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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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I had a Kenwood radio laying around so I swapped it into my TJ. This morning I fired it up, and the radio seemed dead, like it just wouldn't power on. I removed faceplate and blew off the contacts, and put it back in. There is a little red flickering security fake out light on the deck that stays in the dash that flashed. I know there are two power cords, one goes to the ignition wire, and one that goes to the fuse box. Does anyone know why it would just not come on one time? I have not checked the fuses yet, because like I said, the little fake alarm LED still flashed, so I'm sure it HAS power. This has been working fine for about a month now, just one day...
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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try the constant power wire thats what the issue was with mine it should be a yellow wire it doesn't matter where the power comes from you can run a jumper wire from your main power wire that goes to the radio to your constant also check your ground hope this helps keep in mind i had to install a whole system in my jeep but im pretty sure that is the problem
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #3
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Do you take the faceplate off every time you leave the Jeep, or does it normally stay on?
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Old December 4th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #4
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definatly check your constant cause if that doesn't have power it wont turn on at all. your constant is what keeps all of your settings and presets in your radio so I wouldn't suggest connecting it to your power but you can do it that way.Just check your wire connections and make sure nothing came loose. hope I helped
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try the constant power wire thats what the issue was with mine it should be a yellow wire it doesn't matter where the power comes from you can run a jumper wire from your main power wire that goes to the radio to your constant also check your ground hope this helps keep in mind i had to install a whole system in my jeep but im pretty sure that is the problem
That is what I was thinking. That's what happened in my other car too, but it's weird because I wasn't having any problems with the factory radio, and I used a wiring harness, I didn't jerry rig it to the power source, so it would have to be something on the factory side of things not the aftermarket side.

Ground is a good idea, with the factory radio it was bolted to the back of the radio, with the aftermarket I had to put a few strands of the ground into a butt connector, and crimp that to the radio's ground.

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definatly check your constant cause if that doesn't have power it wont turn on at all. your constant is what keeps all of your settings and presets in your radio so I wouldn't suggest connecting it to your power but you can do it that way.Just check your wire connections and make sure nothing came loose. hope I helped
I understand what the constant power does in all, but like I said, when the faceplate is off of the radio, there's a little red flashing LED light that I guess mimmicks an alarm and that light is indeed flashing. If the constant power or ground are broken, I would tend to think that light wouldn't be on at all, but I will check all.
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