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I've had my 2012 Jeep Compass Altitude for almost two years now and have never run into issues, however at the beginning of the year the stereo audio cut out while listening to the radio. Next time I turned my car on it worked just fine so I didn't think much about it, until after a few minutes it cut out again!

Fast forward to now, these are the symptoms I've noticed.. if anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate the help!
  • All displays work fine & completely normal, I can change between CD, Radio, Bluetooth etc.. just no sound.
  • When I turn the volume knob the display doesn't show the volume bar & numbers when there's no sound.
  • WEIRDEST SYMPTOM Volume will work completely normal for CD's & Bluetooth ONLY when car is started under 0°C outside, however if I park and turn off the car and turn it back on, it will not work - car MUST cool down and reach 0°C before volume works. However, while the volume works for a CD and I change it to a radio station, it will stop working.
  • Now that it's warm outside it hasn't worked in about a month or two.
My biggest concern is if I buy a new stereo head that the issue won't be solved if it's another internal wire or fuse... I'm open to suggestions on what I should look at before spending money!

PART#: P05091197AA

Thanks in advance :)
 

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You have a poor connection somewhere where when cold it’s making electrical contact. When warm with expansion of plastic parts and diff types of metal there is no contact. Replace radio
 

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I believe your radio unit is beginning to fail. Happened to mine and eventually you'll be left with a very large paperweight.

The components in Jeep's radios are basically ****. After 4-5 years, they lose internal connection and the electrical components fry/burn out (happens faster if you drive on excessively bumpy roads a lot). Looks like you'll eventually have to replace the radio head unit like I did.

Sucks majorly. (n)
 

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My 2015 compass has similar issues, except for the temperature thing, mine doesn't care how hot or cold it is . It started with just the radio, now its everything... the radio doesn't work at all anymore, I can see the stations but I can't hear them. I ended up subscribing to sirius, sometimes it works, sometimes not at all and others, here's the weird part, it will cut out for 3 seconds and come back on for 4 seconds, its the same sequence every single time... it just doesn't make sense
 
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