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Answered 2008-02-24 22:35:41

Just replaced my girlfriend's '02 Liberty stereo with an aftermarket Sony Xplod. It appears to be a bad connection with the constant hot (yellow) line running to the stereo. Her clock started to reset and all the stations, then as it progressed the stereo would die, come back, die, etc. I would recommend that you alter the wiring for the stereo or replace the stereo. Instead of messing with the old power yellow (constant +) and red (switched +) I decided to tap into the cigarrette lighters (she doesn't smoke so there's no draw/use on them anyway). The lighter on the left is a switched power source (red) and the one on the right is an always on (yellow) source. I spliced into each line, ran a pigtail off to each of the respective lines feeding the stereo and all is well now. Hope this helps some, as it is Chrysler is not known for superior wiring. Greg

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