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07-18-2013 12:05 PM
Carajolina
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
^Infinity is just the speakers and maybe the programming of the amp on the premium systems.
Well, I'm happy to hear that cause I won't feel any guilt now if I decide to get me another radio. Maybe one with touch screen a Kenwood I love their bluetooth interface.
07-18-2013 11:53 AM
Carajolina
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post


The factory JK systems are pretty blah...and yes, I'm talking about the Infitniy or Alpine versions as well. Also, Infinity does not make any of the factory head units.
I won't argue that. The radio does look Blah... But I sure love the sound especially the Bass.
07-18-2013 11:48 AM
panthermark ^Infinity is just the speakers and maybe the programming of the amp on the premium systems.
07-18-2013 11:46 AM
Carajolina
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Originally Posted by xsdbs View Post
1) You can look but you won't find a mic in the vehicle. However the vehicle can have the Uconnect system installed quite easily.

2) If you look on the lower right corner of the radio faceplate, you'll see a 3 digit code (I'm going to say it's "RES"). The reason why the dealer couldn't get it to work is because they were using the wrong Mopar kit. If you ask them, they'll most likely say that they were using kit PN 82212159. This kit will not work. They need to order the kit PN 82213221. I can assure you that they don't have this kit on their shelf. This kit comes complete with the harness, mic, module and a small touch pad that contains the Uconnect & voice buttons. This pad is about 1"x1.5" and is dash mounted.
3) I have another thread here that explains this same information,
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/res...fo-162263.html
I have the same problem (Sort of) My 2011 JK has buttons on top of the radio. One has a little head with a phone on it or something and when I press it it says U connect not installed or not detected. Is this the radio you mention that does not need the complete kit? Also what's the make of the radio. I could swear it was an infinity radio. At least the subwoofer in the back says infinity. I might be wrong tho. But as far as U connect go I think my radio is U connect ready but just not enabled or the module needed not installed.
07-18-2013 11:41 AM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by Carajolina View Post
I don't know if I would replace the radion on the JK. At least mine is an infinity radio which is far better than those mentioned here except for the Kenwood which I think is about the same sound quality IMHO. I would try to get the Uconnect adapter. It looks like something that can be done by anyone (Plug and play) I am looking to do the same on my JK, but not willing to give up that nice stereo that came with it. My wife has an Infiniti M35 and she swears to me that my JK's radio has better sound than her BOSE system.


The factory JK systems are pretty blah...and yes, I'm talking about the Infitniy or Alpine versions as well. Also, Infinity does not make any of the factory head units.
07-18-2013 11:34 AM
Carajolina I don't know if I would replace the radion on the JK. At least mine is an infinity radio which is far better than those mentioned here except for the Kenwood which I think is about the same sound quality IMHO. I would try to get the Uconnect adapter. It looks like something that can be done by anyone (Plug and play) I am looking to do the same on my JK, but not willing to give up that nice stereo that came with it. My wife has an Infiniti M35 and she swears to me that my JK's radio has better sound than her BOSE system.
06-27-2012 08:36 AM
xsdbs You are quite welcome. If you need any help while you're there you drop me a PM (I'll see it here on my computer when it comes in) and I get with you, ok.


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Originally Posted by kdude View Post
Thanks .. I'm seeing the dealer next week about another small issue. I will get back to you shortly. Thanks again.

H.
06-27-2012 05:42 AM
kdude
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Originally Posted by xsdbs View Post
I occassionally find a few minutes here and there. I could get with them to let them know about the kit and this would help them to assist you as well as others that may have the same issue.
Give me the name of the dealer and person there that you were working with. You can PMthe info if you'd like instead of posting it.
Thanks .. I'm seeing the dealer next week about another small issue. I will get back to you shortly. Thanks again.

H.
06-26-2012 07:11 AM
xsdbs I occassionally find a few minutes here and there. I could get with them to let them know about the kit and this would help them to assist you as well as others that may have the same issue.
Give me the name of the dealer and person there that you were working with. You can PMthe info if you'd like instead of posting it.




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Originally Posted by kdude View Post
X only if you find the time to do that would be great! Otherwise its something that could wait until my vacation time in the last two weeks of July...
06-26-2012 06:09 AM
kdude
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Originally Posted by xsdbs View Post
Yeah, I know I get the same way at work and even forget where I was at trying to help people on the forums until I get a PM from them, then it's like "damn, I dropped the ball".

If you'd like, I could contact the service mgr at that dealership and let them know what it'll take to het Uconnect in your vehicle.
X only if you find the time to do that would be great! Otherwise its something that could wait until my vacation time in the last two weeks of July...
06-25-2012 08:17 AM
xsdbs Yeah, I know I get the same way at work and even forget where I was at trying to help people on the forums until I get a PM from them, then it's like "damn, I dropped the ball".

If you'd like, I could contact the service mgr at that dealership and let them know what it'll take to het Uconnect in your vehicle.



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Originally Posted by kdude View Post
No I dropped the dealer. Didn't have confidence that they wanted to keep there word about the upgrade on the radio.

In the meantime I'm using what i learned here on the forum and will eventually get it up and running. For the moment i'm swamped with work so I havent even had the time to think about it.

Thanks for checking me up !
06-25-2012 07:51 AM
kdude
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Originally Posted by xsdbs View Post
Kdude,
any current information on this installation yet? Hope you're getting it taken care of.
No I dropped the dealer. Didn't have confidence that they wanted to keep there word about the upgrade on the radio.

In the meantime I'm using what i learned here on the forum and will eventually get it up and running. For the moment i'm swamped with work so I havent even had the time to think about it.

Thanks for checking me up !
06-24-2012 02:44 PM
xsdbs Kdude,
any current information on this installation yet? Hope you're getting it taken care of.


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Originally Posted by kdude View Post
Thks again XS ... Have a great day!
06-24-2012 02:42 PM
xsdbs cool, thanks for understanding Bob. Have a great day.


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Originally Posted by nwbronco View Post
No problem with you at all. I understand where you are coming from and appreciate your comments.

Bob K.
06-24-2012 01:17 AM
nwbronco No problem with you at all. I understand where you are coming from and appreciate your comments.

Bob K.
06-23-2012 12:19 PM
xsdbs yeah, but what about if something goes wrong with the Uconnect system internally or there is a HW change that allows for more SW enhancements. Maybe you would like to bring an older Uconnect up to par with the newer versions.
It would cost a lot more to replace the whole radio than a module.
Not to mention that the supplier of the external module actually supports more phones and oh yeah, it supports text messaging also.
Sorry Bob, not trying to sound like an A$$$$ but just pointing out a few things.
I remember when I used to sell and install custom auto sound systems. People would come in wanting to buy a 5 channel amp with everything built in. They would leave usually with a bi, tri or more amplfied system. I explained that if any 1 section of the amp goes bad then I'd have to remove it to send in for warranty, they'd be without sounds for 2 - 4 weeks. If it was out of warranty, they'd have to buy a new amp. Not to mention that the 5 channels and electronic crossover are all ran off the same power supply internally and so when a bass not kicked in and needed current, the other outputs would suffer. I just don't like anything with everything built into one housing. It's very limiting.






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Originally Posted by nwbronco View Post
And the big reason the 730/N is the at the top of the price heap on Mopar radios. No extra modules required.

Bob K.
06-23-2012 12:31 AM
nwbronco
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Originally Posted by xsdbs View Post
This will only work if you have a Harman radio (730, 730N). It isn't that easy if you have a Mitsuibishi radio. you need the complete install kit. The Harman radios have Uconnect built into the radio, Mitsubishi radios have an external Uconnect module.

And the big reason the 730/N is the at the top of the price heap on Mopar radios. No extra modules required.

Bob K.
06-22-2012 11:58 PM
Ddubb Ouch, wish it could be as painless for everyone.
06-22-2012 12:01 PM
xsdbs This will only work if you have a Harman radio (730, 730N). It isn't that easy if you have a Mitsuibishi radio. you need the complete install kit. The Harman radios have Uconnect built into the radio, Mitsubishi radios have an external Uconnect module.



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Originally Posted by Ddubb View Post
sorry if I missed this info, but I just added the uconnect mic on my RER nav radio last night, took 15 mins and $30 for the mic with harness. Complete plug and play to get the voice control and handsfree phone option functional on my radio.
I found a few posts on here that showed me how to get into the system software to unlock the uconnect feature.
So depending on which radio you have, it could be as cheap as $30 and really easy to do. If you let me know what radio you have I could give you all the links I used on here and youtube. It was really easy, if you have the RER version of the stock radio
06-22-2012 11:38 AM
Ddubb sorry if I missed this info, but I just added the uconnect mic on my RER nav radio last night, took 15 mins and $30 for the mic with harness. Complete plug and play to get the voice control and handsfree phone option functional on my radio.
I found a few posts on here that showed me how to get into the system software to unlock the uconnect feature.
So depending on which radio you have, it could be as cheap as $30 and really easy to do. If you let me know what radio you have I could give you all the links I used on here and youtube. It was really easy, if you have the RER version of the stock radio
06-06-2012 08:33 AM
xsdbs Howard,

I'm not totally trying to keep you from going aftermarket, instead I'm giving you the information that you can use at the dealership to get what the promised. This kit that I mentioned is fairly new to the Mopar line of accessories and that dealer may not know about it. But with the provided information that I gave you here, they will know about it now if you choose to go back to them with it. My answers here have actually been inline with your original posting here. Hope it helps,



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Originally Posted by kdude View Post
Thks again XS ... Have a great day!
06-06-2012 06:32 AM
kdude Thks again XS ... Have a great day!
06-05-2012 08:11 AM
xsdbs Just in case you're interested in the installation guide, I have just placed it in the link below, just download it.
Free Cloud Storage - MediaFire



Quote:
Originally Posted by xsdbs View Post
1) You can look but you won't find a mic in the vehicle. However the vehicle can have the Uconnect system installed quite easily.

2) If you look on the lower right corner of the radio faceplate, you'll see a 3 digit code (I'm going to say it's "RES"). The reason why the dealer couldn't get it to work is because they were using the wrong Mopar kit. If you ask them, they'll most likely say that they were using kit PN 82212159. This kit will not work. They need to order the kit PN 82213221. I can assure you that they don't have this kit on their shelf. This kit comes complete with the harness, mic, module and a small touch pad that contains the Uconnect & voice buttons. This pad is about 1"x1.5" and is dash mounted.
3) I have another thread here that explains this same information,
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/res...fo-162263.html
06-05-2012 07:01 AM
xsdbs 1) You can look but you won't find a mic in the vehicle. However the vehicle can have the Uconnect system installed quite easily.

2) If you look on the lower right corner of the radio faceplate, you'll see a 3 digit code (I'm going to say it's "RES"). The reason why the dealer couldn't get it to work is because they were using the wrong Mopar kit. If you ask them, they'll most likely say that they were using kit PN 82212159. This kit will not work. They need to order the kit PN 82213221. I can assure you that they don't have this kit on their shelf. This kit comes complete with the harness, mic, module and a small touch pad that contains the Uconnect & voice buttons. This pad is about 1"x1.5" and is dash mounted.
3) I have another thread here that explains this same information,
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f40/res...fo-162263.html



Quote:
Originally Posted by kdude View Post
@ MrJ ... I'm not sure about the mic. I lend my jeep to my girlfriend and she never brought it back to my place. She said something like " I love that freaking Jeep" ..... and this is a chick who drives a 911 Carrera , go figure , I will check for that mic as soon as i get by jeep back, good linky to the the BT install...... Cant wait to hear how your setup sounds cause i may rip mine apart and do the same... whens it gonna be done ?

@ XS... Thats prob the reason they couldnt get the radio to work. Either way i need to change out the radio as it doesn't have the button with the telephone. i'm going to check out the build info. today if i can find out what type of radio is actually installed. The only thing i see is that there is no button for telephone or sat radio...

You guys are amazing and truly make this forum someting i feel proud to be part of. Have a good one !

H.
06-05-2012 05:17 AM
kdude @ MrJ ... I'm not sure about the mic. I lend my jeep to my girlfriend and she never brought it back to my place. She said something like " I love that freaking Jeep" ..... and this is a chick who drives a 911 Carrera , go figure , I will check for that mic as soon as i get by jeep back, good linky to the the BT install...... Cant wait to hear how your setup sounds cause i may rip mine apart and do the same... whens it gonna be done ?

@ XS... Thats prob the reason they couldnt get the radio to work. Either way i need to change out the radio as it doesn't have the button with the telephone. i'm going to check out the build info. today if i can find out what type of radio is actually installed. The only thing i see is that there is no button for telephone or sat radio...

You guys are amazing and truly make this forum someting i feel proud to be part of. Have a good one !

H.
06-04-2012 01:52 PM
xsdbs The radio doesn't need to be replaced in order to obtain Uconnect. The factory harness supports Uconnect and all he needs is the correct Mopar accessory kit, Which the dealer should pay for if he was promised the hands free system to be in the vehicle.
Also, there is less theft temptation with the factory radio versus a nice aftermarket radio.
06-04-2012 09:47 AM
mrjonescu
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Originally Posted by Silverton34 View Post
Will a system like this work with the steering wheel controls and have a better sound than the stock Rubicon radio?
With the proper adapters, the Pioneer (or most after market heat units) can work with the factory steering wheel controls. Since I do not ahve the factory controls, I can't comment how well they work. Check Crutchfield or Metra for the correct part # for your JK.

In regards to sound quality, I will let you know if a few days . I have already replaced the front and rear speakers with Polk DB6501 in the front and DB651 in the rear. I just ordered the Pioneer AVH-P2400BT as well as an Alpine KTP-445U.

I am going to bridge the amp to feed the fronts and use the head unit to power the rears. I'm also considering removing the rear speakers and just running the components in the front.
06-04-2012 09:21 AM
xsdbs Is your "basic" radio the RES or an REQ unit? Does the radio have the Uconnect buttons on it? If so then they would only need to install the Mopar Uconnect kit PN 82212159 and the iPod / USB cable PN 82212160.
If the radio does not have the Uconnect buttons on it, then they would need to install the Mopar Uconnect kit PN 82213221 and the iPod/ USB cable. (You will want to get this cable even if you don't plan on using an iPod. The reason is because any Uconnect updates are performed by using this cable).
These kits will come with the harness, module and mic for the install. After the installation, the vehicle will need to be flashed for code RSP.



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Originally Posted by kdude View Post
I have a 2011 unlimited that came with a std. radio.

The dealer promised me to exchange the radio for one that has a bluetooth.

I brought my car in on Friday and the dealer spend about 4 hours trying to exchange the std. radio for the bluebooth.

They said they couldn't get it to work.

My question is the following....

Does the 2011 come with the proper wiring harness so that plugging in the same type of radio with BT should be an easy exchange , No?

The guys who own the dealership just took ownership two weeks ago and may or not know the business....

Does anyone know about the wiring harness and why is the dealership having such a hard time to wire this up...

Thanks in advance ...

Howard
06-04-2012 09:20 AM
Silverton34
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Originally Posted by mrjonescu View Post
The Pioneer AVH-P2400BT is another great option if you are looking for bluetooth steaming.

Anyway, I believe the dealer will have to add the UConnect module to your stereo to enable bluetooth calling and steaming. The UConnect module should also come with the wiring harness and the microphone. I believe after the module is installed, the dealer will have to program the JK's computer to enable the UConnect.

Here is an example of the module from eBay.

Will a system like this work with the steering wheel controls and have a better sound than the stock Rubicon radio?
06-04-2012 06:57 AM
mrjonescu 2008 Jeep JK Uconnect Install - YouTube

Here's a video on the Uconnect installation. It seems pretty easy, and some people have had success activating it without the dealership.
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