Delayed Start: Maestro with Alpine i207-WRA

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PuppyCat
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Delayed Start: Maestro with Alpine i207-WRA

Post by PuppyCat » Tue May 08, 2018 6:26 pm

I am occasionally experiencing a delayed start of the head unit (Alpine i207-WRA) in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler. It randomly occurs on starting the vehicle. It's been like this since installation. When it occurs, there is no power to the head unit and the screen is blank. Wait exactly 2 minutes from when the vehicle was started and the head unit powers up. It's random when this happens but when it does, it's always on startup and it's always a 2 minute delay.

I've contacted Alpine technical support and they've indicated it may be a problem with the Maestro. Hence I'm reaching out here for assistance.

I don't think it's a power problem or wiring problem because if it was the unit would also be shutting off randomly as well. When it does occur, it's always at startup and it's always a 2 minute delay. I have found that if I quickly disconnect and reconnect the battery, that everything goes back to working as normal.

Question 1: Has anyone else experienced this?
Question 2: Would a problem with Maestro prevent the head unit from powering on?

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Re: Delayed Start: Maestro with Alpine i207-WRA

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed May 09, 2018 8:56 am

If you check with a multi-meter, does the heavy gauge red wire on the maestro RR send 12 volts as soon as you turn the key on? (even when the radio takes awhile to turn on?) If so, the maestro is doing its job and it's definitely a radio issue.
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