor board)
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Unread 04-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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Anyways, sounds like a fuse is blown somewhere. Check that first.
Do you know what fuse it is?
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Check your under hood fuses. There is a black box next to the battery that holds relays and fuses. That's probably where it is if it is a fuse.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #8
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Alright I'll check it out once I get home tonight
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Unread 04-09-2013, 03:00 PM   #9
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Yeah I got one of those adapters that plugs into the factory harness and ends with pre-spliced wires.

Anyways, sounds like a fuse is blown somewhere. Check that first.
never cut factory wiring, just dont do it, resale value goes in the toilet the next owner will hate you and they will laugh at the wiring job.

and i agree check fuses
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Unread 04-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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never cut factory wiring, just dont do it, resale value goes in the toilet the next owner will hate you and they will laugh at the wiring job.

and i agree check fuses
I completely agree. I was trying to save a dollar. Well I finally got my hands on a 5.9. I don't plan on getting rid of it.
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Unread 04-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #11
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The Purple and the White wire on the 2 pin connector is the CCD/CAN bus, it's a data line...... If you cut and connected these to anything with power or ground you could have smoked: BCM,PCM,Dashboard,VIC, Door control modules, Alarm module... Could be a very expensive mistake.
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The Purple and the White wire on the 2 pin connector is the CCD/CAN bus, it's a data line...... If you cut and connected these to anything with power or ground you could have smoked: BCM,PCM,Dashboard,VIC, Door control modules, Alarm module... Could be a very expensive mistake.
Hope he didn't let that wire just dangle or cut them when the battery was connected.
It does sound like he at least killed the door module and made the bcm very unhappy.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 10:55 AM   #13
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Well no fuses are blown so im just gonna rock it with out keyless entry and call it good.
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Unread 04-18-2013, 06:07 PM   #14
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Could original post cause a battery drain?
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Yes, if you fried a module it could be a constant short.
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