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Unread 05-20-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
kev262
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GPS Antenna for new radio

Has anyone tried to replace the stock radio in a 2008 Jeep Liberty with one that has a GPS? I tried to install the stock radio from a 2012 Jeep Wrangler with Nav ability but after I installed it, the GPS couldn't find a signal. I did notice an extra connector that was new from the old radio (a white square plug). Is that for the GPS antenna?

Anyone with any experience rewiring/converter/etc to make this work would be extremely helpful.

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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Sorry should have clarified. Does anyone know what the white square connector is for? I've read online that it could possibly be for the microphone or GPS antenna; however I also read that the GPS antenna was built into the radio. The radio is from a 2013 Jeep® WRANGLER UNLIMITED UCONNECT® model 430N/RHB. Everything works but the GPS doesn't have a signal. I'm not sure if I'm missing the connector or if there is something else going on.

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Unread 05-21-2013, 06:31 PM   #3
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We just had a 430N RHB installed in our 2012 KK. One connection is for the AM/FM antenna and the other is for the SAT/NAV antenna. Both cables are connected to the rooftop antenna if your previous radio included satellite radio service. Otherwise, the rooftop antenna and cables need to be replaced with the optional AM/FM/SAT/NAV combo antenna.

In our case, the dealership said the new 430N-RHB radio was plug-n-play because our previous radio (130 RES/RSC) included the satellite service, which includes GPS capability for OEM radios. We also looked into the 730N-RHR radio, which we have in our WK2. But, we learned that radio is not plug-n-play with the KK's because it has a different hands-free module built-in, and the standard hands-free module needs to be by-passed. Plus the hands-free module in the KK is mounted in the rear quarter panel, rather than under the dash as most Chrysler vehicles. So, it would be a major project - if a cable kit was available.
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Unread 05-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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I believe the white square connector is for the optional rear camera video feed. We do not have that option, so there is no plug in that connector.
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