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Unread 08-23-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Installed an aftermarket Pioneer AVIC-x910BT radio in My 2011 Jeep Compass

Warning this is to be used as a guide and I will not be held responsible if anything goes wrong. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Here's the previous install in my old 2008 jeep compass if any one is interested
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/i...ompass-745237/

So this time It took me about 3 hours to install (ran into a issue with the rear radio support bracket you'll see below).

The parts I used are as follows:

1. Pioneer AVIC-x910BT v3.0 firmware
2. METRA 95-6511 2007 DODGE/JEEP/CHRYSLER DOUBLE DIN KIT
3. CHYAH05 or CHYAH08 or C2R-CHY4 Premium Radio Replacement Interface Chrysler. I had a spare CHYAH05 so that is why i used it. Just make sure if you get the CHYAH05 that its connect has 2 rounded corners (there are 2 different versions of the connector). The older jeep radio connectors use perfect square connection.
4. Jeep RADIO Antenna Adapter Wire Harness Plug 2001-2011


Photo's below.


Photo 1
The Stock radio See you later!


Photo 2
time to use the pry bar! Pry of the lower right of the bezel.


Photo 3
Next pry of the lower left of the bezel.


Photo 4
Lastly pry of the upper top of the bezel.


Photo 5
Bezel off lower!


Photo 6
Bezel off upper!


Photo 7
Disconnect the temp controls from the bezel and put it aside.


Photo 8
Brezel completely removed.


Photo 9
Picture of the jeep's anntenna and radio connector (see the 2 rounded corners on the radio's connector)


Photo 10
A picture of the "Jeep RADIO Antenna Adapter Wire Harness" installed


Photo 11
Problem! the avic radio would not fit! i have to get a dremel and cut the upper part of the rear support bracket off.


Photo 12
Next i had to remove the driver side's windshield plastic cover. Pop the plastic tab in the center of it and remove the screw within it with a Philips screw driver. I wanted to run the microphone to the driver's side sun visor.


Photo 13
Part removed!


Photo 14
Remove the plastic cover in the driver's side door jam to run the microphone's cable though. Pry bar pops the cover off.


Photo 15
Microphone's location.


Photo 16
Final Product!


Photo 17
Final Product!


Photo 18
Final Product!


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11 Mineral Gray Metallic Compass 2.4L, 4x4, Auto Mods/Addons:
Pioneer AVIC-X910BT Radio + Jensen JCAM1 Rearview Backup Cam, K&N 63-1567 Performance Intake , Magnaflow Exhaust Part #16777 (Yes it will fit on a 4x4 2011 Compass), Mopar Chrome Fuel Door, Cargo Area Security Cover, Husky floor mats, Mopar Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards

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Unread 08-24-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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Thanks! Copied to the Quick Links.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 03:26 PM   #3
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Nice job, looks great!
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Unread 08-24-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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W00t thanks bob!
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Pioneer AVIC-X910BT Radio + Jensen JCAM1 Rearview Backup Cam, K&N 63-1567 Performance Intake , Magnaflow Exhaust Part #16777 (Yes it will fit on a 4x4 2011 Compass), Mopar Chrome Fuel Door, Cargo Area Security Cover, Husky floor mats, Mopar Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:15 PM   #5
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Great write-up.. What did you tap into to get the accessory power to the radio?
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Unread 08-25-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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Great write-up.. What did you tap into to get the accessory power to the radio?
The "CHYAH05 or CHYAH08 or C2R-CHY4 Premium Radio Replacement Interface Chrysler" wiring harness will give you the accessory power
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Pioneer AVIC-X910BT Radio + Jensen JCAM1 Rearview Backup Cam, K&N 63-1567 Performance Intake , Magnaflow Exhaust Part #16777 (Yes it will fit on a 4x4 2011 Compass), Mopar Chrome Fuel Door, Cargo Area Security Cover, Husky floor mats, Mopar Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
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Unread 08-26-2011, 07:15 AM   #7
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The "CHYAH05 or CHYAH08 or C2R-CHY4 Premium Radio Replacement Interface Chrysler" wiring harness will give you the accessory power
Cool Beans... Thanks... I am looking to replace my radio in my 11 Riot and this write up is awesome now I know what to expect when tearing into it.

Thanks for the part #'s
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Unread 08-26-2011, 08:18 AM   #8
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Cool Beans... Thanks... I am looking to replace my radio in my 11 Riot and this write up is awesome now I know what to expect when tearing into it.

Thanks for the part #'s
Yup Patriot should be exactly the same. Your Welcome
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Pioneer AVIC-X910BT Radio + Jensen JCAM1 Rearview Backup Cam, K&N 63-1567 Performance Intake , Magnaflow Exhaust Part #16777 (Yes it will fit on a 4x4 2011 Compass), Mopar Chrome Fuel Door, Cargo Area Security Cover, Husky floor mats, Mopar Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
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photo's are not up due to hurricane irene :-( there is no power where the server is located.
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11 Mineral Gray Metallic Compass 2.4L, 4x4, Auto Mods/Addons:
Pioneer AVIC-X910BT Radio + Jensen JCAM1 Rearview Backup Cam, K&N 63-1567 Performance Intake , Magnaflow Exhaust Part #16777 (Yes it will fit on a 4x4 2011 Compass), Mopar Chrome Fuel Door, Cargo Area Security Cover, Husky floor mats, Mopar Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
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is the radio antennae adapter required? I'm trying to install a pioneer into my 2011 compass..and the place around me only has 2010 dash kit and wiring harness.. are these compatible?
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Unread 10-06-2011, 12:14 PM   #11
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is the radio antenna adapter required?
it is required for the aftermarket radios (or you wont be able to connect your jeep's antenna to the radio without it). Just buy it off of ebay its cheap.

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I'm trying to install a pioneer into my 2011 compass..and the place around me only has 2010 dash kit and wiring harness.. are these compatible?
I'm not sure do you have a model number for the wiring harness and the dash kit?

what model of pioneer radio are you installing?

lol i see you posted here and at the other site. next time just post in one place ill get your message.
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11 Mineral Gray Metallic Compass 2.4L, 4x4, Auto Mods/Addons:
Pioneer AVIC-X910BT Radio + Jensen JCAM1 Rearview Backup Cam, K&N 63-1567 Performance Intake , Magnaflow Exhaust Part #16777 (Yes it will fit on a 4x4 2011 Compass), Mopar Chrome Fuel Door, Cargo Area Security Cover, Husky floor mats, Mopar Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
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