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jmic0925 10-28-2013 01:22 PM

New Radio
 
If a new deck is installed, do i lose the steering wheel controls? I have UConnect on the radio controls on the back of my wheel. In the future i want to put back a touch screen nav into it like i had my old car, but i dont want to lose the features of the steering wheel controls.

marlon_jbt 10-28-2013 01:40 PM

You'll need this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_541RP4C...r.html?tp=3486

Stang977 10-28-2013 05:03 PM

Crutchfield PAC (as per marlon above) will let you keep all the steering wheel functions, but you will loose the UConnect phone.

iDatalink does not have the UConnect phone/aftermarket radio interface ready yet. Hopefully soon.
http://maestro.idatalink.com/

A nice deck with Bluetooth and the PAC is the only option at the moment.

jmic0925 10-29-2013 08:17 AM

Well that sucks Loki don't want a pointless button on my wheel that sits there and does nothing. Thanks for the info

jmic0925 10-29-2013 08:40 AM

i do suppose i could just go out and get the factory navigation deck and everything will just be the same though. proly just plug and play right?

Stang977 10-29-2013 04:19 PM

I'm pretty sure the nav deck needs a special cable and nav capable antenna. Make sure before laying out the dough-re-mi!!
Good luck and keep us posted.
:cheers2:

12VGuy 11-18-2013 01:32 PM

We are very close to shipping our Dodge/Jeep solution to retain uConnect when Maestro is installed with selected Kenwood radios. Won't be long.

jmic0925 11-19-2013 12:13 PM

Sounds great. Saves me from spending all that money for the OEM nav radio

Stang977 11-19-2013 02:23 PM

Quote:

We are very close to shipping our Dodge/Jeep solution to retain uConnect when Maestro is installed with selected Kenwood radios. Won't be long.
:pickle:

coltsbr 11-20-2013 08:08 AM

I went through two radios, Pioneer and Alpine. I was very unhappy with not having Uconnect and I was having an issue with all the antenna adapters for the radio not being able to get good signal at all. Just sold those radios and bought a factory DVD/NAV/Sirius radio. I could not be happier now. All controls work, I have uconnect and can the kids can watch dvd's on trips and I have Sirius radio now all in one unit. I know it's not for everyone put perfect for me.

LKWJEEPER 11-20-2013 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by coltsbr (Post 17859305)
I went through two radios, Pioneer and Alpine. I was very unhappy with not having Uconnect and I was having an issue with all the antenna adapters for the radio not being able to get good signal at all. Just sold those radios and bought a factory DVD/NAV/Sirius radio. I could not be happier now. All controls work, I have uconnect and can the kids can watch dvd's on trips and I have Sirius radio now all in one unit. I know it's not for everyone put perfect for me.

Unless you have a lockpick how are your kids able to watch movies? The DVD functionality only works when the vehicle is in park.

coltsbr 11-20-2013 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by LKWJEEPER (Post 17859409)
Unless you have a lockpick how are your kids able to watch movies? The DVD functionality only works when the vehicle is in park.

I ordered it online from a dealer that offers a service to program the radio to work in drive. It works even better than lockpick. You don't have to hit any buttons or tap the on/off button to make it work. Just tap view video.

LKWJEEPER 11-20-2013 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by coltsbr (Post 17859609)
I ordered it online from a dealer that offers a service to program the radio to work in drive. It works even better than lockpick. You don't have to hit any buttons or tap the on/off button to make it work. Just tap view video.

Thats awesome!

coltsbr 11-20-2013 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by LKWJEEPER (Post 17859849)
Thats awesome!

I bought it from OEM Auto Parts Co.

I actually found the radios on eBay then contacted them about what I wanted and they were nice enough to let me know my options and fix me up with what I wanted to do. All plug and play. NO programming or setting anything up on my end. It comes all ready to go. I thought it was a pretty good deal. And no matter how your jeep is equipped it will all work together since they are factory.

LKWJEEPER 11-20-2013 09:17 AM

They are selling them for about 100 to 150 more then you can get them for on Ebay...


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