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Dash lights, radio, security, power locks not working properly

I recently installed a cd player in my car. I left the door open while I was installing the player and now the power is acting up in my jeep. There is a loud clicking noise when the car is off and you open the door. None of the power works properly when any of the doors are open. As soon as you switch on the car and close the doors, the dash lights dont turn on and the radio still flickers on and off. The power locks work when the doors are closed but as soon as you open a door they stop working. The reading lights work when the doors are closed but not when they are open. I dont have keyless entry so I can no longer lock all the doors with the power lock. Has anyone had this problem or know what to do?

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  • mikejill Jan 25, 2009

    what about the clicking noise? This happened before anything was wired in.

  • mikejill Jan 25, 2009

    the clicking sounds like its coming from the dash/ glovebox area.......

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I had the same exact problem and it was only a fuse went bad.

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Sounds like you may have wired into something you shouldn't have when you installed the player.

I would remove any new wiring added, and repair any connections made back to a factory condition and see if you get your functions back.

Then, locate a copy of the factory service manual for your vehicle, and make a copy of the wiring diagram, and figureout where you went wrong.

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep have single wire communications loops that maintain the operation of the vehicle. You tap into one of those, it will screw up the electrical system and function.

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  • Mark Egan Jan 25, 2009

    Identify what's clicking, like, where is the clicking noise coming from, is it a relay or motor or what, etc. We can proceed from there.

  • Mark Egan Jan 26, 2009

    Can you isolate the origination of the noise a little better?

    If not, if you find the FSM, then maybe you can see what type and function of component may be in that vicinity.

    Also, could it be something in the vent duct that is being flipped around by air moving from the fan?


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Remove both main and accessory power supply from player along with earth. check for existing problem. if none, fix wiring- run wires from battery, keep clear of loom. good luck !

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