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2000 tj radio replacement

I am looking to swap out my 2000 factory cd player on my jeep wrangler to a newer factory radio that has the "RDS" technology and play burnt cds?

I have had the radio out before, so that isnt a problem.

Will a newer radio/cd player connections fit my 2000?

If not do they make an adapter kit?

Also, what about the 4 screw that hold it in place? Will they line up?

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Tj 2000 tj radio upgrade

I am looking to swap out my 2000 factory cd player on my jeep wrangler to a newer factory radio that has the "RDS" technology and play burnt cds?

i think 2002 and up has this.

I have had the radio out before, so that isnt a problem.

Will a newer radio/cd player connections fit my 2000?

If not do they make an adapter kit?

Also, what about the 4 screws that hold it in place? Will they line up?
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-12-2010, 05:56 PM
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Chrysler didn't adopt RDS in their OEM radios until they went to the oval faces. The 2000 still takes the rectangular face. I do not know if you can adapt a 03 or newer bezel to on 02 or older TJ, but all the Chrysler plugs are the same. I swapped my basic cassette deck out of my 2000 TJ for a cassette deck with the CD changer controls becasue I wanted the EQ. I run music with a cassette adapter from my blackberry and i swapped the RBK CD player out my current 05 TJ for a RAZ CD Tape combo and it works fine. Hope this helps.
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I would just buy an aftermarket head unit, it's gonna give you better overall performance, plus who wants to carry a book of CDs around anymore? Buy an iPod and get a head unit with a microjack.

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You will need a Metra 99-6500 install kit ( will need to break off the unecessary tabs, as it is a universal kit for MOPARS)

You will also need a Metra 70-1817 wiring harness that plugs directly into the JEEP wiring in the dash.

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They do make an adapter. It won't fit without one. You'll also need a new bezel or modify your old one (fiberglass) for the rounded corner radio for the seamless fit. Not sure on the screws specifically but I know people have done the swap so either some will fit or there's a way to adapt it.

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Get an aftermarket cheapie from Crutchfield - they have decent headunits for around $100 bucks. They include the wiring adapter and the metra install kit for free. Can't beat that! Sound will be much improved and even the cheap ones now include support for WMA and usually even have an ipod jack.
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