Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Jersey Shore (without the vomit)
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Has anyone heard of an aftermarket radio causing havoc on a 2012?
I recently bought a '12 Rubicon with a non-nav radio. I immediately had a Pioneer nav head unit put in and it worked flawlessly until I had a lift, Speaker LED headlights, tires, wheels, fog lights, driving lights, winch, led rear brake light, and reverse light installed.
Right after I had the lights ,etc. installed, my ABS, Sway Bar, Traction control, descent control, lights started coming on, as well as my speedo needle going from 80 to 20 to 80 again while the PRND lights were flickering.
I had an AEV Pro-Cal installed to see if the speedo problem would be resolved. It wasn't
I took it to the dealer who said my radio was throwing codes all over the place, and that I would have to put a stock head unit in to resolve the issue.
I then had the shop who did the aftermarket work check it on their end, and they actually took the jeep to a local dealer to check it out for an electrical glitch.
After replacing several modules, including the rear brake light module, and the steering , or traction module, the lights kept coming on.
They checked everything, and finally took out the radio and ran it. the lights didn't come on.
Now, I am pretty sure I have to go with a Chrysler nav head unit.
Has anyone had this issue , or heard of it? I think it was a combination of my aftermarket radio and the electrical items on the same circuit that caused this.
Any help would be appreciated.