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Anybody yanked the factory radio completely out and made some type of plate where you can just run your radio straight from your phone/ipod to an amp or two? Only problem I'm seeing is I wouldn't have a remote wire for the amps but in reality we are talking a toggle switch or jumper from the ignition to cure this... Any other problems I'm missing here? 99.9% of the time I don't listen to FM radio and my clock is NEVER right and it bugs the shit out of me. my thinking is chunk it all run a pair of amps and have my phone sit in its place with the CORRECT time
 

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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for the info I guess that kind of kills that idea.


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Unplug the radio and run it, I don't see the radio and can bus causing you any grief.

All that you need is a headphone jack to RCA to go to an aftermarket amp, the normal remote wire can be a toggle switch or run off the switched ignition, we should be able to make you a delete plate or we can find you a pocket or something.

You may want to look into x overs that are made for this, like taking the left and right signal and making it front, rear and left, right to keep an almost true stereo sound, not that you can really tell in a jeep?

If you need help let me know, I used to do only custom high end audio and alarm so we could probably come up with something that you will be very pleased with. I'd make it a stand alone system and bypass the can bus system
 

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Rob that's what I was planning to do just wasn't sure about it effecting other junk. I'm thinking it wouldn't be too difficult to make a plate outta some sheet metal and go with it. Half considering remote mounting the head unit if it becomes a pain and rewiring everything straight to the amp..

As of now I'm thinking about running 4 JL 6.5 (m series marine) and getting rid of the sound bar crap completely by just welding up a couple pieces of sheet metal to hold them. The front may be tri my trying to get to sue to my cage though! I need to pull it out anyway and have it blasted and repaired.

Amp wise I'm leaning towards the fusion marine ms-da51600. Still haven't decided on a sub but do know it will be built into a false floor in the cargo area. I'm leaning towards image dynamics as in my younger days I used to compete with a couple ID Maxs that I loved. This round won't get them though!

It wont be as nice as my old set up I had back in the day with focal components ran on lunar amps and my idmaxs but hell it's a jeep that gets wet.. .. Alot.


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correction, I assumed the factory radio like other modern systems ran the can bus through the stereo... I was pulling apart my radio today and found that I was wrong.
it is just a simple wire harness for the audio and antenna. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1335725027.653028.jpg

I'm also deleting my stereo and adding a simple panel to house my switches and an aftermarket radio/media player.

stupid simple for me.
 

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correction, I assumed the factory radio like other modern systems ran the can bus through the stereo... I was pulling apart my radio today and found that I was wrong.
it is just a simple wire harness for the audio and antenna. View attachment 50649

I'm also deleting my stereo and adding a simple panel to house my switches and an aftermarket radio/media player.

stupid simple for me.
I was reading a thread where the Poster was getting all types of error messages when he pulled his radio before getting/installing a newhead unit. Have you tried driving with the head unit unhooked?
 

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ATTENTION: If you delete or replace your head unit with an AEV ProCal installed, you will need to reinstall the radio to completely remove the ProCal. I was involved in a transactions with someone that replaced their head unit and couldn't get the AEV tool off their Jeep to sell it clear.
 

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ATTENTION: If you delete or replace your head unit with an AEV ProCal installed, you will need to reinstall the radio to completely remove the ProCal. I was involved in a transactions with someone that replaced their head unit and couldn't get the AEV tool off their Jeep to sell it clear.
Dude, glad you pointed this out.This is something that is not pointed out on their website nor was it mentioned by Jeff at AEV in out face-to-face conversation. Thank you sir.

OP, I'm sure there is a way to get what you want but you may burn through some money and harness adapters trying to figure it out without interfering with the can-bus.

I would just buy a cheap ass head unit, half-din, with iPod controls then you have a location to mount a CB underneath it.
 

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I'm switching my head unit, but I've been driving around for a couple of days with the large hole in my dash. No lights or alarms.

Now, in this picture, what is the white/grey stripe wire off the connector (next to the yellow power wire)? I have all the others figured out.

it is just a simple wire harness for the audio and antenna. View attachment 50649
Is it the Acc switched power wire?
 

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I'm switching my head unit, but I've been driving around for a couple of days with the large hole in my dash. No lights or alarms.

Now, in this picture, what is the white/grey stripe wire off the connector (next to the yellow power wire)? I have all the others figured out.



Is it the Acc switched power wire?
I think those two next to the power are linked to the dimmer and the CPU for when the doors are off. I think...
 
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