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Old 04-08-2016, 03:51 PM
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Aftermarket Head Units and UConnect

I'm in the final stages of selling my 430N head unit and picking up an aftermarket stereo for my JKU. I have a couple questions for anyone who has made this change:

1) Is it worth keeping UConnect functionality via iDatalink or is the PAC enough? Aside from the BT Connection, I cannot think of why I'd want/need to do this. The new unit has BT functionality for calls and media, and comes with a microphone for calls so that negates the BT point.

2) For those with EVIC controls on the steering wheel - any 'gotchas' I should consider (possibly related to the question above) when retaining steering wheel controls? Or is EVIC technically part of UConnect thus requiring the iDatalink parts to retain functionality?

Any help is appreciated - thanks in advance, everyone!

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I'm in the final stages of selling my 430N head unit and picking up an aftermarket stereo for my JKU. I have a couple questions for anyone who has made this change:

1) Is it worth keeping UConnect functionality via iDatalink or is the PAC enough? The PAC works perfectly. Retained all steering wheel controls stock out of the box. Aside from the BT Connection, I cannot think of why I'd want/need to do this. The new unit has BT functionality for calls and media, and comes with a microphone for calls so that negates the BT point. This was a correct assumption, I have lost nothing of value to me as part of this upgrade, pertaining to UConnect

2) For those with EVIC controls on the steering wheel - any 'gotchas' I should consider (possibly related to the question above) when retaining steering wheel controls? Or is EVIC technically part of UConnect thus requiring the iDatalink parts to retain functionality? EVIC was not impacted at all by the aftermarket head unit or the PAC PAC RP4-CH11 console. All steering wheel controls, including EVIC are functioning perfectly.

Any help is appreciated - thanks in advance, everyone!
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