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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Radio Help

Old 08-16-2016, 12:24 PM
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I have a 1997 Grand Cherokee Laredo and the FM radio won't work and the CD player only works half the time. Most of the time it spits the disc out and stays error. But if it does work it will work like a charm until you shut the car off. This is the only issue I've had from this Jeep since I got it in 2005
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:13 PM
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Just get yourself a cheap headunit, you can install it in like an hour if you get a $6 radio harness

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEH-X...n%3A6362488011

Plus you get MP3 support from CD or a USB thumb drive, AND you get Bluetooth

The CD Loaders are a bit finicky and once they start going not much you can do to repair them
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I have to agree with waffles, Doug. Getting these things repaired is not worth it. Even if you can find someone who will work on it, it's going to cost far more than its worth.

The only other thing I can suggest is that you double check all your connections, especially your grounds. A bad or intermittent ground can do very weird things.

Other than that, replace it.
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Originally Posted by BlueRidgeMark View Post
I have to agree with waffles, Doug. Getting these things repaired is not worth it. Even if you can find someone who will work on it, it's going to cost far more than its worth.

The only other thing I can suggest is that you double check all your connections, especially your grounds. A bad or intermittent ground can do very weird things.

Other than that, replace it.
This... also, as far as the CD player goes, if you're really wanting to keep it (which, I wouldn't) you can get a CD lazer lens cleaner - it's a CD with little brushes on it that will clean the lens for you.

But there are a lot of really decent aftermarket radio/cd players for under a hundo. If you buy it from Crutchfield, they'll even include an installation kit with the wiring harness and dash adapter for free.
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