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    2002 Jeep Cherokee/Liberty Radio Head Unit Problem

    The radio that I put in recently is still working fine. So, you're correct, it was definitely something internal to the first two radios that I tried. The first two behaved identically, so that threw me off for quite a while and made me hesitant to try a third -- but that was the charm, as...
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    2002 Jeep Cherokee/Liberty Radio Head Unit Problem

    Problem resolved! Another 2002 KJ Limited (same year, trim, and color as mine) showed up at my local salvage yard last week, so I went out and pulled the radio. This is the third one I've tried. And with this one, the display works correctly. It lights up immediately with key turned to RUN...
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    2002 Jeep Cherokee/Liberty Radio Head Unit Problem

    Thanks for the additional info! - The radio turning on quicker as ambient temp increases might point to a failing solder connection internal to the radio. I just disassembled one of mine (the P05091606AD unit) and am now hunting for the components related to the display. Also, I've identified...
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    2002 Jeep Cherokee/Liberty Radio Head Unit Problem

    Since this was a long weekend, I decided to do more troubleshooting on this problem, taking to heart Bill's suggestion regarding grounding. With this in mind, I pored through the '02 KJ service manual to find out all I could about wire colors on the radio connector, ground and splice locations...
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    2002 Jeep Cherokee/Liberty Radio Head Unit Problem

    I agree it's unlikely to be something internal to the radio, since both units I have behave the same way. I recently replaced the ignition switch and actuator assembly with brand new parts, thinking maybe the contacts inside the switch had gotten a bit flaky over time, since the Jeep has...
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    2002 Jeep Cherokee/Liberty Radio Head Unit Problem

    Hey, did you ever figure out what was causing the problem with your radio? Mine does the same thing. I have the single CD/tape version of the factory radio in my 02 Limited, and don't have an external changer. My radio display doesn't come on when I first turn the key to either ACC or RUN, but...
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    Hello from Oregon

    Hi Tom, I did the pinch weld mod after reading about it here. That metal was thicker than I expected but my trusty Wilton hammer got 'er done. After the soreness in my arm dissipated (aided by a beer) I covered the bare metal area with black silicone. Next I'm considering flush-cutting those...
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    Hello from Oregon

    Thanks for the links, and the tip about the rear diff ... My build sheet says "anti-spin differential", is that another term for Trac-Loc?
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    Hello from Oregon

    Last July I rescued this little beauty from the jaws of the crusher at my local wrecking yard. Drove it home! This is an '02 with a Rusty's lift and American Racing alloys. 255/70/16 Toyo ATs, a bit too large for the wheel wells but I'm making them work. It's my fourth Jeep, but first KJ...
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