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post #1 of 73 Old 03-06-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 73 Old 03-06-2013, 09:28 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 73 Old 03-06-2013, 09:39 PM
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You may get more response in the Audio/GPS section

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f20/

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Thanks, I'll mirror this post on that subforum.

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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
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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.

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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.
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Thanks, will do. The directions you have would be sweet. I can PM you my email address if you want.

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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.
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Great thanks!

Has anyone installed the support bracket in their Wrangler TJ (part no:82208688)?

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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.

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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.
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Now what's the difference between the rb1 rb3 rb4?
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Sorry, the part number is 82208688

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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.

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RB4 only gives turn by turn directions, no maps. The RB1 has full map and voice prompts
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