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post #61 of 117 Old 06-24-2013, 11:51 PM
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I finally did the trick and OMG the Jeep is back to how it was when I bought it (came with the hard top on). I suggest that anyone that is thinking about it should just go ahead and do it. Oh and for the person wondering if the rear windshield washer would spray now that the wire is jumped: Yes, yes it will...

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post #62 of 117 Old 06-25-2013, 01:32 AM
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Did this a couple of weeks ago. I could tell a difference.
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post #63 of 117 Old 06-25-2013, 02:57 AM
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So has anybody figured out how to this on a soft top only JK?

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post #64 of 117 Old 06-25-2013, 05:26 AM
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Yeah any luck on the soft top only Jeeps. I asked a different Jeep dealership a couple days ago and they said they dont know nothing about it. But they did say if I put in a aftermarket radio it might get rid of it. Also emailed Chrysler and they just said there is no way to disable it, even after I told them about the hardtop harness trick.
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post #65 of 117 Old 06-25-2013, 05:47 AM
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Yeah any luck on the soft top only Jeeps. I asked a different Jeep dealership a couple days ago and they said they dont know nothing about it. But they did say if I put in a aftermarket radio it might get rid of it. Also emailed Chrysler and they just said there is no way to disable it, even after I told them about the hardtop harness trick.
DONT TELL THEM ABOUT THE TRICK!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. They'll probably issue a recall!!!!!!!!

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post #66 of 117 Old 06-27-2013, 02:17 PM
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For those seeking proof, I just confirmed it. Using a set song (CD player) and a set volume level (20), I took readings from a fixed location (driver's headrest) using a free decibel meter app on my phone. 8-10 db avg difference. If I can borrow someone else's phone (mine is also my camera), I'll get some video of the recording. What a hilariously stupid feature to build into a car.

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post #67 of 117 Old 06-27-2013, 02:25 PM
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On mine its louder unplugged,weird.So its unplugged for now.

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post #68 of 117 Old 06-28-2013, 08:29 AM
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I finally did the trick and OMG the Jeep is back to how it was when I bought it (came with the hard top on). I suggest that anyone that is thinking about it should just go ahead and do it. Oh and for the person wondering if the rear windshield washer would spray now that the wire is jumped: Yes, yes it will...
I'm glad you tried it, so I don't have to.

It seriously blows my mind that Chrysler did this....why?

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post #69 of 117 Old 06-28-2013, 08:33 AM
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I bet some government or consumer group tests noise level outside the vehicle and they need to lower it with the softop to pass.

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post #70 of 117 Old 06-29-2013, 01:24 AM
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Maybe that's why I think my stereo sucks. I have the 730n. Makes me wonder if the dealer put a hard top on a previously soft-top Jeep. So my volume is permanently sucky.

I'll probably not take my HT off. We have enough crime here to make it impractical if I don't want my stuff messed with or damaged.
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post #71 of 117 Old 06-29-2013, 08:53 AM
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Maybe that's why I think my stereo sucks. I have the 730n. Makes me wonder if the dealer put a hard top on a previously soft-top Jeep. So my volume is permanently sucky.

I'll probably not take my HT off. We have enough crime here to make it impractical if I don't want my stuff messed with or damaged.
Does your HT have a wiring connection?

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post #72 of 117 Old 07-03-2013, 12:54 AM
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Does your HT have a wiring connection?
Yes it does.
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post #73 of 117 Old 07-03-2013, 08:28 AM
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does your jeep have the harness with washer fluid feed for the hard top?

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post #74 of 117 Old 07-03-2013, 01:16 PM
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Can't wait to try this.
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post #75 of 117 Old 07-03-2013, 09:40 PM
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So let me get this straight. I have a factory soft top. I am only getting a fraction of the capabilities of my already crappy factory radio? And there is no fix for this?
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