2008 Rubicon-wire radio to stay on? - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 Old 06-02-2010, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
testrat's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bartlesville, Ok
Age: 65
Posts: 9
Feedback: 0 reviews
2008 Rubicon-wire radio to stay on?

Does anyone have the wiring info / color codes for the radio? I would like to fix the radio to stay on unless I turn it off. Or - does anyone know how to do it? Thanks...
testrat is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 Old 06-02-2010, 09:16 PM
Granite Guru
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Posts: 399
Feedback: 0 reviews

The only way I know how to do it is just to leave the ignition on. If you spliced into the factory harness and ran a 12v constant line into the radio power it would probably mess with the CANbus. Not positive and I'm sure someone will chime in here, but the radio set up on Chryslers is very different since 2007. That is why the aftermarket harness to retain the radio on after shutoff function is over $100. If you don't care for that function you can circumvent the problem pretty easily with an aftermarket deck. So your options are pretty much wire an aftermarket deck to a constant power source or just leave the ignition on with the factory deck. The door chime goes off after about 30 seconds. Just make sure your fan is off also to save battery.

My sig is HUGE in Japan
Jscwerve is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome