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Old 11-16-2015, 09:48 AM
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130 Stereo with Alpine Premium / Where are the wires?

Can someone please give me a little direction on how to install a new stereo to replace this POS 130 head unit. Where do I find the rest of the wires? I see the main connector with 8 wires, U-connect Can plug, and 2 antenna. I have a Pac RP4-CH11. WHERE ARE THE SPEAKER WIRES?

Can I buy a connector that will pull get them from the amp mounted under the steering wheel?

I want to retain the stock front speaker amp (because the new NX604 will not handle 2 ohm speakers) and I will use a new amp for a new sub.



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I'm so glad mine happened to come with the 430 touch screen hdd radio.

Give me a bit and I'll go try and pull it out to show what connectors there are. I also have the 9 speaker alpine system. I'm assuming it's a rca type wire running to the amp and then amp to the speakers.

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Do I need to dig the wires out of the amp?

Is the CAN communicating all the stereo signal to the amp?
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Your aftermarket radio should have come with a harness. That harness gets wired to the PAC harness, which then interfaces with the factory harness.

Watch some of these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnkukl-hdC0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiJApgR0-eg
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I think this is why there are only a few wires. This is the description in the PAC RP4-CH11 instructions.

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Crutchfield typically has harnesses for all stock wiring. I would avoid cutting your stock harness as you may want to go back to the stock radio for some reason.
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Old 11-17-2015, 11:54 AM
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I got the PAC RP4-CH11 for my new Clarion NX604. The PAC harness got mated to the Clarion harness with all matching colors except the speaker wires. Instructions said to hook the rear wires of the stereo output to the front of the PAC harness. This was because I wanted to retain the factor front speakers with amp. Everything works good now.
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Did the interface keep the U-Connect microphone or did you have to replace it?
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I use the MIC that came with it and mounted it on the on the steering wheel because it was close and super easy. Everyone says you will loose the u-connect when you do an aftermarket stereo and trying wire the old mic into the new stereo will be shit quality. I have not testing that part yet, the dash is still in pieces.
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I have a 2015 rubicon that has the alpine upgrade with the 130 radio. I may one day put in a DVD player, but for now I'll stick to suspension and offroad accessories. I'd really like a head unit that can acccept front and rear cameras for rock crawling and backing. This thread answered a few questions I had. PArty.
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Speaker wires are here!

With the Alpine upgrade, the speaker wires come out of the fty amp which is located below the steering column. There are some posts on here (or maybe one of those other Wrangler forums) with good illustrations showing what wire goes where.
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I replaced mine with a Pioneer Nav unit, you will need the PAC harness, this will allow you to maintain steering wheel controls, however, it will be up to the radio brand on what the buttons will actually control.

Once removed the U-connect will not work, the module that the mic goes in sits behind the A/C controls...I ran my mic up the a pillar and installed it right next to the factory mic. That way if I get brain dead someone can return the radio to stock.

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