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Old 01-10-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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2014 wrangler unlimited aftermarket Radio install

I am interested in purchasing a Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS DVD reciever. My question is do I need to cut or alter the dash at all to fit this DVD player into my vehicle? I contacted crutch field and they told me I would have to. I currently have a stock bone radio with no Sirius or Bluetooth.

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Old 01-10-2014, 10:57 AM   #2
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I just installed an AVIC-Z150BH in my 2014 JKU and the only "modification" needed was: the bracket behind/above the stock radio needed to be removed(2-7mm screws).
I noticed a lot of dislike for Metra on here but I used:
Metra*95-6511 Chrysler/Jeep DDIN 2007 Dash Kit
Axxess XSVI-6522-NAV Non-Amplified Non-OnStar Harness to Retain Accessory Power
Axxess*Metra*ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface with New Micro B Connector (Black)
Metra*40-EU10 VW /BMW/Euro Car to Male Motorola Vehicle Antenna Adapter
I purchased everything above from amazon.com. The only problem I had was a defective Axxess XSVI-6522-NAV that wouldn't power the radio. It was promptly replaced by them and the second one works flawlessly.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #3
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I am interested in purchasing a Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS DVD reciever. My question is do I need to cut or alter the dash at all to fit this DVD player into my vehicle? I contacted crutch field and they told me I would have to. I currently have a stock bone radio with no Sirius or Bluetooth.
I like the removable face plate on that one. If your slot is Double Din, then you don't have to do modification. Crutchfield probably didn't know that you have a double din slot. Most of the earlier Wranglers used 1.5 din slots. Later Wranglers went to Double Din.

If you have steering wheel controls, then you would need an aftermarket interface. If you want a professional look install then you would want an install kit.

An aftermarket harness is probably also needed, to tap into your stock harness.

fdisker is pretty much correct, depending on what you need to install the radio, to retain functionality, with the stock items.

If you brought the radio and took it to a professional installer, they should be able to handle the install and provide you anything that you might need.

Just take it to them, and ask them how much to install it. If they are truly professional, they should know what you need and include everything in the cost. If you lose functionality, you can haggle with them, because you assumed they were an professional installer, and would install it properly.
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info guys! I'm going to need to update the speakers as well after. Man it's a lot of money updating a stock jeep but I guess u can make it your own.
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I agree with ChasUGC about taking it to a professional if you are not comfortable working on it yourself. But if you are familiar with simple electrical work and can solder, you could do the work yourself. The dash is fairly easy to disassemble (search these forums or youtube) and the harnesses I listed are "plug and play", even the steering wheel control interface (if needed). Doing the install yourself would save a lot of money.
I just replaced my dash and roll bar speakers with Kicker 77kick10s and it is a major improvement. (If you replace your dash speakers yourself, do yourself a favor and get a ratcheting 90 degree philips driver. Like this, it will help immensely.
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