Radio Issue - turns itself on

  1. akasjl

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    I searched the forum and have not come across this issue and apologies if I missed a relevant thread. I have a JL w/an 8.4 UCONNECT and would like to know if anyone has the following issue. Have you ever turned off the radio, the car, started the car back up later and the radio just turns on by itself w/o manually turning it on? This happens to me frequently. At first I thought I was forgetting to turn off the radio but that is not it at all. Is this an issue with the JL? TIA.
     
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    I have an '18 JL with 8.4 Uconnect. Yes, several times during the last year the radio would turn itself on, when I started up the Rubi. I have assumed that the electronic 'geniuses' at Jeep still don't know much about their own design. "It's a Jeep...live with it"
     
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    I believe that you’re wanting to have the radio off 24-7 correct? Yes, even if you turn off the radio before you shut off the vehicle it will always automatically come back on when you start the car next time. That’s by default. No way around it, other than turning it off as soon as you see it starting up.
     
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    Why would you not want the radio on....
     
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    My 2014 RAM 1500 is that way too. It’s radio is never “off”; there’s a mute button to silence it. I was wondering if the JL was like that too. Still waiting for mine to be built.
     
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    By design...
    Every FCA vehicle I've owned in the last, oh five or six years, has done this. At least since about '18 they've had a mute button...
     
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    Mine does the same. It's kind of annoying.

    You can turn the volume all the way to zero so when it starts back up at least it's almost like it's off.
    That's what I do, and if i've been listening to stuff from a usb drive, I switch to FM so it doesn't keep playing through.
     
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    I'm confused...why are we turning the radio off???
     
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    I turn the radio off (mute) when I'm in the woods... because I like to hear the sound of the tires rolling on the trail and the crickets doing their thing
     
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    Everyone, the OP is talking about the actual FM radio that makes noise, not the whole head unit. Yes mine does this and it’s super annoying. I have no desire, ever, under any circumstances, for any reason whatsoever, at any time, in any place, whatsoever, to listen to FM radio. But every once in a while it’ll just present itself to remind me it still exists I guess. Go the fuck away, FM, your time is past...
     
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    The VAST majority of buyers today are using Carplay and Android Auto in new cars (mostly the lower end of the market)...BUT, given the system architecture for the radio systems is a shared system as a baseline between MOST of the systems offered in any manufacturer's lineup, you get shared behavior like this.

    And since many states have laws around use of mobile devices during driving, being able to plug-n-play when you start your car, and have voice control systems instantly available to help comply with state laws, we get always on/instant start audio systems that cannot be "turned off". muted after powered up? Sure, but that's YOUR choice. Their choice is to avoid liability. ;)

    If you want a system that can be turned off, the aftermarket is happy to help, but with Alpine's new 8.4 replacement system coming in at $3,000 (!) for the head unit, that's an expensive option. Might be easier to develop the habit of simply turning the volume knob to zero before exiting the Jeep. ;)
     
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    I wanted to make sure before I spoke. I have the 8.4 Alpine system. I just ran errands and when I turned Radio off after motor was off it came right on when I started again. When I turned the radio off before turning motor off my radio did not come on when started. I had to press the button on. I did this 2 times to make sure. You might try that.
     
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