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DGriz 05-01-2010 10:27 AM

UConnect for Wrangler
 
Has anyone out there used the add-on UConnect. When I got my '09 Rubi it came with the Nav system but no UConnect. The dealership is telling me that the Wranglers don't come with it for some reason (noise maybe?). Although I just saw a '10 Islander with it installed.

Here's a link to the part I'm considering: The Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories Store : Audio, Hands Free Bluetooth Car Kit, uconnect phone - 2009 Jeep Wrangler [82211878] - $257.00$210.74

Would love to hear some reviews from anyone currently using something like this.

malkman 05-03-2010 12:59 PM

I have uconnect in my 2010 Sahara and love it. Works great both with soft and hard top.

amr42 05-03-2010 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by DGriz (Post 613541)
Has anyone out there used the add-on UConnect. When I got my '09 Rubi it came with the Nav system but no UConnect. The dealership is telling me that the Wranglers don't come with it for some reason (noise maybe?). Although I just saw a '10 Islander with it installed.

Here's a link to the part I'm considering: The Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories Store : Audio, Hands Free Bluetooth Car Kit, uconnect phone - 2009 Jeep Wrangler [82211878] - $257.00$210.74

Would love to hear some reviews from anyone currently using something like this.

If you have the RER version of MyGIG (US version with NAV) then you don't need this U-Connect module. RER flavor of MyGIG has bluetooth and VR capabilities built in. All you need is a microphone and software update. Microphone can be bought form Mopar, or others. Go here for more info on software update:

http://mofv.com/MyGIG/WithNav/RER_2.043.zip

Once SW is installed you need to go into Engineering Menu and enable VR/JK option.

Enjoy!

chef1231 05-03-2010 09:52 PM

It was not an option in the 09's,. good to go with the 2010 models now. You can go to mopar.com and checkout the pricing on buying the uconnect set up. The service department will put it in for you. Just make sure you get the set up with microphone so you can hear and talk. It will not plug right into the phone button on the radio but rather an extra button by the radio. How this helps

amr42 05-04-2010 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by chef1231 (Post 615600)
It was not an option in the 09's,. good to go with the 2010 models now. You can go to mopar.com and checkout the pricing on buying the uconnect set up. The service department will put it in for you. Just make sure you get the set up with microphone so you can hear and talk. It will not plug right into the phone button on the radio but rather an extra button by the radio. How this helps


Microphone will plug into back of RER - center (smaller) connector between main wiring harness and AV one.

staleyjeep 05-17-2010 08:27 PM

I have it installed after market on my X. Works great unless you have the top down and are trying to talk while driving above 40 mph. Wind noise makes it impossible for person on other end to hear you.

DGriz 05-18-2010 10:56 AM

UConnect
 
After reading up a lot more on this, I found out that my radio was already equipped with UConnect, it was just disabled on Wranglers. For $20, I bought a mic and downloaded a free software upgrade, and it works! It's basically the quality of a speakerphone, but that's all I was expecting. I've used it with the front two Freedom top panels off and windows down. I could hear them when I turned the volume up and just leaned in closer to the mic so they could hear me. No big deal. This was the best $20 I've ever spent.

The unit I referenced previously is what you use if you don't have a radio that already has the UConnect hardware built-in.

cdpdenver 05-19-2010 04:27 PM

Which radio unit does the mic kit work with? I have a 2010 Wrangler Unlimited with a RES/RSC unit in it. Thanks for the info

DGriz 05-19-2010 04:46 PM

UConnect
 
Here's a link to the best info on your radio...
http://mofv.com/mygig/

For the mic and other stuff, go here...
MYGIG MICROPHONE

cdpdenver 05-19-2010 05:32 PM

Thanks for the response. I think that site only deals with mygig. I have the RES/RSC unit. I heard that all 2010 units come with the module but it is not activated on the wrangler. I was wondering if I could just add the mic and get it to work.

DGriz 05-20-2010 08:22 AM

If your RES radio has the UConnect button, then I think it has everything you need except the mic. I have the RER so the procedure was a little different but I had to update the software for my unit via a free download that I burned on to a CD and put in the player. Then, I had to access the system menu to unlock the UConnect feature. After I added the mic, I was done.

Unfortunately, I haven't come across the procedure for your particular model. Hopefully someone else will chime in soon.

TOW69 05-20-2010 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DGriz (Post 613541)
Has anyone out there used the add-on UConnect. When I got my '09 Rubi it came with the Nav system but no UConnect. The dealership is telling me that the Wranglers don't come with it for some reason (noise maybe?). Although I just saw a '10 Islander with it installed.

Here's a link to the part I'm considering: The Jeep Wrangler Parts and Accessories Store : Audio, Hands Free Bluetooth Car Kit, uconnect phone - 2009 Jeep Wrangler [82211878] - $257.00$210.74

Would love to hear some reviews from anyone currently using something like this.

I have a 2010 Runbicon with it and it works great for me. Connects right up to my phone.

cdpdenver 05-21-2010 06:05 PM

Thanks DGriz. I will wait to see if anyone has done it with my model directly. If not I will order the mic and try. I will post an update if I go that route

Twinjayhawks 03-16-2011 08:26 PM

Can someone tell me how to tell which radio unit I have... where does it say?

shacklyn 03-17-2011 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by cdpdenver (Post 630984)
Thanks DGriz. I will wait to see if anyone has done it with my model directly. If not I will order the mic and try. I will post an update if I go that route

I just bought a 2011 Wrangler Sport last weekend. I, too, have the RES radio with the UConnect button on it, which doesn't work. I'll be watching to see if you or someone else posts how to do this.

Salo 03-17-2011 04:14 AM

I have an 08 sahara with no nav...it has a uconnect button but when pressed, it says vehicle not equipped with uconnect. Can I also purchase mic and get this to work?

dszablinski 03-17-2011 05:56 AM

I had to get the aftermarket module Mopar Item # 82212159.
I had it installed by the dealer as it had to be connected to the system.
They may try to sell you the one with the separate fob. Insist on the part number above as their service manual is incorrect. With installation it is about 500$. Well worth it to avoid tickets.

Salo 03-19-2011 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by dszablinski (Post 1122063)
I had to get the aftermarket module Mopar Item # 82212159.
I had it installed by the dealer as it had to be connected to the system.
They may try to sell you the one with the separate fob. Insist on the part number above as their service manual is incorrect. With installation it is about 500$. Well worth it to avoid tickets.

$500...thats insane. If anyone else knows a cheaper way, let me know..anyway, I'm the one writing the tickets

LaTuFu 03-19-2011 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Twinjayhawks
Can someone tell me how to tell which radio unit I have... where does it say?

In your owners manual it will show you the different types and how to tell which one you have.

pat@fieldsauto.com 03-19-2011 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Twinjayhawks (Post 1121438)
Can someone tell me how to tell which radio unit I have... where does it say?

It also gives you the model code on the bottom of the head unit.

shacklyn 03-20-2011 12:53 AM

If I'm reading the installation instructions for part #82212159 correctly on Quadratec's website, the UConnect option will not only give you hands-free phone operation, but also true iPod integration (with cable #82212160). For around $500, that's a bit pricey, but not terrible. I think I'll visit my local dealer next week and investigate.

lono100 01-07-2012 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by DGriz (Post 627456)
After reading up a lot more on this, I found out that my radio was already equipped with UConnect, it was just disabled on Wranglers. For $20, I bought a mic and downloaded a free software upgrade, and it works! It's basically the quality of a speakerphone, but that's all I was expecting. I've used it with the front two Freedom top panels off and windows down. I could hear them when I turned the volume up and just leaned in closer to the mic so they could hear me. No big deal. This was the best $20 I've ever spent.

The unit I referenced previously is what you use if you don't have a radio that already has the UConnect hardware built-in.

we were in the process of hooking up our cell phone with the bluetooth feature in our 2010 jk. where did you buy the mic? and do you know of any links to threads where i can read up more on this? we have the res head unit. thanks.

newal 11-29-2012 10:28 PM

Thanks DGriz for all of your research and info on this. I stumbled onto this thread while searching for a way to add u-connect to a 2011 with the RHB head. It sounds like the hardware is there, need to find the microphone. The link in a post for the mic shows it not available now, and the link for the video also will not run on my computer. But, I have hope now for getting it to work sometime. If any of you have come up with more info, please let us know.

918k9gb 03-14-2014 05:03 PM

2014 jeep wrangler uconnect hands free bluetooth kit
 
I am looking for an after market 2014 jeep wrangler uconnect hands free bluetooth kit. While I was deployed my wife bought the jeep and the female salesperson told her it had the uconnect hands free for her iphone. When I returned from deployment, six months later, I found out it did not, so i went to the dealership and they denied ever saying such a thing and would not install it unless I paid about $700 (CRAZY!!) So I am looking for an OEM kit that I can install in her jeep.

jwilson2598 03-14-2014 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 918k9gb (Post 9046442)
I am looking for an after market 2014 jeep wrangler uconnect hands free bluetooth kit. While I was deployed my wife bought the jeep and the female salesperson told her it had the uconnect hands free for her iphone. When I returned from deployment, six months later, I found out it did not, so i went to the dealership and they denied ever saying such a thing and would not install it unless I paid about $700 (CRAZY!!) So I am looking for an OEM kit that I can install in her jeep.

You can get the kit for about $300ish, install it yourself and then have the dealer activate it for you.

ThingsAbove 03-14-2014 08:47 PM

I got one of these bluetooth car kits for $39 and it has been great. I can stream music through it and answer calls hands free.Amazon.com: Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit for Cars with Aux Input Jack (3.5 mm) - supports aptX: Car Electronics


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