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codylterry 05-26-2013 03:15 PM

2013 jeep wrangler audio help
 
i wanna install a Pioneer FH-X700BT but not sure what wire harness i would need and would like to keep the steering wheel controls would PAC RP4-CH11 Factory Integration Adapter work? i do not have the upgraded sound system. let me know what you think

boilermaker_yv 05-26-2013 06:35 PM

I'm doing my install (Pioneer too) tomorrow....I got a harness off Amazon that plugs to the factory harness, also got one that integrates to the steering wheel controls....I'll reply later tonight with the brand/model (@ the mall with the wife zzzzzz)

woansleftpeg 05-26-2013 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by codylterry (Post 3794423)
i wanna install a Pioneer FH-X700BT but not sure what wire harness i would need and would like to keep the steering wheel controls would PAC RP4-CH11 Factory Integration Adapter work? i do not have the upgraded sound system. let me know what you think

RP4-CH11 is the correct harness to integrate an after market head unit whilst retaining steering wheel controls. Be aware that if you have a more recent '13, some people have reported compatibility issues with the firmware for that harness. I use it with '13 built in December 2012 and have no problems.

cbell77 05-26-2013 09:41 PM

Just installed a pioneer refurb today in mine, avic f700bt. I used a pac rp4-ch11 and a eu-40 antenna adapter. Make sure you buy plenty of splices if you do it your self or have good soldering experience. My personal preference is non insulated butt splices then buy some heat shrink and use a torch or a heat gun (butane lighter works well to). All the splices are very easy the speaker control wires all match in color. Some modifications had to be made on my 2012 wrangler. You need to cut the bottom off the metal bracket that holds the rear of the unit (depending on what you install) also had to trim the lip on the front plastic bracket. If you have any questions you can PM me and I will do my best to help.

woansleftpeg 05-26-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by cbell77 (Post 3795380)
Just installed a pioneer refurb today in mine, avic f700bt. I used a pac rp4-ch11 and a eu-40 antenna adapter. Make sure you buy plenty of splices if you do it your self or have good soldering experience. My personal preference is non insulated butt splices then buy some heat shrink and use a torch or a heat gun (butane lighter works well to). All the splices are very easy the speaker control wires all match in color. Some modifications had to be made on my 2012 wrangler. You need to cut the bottom off the metal bracket that holds the rear of the unit (depending on what you install) also had to trim the lip on the front plastic bracket. If you have any questions you can PM me and I will do my best to help.

You don't need to cut the metal bracket, it's two screws to remove it completely.

cbell77 05-26-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg (Post 3795394)
You don't need to cut the metal bracket, it's two screws to remove it completely.

You are correct you do Not have to. You can take it out completely. However without it you wont be able to properly hold the back of the unit in place and if you hit a bump it could mean trouble. If you cut the bottom out it will secure the radio down to the vent tubing wont allow it to move.

woansleftpeg 05-26-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by cbell77 (Post 3795417)
You are correct you do Not have to. You can take it out completely. However without it you wont be able to properly hold the back of the unit in place and if you hit a bump it could mean trouble. If you cut the bottom out it will secure the radio down to the vent tubing wont allow it to move.

I don't know how much your head unit weighs, but I don't really see how it would move very far. My double DIN JVC doesn't have anywhere to go - it sits on the vent tubes below and has the dash above holding it in place, not to mention the screws on the dash kit holding it steady. Cutting the bracket seems to be a bit of a waste of effort, TBH.

cbell77 05-26-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg (Post 3795449)
I don't know how much your head unit weighs, but I don't really see how it would move very far. My double DIN JVC doesn't have anywhere to go - it sits on the vent tubes below and has the dash above holding it in place, not to mention the screws on the dash kit holding it steady. Cutting the bracket seems to be a bit of a waste of effort, TBH.

To each his own just wanted the extra security.

Ragnar of Ballard 10-09-2013 07:34 PM

Also Crutchfield (Crutchfield: Car Stereo, Speakers, Home Theater, LED LCD TV, Cameras) is a pretty good resource for those sorts of things. I found them to be cheaper than anything on Amazon and they were also pretty good on the customer service side.


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