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post #1 of 16 Old 05-21-2019, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket radio when I have the Infinity system/amp.. Is it a pain to install?

From what I remember I have read a lot about how it's a pain to hook up an aftermarket deck if you have the Infinity System/Amp is this true and if so what exactly has to be done to get everything working right?

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post #2 of 16 Old 05-21-2019, 05:30 PM
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I would also like to know the answer to this. I have the Infinity system, but my head unit is failing.

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Not hard at all
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the only difference is the blue remote wire for the amp if you don't hook that up you will have no sound.
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as said, it's super easy with the proper harness for your year, and again, as said, don't forget to wire up the remote amp turn on for the Infinity amp


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If all you want to do is replace the head unit, this is a pretty simple repair. If you buy an aftermarket unit from Crutchfield, they will send you all the adapters and wiring harnesses that you need to get it done, and instructions. If you can solder a few wires together, this is no problem. If not, you can always crimp them together which may work well enough.
Some high power units want a new 10-gauge wire run directly to the battery, but if you are going to use the existing amp, then you should not need that kind of direct feed.


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What about those of us that want to retain the steering wheel radio control buttons? Is a can bus adapter necessary in order to keep those functions?

If so does anyone recommend a brand/model #?
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What about those of us that want to retain the steering wheel radio control buttons? Is a can bus adapter necessary in order to keep those functions?

If so does anyone recommend a brand/model #?


you'll need one of these

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_120ASW...RoCBNMQAvD_BwE


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I just did mine. Make sure to get the correct harness connect( it has the rca preouts) the blue wire for amp turn on and your good to go. If you move up to a double din be prepared for a level of wtf. Lots of cutting and cursing.
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What about those of us that want to retain the steering wheel radio control buttons? Is a can bus adapter necessary in order to keep those functions?

If so does anyone recommend a brand/model #?
You need the adaptor if the head unit cannot take the signal directly from the steering wheel control wire (which sends a negative varying voltage on the WJ) - But it should say that on the listing for each head unit what it needs anyway.

The irony is that the more expensive well known brands don't seem to be able to take the feed directly and need the adaptor, whereas the cheaper head units (like the Pumpkin one I have) can take the -ve feed straight from the steering wheel into the head unit.
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I just did mine. Make sure to get the correct harness connect( it has the rca preouts) the blue wire for amp turn on and your good to go. If you move up to a double din be prepared for a level of wtf. Lots of cutting and cursing.


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I just did mine. Make sure to get the correct harness connect( it has the rca preouts) the blue wire for amp turn on and your good to go. If you move up to a double din be prepared for a level of wtf. Lots of cutting and cursing.
LOL yes, if you want to keep it simpler, use a single DIN unit. Double DIN is bigger and fancier and all, but it doesn't fit without trimming parts of the dash.


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I give props to anyone that successfully installs a decent looking double din deck in their WJ. I definitely am not putting myself through that hell. Question though. For someone who isn't GREAT with this stuff, how hard is it to set up the steering wheel controls? I'm going with a single din from Crutchfield, if I opt for the steering wheel control setup will it come with specific how-to-for-dummy instructions?
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I just did mine. Make sure to get the correct harness connect( it has the rca preouts) the blue wire for amp turn on and your good to go. If you move up to a double din be prepared for a level of wtf. Lots of cutting and cursing.
I hear a lot about the rear speakers not working after install. How did you avoid that from happening?
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I give props to anyone that successfully installs a decent looking double din deck in their WJ. I definitely am not putting myself through that hell. Question though. For someone who isn't GREAT with this stuff, how hard is it to set up the steering wheel controls? I'm going with a single din from Crutchfield, if I opt for the steering wheel control setup will it come with specific how-to-for-dummy instructions?


it's really not that bad, the wireless carplay makes it all worth it




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