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Old 05-12-2017, 12:03 PM
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TJ Factory Stereo Delete

This is nothing spectacular but I hated the factory stereo. I never listen FM radio. Only use Pandora and music stored on my phone. This is what I came up with. MTX Bluetooth Adapter to amp under back seat. New Rockford Fosgate 5.25 in dash, 6.5 in soundbar.

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Sorry the picture is turned. Not real sure how to fix that.

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This is nothing spectacular but I hated the factory stereo. I never listen FM radio. Only use Pandora and music stored on my phone. This is what I came up with. MTX Bluetooth Adapter to amp under back seat. New Rockford Fosgate 5.25 in dash, 6.5 in soundbar.
What is it?
How does it work?


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It's a bluetooth receiver that is hardwired to an amp. It allows you to play music from your phone via bluetooth. Waterproof, no cables to connect a phone, no head unit for someone to steal. $80.
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Looks like a clean install. Is your phone mounted above it? Not having some sort of screen would drive me crazy.

Don't blame you for going simple. My 60 dollar Sony head unit only has USB and aux. Well, radio, too, but I never use that.
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It's a bluetooth receiver that is hardwired to an amp. It allows you to play music from your phone via bluetooth. Waterproof, no cables to connect a phone, no head unit for someone to steal. $80.
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My head unit serves two purposes:
1) Aux cable for my phone
2) Clock
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Nice solution. I rarely listen to local radio but stream all the time so Bluetooth was the primary driver for me to upgrade to a Kenwood KDC-X300. I also wanted hands-free calling.
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It's a bluetooth receiver that is hardwired to an amp. It allows you to play music from your phone via bluetooth. Waterproof, no cables to connect a phone, no head unit for someone to steal. $80.
So will the unit allow your phone to blue tooth to your radio for phone calls?
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Looks like a clean install. Is your phone mounted above it? Not having some sort of screen would drive me crazy.

Don't blame you for going simple. My 60 dollar Sony head unit only has USB and aux. Well, radio, too, but I never use that.

No phone mount as of yet. Working on that though. It does bother me a little not having a screen and not having a clock is more of a pain than I thought it would be.
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So will the unit allow your phone to blue tooth to your radio for phone calls?


No. I refuse to have conversations with people who have me on a speaker so I also don't answer calls on speaker. That's not a function that I cared to have.
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Here's the link:

https://www.amazon.com/MTX-MUDBTRC-U.../dp/B00W2KFEOI

It's also worth noting that the 6.5" speakers that I used in the soundbar did not fit without cutting the soundbar. I had to enlarge the hole by about 3/8". The 5.25" that I used to replace the dash speakers went in fine with the adapters. Links below:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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No phone mount as of yet. Working on that though. It does bother me a little not having a screen and not having a clock is more of a pain than I thought it would be.
Clock doesn't bother me. I've had my head unite for a year and a half and have never bothered figuring out how to set the clock. Or take off the little show room flash thing it does. I wear a watch and my left hand stays on the steering wheel at either 12 or 9 O'Clock. One of these days, I'll google the factory guide for it...

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Oh, and RAM phone mounts are great. I got a bolt on one that I drilled into the dash for, but I absolutely love it. Phone stays in even in rough off-roading.
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I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing!

I'm using a Kenwood version of the am p though: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113M18...C-M1824BT.html

Can you tell me how you came up with that infill where the head unit was? I've been trying to come up with something just like it.


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I'm in the process of doing the exact same thing!

I'm using a Kenwood version of the am p though: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113M18...C-M1824BT.html

Can you tell me how you came up with that infill where the head unit was? I've been trying to come up with something just like it.


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Well, I destroyed the factory stereo to get the black plastic piece off of the front. It's the piece that the screws go through to stabilize the stereo. I used a screwdriver to pop out all of the buttons and knobs and then used a dremel to cut out the little plastic parts that weren't needed. Then I cut a piece of 14 gauge steel to glue to the plastic piece to cover the hole. The steel is painted with self etching primer and 5 coats of rattle can bedliner. I never thought to take any pictures of the process because I kind of made it up as I went. If none of my description makes sense and you get stuck just let me know and I can pull it apart to get some pictures for you.

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