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post #1 of 8 Old 08-10-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Can I adapt satellite radio to my existing radio

I have a 2007 Grand Cherokee. I believe that it has the REF radio with an Aux mode and an mp3 plug. Is that radio satellite ready? If not, what would be the best option to put satellite service in?

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-10-2009, 03:11 PM
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REF is satellite ready—you just need to buy the Mopar tuner/antenna kit and hook it up.

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I have a 2007 Grand Cherokee. I believe that it has the REF radio with an Aux mode and an mp3 plug. Is that radio satellite ready? If not, what would be the best option to put satellite service in?
I actually made a mistake in my last post. The radio in my Grand Cherokee is a model RND not REF!
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There is no RND radio.

There is a RND (Random Shuffle) button at the right side of the REF and RAQ radios, though. (And if you've got an aux in, it's not an RAQ.)

The model code's in tiny letters just under the frequency dial, and I'm thinking you had it right the first time.

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I actually made a mistake in my last post. The radio in my Grand Cherokee is a model RND not REF!
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There is no RND radio.

There is a RND (Random Shuffle) button at the right side of the REF and RAQ radios, though. (And if you've got an aux in, it's not an RAQ.)

The model code's in tiny letters just under the frequency dial, and I'm thinking you had it right the first time.
You are right! It is REF-What a putts I am. Corvettes I know but Jeeps are new territory for me. It has a jack for MP3 plug in. This is easily adaptable to Sat radio? Is that a dealer only add on? Thank you so much for your help!
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I bought the factory Sirius add-on kit for my '07 GC from Just For Jeeps. It was a pretty straightforward install, and was all plug and play with my add-on REC nav radio. It's more expensive than the aftermarket options, but I wanted the factory look and integration with the REC radio. The most difficult part was getting up the courage to take the hole saw to the roof of a brand new vehicle!
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Not sure if your radio is ready for factory sirius, I would guess yes.

I hav the REC nav but no sirius option, I didnt want to spend the money on getting a sirius receiver and antena because I think you have to screw into the roof to install, if nothing else it was too expensive.

I bought an aftermarket sirius radio for like $10 as it was on clearance at sears. I then ran the wire under the head liner to the back, you can not see it at all and put the antena on the roof, it is magnetic. I put the receicver in the small hole to the left of the steering wheel, it fits and works perfect.

I have had it for a couple years no issues at all. On top of that I called sirius to cancel, knowing they would drop my rate, and they did. I think I pay like 8 bucks a month or something, it comes right out of my account.

Much better then paying the 300ish I think for factory system.
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