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Old 10-23-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Keeping factory bluetooth in new head unit - 2014

I've done a lot of reading and searching and can't seem to find the answer to this question. Apologies if I skipped over an easy find.

I am thinking about a new head unit but would like to retain the bluetooth voice buttons on the steering wheel. Is there a head unit that allows this? I'm fine with a new mic if that can't be used but would like the voice buttons from the steering wheel.

My jeep is a 2014 with the 130/UConnect

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Old 10-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this will help. But, the 2014 Wrangler is a JK, if I'm not mistaken. You might get better help in the JK technical forum, not the communication forum. It sounds like this is something that other JK owners may have done. You may want to ask the admins to have this post moved to the JK tech forum.

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Old 10-24-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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I've done a lot of reading and searching and can't seem to find the answer to this question. Apologies if I skipped over an easy find. I am thinking about a new head unit but would like to retain the bluetooth voice buttons on the steering wheel. Is there a head unit that allows this? I'm fine with a new mic if that can't be used but would like the voice buttons from the steering wheel. My jeep is a 2014 with the 130/UConnect
My Pioneer AVH8500bhs retains all the factory steering wheel functions and has better Bluetooth than the factory radio. The one thing that you lose on the steering wheel is the little "talk" button. The one with the little face with lines coming out of the mouth. This used to be used for engaging voice command but with my after market, it Attenuates the radio when I push it. The head unit screen has a button for voice command which basically engages Siri on my iPhone when I push it.

The Pioneer looks pretty stock and has a removable face. I like it for the basic functions, radio, Pandora, iPhone/iPod control; but I hated it for the app radio functions. I have never played a video in my Jeep and probably never will. In my opinion the apps were not great so I pulled out the video cable and just use a basic lightning cable for iPhone 5.
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My Pioneer AVH8500bhs retains all the factory steering wheel functions and has better Bluetooth than the factory radio. The one thing that you lose on the steering wheel is the little "talk" button. The one with the little face with lines coming out of the mouth. This used to be used for engaging voice command but with my after market, it Attenuates the radio when I push it. The head unit screen has a button for voice command which basically engages Siri on my iPhone when I push it.

The Pioneer looks pretty stock and has a removable face. I like it for the basic functions, radio, Pandora, iPhone/iPod control; but I hated it for the app radio functions. I have never played a video in my Jeep and probably never will. In my opinion the apps were not great so I pulled out the video cable and just use a basic lightning cable for iPhone 5.
Which of the adapters did you use to keep the steering wheel controls?
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