your guy doesn't know what he's talking about. The kits that I mentioned are new to the dealers as of 3 weeks ago. Ask him if he's tried the installation as well ask him the cost of the unit. Ask him why it won't work. HE's dead wrong.
2012 radios started using the anti theft system which is coded to the VIN#. If you purchase a new (used) radio and if it's a 2012 radio, make sure that you get the security code. If not then the dealer will need the original vin & the serial # of the radio, then they can get the code.
But really, you don't need a new radio. The kit comes complete with the harness, mic, module and a mini touch pad with the Uconnect buttons on it. The install is quite easy and after the install, the dealer will need to flash the vehicle for code RSP, they'll try to charge you $100 (1 hr labor), but tell them you know it doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes and you'll gladly pay $50.
Originally Posted by Bbumsted
My local jeep sales guy says it won't work. Have to roach the head unit. So the question is now, is it as simple as buying a new radio and plugging it into my current set up? Is there any anti theft issues that will need to be addressed if I but one from Craigslist or EBay?