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Unread 07-11-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Options for Handsfree Phone and Streaming Music

We have a 2007 WK CRD with the 6 disc stereo and originally had Sirius, Boston Acoustic I think. This unit has no AUX connection and has no bluetooth or wireless capability.

We were looking at upgrading to a new touchscreen 6.95inch DVD/CD etc with Din2 size. However, when the tech went to install it would not fit without cutting the dash and there are the holes for the knobs that would need to be dealt with. The cost for the equipment and labor was getting ridiculous so we didnt do anything. We were going to try to fit a Kenwood DDX790, but no go.

So Im wondering if there is a stock system that I could maybe find on Ebay that would be plug and play?

The main things we are looking for are handsfree calling, music streaming with android phone, CD player and keeping steering wheel controls. Our cells have navigation so that would not be a deal breaker. The touchscreen stuff looked cool with Kenwood, so that would be nice too but not a deal breaker.

Anybody gone thru this and what would you recommend? I see there is a stereo called Mygig. Is there a way for me to install one of these into my rig?

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Unread 07-11-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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I bought a single din unit off Crutchfield that came with a faceplate to make it an exact fit. Ran me about $200, and it's got USB, AUX, BluTooth streaming and calling, and a bit more as well. Plus it made an INCREDIBLE difference in the sound quality of my music.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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After doing some searching here and elsewhere Im finding out what my options are. Here is what it comes down to:

2007 Jeep grand cherokee navigation radio bezel is needed. This part is close to $200!

Once this is purchased, then a Mygig or Aftermarket Din2 system will install.

The Mygig needs to be RER low speed and as far as I can tell it would be plug and play and the steering wheel controls will work.

If using Aftermarket a harness is needed. For Kenwood the harness is about $150 but will allow for steering wheel control and is essentially plug and play.

I wonder if my mirror already has a microphone? The aftermarket rigs come with a mic but it would need to be wired to the mirror somehow.

Does this sound right?

Still looking for other options.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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Can you post a picture of the Din1 setup? The audio store guys said they could do that, but I wasnt sure about how it would look so I held off.

Do you miss the 6 disc changer? Can you still use steering wheel controls with this stereo?

Also, with Mygig if I connect my android, can I browse my music from the phone using the touchscreen on the mygig? Is there a touchscreen stereo that will do this?
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Unread 07-11-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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A can change the colors to whatever I want. I never use CDs. I store all my music on my phone and use that. Theres plenty of touchscreen units out there that will sync with your phone and allow you to scroll through music, pictures, video, etc. I still have steering wheel controls, and can assign them to whatever I please.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick response.

That looks great, much better than I expected. Did it come with a microphone for the handsfree calling and does it work well? Will the phone automatically connect once it has been paired? This is for my wifes Jeep and she is going to want something that is pretty user-friendly.

So it looks like price is 200-300 for a nice din1 setup and closer to 1000 for a double din. Im going to start looking at the single din stereos since the touch screen and nav option aint worth 800 bucks in my opinion.
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Unread 07-11-2013, 04:49 PM   #7
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Yes, it comes with a microphone and generous length cord so you can put it where ever you please. Mine is in front of the instrument cluster. So long as your blutooth is on, it automatically pairs it up for you after the initial connection.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 04:51 PM   #8
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I ordered a Kenwood system with the installation stuff from Crutchfield. I decided to install myself. Im looking for threads that might show how to remove the old one. A basic search hasnt come up with much. If anyone has some directions or has found a thread that shows how to get the dash apart that would be great.

Cant wait to get this unit installed, it has two usb ports, aux port and will stream music and do handsfree phone. You can scroll thru your music on phone or usb flash etc. 22W per channel.

Does a 2007 WK Jeep with Boston Acoustic stereo come with a subwoofer? Im guessing no since I really dont feel or hear one. I think it came with 4 speakers?
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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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Probably not many posts because it looks to be dirt simple!

Here are nice videos showing how to remove:




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Unread 07-12-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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If anyone has some directions or has found a thread that shows how to get the dash apart that would be great.
A great site to bookmark if you haven't already: http://www.wkjeeps.com/interior_trim.htm#UPPERBEZEL

Let us know how you like the new head unit. I'm tempted to replace my REC with something bluetooth-friendly, but not sure if anything would work with my rear DVD player.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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I threw this in for short term

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/i...l#post15022122

for a double din touchscreen, the Clarion NX702 is sexy.
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Unread 07-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #12
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Removal of the old unit is a joke. You just pull the bezel off, and for me all I had to do was unscrew 4 fasteners and unplug the back. Installation isn't bad either. Just crimping some color-matched wires together.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #13
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Thanks for the links and suggestions. If I ever find a Double Din Bezel unit for a low price I might just put this Kenwood single din in our Scout and get a touchscreen unit for the Jeep.

According to directions, since I have the wiring interface I dont need to crimp any wires. Its plug and play. Of course directions could be wrong. I will post some results after I receive the stereo and install it.
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Unread 07-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #14
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According to directions, since I have the wiring interface I dont need to crimp any wires. Its plug and play. Of course directions could be wrong. I will post some results after I receive the stereo and install it.
It's plug and play after you crimp the wires.

What you'll have when your stuff arrives:
1. The Kenwood harness, with one end a Kenwood-specific connector and one end bare wires.
2. The adapter harness, with one end a vehicle harness connector and one end bare wires.
3. The vehicle harness, with a connector.

The bare wires on the first two have to be mated together, preferably by soldering, but a well-done crimp will usually work for long enough (especially if you heatshrink it).

And no sub on the WKs, but the 6x9s in the door go surprisingly low.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #15
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I recently purchased a Kenwood DDX-470 through Crutchfield. I wanted to replace my navigation unit in my 05 WK, but didn't want to spend a lot. I figured I could get a navigation app for my iPhone to supplement not having navigation. The install was really quite simple, the only thing I had problems with was the wiring. I really like the unit. I purchased everything from Crutchfield for under $500.

There technical support is second-to-none.
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