Can the radio and other electronics get wet?


cliffish

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The stock stuff should be fine...if radio replaced with a non marine one....not so sure. I had my old 2012 JKU get drenched several time (leather seats) and all was well, except for water coming down on my head every time I turned!
 
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So my son had a great question. If these jeeps are made to have a top off, what happens if it rains and your radio and other electronics get wet?
My two TJs radio are non stock (removable face) and they get rained down outside a lot topless. Still doing fine.
 
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Been caught out in the rain a couple times in my TJ and all works as it should .....Had a Meyers Manx style beach buggy and got caught in an absolute deluge got so bad I had to wear sunglasses so the rain wouldn't hurt my eyes and I needed wipers on the inside of the window haha...but all electrics worked fine including the aftermarket radio
 
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Jerry Bransford

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Fresh water doesn't usually cause permanent problems for low-voltage electronics. Even the typical poly cone speaker is fine if it gets wet, just don't use paper (which is rare) cone speakers in a Jeep. If something gets wet from clean fresh water and starts misbehaving, it normally starts working again once it dries out. Salt water is a different story... salt water will wreak havoc with electronics.... low voltage or high voltage.
 

Nightrider7731

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I've heard of some issues with the clock spring in the steering column, but not much else. It's the only part I cover when the inside gets the hose.