in the middle of my upgrade to the head unit on a 2014 sport with base jeep stereo. I just wanted the basic..no power upgrades, etc. I've done many car audio upgrades in the past including THX systems, stock and aftermarket amps, etc. I was thinking the Jeep should be simple as it gets, right? not so much.
Clarion CX501 head unit (no nav-my phone's nav is much better); MB quart (old school Q series in dash, PCE-216 in soundbar) with JL audio HD/600; Jl audio 12" w3v3-2 with JL Audio JX 500-1/D.
W/O consideration for speaker wiring (done from RCA through amps):
The radio wiring connector from the jeep basic. 12v power (batt & ignit), ground, amplified antenna feed and 2 CAN connectors. My head unit wiring seems simple as well: 12v (batt & ignit), ground, brown (phone mute for bluetooth), blue (12v power antenna), blue/white (amp out); and orange/white (12v illumination).
Based on some research, it looks like there is no way to get around NOT using the xsvi-6522-nav (even if you don't need nav hookup). Also, you're going to need ANOTHER component to retain steering wheel controls (ASWC-1, $45 on amazon).
so add a minimum $90 to your upgrade cost (unless you pay retail at $59 for each axxess piece; then you're at $120).
anyone try to connect directly w/o the xsvi-6522?