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Unread 07-22-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hi...

i want to change the radio into my Patriot 2008...

I heard that the wire harness works for the sound but the power is in another wire harness. (Is why the radio closes only when we open the doors)...

So someone got guide to help me for the installation ???

I know how to remove the radio, i only want to know how to plug the other radio into !

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Unread 07-22-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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You will need a CanBus adapter for whichever radio that you get. What are you getting and from whom? Crutchfield has some kits that I've heard will work, maybe some others, too.
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Unread 07-22-2008, 07:33 PM   #3
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CanBus adapter

But CanBus is not only if a got the factory amplifier ?

cause i don't have it !
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Unread 07-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #4
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Even the basic radio uses the CanBus system, it's got to do with the Intergrated Power Module and all of the electronics. I'll try and dig up some threads to link to tomorrow.
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Unread 07-23-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Ok...

so if i understand....

i need to buy the CANBus adapter like Scosche DCCR03SR (80 to 120$) ?
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Unread 07-23-2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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Yes, that is typical of what you need to replcae the factory unit with an aftermarket one. If you wanted to go with a nicer factory unit that you can find on ebay then you wouldn't need that.

http://www.carstereomall.com/car-ste...e-dccr03sr.htm
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Unread 07-27-2008, 07:34 PM   #7
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You are correct in needing to run the red wire to an ignition power source. I went to Circuit city and bought the standard Jeep wire harness (the installer knew which one) for like $29.99. He was very helpful and stated i needed to do this. I ran mine (the red wire from this plug in harness) to the cig lighter power wire and it works perfectly. Radio goes off when the door opens. Its this simple. No need having to get any additional adapters. You will also probably need an antenna adapter.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 06:30 AM   #8
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Ok but... if i do that....

The radio button on my steering will not work !!!???
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Unread 07-29-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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ok....your right. I do not have the steering wheel controls. You will need a separate piece for that if its available.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 09:15 PM   #10
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If i want to use the power (12V) from the cig. lighter...

did i need to unplugged it or a can only start a new wire from the cig lighter to my radio ?

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Unread 08-04-2008, 06:04 PM   #11
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You can start a new wire from the +positive wire on the cig lighter wires. Splice it in and run it up behind the dash to your radio. Thats it. I have had no problems....thought i might blow a fuse at first because of the power draw, but that never happened. Also have the XM power source tapped in there too. Beats trying to fish a wire through the firewall.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 06:32 PM   #12
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Did we need to ground the radio ?
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Unread 08-05-2008, 03:36 PM   #13
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There should be a ground wire in the new harness adaptor u get. You should not have to run a separate ground.
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Unread 08-05-2008, 06:26 PM   #14
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Ok...

thanks a lot dude for your help !
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