Just bought an '06 Rubicon. I want to install a factory navigation head unit - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > General Technical Discussions > Electrical, Audio, GPS, & 2-Way Radio > Just bought an '06 Rubicon. I want to install a factory navigation head unit

Rockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4wG2 Disc Brake Conversion Kit for Jeep Wrangler YJ TJ LJ Ch

Reply
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
Just bought an '06 Rubicon. I want to install a factory navigation head unit

As the title says. I just purchased a 2006 Rubicon and I want to install a factory navigation unit, but I have some questions:

1) From what I've read the RB1 should be the correct OEM unit. Am I wrong?

2) What will I need to install the unit? (other than a satellite antenna). Will I need a special harness or harness/plug adapter?

3) Has anyone else done this. Is this a fairly easy and straight forward install?

Thanks,

-Stephen

__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #2
Griff1918
Web Wheeler
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,624
I have been thinking of doing the same thing in my o3 rubi. As far as I can tell all you need to add in the Sat. Antenna.
Griff1918 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #3
2jhanna
Web Wheeler
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denton County, TX
Posts: 5,947
You may get more response in the Audio/GPS section

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/
__________________
jhanna
denton county, tx
2jhanna is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #4
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
Thanks, I'll mirror this post on that subforum.
__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-06-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
JeepnBlake
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 3,142
Installing it is a cake walk. You'll need the Sat. antenna, this is different from the sirius antenna.

You'll also want to buy the TJ "installation kit", basically it's just a bracket and some screws with instructions of where to mount everything. There is some cutting involved, and there is some drilling involved.

Look here:

http://www.wjjeeps.com/nav.htm#PARTS

And here, this page has the part # for the bracket:

http://www.wjjeeps.com/nav.htm#APPL
__________________
-Blake-

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/j...thread-985907/
Dad's Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d...build-1474170/
OEM Fog Light Connectors, Conversions, and Extension Info:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/o...ngler-1008928/
JeepnBlake is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
Awesome! Just what I want to hear.

Now, I will need a sat antenna for the GPS, do I need a separate sat antenna for the Sirius radio? Also, where did Jeep install the antennas from the factory? I'm guessing the roll bars, but I'm not sure. The only issue I could see there is I will run a hardtop on this vehicle 100% of the time. Can the sat antenna still receive a strong signal through the fiberglass?

Thanks for the links to the bracket. I found another thread that said the bracket was a great idea with the RB1 because the disc reader has a habit of bouncing offroad and damaging discs.
__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
JeepnBlake
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 3,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by southbound View Post
Awesome! Just what I want to hear.

Now, I will need a sat antenna for the GPS, do I need a separate sat antenna for the Sirius radio? Also, where did Jeep install the antennas from the factory? I'm guessing the roll bars, but I'm not sure. The only issue I could see there is I will run a hardtop on this vehicle 100% of the time. Can the sat antenna still receive a strong signal through the fiberglass?

Thanks for the links to the bracket. I found another thread that said the bracket was a great idea with the RB1 because the disc reader has a habit of bouncing offroad and damaging discs.
In the instructions they tell you to mount the GPS antenna directly above the radio, basically right below that little storage area on the top of your dash above the head unit.

If you want I can scan the directions for you, they came with the kit I bought.


The Sirius antenna goes on the passenger side roll bar, up by the top where the spreader bars bolt to the main cage by the speaker box.

If you're going to run both (or a mopar Ipod kit or OEM 10 disk changer) you need to get a splitter box type deal, check around on that website I linked above they have directions on it.

I run a hardtop on mine all winter, there isn't a problem.
__________________
-Blake-

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/j...thread-985907/
Dad's Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d...build-1474170/
OEM Fog Light Connectors, Conversions, and Extension Info:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/o...ngler-1008928/
JeepnBlake is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
Thanks, will do. The directions you have would be sweet. I can PM you my email address if you want.
__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #9
The_Eng
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 340
As far as I know you have to buy the Sirius tuner as well for the RB1. Chrysler part # is 82208908AA
The RB1 is a breeze to install. Took me a grand total of 5 miuntes in my WJ with the antenna install at the same time.
The_Eng is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #10
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
Great thanks!

Has anyone installed the support bracket in their Wrangler TJ (part no:82208688)?
__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #11
JeepnBlake
Registered User
2004 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lincoln Nebraska
Posts: 3,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by southbound View Post
Thanks, will do. The directions you have would be sweet. I can PM you my email address if you want.
Sure thing, I'll see if I can dig them up for you later.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Eng View Post
As far as I know you have to buy the Sirius tuner as well for the RB1. Chrysler part # is 82208908AA
The RB1 is a breeze to install. Took me a grand total of 5 miuntes in my WJ with the antenna install at the same time.
This is true, If you're planning on doing both, doing them at the same time is a wise choice.
__________________
-Blake-

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/j...thread-985907/
Dad's Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/d...build-1474170/
OEM Fog Light Connectors, Conversions, and Extension Info:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/o...ngler-1008928/
JeepnBlake is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #12
Griff1918
Web Wheeler
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,624
Now what's the difference between the rb1 rb3 rb4?
Griff1918 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #13
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
Sorry, the part number is 82208688
__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #14
southbound
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 700
I remember reading another thread that the RB4 was a later version that was a flop. The factory and period correct navigation system for TJs is the RB1.

I'm no expert though and this is just what I found online.
__________________
5.7L Hemi TJ Build: http://forum.aev-conversions.com/showthread.php?t=7434
southbound is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #15
The_Eng
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 340
RB4 only gives turn by turn directions, no maps. The RB1 has full map and voice prompts
The_Eng is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.