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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
jmic0925
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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.

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Unread 10-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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You'll need this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_541RP4C...r.html?tp=3486
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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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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.
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Unread 10-29-2013, 08:17 AM   #4
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Well that sucks Loki don't want a pointless button on my wheel that sits there and does nothing. Thanks for the info
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Unread 10-29-2013, 08:40 AM   #5
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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?
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Unread 10-29-2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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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.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #7
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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.
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Unread 11-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Sounds great. Saves me from spending all that money for the OEM nav radio
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Unread 11-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #9
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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.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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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.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:11 AM   #11
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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.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:19 AM   #12
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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.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:29 AM   #13
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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!
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Unread 11-20-2013, 08:35 AM   #14
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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.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #15
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They are selling them for about 100 to 150 more then you can get them for on Ebay...
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