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courtney123 03-04-2012 01:11 AM

2012 Aftermarket radio and uConnect
 
2012 2-Door JK with the 130 media center stock radio and uConnect.
Does anyone know: is uConnect a separate module or part of the stock radio?

I'm thinking of swapping out the radio but don't want to lose the uConnect/Hands-free features.

Thanks.

daggo66 03-04-2012 05:24 AM

It's a separate module, but it wouldn't be compatible with an aftermarket radio. Just look for one that has built in blue tooth.

courtney123 03-04-2012 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daggo66 (Post 2100654)
It's a separate module, but it wouldn't be compatible with an aftermarket radio. Just look for one that has built in blue tooth.

Appreciate the response.
So I'll lose the voice menu etc with aftermarket?

suicideking 03-04-2012 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by courtney123 (Post 2102692)
Appreciate the response.
So I'll lose the voice menu etc with aftermarket?

Yes, you would lose it and the steering wheel volume controls.

There are aftermarket interfaces that will add the volume controls again, but not the voice menu.

courtney123 03-04-2012 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suicideking (Post 2103154)
Yes, you would lose it and the steering wheel volume controls.

There are aftermarket interfaces that will add the volume controls again, but not the voice menu.

Thanks. Looks like I'm in the hunt for a 430 instead. That should preserve the goodies.
:D

Hidrorayo 03-05-2012 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by courtney123 (Post 2100514)
2012 2-Door JK with the 130 media center stock radio and uConnect.
Does anyone know: is uConnect a separate module or part of the stock radio?

I'm thinking of swapping out the radio but don't want to lose the uConnect/Hands-free features.

Thanks.

There is a company called ADS(iDatalink),
that is going to make a aftermarket Radio Replacement Interface (iDatalink Maestro) to keep the uConnect, factory sat tuner, steering wheel controls and even the factory usb port working.

As of now it is in the works.

Not sure when they will release it.

Currently the Maestro supports Ford Sync through 2012 Kenwood DNX models only.

Here's a promo video of it.

iDatalink Maestro Promo 2012 - YouTube

xsdbs 03-05-2012 10:44 AM

Interesting, I would have to question being able to retain the factory SAT radio in the Chrysler vehivlcles. Unlike the Ford where the SAT radio is a separate module, The SAT radio is part of the Chrysler factory radio.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Hidrorayo (Post 2104220)
There is a company called ADS(iDatalink),
that is going to make a aftermarket Radio Replacement Interface (iDatalink Maestro) to keep the uConnect, factory sat tuner, steering wheel controls and even the factory usb port working.

As of now it is in the works.

Not sure when they will release it.

Currently the Maestro supports Ford Sync through 2012 Kenwood DNX models only.

Here's a promo video of it.

iDatalink Maestro Promo 2012 - YouTube


courtney123 03-05-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hidrorayo (Post 2104220)
There is a company called ADS(iDatalink),
that is going to make a aftermarket Radio Replacement Interface (iDatalink Maestro) to keep the uConnect, factory sat tuner, steering wheel controls and even the factory usb port working.

As of now it is in the works.

Not sure when they will release it.

Currently the Maestro supports Ford Sync through 2012 Kenwood DNX models only.

Here's a promo video of it.

iDatalink Maestro Promo 2012 - YouTube

What a great find!
Their website indicates a March 2012 rollout.
We'll shall see :drool:


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