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Old 02-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Just got a new Nav unit!

Hey guys, I just ordered a new system for my jeep from crutch field. I was wondering if any of you have it so I can see pics and get feedback...I got the JVC-KW-NT50HDT...does anyone have it?

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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Hey guys, I just ordered a new system for my jeep from crutch field. I was wondering if any of you have it so I can see pics and get feedback...I got the JVC-KW-NT50HDT...does anyone have it?
I got the JVC KW-NT30HD and installed it the last week of December. I'm not sure just what all the differences are but I think the big one might be yours will already have satellite radio installed. Mine would require an add-on module.

Are you planning to install it? It requires "some modifications" but nothing a die grinder and a nice sharp scraper can't take care of.

Did you order a wire kit for it already? Back-up camera? Amp? Speaker wires? What's the final plan? I am still sort of working on mine so I might take an interest in your setup.

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Old 02-11-2012, 07:07 AM   #3
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Hey Yella- I ordered the harness kit and the steering wheel adapter from crutchfield (I love that place!!)I'm not too educated on speaker set up- so I have no idea- I replaced my sound bar speakers with the plug and play kicker speakers...which sound nice and crisp but I didn't know what to do after that. I was thinking of getting the system installed by someone- the guy said he would do it for 140 bucks...does that sound reasonable?
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$140 for a nav unit installation is pretty outrageous IMO... Crutchfield should be sending you a guide on how to install it yourself. Between that and youtube, you should be able to do it!
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$140 for a nav unit installation is pretty outrageous IMO... Crutchfield should be sending you a guide on how to install it yourself. Between that and youtube, you should be able to do it!
I agree. For someone that installs radios all the time (if this someone does) this won't take very long at all to do. By the time you do it yourself you might think $140 would have been worth it but then again if you do it yourself you will probably be proud of what you did and have a better feeling about how it all works.

Getting the new unit to fit is the biggest challenge. Mine is a 2008 and I am assuming yours has the same factory radio. If it does then it is a little smaller than the new unit. There is a bracket in the back the radio snugs up into that the new head unit will not. That bracket will have to come out. There are 4 screws holding it in but I found it had to be cut in half to remove it out of there. I think I read where someone actually did remove it in one piece.

Without getting too involved right now, not exactly knowing what you have I will try finding some of the info I found and post here for you to look at. That might make it easier for you to decide if you want to tackle this project or not. Gotta run now but I will come back later with what I find.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys...I really appreciate it. The installer said he would have to cut that metal bracket you were talking about out so that's why I was nervous to do it myself...I want it to look nice but if I can do it myself and save 140 bucks that would be nice too.. I just don't want it to look messy. Crutch field sent all the parts and install stuff I will need.
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Crutch field sent all the parts and install stuff I will need.
Did they send you an antenna adaptor? I had to go to Best Buy twice before I got the correct one. I think the '07+ are European style.

Take a look at the pictures from this other forums post:

DIY: Radio removal w pics - JeepForum.com
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I get it in the mail on Monday- but it says it shipped with one....hopefully it's the right one! Thanks for that thread- makes it look easy!!!
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I got everything in the mail... I'm nervous about that back metal bracket I have to cut for the install..I don't want to screw up because it's an expensive unit- can't decide on whether to install it myself!!
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I just got a 2010 wrangler unlimited and I am looking to upgrade the head unit -

What do people recommend?

Has any one installed the Kenwood DDX419

DVD receiver.

Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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Although I haven't installed it yet I love the jvc model most because it has a detachable face! And it does everything including, Nav,Bluetooth, hd radio and DVD/cd player

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