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post #1 of 4 Old 08-23-2015, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. I recently got my 2005 JGC and it has an aftermarket radio installed. Unfortunately when they installed it, features like bluetooth phone/music, rear speakers, and steering wheel controls were lost. I am looking to either replace it with the factory radio or the factory with navi unit.

How to I make sure I find the right unit that has the bluetooth and all that? I know my vehicle has bluetooth because of the rearview mirror buttons. Also, where is a good place to find a good used factory unit. Ones I've seen on ebay are around $500 which seems a bit steep. Guides for wire color coding would be helpful too!

Also, any advice is welcome. I have decent car audio skills, but for now at least want the jeep working with the features it came with before I do more upgrades!

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-23-2015, 10:48 PM
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Hi all. I recently got my 2005 JGC and it has an aftermarket radio installed. Unfortunately when they installed it, features like bluetooth phone/music, rear speakers, and steering wheel controls were lost. I am looking to either replace it with the factory radio or the factory with navi unit.

How to I make sure I find the right unit that has the bluetooth and all that? I know my vehicle has bluetooth because of the rearview mirror buttons. Also, where is a good place to find a good used factory unit. Ones I've seen on ebay are around $500 which seems a bit steep. Guides for wire color coding would be helpful too!

Also, any advice is welcome. I have decent car audio skills, but for now at least want the jeep working with the features it came with before I do more upgrades!

Here is a pic.

Sounds like the radio was installed incorrectly. Go see specialist to get it done right. If you want nav that's another subject. They start at about $500 and go up based on features. I use my radio for music, all else smartphone☺
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Keep in mind too, that there's a chance they upgraded to the aftermarket stereo because those features didn't work or weren't there with the stock radio. At least w/ the bluetooth and such.

Keep an eye on junk yards, they could have a cheap alternative. But to add to the previous reply, google that aftermarket model and see if it has some of those same features. A lot of times it does and while some (bluetooth) don't usually use factory stuff, others (steering wheel controls) can. If you have those options in the aftermarket deck, if you don't want to troubleshoot the wires, then take it somewhere to get them to fix it. Probably cheaper than a stock deck.

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Keep in mind too, that there's a chance they upgraded to the aftermarket stereo because those features didn't work or weren't there with the stock radio. At least w/ the bluetooth and such.

Keep an eye on junk yards, they could have a cheap alternative. But to add to the previous reply, google that aftermarket model and see if it has some of those same features. A lot of times it does and while some (bluetooth) don't usually use factory stuff, others (steering wheel controls) can. If you have those options in the aftermarket deck, if you don't want to troubleshoot the wires, then take it somewhere to get them to fix it. Probably cheaper than a stock deck.
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Good points. But I would assume if I just swap for the stock deck, I would get the options it came with from the factory. The options like bluetooth, steering wheel controls, and fade/balance are important. I could get a used one for $50 and sell this for hopefully around that and break even. A good trade if you ask me.
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