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Old 11-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Opinions on Uconnect 430N CD/DVD/MP3/NAV/HDD (2013)

Hey, everyone! This will be my first post on the Wrangler Forum!

Years ago, my first Jeep was a '97 Sport (Teal). Absolutely loved everything about it. Ended up selling it and buying a new car, instead. A good idea at the time but I missed my Jeep terribly. Now, 7 years later... I'm trading my car in and buying a brand new '13 Unlimited Rubicon. Crazy excited! I'm driving my car down this Thursday, getting it valued, ordering my new Jeep, then playing the waiting game.

I just have a couple general questions about some features. I was hoping I could get some better insight from people who have had a chance to experience the options I'm looking at. So here it is:

The Uconnect 430N CD/DVD/MP3/NAV/HDD. This sounds like an awesome feature to have in any vehicle. I've never had anything like this in a car before, so it seems like a great addition. My only concern is that is WILL be doing off-roading in the Jeep. And will also have the tops off quite a bit in the summer season. I'm not worried the deck getting ripped off, though. i live in a small town and that would never happen, even if I parked it with the top down. I'm more concerned with the long term effects that off-roading would have on the system.

I would take ridiculously good care of the Jeep at all times, as I do with every vehicle I own/have owned, and would never allow water to get in it. I'm just curious if it will start skipping or lagging. Basically just not working as optimally as it should. I should also point out that I would NOT be doing any crazy off-roading in the jeep. Mostly rock-crawling and sticking to trails. So I would like to see if anyone has any negative opinions or experience with this option.

Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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If you don't posses an advanced degree in electronics, and are ok with so-so sound, and like the convenience of steering wheel controls, go with the 430. I did.

As far as an "upgraded" sound system goes, it sucks.

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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I've always wondered about the impact of outdoor conditions and rough terrain on a touchscreen and physical (spinning) harddrive system.

The 730 has breadcrumbs, so the maps are better for off-roading.

Tough call

I'm cheap, so I went with the 130, and will add my own 430 (non-nav)....but I did consider the 430n as a factory option.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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It's an excellent system and does everything well. About the only complaint is lack of Nav inputs while the vehicle is moving.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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Well thanks guys... Now I'm torn between the 430N and 730N. Differences?
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #6
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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Thanks! Sorry, still learning how to navigate this new forum...
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #8
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It's an excellent system and does everything well. About the only complaint is lack of Nav inputs while the vehicle is moving.
"......everything well"? Try to MANUALLY ENTER Lat/Lon COORDINATES under the Where To feature. Mine doesn't work on my 2013 Sahara Moab edition, and I'll bet you encounter the same problem.

This is an extremely important function that you can use in order to pinpoint a location that may not be in the NAVTEQ database such as your friends home in a new development or maybe that ditch your daughter accidentally drove into; but don't worry, since my daughter has a portable GPS unit she can call me on her cell phone with the coordinates and I'll simply enter them in my Jeeps' 430N nav radio and rescue her. Except that important function doesn't work in my radio.

I asked the Jeep dealer where I bought the vehicle to check other 2013 or 2012 Wranglers on their lot to see if they could perform a manual coordinates entry and guess what? ALL of them failed! Now what?
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The 730 has breadcrumbs, so the maps are better for off-roading.
My 430 leaves bread crumbs as well.
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My 430 leaves bread crumbs as well.
Is that after you've ate a sandwich on the trail? I wish this was true, please explain more if you aren't joking.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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yeah,me too, I wish this was true, please explain more if you aren't joking.thanks for your sharing.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #12
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The trail function is a feature that allows you to log and
save a trail in non-digitized areas.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:56 PM   #13
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My 430 leaves bread crumbs as well.
Does this work everywhere or just on unmapped land? I'm trying to figure out how to get it to work before my first camping/trail trip. I couldn't figure it out though.
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Does this work everywhere or just on unmapped land? I'm trying to figure out how to get it to work before my first camping/trail trip. I couldn't figure it out though.
Only the 730 can do this on Non-Digitized areas...It's Called Dead Reckoning and 430 doesn't have it in it's GPS Navigation
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I was just on the Uconnect website and it says the 430n has Wifi, Is this true or does it require a subscription?

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I was just on the Uconnect website and it says the 430n has Wifi, Is this true or does it require a subscription?

Uconnect® | Systems | 2013 Jeep Wrangler 430N/RHB

It's Actually not even connected to or installed near the Head Unit...It's called AutoNet which is a 3g cellular Modem installed in trunk or like and it acts like a Hot Spot,,,

Now search Uconnect Access and see what the new Ram and Dart and a couple others have with the new Systems that Chrysler is changing to. They are fading out the Old Mercedes Benz Transmissions and Can Bus...

Sprint is the Service provider for the Internet connected features on the new systems. It's gonna be a system that you can remove for an Aftermarket unit etc....Navagation will be built in but not activated til you pay $595 or something like that....
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why Jeep Wrangler 430N dvd playback not working?

Hello every one.

Hoping anyone can help, I just got my first Jeep Wrangler Sahara super excited, there are lots to learn from it.
I go on you tube that I learn the 430N could be able to play the DVD. then I test on my Jeep try to play back on DVD movie , I hear the amazing sound out of the movie but can't see the movie.
secondly , It easy to transfer music or pics to HDR but if I want to delete 1 song I CAN'T , it seem only one option is delete it all.
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Hello every one. Hoping anyone can help, I just got my first Jeep Wrangler Sahara super excited, there are lots to learn from it. I go on you tube that I learn the 430N could be able to play the DVD. then I test on my Jeep try to play back on DVD movie , I hear the amazing sound out of the movie but can't see the movie. secondly , It easy to transfer music or pics to HDR but if I want to delete 1 song I CAN'T , it seem only one option is delete it all. thank you Mark.
Only works when vehicle is parked. Sound only in drive.
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Hello thank you for reply, yes I parked while I try to play back DVD and it still didn't show video but sound.
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Hello thank you for reply, yes I parked while I try to play back DVD and it still didn't show video but sound.
What state are you in? I remember on a MyGIG forum a few years ago someone posted a list of states that do not permit front seat video, whether the vehicle is in motion or not. If yours is one of them the dealer disabled the video feature. They could unlock it with a StarScan tool but they could also get in a lot of legal trouble if they did that.

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Front seat video enable/disable

Due to certain state regulations, a function for disabling the front seat video option has been incorporated into the vehicle as a running change. This function will enable or disable the radios ability to play video in the front seat. If enabled, the radio will only play video when the vehicle is in Park (Automatic Transmission) or when the parking brake is set and vehicle speed is zero (Manual Transmission). If disabled, the radio will NOT play video in the front seat in any operating mode.

Certain state laws mandate that the Front Seat Video feature, on vehicles so equipped, be disengaged prior to vehicle delivery.

Vehicles equipped with the Front Seat Video ‘My GIG’ feature (sales codes RER, REN, REU), and delivered to the following states, must have the Front Seat Video feature disengaged during the New Vehicle Prep process, using the StarSCAN tool:

Connecticut
Florida
Illinois
Kansas
Michigan
New Mexico
Nevada
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Maryland
Utah
Wyoming

For vehicles affected, the vehicle Navigation User Manual will contain a special insert providing the customer with specific details regarding this action.

NOTE: Some early release vehicles may be delivered without the special Navigation User Manual insert. For these vehicles it will be necessary to make a copy of the attached form 81-170-07055A and include it with the existing vehicle’s Navigation User Manual to ensure that the customer is aware of any legal requirements that may apply.

Dealer instructions for front seat video enable/disable:

1. Connect the StarSCAN®.
2. From the Home Screen, enter “ECU View”.
3. Select “Radio”.
4. Select “Misc. Functions”.
5. Select “Enable/Disable Front Seat Video”.
6. Select “Enable” or “Disable” as desired.
7. Select finish to exit.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:04 PM   #22
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hey hey guy, thank you for Reply.
I took to the dealer where I bought the Jeep. the guy didn't do much. he touch the screen here and there and it work.
the quality is good, if it glossy LCD is much better and oh man the sound from video is outstanding. LOVING IT.

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