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Unread 02-07-2005, 01:13 PM   #1
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Radio Compatibility...Grand Cherokee

I am looking to replace my in-dash cd/cassette radio in my 1996 Grand Cherokee. What other oem radios are compatible? Would an '05 in-dash unit work? Does anyone know?

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Unread 02-07-2005, 02:14 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question directly, but in at least one case I know of, Jeep must get a lot of mileage from their radio designs. My brother has a '95 Dodge Spirit that has the same radio in it that my '01 XJ has. I suspect a wide range of models and years would work.

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Unread 02-07-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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For sure I know 96-98 Grand Cherokees, 97-02 Wranglers, 97-01 Cherokees, 94-00(??) Dakotas and 94-01 Dodge Rams will interchange.
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Unread 02-07-2005, 05:24 PM   #4
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if you're goin to swap, get an aftermarket one...

just go to crutchfield.com, go to "what fits my car?" on the left menu bar, and go find one that you like and is in your price range! have fun!

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Unread 02-08-2005, 01:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I am well aware of aftermarket headunits. I once had a demo car sponsored by Polk Momo with a full competition system in it.
For the Jeep, I want to stick with oem for the oem look and would prefer an newer unit, preferably an '05 unit (w/ 6 disk indash). I need to know if they will work and if not what it will take to get them to work.
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Unread 02-09-2005, 06:08 AM   #6
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See my above post The 05 units will NOT fit due to changes in the face and the mounting brackets.
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Unread 02-09-2005, 12:56 PM   #7
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Couldn't I just modify the brackets? As lons as the electrical hook ups are the same, I could probably make it work. They are both 1.5 din aren't they?
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Unread 02-10-2005, 06:36 AM   #8
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Mounting is actual molded into the platic face of the radio, so there is no way to change it out. As for wiring, your truck will have 2 7 pin plugs, while the new Jeeps have a 1 pieces like 21(?) pin plug. Chrysler does make an adapter harness for them so it's possible, but I really think the mounting will be the biggest problem for you. There's just no easy way to change it.
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