Is there any way to fix my rained on Alpine ilx-207 head unit?


Johnhockey19

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Last night I had my top down and it started pouring I put the top on as quickly as I could but my jeep got a decent amount of rain in it and when I went to drive it home my radio went black but I pressed some buttons on the bottom and it came back on and worked perfectly but this morning when I went to drive to school the radio would not come back on. Is there anything I could do to fix this when I get home?
 

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Close the jeep up, start it up, pump the heat to max, don't turn on the radio, let it run for a while... hope.

Hopefully forcing a wet device to turn on didn't burn it out.

Times this kinda thing has happened to me, I cut power as quick as possible to the stereo and gave it a few days of warm travel to dry it out.

It's also possible that cycling the power from the fuse panel (pull fuse and replace) will reset the stereo as it may have activated some failsafe condition. Still try and dry it out before forcing power through it.
 
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X2 to the above advice. I'm not sure what more you can do beyond that.

And can you believe there are people out there who actually think they can ford rivers in their modern Jeeps without doing all sorts of electrical damage? Blows my mind!
 
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Low or medium heat.

Oh, and you deserved it because you live in Florida and you were driving with your top down at the end of friggin' Janauary while I was getting the first snow of the season...
 
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