Just took home a 2014 JK Sport unlimited two days ago.
The one option it didn't have that I wanted was the 430n dvd/nav/usb head unit. The dealer quoted me a whopping $2200 to have that unit installed at the dealership, so I said forget it.
I am looking to find a head unit that will work with the existing steering wheel controls/phone controls, etc. so that I don't lose those amenities.
I've been on Ebay, looks like I can grab a 430n there for about $800-$1000 and it looks to be an install I could probably do myself. My question there would be---are all 430n's the same? If I bought one that came out of a different vehicle (like a Compass or Commander) would it fit into mine and have the same color backlighting on the head unit as the rest of my vehicle?
I've also googled around and found this Wrangler head unit from DCT, which looks enticing due to the $499 price and it's also (allegedly) totally plug and play and states it will work with all of my existing steering wheel buttons. Problem is, I've never heard of this brand; no idea if it would be any good---can't even find a review:
Jeep Compass Commander Grand Cherokee Liberty Patriot Wrangler dvd player w/ gps navigation system
I do want NAV, DVD, Bluetooth, a USB port on the head unit, just like the 430n has. Any other recommendations of different head units that people have that they like in their JK? For now I am going to stick with the crappy stock speakers, just want to start with the head unit and go from there later...
Oh, and FWIW I have an iPhone 4, so I want that to work via bluetooth like it does with the stock head unit I have now. Actually I'm not sure if that is tied into the stereo or is a separate entity. My JK does have the connectivity group option obviously.
Thanks for any advice! Love my new Wrangler!!