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Unread 05-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #46
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Mine had a sticker on the top with the part number

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Unread 05-12-2013, 07:59 AM   #47
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Or buy a stereo that has built in bluetooth audio...dont have to plug in your phone or ipod and you maintain stereo controls of the iphone/ipod. Also they come with usb slots that you can use a small thumbdrive to store music on.

Also i use google maps on my iphone and it announces directions through the stereo and speakers
I discovered this too with google maps. I plug my iPhone into the USB on my head unit because I like charging it (especially when using something with GPS). I was listening to music and it startled me when she started speaking through the stereo. Thought it was just the coolest thing. Full turn by turn and automatically turns the music down to speak.

Way better than any integrated/OEM navigation. I honestly haven't met a factory navigation worth a darn. Even the navigation in our old Mercedes was dumb as a box of rocks.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #48
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The RB1 will also let you listen to music while navigating and automatically turn down the volume of the music when it gives directions. That said, if I were buying one solely for navigation, I would look for a standalone unit. As much as I like google maps over my cell connection, quite a few places in remote area don't have reliable cell service.

I like the RB1 for the factory look, Sirius integration, and nav ablilty if I can't use Google navigation where I'm at
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:37 AM   #49
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Do you know how to tell the difference between the older and newer versions? The iPod interface is a must for me, so I want to make sure I'm getting the right unit.
The only way to tell is if it still has the sticker on top of the unit with the part number. Apparently it has to be an AH level radio or newer to support the ipod kit according to various internet sources.

Without yanking it out of there, I'm pretty sure the unit I have in my LJ is an AG level and it works with the ipod kit, contrary to the accepted internet wisdom. If you want to be absolutely sure, get an AH or AI level radio.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #50
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Just a follow up to tjjp77, a friend of mine has a RB1 in his 2005 jeep rubicon.
Yesterday we were discussing if his RB1 would fit(play) into my 2003, so he removed it from his jeep(nice guy) and we plugged it into mine, worked perfectly. His RB1 is the one that ends in (AH) #P56038629AH and has the same connectors.
In my search for a proper model number for my 03, some sites indicate that it is not compatible with my 03, wrong.
So I can for sure state that at least the one used on the 05 WILL fit the 2003, just make sure it has the "21" pin connector, hope this helps
Just a point of clarification: the RB1 was never offered in the Wrangler from the factory. If a 2003-2006 Wrangler has one, it was either dealer or owner installed.

Also: all 2003-2006 Wranglers use the newer style 22-pin connectors. Other Chrysler applications switched over around 2002. Adapters exist to convert the 22-pin connector to the older style connector, so for example if you had a 2001 300M with the rounded corner radio but the older harness, you could buy the adapter harness and install an RB1.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:42 AM   #51
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Good to know. Thanks for the information.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #52
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The RB1 is overpriced. Aftermarket units may look less pretty, but do the job just as well. Plus the rb1 wont play dvds
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Unread 05-12-2013, 01:42 PM   #53
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It's not really the features or the ability to play DVDs that draw a lot of us to the unit. It's the fact that it's an OE head unit that has a decent navigation setup and the ability to play SAT radio. I can't can't speak for everyone, but I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to my Jeep's interior. I like the factory TJ interior, and the RB1 fits it well.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #54
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It's not really the features or the ability to play DVDs that draw a lot of us to the unit. It's the fact that it's an OE head unit that has a decent navigation setup and the ability to play SAT radio. I can't can't speak for everyone, but I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to my Jeep's interior. I like the factory TJ interior, and the RB1 fits it well.
I agree - I'm a purist as well. Plus, why would I want to play DVDs in my car? Sitting around in my car watching movies is not my idea of a good time.
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #55
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Southbound, next to the 22 pin connector is another place for another smaller connector plug on the RB1. I'm pretty sure that is where the Ipod connection goes in. Now the problem, according to what I've read, is that Jeep no longer carries the connector harness but is still available on line, not sure of the price. The xm unit also plugs into that port and I saw them advertised for $300.00+
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Wow... Ok, I'll keep an eye out
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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #57
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U connect

I too like the factory look of the Din and half RB1 for the OEM look.

I'm researching and thinking of putting the 2004+ RB1 radio AH or A1 into my 2006 LJ.


Another feature is...Can also add U connect with bluetooth from a Chrysler car thru the rear view mirror kit.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 04:27 AM   #58
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I'm not sure you'd be happy with the performance of the bluetooth system in a vehicle as noisy as a Wrangler. Early implementations of bluetooth on the JK left a lot to be desired, and you'll be working with older tech that was designed to work with the old J-1850 radios/bus systems.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 08:45 PM   #59
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Also: all 2003-2006 Wranglers use the newer style 22-pin connectors. Other Chrysler applications switched over around 2002. Adapters exist to convert the 22-pin connector to the older style connector, so for example if you had a 2001 300M with the rounded corner radio but the older harness, you could buy the adapter harness and install an RB1.
Does anyone know what the part number is for this harness?

It looks like I'm getting a '99 Wrangler. The Jeep is mint and too good of a deal to pass up.. I've been slowly piecing together my RB1 package for awhile. I have the RB1, bracket, and the SAT antenna - still looking for the iPod kit at a decent price. I may just have to bite the bullet and buy one before they become even more expensive.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 09:06 PM   #60
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I'm going to answer my own question as I just stumbled upon it: 82207541

Does anyone have the Mopar Part # for the iPod direct integration kit? The one that allows control from the head unit while charging the iPod.

Also, will any SAT antenna work with the RB1 for navigation purposes only? I know the Sirius antenna is different, I'm simply looking for a standard SAT antenna that will allow the RB1 to navigate. Is there any one brand that is more reliable than others? There seems to be a lot of Chinese crap on eBay. I'll pay a little more for a quality part that will not break in the first year of use.
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