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Old 02-26-2019, 02:14 PM
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Upgrading to a 730n from 130n worth it?

I’ve got a 2015 with the most basic non-nav radio, should be the 130n. If there’s a 730 that I could come across out of a 2018 for around $150 is that a worthwhile upgrade? What all is entailed in the swap? I don’t have steering wheel controls for voice just cruise so I’d have to add that, is everything else just a plug and play?

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2025? We'll have to wait and see...

If you have a 2015 for example, a 730n may work. I wouldn't expect to get one from a 2018 Wrangler, and most of those came with a 130, a 130s, a 430, or a 430n. The "S" designates Sirius, and the "N" designates Nav.

The 730n might be a good option as it is a self-contained unit with all the extra modules for Bluetooth etc. built-in, provided you get the antennas required with the radio. The 430n will need all the extra associated external modules, antennas, switches to work as intended. Many Jeep factory radios are used across the entire Chrysler family, and will be configured for the vehicle they were originally installed in, as well as having button backlighting that matches that original vehicle rather than the Wrangler.

https://www.infotainment.com/collect...eep-navigation

^^ some good reading here

Personally, I would consider aftermarket. I have the 430n, and that is on the list of things that will be upgraded one day (due to sound quality).
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https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/u...on-395770.html

^^ a good thread that spells out some of the differences
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^^ a good thread that spells out some of the differences
Yea I got the part number off the guy and its actually a 430 so its gonna be a no go, thanks for the help.
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Yea I got the part number off the guy and its actually a 430 so its gonna be a no go, thanks for the help.
If you have Satellite radio and Uconnect, the 430 will be a direct swap with the 130S. The Nav uses the Satellite radio antenna, and the Uconnect module is the same so nothing additional is needed.

I just replaced my 130S with a 730N. The 730 requires a small harness to adapt the microphone and bypass the Uconnect (Uconnect is built into the 730). The main reason I upgraded was so that I could install a backup camera without an additional screen. Eventually I think I will be upgrading to an aftermarket option, but this was cheap enough for me to do right now.
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I've got a 730N sitting around that I replaced with a Kenwood. If you're interested. I've seen mention that it might need a code. I don't know if that was for the 430, 730, or both. I know I never needed one when I swapped out a battery, so maybe they don't lock like some of the radios.
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I've got a 730N sitting around that I replaced with a Kenwood. If you're interested. I've seen mention that it might need a code. I don't know if that was for the 430, 730, or both. I know I never needed one when I swapped out a battery, so maybe they don't lock like some of the radios.
If it’s was programmed to your VIN, then you won’t need a code. Once installed in a different Jeep, it will need the code.
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First, if you can find a 730N for $150, that's a deal! But even so, if you don't have Sirius on your 130, then you would need to buy the Sirius/GPS antenna. You would to buy the mic. You mentioned the steering wheel module for voice and phone buttons, but that's not needed (you can access those functions from buttons on the head unit). By the time you add all that, you could easily buy an aftermarket unit with android auto and/or apple car play that would give you more functionality than a factory unit. Just my opinion. I switched my 130 for a 730 and now have an Alpine restyle. Didn't even consider putting the 730 in my daughter's Jeep when when we got it, just dropped a Pioneer 2440 in it for less than $400 bucks that I could easily and inexpensively add a backup camera to.

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Didn't even consider putting the 730 in my daughter's Jeep when when we got it, just dropped a Pioneer 2440 in it for less than $400 bucks that I could easily and inexpensively add a backup camera to.
Do you consider the 2440 an upgrade to the 730? I have the 130 with Sirius and Uconnect. I like the idea of swapping in a 730, or even a 430, because they would be so easy to install. But factory head units are stupid expensive.

I was listening to a video on the 2440 while typing this and love how it has an input for a front camera! Nice!
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Do you consider the 2440 an upgrade to the 730? I have the 130 with Sirius and Uconnect. I like the idea of swapping in a 730, or even a 430, because they would be so easy to install. But factory head units are stupid expensive.



I was listening to a video on the 2440 while typing this and love how it has an input for a front camera! Nice!
In my opinion, yes. Though it doesn't have built-in nav, you have access to Google maps or Waze through android auto or apple car play. You can add one or more cameras without the $300 flash tool necessary for a factory unit. If you want to maintain Sirius, the add-on module is $70, but Sirius gives you a $70 bill credit when you activate it. I like the Alpine restyle in my Jeep even more, but that one will cost you.

If you want to go factory though, I would suggest the 430n over the 730n if you already have uconnect. Because uconnect is built-in to the 730 and not a separate module like for the 130 and 430n, you have to buy an adapter harness that runs like $80.

What sold me on android auto was when I put a destination into the 730 and also into Google maps on my phone for a trip, Google's drive time was an hour shorter. Turns out there was a new road not in the 730's map file. Constant cost to keep maps up to date on the 730, Google's maps are always current at no charge.

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I went with the Pioneer 2440. Really like it. After test driving a few Wranglers with the 430n and 730n, I'll be swapping as well. I can't tolerate the old graphics, limited customization, audio tuning, etc. CarPlay plus additional car info with the Maestro makes our 2012 feel much newer.

If going somewhere without cell coverage, simply download Google Map to the phone and voila! No need to fight with old and overpriced NAV maps.
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While using Apple CarPlay can I use Gaia instead of Google as the displayed GPS?
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While using Apple CarPlay can I use Gaia instead of Google as the displayed GPS?
Must be an approved CarPlay app (isn’t at this time).

Before iOS 12 it was limited to Apple Maps, now Google Maps and Waze are supported.
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Those of you that have replaced your 730n are you ready to sell it? I currently have a 130s with uconnect and would like to upgrade to the 730n.

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Those of you that have replaced your 730n are you ready to sell it? I currently have a 130s with uconnect and would like to upgrade to the 730n.

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If you already have Uconnect, you probably want to upgrade to a 430N (RHB).

The 730 has Uconnect built in to the radio. The 130 uses a separate module. The 430 will use the Uconnect module that you already have under your dash.

If you have BlueTooth, then converting a 130 to 430 is straight plug and play. (I did this on my JK).
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If you already have Uconnect, you probably want to upgrade to a 430N (RHB).

The 730 has Uconnect built in to the radio. The 130 uses a separate module. The 430 will use the Uconnect module that you already have under your dash.

If you have BlueTooth, then converting a 130 to 430 is straight plug and play. (I did this on my JK).
Thanks for the info. I have been looking at the differences in both and to be honest don't understand a lot of the radio stuff. I have read that I would need a separate wire to bypass the module. Its the wife's car and she is really wanting a backup cam to assist her when backing up and for some reason wants Nav as well. Even though we both have smart phones with maps. LOL. I've read that the 730 has more options built in with better Nav with dead reckoning which gives better locations, I believe. The 2 members on here stated they removed their 730 so I was just asking if they wanted to sell. Still weighing all the options and trying to learn more from this site. Thanks again for your info.

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I've read that the 730 has more options built in with better Nav with dead reckoning which gives better locations, I believe.

The 730N has Tom-Tom like Nav. Yes, it does dead reckoning to allow navigation to continue when the GPS signal is lost (like when in an urban canyon).


I don't have the Bluetooth problems on my 730N, others have reported with the external module (connectivity package) version.


I am not 100% sure these are unique, but my 730N supports split screen which allows two functions to be displayed side-by-side (map & radio). It also can have the turn-by-turn guidance graphically shown over on the EVIC display (under the speedometer).
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I just purchased the Insane Audio JK2001 for my Jeep & waiting for it...I have the RER 730N with the mic, brand new nav antenna & the 2018 map update CD that I installed in Feb. of this year...I will be looking to sell if you are interested, the unit works perfectly.

I live in Canada so there will be shipping charges
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GPS on the 730 is outdated. If she really wants a camera, get a 430 and be done. Use GPS on your phone.
Or getting an after market unit with GPS is very expensive and again, outdated and a pain to update system. I have never had real issues with my iPhone GPS.



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My wife’s Moab came with the 730n. I don’t like it as much as my HU, but I like it more than the 430n in the rental we had in Florida. The split screen (NAV & radio) is nice. However if you can’t update the maps...

And my wife wants CarPlay. Matter of time before the 730n gets replaced.
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Upgrading to a 730n from 130n worth it?

Here is the 2018 map update for my RER 730N
Yes I had to buy it & I already installed it because the map wasnt updated since 2012

This is included with the radio along with the new hands free mic & new nav antenna.



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Here is the 2018 map update for my RER 730N
Yes I had to buy it & I already installed it because the map wasnt updated since 2012


Just note, there is also the newer RHR 730N head unit. My 2014 has the RHR, but I am unsure when Jeep switched from the RER to the RHR on the JK's.
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Just note, there is also the newer RHR 730N head unit. My 2014 has the RHR, but I am unsure when Jeep switched from the RER to the RHR on the JK's.


2007-2010 MyGIG 730N Navigation

RER - Featuring North American maps by Navteq. Manufactured by HB. The 2007 model was released with buggy application firmware and the 20GB Hitachi hard drives that are now notorious to crash. In 2008 HB replaced the HDD with a more reliable Samsung 30GB, the application firmware and map database were now a lot easier to use. In 2009 HB added the "iPod integration" feature which allowed users to connect a Mopar iPod integration cable to the system to relay audio, control the iPod from the touch-screen display, and charge the iPod device simultaneously. In 2010 HB didn't make many changes to the main board, just firmware updates. In 2011 HB started to slowly phase out the RER platform only releasing minimal quantities made for high speed CAN-C vehicles & the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. All RER radios feature built-in UConnect hands-free, Sirius satellite radio, and Sirius Traffic.

2011-2016 MyGIG 730N Navigation

RHR - Featuring North American maps by Navteq. Manufactured by HB. The 730N is Chrysler Group's premium level navigation radio platform. The 2011 model was released with the 30GB Samsung HDD with two rear USB inputs, the later years consolidated to one USB input. The 2012-2013 models are nearly identical featuring a 40GB Hitachi HDD and requiring an antitheft code to operate in a donor vehicle. All RHR radios feature built-in UConnect hands-free, A2DP (Bluetooth Streaming Audio), Sirius satellite radio, Sirius Traffic, and Sirius Travel Link.

They both work the same & look the same!
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The big difference is the RHR can stream Bluetooth audio and has Sirius Travel Link.
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I’ve got a 2015 with the most basic non-nav radio, should be the 130n. If there’s a 730 that I could come across out of a 2018 for around $150 is that a worthwhile upgrade? What all is entailed in the swap? I don’t have steering wheel controls for voice just cruise so I’d have to add that, is everything else just a plug and play?
The 730 was not available in a 2018. I have a 2018 JKU and know that is a fact.
The 730 was not available in a 2016. I had one and that is a fact.
The 730 was available in a 2012 because I had one.
It was a great unit but not much better than my 430's.
YMMV.

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