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Unread 06-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #16
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Huh, I never really noticed, I'm always turning up the stereo to overcome wind noise anyways so I hadn't noticed it being quieter!

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Unread 06-02-2013, 09:39 PM   #17
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Best thread of Jeep Forum ever!


Seriously. I never knew. I thought this was a jk parody thread. Crazy cool.

I have the dual top group so I will do a field experiment tomorrow.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 01:01 AM   #18
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This doesn’t make any sense to me. I would like to see some proof of this instead of just word of mouth. How about a link to where this info came from; would love to see for myself?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 03:15 AM   #19
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If this thread is still going on in the late fall when I put the hardtop back on, I'll do a sound test.
I have a db meter that I used to calibrate my surround sound system in the house when I first got the speakers.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #20
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This doesn’t make any sense to me. I would like to see some proof of this instead of just word of mouth. How about a link to where this info came from; would love to see for myself?
Gonna have to go all the way back to the 07 08 threads .. I've had the jumper in mine since 08.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:35 AM   #21
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I found these two links about the jumper wire for hard tops, but thats it. Anyone know how to do this on a soft top only Jeep. I read in the second link that there is no harness for the soft top only models which sucks because they also talk about speed sensitive volume and saying that this trick might work if you had the harness. My 13' Wrangler has the speed sensitive volume in it for sure, and there is no way to turn it off. I have searched and found nothing else and asked the dealer about it and they don't know anything about it or how to disable it. Gonna go look for the harness, maybe Chrysler stuck it in there anyway.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/aud...al-150208.html
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62194
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #22
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I found these two links about the jumper wire for hard tops, but thats it. Anyone know how to do this on a soft top only Jeep. I read in the second link that there is no harness for the soft top only models which sucks because they also talk about speed sensitive volume and saying that this trick might work if you had the harness. My 13' Wrangler has the speed sensitive volume in it for sure, and there is no way to turn it off. I have searched and found nothing else and asked the dealer about it and they don't know anything about it or how to disable it. Gonna go look for the harness, maybe Chrysler stuck it in there anyway.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/aud...al-150208.html
http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62194
Unfortunately that has been the issue. If you don't have the hardtop harness I am not aware of any way to bypass.
Perhaps if you can find where the hardtop harness connects you may be able to jump it from there. But I believe that circuit would also have to be activated by a reflash from the dealer.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #23
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If this thread is still going on in the late fall when I put the hardtop back on, I'll do a sound test.
I have a db meter that I used to calibrate my surround sound system in the house when I first got the speakers.
Just do it now by wiring the harness up as pictured above.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:50 PM   #24
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Mines broken. I unplugged and replugged the harness several times - no difference in volume.

Does the radio have to be on?
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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:56 PM   #25
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Unread 06-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #26
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I just unplugged mine and plugged back in several times(no engine running).Mine is louder UNplugged.This a 2013 hardtop with the 430 radio.The bass is noticeably louder.If my ears arent lying this to me would make more sense because with the soft top there would be more noise to over come.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #27
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Unread 06-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #28
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That's some crazy Jeep BS. I'm pushing 40 so my days of rocking out are over. Must save my hearing and working in aviation doesn't help.
I'm in the same boat. My wife is always telling me the radio is too loud and I am always telling her a couple thousand flight hours are the reason.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #29
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I'm in the same boat. My wife is always telling me the radio is too loud and I am always telling her a couple thousand flight hours are the reason.
It's those old school David Clark passive headsets the old guys use.

Well that and refusal to wear ear protection on the flight line.

My hearing is still very good with a few thousand hours but I'm younger, and I use a lightspeed ANR head set that is waaaaay quieter than my David Clark set that I now keep as a spare.

Anywho I may may have to jump that wire one day and experiment. My factory hard top is gone and an Ursa Minor top replaced it (without wiring). I've felt like the radio is quieter at the same numerical value than it was before.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #30
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It's those old school David Clark passive headsets the old guys use.

Well that and refusal to wear ear protection on the flight line.

My hearing is still very good with a few thousand hours but I'm younger, and I use a lightspeed ANR head set that is waaaaay quieter than my David Clark set that I now keep as a spare.

Anywho I may may have to jump that wire one day and experiment. My factory hard top is gone and an Ursa Minor top replaced it (without wiring). I've felt like the radio is quieter at the same numerical value than it was before.
Honestly my last jeep was a 95 with a bikini top so I have no real comparison. My new Jeep isn't as quiet as my truck was, but is so much better than what I was used to it seems amazing.

As for the headsets ... Yeah, the new stuff is amazing. I did most of my flying with old style DCs or flight helmets. The molded ear plugs and such are about 6-7 years too late to help me.
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