The BIG RER UPGRADE NIGHTMARE!
The RER MyGig unit has a LOT of cool features!
However, for those of us that did NOT buy the unit as a factory option, we found out that there were SEVERAL OBSTACLES, that prevented us from using the UConnect and Voice Command features of the unit! There is two possible scenarios, and each one has it's own issues;
1) You bought your vehicle with the Factory Uconnect option,
complete with the factory type of Uconnect mirror (has microphone
in it) but got a different radio unit (RES, REQ, or REN). Everything
worked fine, until you decided to upgrade, and bought the RER
unit from the dealer (or another seller). Problem is, the vehicle
already has a separate Uconnect module installed (hidden in the
dash), and the RER unit has a Uconnect module, built-in as well!
So, in this scenario, for the Uconnect & Voice Commands to work
properly, one of the UConnect modules has to be DISABLED! To
do such, Chrysler needed to fabricate a custom harness.
2) Or, you bought your vehicle with a different radio (RES, REQ,
or REN), and did NOT get the factory optional UConnect. You
then decided to upgrade, and purchased an RER unit! In this
scenario, to use the UConnect and Voice Command Features, you
would normally need to purchase the factory type of UConnect
Mirror (which has the microphone in it), and a custom made harness. This route can cost you HUNDREDS OF $$$$.
In EITHER CASE, this low cost item will solve your problems, and allow you to use the UConnect and Voice Command Features, and save money!
(Even if you prefer to wait and buy the factory type of UConnect Mirror & harness later, why not buy this item in the interim, to use the features NOW!)
Complete Kit - Simple Install!
OEM part # 82211743
Includes radio connecting cable, microphone, wire ties, and complete installation diagrams!
Plug & Play, no splicing required!
Complete install diagrams for all the applicable vehicles are included, and should only take about 20 minutes...
Then, to use the Uconnect & Voice Command Features, you would just see your RER User Manual, as normal. (however, instead of using the Uconnect Mirror's Microphone, you are using this one)
Sorry, this microphone kit will ONLY WORK on the Navigation MyGig Units! (RER, REW, and REP) It will NOT work on the REN MyGig, or any of the the other radio units (RES or REQ). To add the Connect/Voice Commands to these other radios, see my other auctions for the separate UConnect kits, available from Chrysler.
For BEST results, the RER/REW unit should be updated with version 9.713 or newer (version 9.303 for the REP). You can find the software updates (and Gracenote update as well!)
ATTENTION 2007 2008+ Jeep Wrangler Owners!:
With the above software update installed in your RER, you can buy this
microphone kit and use the Uconnect and Voice Command Features as well!!!
To re-activate the UConnect Module in Jeep Wranglers;
1) With RER unit on, press and hold the MENU, SEEK up, and SEEK down buttons, then let them go. This will take you to the ENGINEERING MENU.
2) From there, press the soft arrow on the screen, until you get to the 4th menu page.
3) Press the menu item labeled "Enable JK HFC/VR module" (or similar). Be sure to confirm if needed.
4) Then, exit by pressing the MENU button. Turn the RER unit off for a minute. On next turn on, the UConnect & Voice Command features should work properly...
Be sure to see my other RER related auctions;
RER Users Manual - So many Cool Features to learn!
RER Mic Kit - For Uconnect & Voice Commands!
RER Firmware Update Disc - to Version 9.713
RER/REN Gracenote Update Disc - to version 881
RER GPS Antenna - New, custom made!
RER Sirius Antenna - New, custom made!
RER Complete Kit - I stock BOTH High & Low speeds!