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Old 11-18-2019, 01:49 PM
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My first Jeep! Need some stereo replacement advice

Hi all,

I just got my first Jeep! It's a 2007 Wrangler Sahara soft top with Infinity speakers/sub and the stock stereo.

I'm hoping to get something that allows wireless bluetooth iPhone connectivity for phone calls, Spotify and Waze (but could live with just bluetooth to do everything through my phone, but hear it through the car). I'm hoping to spend <$1000, but see a bunch of stuff out there for even <$300.

Looking for some guidance on what and where to buy with the hopes of doing the install myself (so need it to be very clear on parts needed, process [videos a plus]).

If a DIY approach is going to cost more than 6 hours of install time...I may just opt to have something installed (knowing that will likely put me over $1k).

Thanks for your help!
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Hard to beat oem for ease of use good button control and illumination

You could get a 20 dollar Bluetooth add on that plugs into cig lighter port and is corded to aux port will also pair with phone for music or calls and has USB port


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Plenty of posts on here with what you need (search is your friend) and check out Crutchfield for options and install. For my 2013, with Steering wheel controls, I did the whole thing with new speakers all around and backup camera for around 1000. Install is really not that hard, just a bunch of soldering. 300 will get you a unit with all you need, but then you need the connector kits, mount kit, (maestro if steering wheel controls) and any other misc. wiring for what you want. All somes down to what you want and what you are wiling to pay for.
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Plenty of inexpensive options available that will do BT calls and streaming. It just depends on what features you want but Pioneer NEX units are pretty solid, run around $500-$600, add in a iDatalink Maestro and an install kit, you should be well under $1000.

If you like the adaptability of an Android HU, look at a Dasailia, Joying or a Seicane. These are pretty much plug and play, including the CANBUS adapter. They are Chinese units and warranty can sometimes be an issue but Amazon sells them from US locations which makes that part easier. You should be able to do a stock sized one for around $500
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Plenty of inexpensive options available that will do BT calls and streaming. It just depends on what features you want but Pioneer NEX units are pretty solid, run around $500-$600, add in a iDatalink Maestro and an install kit, you should be well under $1000.

If you like the adaptability of an Android HU, look at a Dasailia, Joying or a Seicane. These are pretty much plug and play, including the CANBUS adapter. They are Chinese units and warranty can sometimes be an issue but Amazon sells them from US locations which makes that part easier. You should be able to do a stock sized one for around $500
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In my opinion the OEM radio is garbage. I purchased a Chinese Android for 300 bucks. I then upgrade speakers, replaced my factory amp, added a sub amp. I am very happy. The 2014 Alpine OEM system is what I replaced.
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Spent a lot ended up with less value then started with
Quite an accomplishment
Neither RES or REQ are junk
They are both easier to use then aftermarket head units

The pci REV is another quality oem head unit

The pci RAH ainít. Bad in the post 2004 iteration but almost all have the Pacifica wedge faceplate

When making a Sirius radio shop box I typically use an RAH and Mercedes nose speakers and they sound fine

Mygig donít impress me much for ease of use assuming driving is your main focus not mucking around with radio

The speaker and speaker isolation is a weak point in most oem wrangler set ups




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i replaced mine OEM radio this summer with a pioneer NEX with apple car play. Also added a powered sub under the drivers seat and a back-up camera all for under $1100.

for $1000 you should be able to get a really good radio and probably wireless carplay.
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Spent a lot ended up with less value then started with
Quite an accomplishment
Neither RES or REQ are junk
They are both easier to use then aftermarket head units

The pci REV is another quality oem head unit

The pci RAH ainít. Bad in the post 2004 iteration but almost all have the Pacifica wedge faceplate

When making a Sirius radio shop box I typically use an RAH and Mercedes nose speakers and they sound fine

Mygig donít impress me much for ease of use assuming driving is your main focus not mucking around with radio

The speaker and speaker isolation is a weak point in most oem wrangler set ups




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Old 11-21-2019, 08:16 AM   #9
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Those that stick with the OEM radio do not know what they are missing. As far as features and sound quality there is no comparison. I would rate OEM a 3 vs my current setup at 7.5 out of ten. I am sad to say I did spend too much on my OEM crap trying to get the audio marginally acceptable before ripping it out. Like everything to each their own on what you wish to send or waste their money on. What I find disappointing is that my Jeep had the premium sound from the factory for 2014. I understand those that are intimidated by pulling their interior out to get it they way you want. Join a club and find those skills to help. You can do it!
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