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post #1 of 2 Old 06-02-2010, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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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...
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-02-2010, 09:16 PM
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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.

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