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Old 11-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Stereo/Navigation

I am still having a little bit of trouble getting an answer here. I've read so many mixed thoughts and ideas about this that I am still stuck with no decision.

Pretty much I just have stock deck and stock stereo system. I would like to replace the deck and I'm thinking of putting a navigation system deck in. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews here and it looks like the best choice is usually pioneer or kenwood. I've read issues with both, but mixed issues so again that gets confusing.

Basically I want to find a navigation system that still keeps all functionality of my Bluetooth connectivity package on the steering wheel and all. I know you can buy adapters for that, but I'm always reading that everything works except for... and there is always an issue with one or two things.

Does anybody know which would not have any of these issues?

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I'm in the same boat . I know that there is a seperate module you buy to keep the factory wheel knobs working they sell them at the audio store

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Old 11-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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I'm in the same boat . I know that there is a seperate module you buy to keep the factory wheel knobs working they sell them at the audio store
There are a lot of very knowledgeable people here, you are in good hands. Somebody will give some good advice!
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:04 PM   #4
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Hello there,
I installed a nav unit in my Jeep a few months ago.
Here are some threads that helped me out.

2012-13 Wrangler Aftermarket Stereo Install Write-up


Radio Question.

New Nav Headunit for the Jeep
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:08 PM   #5
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #7
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PAC RP4-CH11 harness will give you SWC integration with whatever aftermarket unit you choose to install, but there is no way (to my knowledge) of retaining the Jeep integrated Bluetooth connectivity - the new deck will have that. You'll almost certainly have to install the aftermarket manufacturer's mic, which won't be difficult to do.
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I am looking to get this kenwood but can someone please find out what I am missing here?

Why the big discrepancy on prices?

Kenwood DNX7190HD Navigation receiver at Crutchfield.com

Kenwood DNX 7190HD Car LCD CD DVD GPS Navigation Bluetooth USB 2 DIN DNX7190HD 019048198174 | eBay

Amazon.com: Kenwood DNX7190HD 6.95" 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with Navigation/Bluetooth/HD Radio: Car Electronics


Is there something I'm missing here??
Also, what adapter or harness am I supposed to buy for this?
Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:49 PM   #9
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I went with the JVC KW-NT810HDT. I installed the PAC RP4-CH11 harnes and have use of my steering wheel controls.

I bought my unit from Crutchfield and they are AWESOME!!!
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #10
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I did the Kenwood DNX6190 right when I got my 2013 jeep last year. pretty easy to use, my only complaint is how long it takes to boot up. Had a backup cam wired into the jeep, and still use steering wheel controls.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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I am looking to get this kenwood but can someone please find out what I am missing here?

Why the big discrepancy on prices?

Kenwood DNX7190HD Navigation receiver at Crutchfield.com

Kenwood DNX 7190HD Car LCD CD DVD GPS Navigation Bluetooth USB 2 DIN DNX7190HD 019048198174 | eBay

Amazon.com: Kenwood DNX7190HD 6.95" 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with Navigation/Bluetooth/HD Radio: Car Electronics


Is there something I'm missing here??
Also, what adapter or harness am I supposed to buy for this?
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I don't see a big discrepancy in prices - two have it at $1099, one has it at $1069.

You need the PAC RP4-CH11 to give you the wiring harness as well as the SWC module. Crutchfield I believe include the harness when you buy a head unit from them, although I would expect they will give the CHY4 (wiring harness with no SWC) or its equivalent. I always recommend avoiding Crutchfield though, as until they learn to start providing actual proper advice with correct information using people who actually know what they're talking about, they don't deserve any business.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #12
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PAC RP4-CH11 harness will give you SWC integration with whatever aftermarket unit you choose to install, but there is no way (to my knowledge) of retaining the Jeep integrated Bluetooth connectivity - the new deck will have that. You'll almost certainly have to install the aftermarket manufacturer's mic, which won't be difficult to do.
That's what I did.
It was REALLY easy. I mounted it next to my factory mic. Just the wiring for the mic and GPS antenna on mine would get in the way if I ever want to fold the windshield.
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I don't see a big discrepancy in prices - two have it at $1099, one has it at $1069.

You need the PAC RP4-CH11 to give you the wiring harness as well as the SWC module. Crutchfield I believe include the harness when you buy a head unit from them, although I would expect they will give the CHY4 (wiring harness with no SWC) or its equivalent. I always recommend avoiding Crutchfield though, as until they learn to start providing actual proper advice with correct information using people who actually know what they're talking about, they don't deserve any business.
Woansleftpeg reccomened that I go through Sonic Electronix.
So I did.
Didn't have any problems at all.
The only "Issue" I have is for some reason, my GPS Head unit does not reconise when I go to reverse.

... also, make sure you turn your factory unit off first, before turning the Jeep off. Otherwise youre stuck with whatever station you had it on being displayed on your instrument panel. In my case it alwasy says Ozzy's Bonyard
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I know that there is a seperate module you buy to keep the factory
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Woansleftpeg reccomened that I go through Sonic Electronix.
So I did.
Didn't have any problems at all.
I recommend you get your advice from people who have nothing invested in your decision i.e. sites like this, and then when you have decided what kit you want you get it from whoever is offering the best price. Which is, in my experience, never Crutchfield. They charge a premium for their "independent advice" which is geared towards selling you what they want to sell you.

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The only "Issue" I have is for some reason, my GPS Head unit does not reconise when I go to reverse.
There should be a wire for the reverse gear indication on your head unit, make sure it's connected.
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I recommend you get your advice from people who have nothing invested in your decision i.e. sites like this, and then when you have decided what kit you want you get it from whoever is offering the best price. Which is, in my experience, never Crutchfield. They charge a premium for their "independent advice" which is geared towards selling you what they want to sell you.



There should be a wire for the reverse gear indication on your head unit, make sure it's connected.
I understand what you mean. And I thought I remember hooking up that wire. I remember seeing it when I was doing the splicing. I'll have to double check when I take it all back apart agaain. I need to temporarly put back my factory unit so that I can turn off the Ozzys Boneyard on the dash display from when I was on Xm or Sirius, whatever you get free for your first year.

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