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Old 06-13-2013, 06:08 PM   #1
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Audio "wiring" question

I was at a local Jeep shop and the guy said to avoid having an audio system put in from scratch because the wiring for Jeep's "are complicated due to the canBus system."

Basically he said a lot of wrong could go on and that scares me as my baby is just a few days old and I really want to get some nice audio in there.

Thoughts? Everything should be ok as long as I find a high rated installer in the area through Yelp?

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Go to a high rated audio dealer and you should have no problems. I have replaced all 6 speakers and a sub-woofer, and put in an amp, and rewired everything. My jeep sounds great and everything still works as before.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:32 PM   #3
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I was at a local Jeep shop and the guy said to avoid having an audio system put in from scratch because the wiring for Jeep's "are complicated due to the canBus system."

Basically he said a lot of wrong could go on and that scares me as my baby is just a few days old and I really want to get some nice audio in there.

Thoughts? Everything should be ok as long as I find a high rated installer in the area through Yelp?
Your man's talking out of his arse. CANBUS is a well established protocol developed by Bosch and used by all manner of manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota and Subaru. There are plenty of wiring harnesses designed to connect after market head units to the Jeep's CANBUS interface, and if you're doing a full replacement and don't care about steering wheel controls you don't even have to connect using CANBUS if you don't want to.

Lots of us have replaced our audio systems to varying degrees, some one or two elements and some completely, and you don't need to spend big money with a high end installer making things more complex than they need to be.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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Your man's talking out of his arse. CANBUS is a well established protocol developed by Bosch and used by all manner of manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota and Subaru. There are plenty of wiring harnesses designed to connect after market head units to the Jeep's CANBUS interface, and if you're doing a full replacement and don't care about steering wheel controls you don't even have to connect using CANBUS if you don't want to.

Lots of us have replaced our audio systems to varying degrees, some one or two elements and some completely, and you don't need to spend big money with a high end installer making things more complex than they need to be.
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Your man's talking out of his arse. CANBUS is a well established protocol developed by Bosch and used by all manner of manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Toyota and Subaru. There are plenty of wiring harnesses designed to connect after market head units to the Jeep's CANBUS interface, and if you're doing a full replacement and don't care about steering wheel controls you don't even have to connect using CANBUS if you don't want to.

Lots of us have replaced our audio systems to varying degrees, some one or two elements and some completely, and you don't need to spend big money with a high end installer making things more complex than they need to be.
Could not have said it any better.... Using the correct harness provides constant 12v, switched 12v and gound to the HU and works with the CANBUS.

That said, I also specifically do not connect any other accessories to the CANBUS. Everything I have put in runs off of a relay that is connected directly to the battery. Amp, lights, home-made alarm, etc all run off of a relay that is connected to the battery. The CANBUS sees none of it.
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