US / European FM frequencies - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Communications and Electronics

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 09-04-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 44
US / European FM frequencies

Maybe some of you know about this:

In Europe different/more FM frequencies are used. In the US the radios dial only to .1 .3 .5 .7 .9, in Europe every 0.1.

Can you switch any of the radios sold in 2012 US models to work with the European steps? The stock 130, hopefully?

Or how would you tackle this?

Thanks, Felix

Feehliks is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
Jma20a's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 3,046
dont think there is anything you can do with the stock unit. i would guess that a wranglers sold in Europe would have it that way.

Dear Algebra, Please stop asking us to find your X. She's never coming back and don't ask Y.
Jma20a is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-07-2011, 08:54 AM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 27
I have a Japanese HU that only receives the European stations. There are antenna adapters out there that convert it to work with US stations (you just plug them in on the antenna line).

I haven't looked for one, but I bet there is something similar to convert US headunits to European. Look on the European based ebay.

The one for my Japanese radio was only arund $20 I believe.
Andy Jones is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 15
I would like to know as well. They broadcast AFN (armed forces network radio) on 106.0 and 107.0 here in Italy and of course my stock radio will only hit 105.9 or 106.1 and all I get is silly Italian music and talk shows.
thetman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #5
PTaylor's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 718
Some after market radios can easily be setup for US or other frequencies. I remember trying to tune into a local station that broadcast on a low channel, but for some reason the radio I had wouldn't pick it up. The internal tuner was off. But I was able to switch it to another mode, can't remember what it was called, and dial in at 0.05Mhz at a time, which is what you want.
PTaylor is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-07-2011, 04:18 PM   #6
sparky's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Phila
Posts: 1,889
Got my Google Foo working, and cam up with two sets of instructions, both simular.

As I'm not a Chrysler mechanic, nor do I play one on TV, try at your own risk.
You're on your own, boy.
This offer is void in all states.

1) Turn radio on.
2) Radio should be in FM mode.
3) Press SET button.
4) Press SEL button.
5) Press station memory set button one 5 times. Radio will reset to lowest AM frequency.
6) To return to North American reception repeat steps 1 - 5 or disconnect ignition off power source to radio.
1. Turn on the radio;
2. switch to the FM band;
3. set the frequency to the lowest possible;
4. press SET;
5. press SEL;
6. press memory button no. 1 five times.

The radio will reset itself, all settings will be lost but it can now also receive the even frequency numbers.
sparky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2011, 01:30 AM   #7
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 44
Great! Many thanks!

Feehliks is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
European Members? nicolas-eric Europe Jeep Forum 209 07-23-2014 05:01 AM
European Parts? wranglerunner22 TJ General Discussion Forum 17 11-12-2012 09:47 AM
Pics from the biggest European Offroad Expo Plastic Bertrand JK General Discussion Forum 7 07-03-2011 09:54 PM
European / Australian Taillights Slickbr YJ General Discussion Forum 2 01-28-2009 11:20 PM
European TJ vs. US TJ 61scout80 TJ General Discussion Forum 8 12-03-2007 08:12 PM

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC