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I'm looking to purchase the 9 speaker Alpine system with 552 watt amp and subwoofer for my 2015 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I'm having some issues with the dealership in doing this. They say they can't retrofit?
 

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I'm looking to purchase the 9 speaker Alpine system with 552 watt amp and subwoofer for my 2015 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I'm having some issues with the dealership in doing this. They say they can't retrofit?
Hello,

Are you looking to add the factory Alpine parts onto your base audio Wrangler? We can supply the parts but cannot be sure everything will be plug and play and will work. Your dealer is technically correct there is no add-on kit available.

-Benny
 

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Hello, Are you looking to add the factory Alpine parts onto your base audio Wrangler? We can supply the parts but cannot be sure everything will be plug and play and will work. Your dealer is technically correct there is no add-on kit available. -Benny



How is it that the most customizable vehicle on the planet cannot have a factory option installed in their vehicle. I would think that the wiring and brackets in my 15 Sahara would be the same with the 8 speaker system as the 15 Sahara with the Alpine system just without the amp in place and cheap 15 watt speakers instead of Alpine ones. Now the subwoofer may be a different story because of the housing that it is in, but I would think the dealer could order the sub and run wires with the same factory harness that would be in place if it came like that! I guess I'm just shocked that this is not plug and play seeings how it is a Factory Option!!!
 

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How is it that the most customizable vehicle on the planet cannot have a factory option installed in their vehicle. I would think that the wiring and brackets in my 15 Sahara would be the same with the 8 speaker system as the 15 Sahara with the Alpine system just without the amp in place and cheap 15 watt speakers instead of Alpine ones. Now the subwoofer may be a different story because of the housing that it is in, but I would think the dealer could order the sub and run wires with the same factory harness that would be in place if it came like that! I guess I'm just shocked that this is not plug and play seeings how it is a Factory Option!!!
I think you are answering your own question when you refer to it as "factory" option , it is exactly that.

In either case I took a quick look at the 2015 electrical body harness' and although there are about 15 different ones I do not see the audio systems listed as factor, now I cannot be 100% certain of this because manufacturers tend to group options together so this may be part of another option listed.

Now on the other hand if we take a step back and look at how both systems work in theory it would be impossible for it to be plug and play based on this:

Standard Audio- The speakers are powered by the head unit (radio) therefore they are directly wired to it.

Alpine Audio- The speakers are powered by an Amp. mounted under the dash, The head unit sends an audio signal to the Amp. which then is directly wired to the speakers.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to research it as best I can,

-Benny
 

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It seems inefficient for the manufacturer to make several different wire harnesses just to add options. It's almost like saying you can't add the factory tow package to a vehicle that didn't come equipped. I would look behind your current head unit and see if there's a dummy plug the matches the back of the head unit upgrade. A sometimes when you look up a VIN specific part in the catalog it only show exactly what's connected and not the ghost or dummy mystery connectors because they are not relevant to that specific vehicle. I have mystery plugs all over my TJ. Dig a little deeper (purchaser) or look into after market (you'd get a better sounding system) buying a jeep head unit would be crazy expensive.
 

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I have the 430n head unit and am happy with it. I am more concerned with the Alpine speakers and sub. I totally agree with you on the whole wiring harness mess. I would think that the manufacturer would use one specific harness with options for the upgrades available in that same unit, makes more sense and I've seen this before in other makes!
 

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Alpine amp also which would run in the same wiring harness series along with the bracket that the amp would be mounted too. I would be willing to bet that bracket is there just waiting for the amp
 

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Hello JWP045,

I was just wondering if you 've had any resolution with this issue yet. I am having the same problem with my dealer and my 2015 Wrangler Freedom Edition..."factory option only" Were you finally able to get the Alpine System or did you have to go after market?

Thanks for your help.
 

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It seems to me it would be easier to just put an aftermarket system in. I'd expect it to be both cheaper and better than the stock Alpine one.

I have the Alpine system in mine, and I like it, but I can't imagine going to the effort of having it retrofitted into a rig that didn't come with it.
 

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I want to add the amp and sub to my 2015 altitude JKU as well. They didn't have the alpine option in the dealer stock in my area. I found out the floor subwoofer part number is 68223349AC but I'm not sure about the other parts. Any one know why I couldn't add the amp and wiring harness and be good to go? Or is anyone upgrading to aftermarket and want to sell me their pieces parts?
 

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Yeah, there's a wire harness that leads to the rear passenger side too, like where the old sub box on 2014s and earlier was. But it isn't h ooked up to anything under the dash, not sure if there's a wire harness back there either though.
 

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Yeah, there's a wire harness that leads to the rear passenger side too, like where the old sub box on 2014s and earlier was. But it isn't h ooked up to anything under the dash, not sure if there's a wire harness back there either though.
If that's the case, wouldn't I just need to get the amp for under the dash and be set? In theory this sounds so very simple.
 

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Anyone know why there are different part numbers for many similar items in the alpine system? For instance, the amp for the alpine system has a part number of either 68223347AC or 68223348AC. According to the description, I can't tell a difference between the two. One says export and the other one does not. I would assume export means outside North America but further down the list some other parts say export and they list US, Mexico, and Canada. Anyone with the 2015 alpine system want to try those parts with their VIN to see what they have?
 

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We do not have access to the engineering data but the 68223348AC is clearly for Export vehicles. My guess is that other countries have electronic devices that operate on different frequencies than we have here in the U.S and these export amps are shielded as to not effect or be effected by these frequencies.

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We do not have access to the engineering data but the 68223348AC is clearly for Export vehicles. My guess is that other countries have electronic devices that operate on different frequencies than we have here in the U.S and these export amps are shielded as to not effect or be effected by these frequencies.

-Benny
Completely unrelated :), I have the 10th Anniversary bumper on a 2012, and want to order one or both red tow hooks. Unclear while searching if both will fit my vehicle, and which ones to order.
 

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We do not have access to the engineering data but the 68223348AC is clearly for Export vehicles. My guess is that other countries have electronic devices that operate on different frequencies than we have here in the U.S and these export amps are shielded as to not effect or be effected by these frequencies. -Benny
Thanks Benny. I'll order the 68223347AC. I appreciate the help.
 
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