HOW TO FIX: JEEP Wrangler/Chrysler/Dodge Radio Cuts Off

YouTube video

Have you been experiencing issues with your Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler, or Dodge radio? If so, you’re not alone. Many owners have reported that their radio cuts off or doesn’t work properly. In this article, we will guide you through the process of fixing your radio so that you can enjoy your favorite tunes while driving.

Before we proceed, it’s important to note that the steps mentioned here may vary slightly depending on the specific model of your vehicle. However, the general process should be similar.

Step 1: Assessing the Issue

The first step in fixing your radio is to understand what exactly is going wrong. In the beginning of the YouTube video by W3 REVIEWS, the host demonstrates the problem with his Jeep Wrangler’s radio. When he tries to play the radio or an audio source through the aux cable, there is no sound or the audio keeps cutting out.

Step 2: Removing the Dashboard

To access the stereo and fix the issue, you’ll need to remove the dashboard. The host of the video shows how to remove the vents from the top of the dashboard. By rotating the vents, you can locate a small hole on the backside. Insert a tool into this hole and gently press down to release the vent. Repeat this process for all the vents.

Once the vents are removed, you’ll find several screws holding the dashboard in place. Use a screwdriver to loosen these screws and carefully remove the entire dashboard. It’s recommended to adjust the steering wheel to its highest position for easier access.

Step 3: Disassembling the Radio Unit

With the dashboard removed, you can now focus on the radio unit itself. Start by locating the seven-millimeter bolt that secures the radio in place. Loosen this bolt and set it aside. Be careful not to lose it.

Next, continue disassembling the plastic pieces surrounding the radio. The host of the video demonstrates how to remove the remaining screws and plastic parts until only the radio unit is left.

Step 4: Identifying and Fixing the Issue

Now that you have the radio unit in front of you, it’s time to identify and fix the issue. In the video, the host shows a small piece inside the radio unit that needs attention. He explains that this piece may have come loose due to the adhesive glue coming undone.

To resolve this, the host suggests using a solder gun or a candle lighter to heat up the glue and reattach the small piece. Be cautious when using heat sources and ensure safety precautions are followed.

Step 5: Reassembling the Radio Unit and Dashboard

Once you have fixed the issue, it’s time to reassemble the radio unit and dashboard. Reverse the steps mentioned earlier, being careful to reconnect any wires or cables that were disconnected during the disassembly process.

Make sure all screws are securely fastened and that the vents are correctly reinserted. Finally, place the dashboard back into position and tighten all the screws to secure it in place.


By following the steps outlined above, you should be able to fix your Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler, or Dodge radio when it cuts off or stops working. Remember to exercise caution throughout the process, and if you are unsure about any step, it’s always best to seek professional assistance.

Now you can confidently enjoy your favorite radio stations or play your preferred music through the aux cable without any interruptions.