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Radio and audio inputs

One of the problems that I had with the 2014 TH that was I was buying was the radio and the different audio inputs(CD Player, USB, and card reader). Today it started all over again with my 2015 TH. Is there anyone else who is have a problem with the radio and audio inputs of their Cherokee?

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One of the problems that I had with the 2014 TH that was I was buying was the radio and the different audio inputs(CD Player, USB, and card reader). Today it started all over again with my 2015 TH. Is there anyone else who is have a problem with the radio and audio inputs of their Cherokee?
What's the problem? Need more info.

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Re: Radio and audio inputs

When I am using a USB Thumb Drive (3.0), it just stop playing. I have to turn off the vehicle and let it sit for about five minutes, than it might begin to play again. With CD it will playing turn off the vehicle go into the store or whatever, come back it will not play.


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OK, got it. A few things to check: be sure your USB is formated in FAT32 (not NTFS) and it's 32GB or less. Other threads have pointed to problems with improper media, formatting and corrupted media files. The only other thought is that it sometimes takes 10 - 20 seconds for my media to begin playing. Have you given your media time to restart? It seems the uConnect gets distracted with other tasks (system checks, navigation, climate control, bluetooth phone connections, etc.) before it gets around to restarting the media.

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OK, got it. A few things to check: be sure your USB is formated in FAT32 (not NTFS) and it's 32GB or less. Other threads have pointed to problems with improper media, formatting and corrupted media files. The only other thought is that it sometimes takes 10 - 20 seconds for my media to begin playing. Have you given your media time to restart? It seems the uConnect gets distracted with other tasks (system checks, navigation, climate control, bluetooth phone connections, etc.) before it gets around to restarting the media.

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I will check all of that. I did not know that a USB had to be formatted and could not be used straight out of the package. I have noticed the lag. Since the Jeeps run only on one network I can see where there would be a lag checking all the systems before loading.

Have you noticed that when a CD is played only the song name is displayed, the artist and album information is unknown.
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I will check all of that. I did not know that a USB had to be formatted and could not be used straight out of the package. I have noticed the lag. Since the Jeeps run only on one network I can see where there would be a lag checking all the systems before loading.

Have you noticed that when a CD is played only the song name is displayed, the artist and album information is unknown.
SD and thumb drives usually come formatted in FAT32, but some have hidden partitions that might mess with the radio's mind.

Also, if the system locks up, you can try holding the volume and tone knobs down until the system reboots. That might be more convenient that shutting the engine off.
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