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Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

I have a 96 jeep commander 65th aniv. and on the wiring harness for the heep I seem to have two power wires, neither of which seem to be connected with the ignition. I have to turn the radio off every time I get out of my jeep, why is this?

Am I missing something, both wires seem to be constant power all the time, what wire is the ignition wire???
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

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I have a 96 jeep commander 65th aniv...?
Uhhhh... you probably have a fake Commander - the first prod year is '06

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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

Stock stereo or aftermarket? If stock, radio stays on until you open the door, or 5 minutes. Aftermarket, someone hooked it up wrong.
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

I have a aftermarket now and I'm the one who installed it, my question is on the wiring harness coming out of the Jeep, I'm not sure what wire is the ignition wire? Once I have the hooked up properly I am good to go, I have never had this trouble installing a stereo before : (
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

lol, yeah you got it an 06
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

Not sure which wire it would be. I always buy an adapter so I don't have to cut the factory wires.

Hopefully there's a dealer tech on here that can answer your question for you.
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

There's no ignition lead at the radio, you have to wire that to the right side accessory outlet under the radio, it's a switched lead.
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

So in order for the radio to turn on and off with the car I would have to wire it into the accessory outlet under that radio? Why is that different than that stock unit setup? If that is what I am going to have to do, can you give me the details/directions on how to wire that up>?
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

Stock unit is controlled by CANBUS, not direct power wire.
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Re: Stereo Stock Wiring questions?

The new CAN systems are a little tricky. I'm not sure what all functionality they control on the Commander. The place I bought my stereo off of actually had a special adapter made to prevent loss of anything. Cost me an extra $90 bucks, but was worth it to make the install easier. The only thing I've noticed on mine is that the stereo doesn't mute when back-up assist goes off. I very minor trade-off for a good system. Sigh....I remember the good ole days of running the wires over to the fuse box.....
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