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Old 07-05-2013, 05:25 AM   #1
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Radio Swap questions

Hello, I just bought a '13 Freedom. I have the connectivty group along with the UConnect, and am replacing the 130 with a JVC 810HDT. JVC KW-NT810HDT Navigation receiver at

I bought all the usual goodies according to the 12-13 writeup here. Except I'm using the XSVI-6522Nav Harnes. Hopefully this doesn't change too much. Also using the 99-6511BB, ASWC-1, and 40-EU10.

Q 1. Can I retain the center console USB, with power (to charge phone or add USB device for mas music). Will I need a separate/another cable?

Q 2. Once I take out the 130, can that unit be installed in my wife's 2007 Xterra? She doesn't need all the bells and whistles, just the USB access (nice but not required), CD, AUX port (required, main reason) and FM Radio. No steering wheel controls, no Sirius, no BT, no VR. How/what would I need to accomplish this?

Q 3. Is the dealer supposed to give me the security code for the 130 and what do I do with that code once I get it?

Thanks for the responses in advance.

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Old 07-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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1. I believe people have done it, you'd need some kind of connector to mate the head end of the USB cable to the JVC USB cable. I seem to remember that the head end is some form of mini-USB. I would probably avoid splicing cables if possible as data transmission can be a little bit finicky about its cabling. Alternatively, it's very easy to just drop the JVC USB cable into the glove box.

2. In theory I don't see a reason why not, but it's possible that the 130 might need some form of CANBUS signal to operate. The Xterra uses CANBUS as well but it's probably a very different command set to that used by Chrysler - as long as there's no CANBUS involvement required by the 130 then it should work. Your biggest challenge might be making it fit in the Xterra dash, the Jeep HU aperture is 7"; you might end up having to cut the Xterra dash and/or fabricate a mounting plate.

3. If you need a security code for the 130 then I'm going to think it won't work in the Xterra, as that suggests some form of CANBUS communication. I don't know the answer to this though.

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Old 07-06-2013, 02:13 PM   #3
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sounds like it will be more trouble than its worth to replace the xterra radio. seems like a waste of radio. Oh well..

THanks for the relpy
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