Spring of 2016, I traded in my 02 Durango for this wonderful 08 Commander, which I LOVE and HATE all at the same time.
After dumping $5k into it for things that were NOT covered under the dealer and extended warranty, I over all LOVE this rolling hunk of manly metal... except.. it's HAUNTED! No joke... when you start this thing up.. EVERYTHING works like it's supposed to. Hit up a Stop & Rob for a cup of coffee, get back in, start it up.. NO RADIO. If it's night time and headlights are on.. there are no dash lights to any of the radio buttons.. but everything else lights up fine. BUT... if it has sat for an hour or so, and you fire it up, the radio works, and if it's dark out, all the buttons light up as well... HAUNTED!
Used to be that if you started it with the AutoStart function after a quick stop, the radio would turn on and work fine.. that is sadly no longer the case. I believe it caught on that I was manipulating it to actually work when I wanted it to and it got angry!
This has been going on for over a year, and NOBODY has a clue .. including the dealership... I am now on a one man mission of MADNESS to figure it all out... or find someone willing to do an exorcism on a Jeep! Greatest part is... so many have said to check the fuse... well.. if it had one.. I would check it! LOL