DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2012 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2012 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2012 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-23-2013, 09:37 PM
KA1OTE's Avatar
KA1OTE KA1OTE is offline
Ram Ham



 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Price, Utah
Age: 34
Posts: 1,912
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:1475
KA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud of
Default Radio Help - Please

The jist:

2012 1500 Laramie CC
730N radio installed
Rear camera installed
Uconnect Installed
Steering wheel controls installed
A fully loaded truck, if you will.

The USB ports (in the radio face and in the upper glove box) are not working. I have an appointment with the dealer tomorrow to look into this problem.

If they cannot fix it, they said they will most likely have to replace the entire radio unit.

If this happens, I would like to request they install a 430N instead of another 730N - mainly because I really do not care for the Navteq navigation and would prefer the Garmin unit.

But, before I make this request (if they cannot repair the 730N), I need to know the differences between the two units.. other than the navigation. As much as I would like to change for the different navigation, I don't want to end up with a lesser radio as far as HDD GB storage, fewer SiriusXM features, etc.

I have searched this forum, other forums, the internet and even Chrysler pages and cannot find a simple chart making the comparisons.

Please link me to a comparison page somewhere? Or, if someone is really knowledgeable and already knows the basic differences.. please type them out for me?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-23-2013, 09:48 PM
cbelar1500's Avatar
cbelar1500 cbelar1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Chatsworth, CA
Age: 33
Posts: 24
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 1500 Ram Big Horn
Color: White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:13
cbelar1500 is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you tried the uconnect website?

Here is the link. Hope this helps.

http://www.driveuconnect.com/system/dodge/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-23-2013, 10:20 PM
KA1OTE's Avatar
KA1OTE KA1OTE is offline
Ram Ham



 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Price, Utah
Age: 34
Posts: 1,912
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:1475
KA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud of
Default

Thank you for the link!

After looking it over and comparing the 430N to the 730N, seems there are a few differences.. in no particular order..

Garmin Nav vs NavTech Nav - I knew this going in and is the number one reason I'd prefer the swap

Traffic Link - I would lose this feature going from 730N to 430N (no biggie, I don't use it anyway)

Uconnect Voice Command
Handsfree calling
Additional USB port - All three of these are listed as Available Features for the 430N. But my truck already has all of these installed.

Other than a possible difference (not mentioned on that site) in the GB storage for the HDD, this seems as though it would work for me..

Would a 430N unit be a simple plug and play for my truck?
Meaning.. would everything in my truck work the same if I installed the 430N?

Last edited by KA1OTE; 05-23-2013 at 10:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2013, 10:44 PM
PaulMys PaulMys is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Age: 44
Posts: 5,859
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 1500
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 11
Rep:3248
PaulMys has disabled reputation
Default

IDK, K.... Maybe GTyankee will chime in on this. On an unrelated note, did you ever get that damn seatbelt chime to stop?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-23-2013, 11:02 PM
KA1OTE's Avatar
KA1OTE KA1OTE is offline
Ram Ham



 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Price, Utah
Age: 34
Posts: 1,912
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:1475
KA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud of
Default

Yeah, GT is the resident expert on this topic..

I've been comparing the RHB to the RHR... according to the listed info on those pages, they are identical units (other than the nav). But I am no expert.. I just know what my truck currently has and need to know if the 430N RHB would be a plug and play application or if I would need additional parts or whatnot.

As for the seat belt chime.. no.. but I'm learning to just live with it..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-23-2013, 11:38 PM
PaulMys PaulMys is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Age: 44
Posts: 5,859
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 1500
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 11
Rep:3248
PaulMys has disabled reputation
Default

Maybe when you go to the dealer, have them do the "delete seat belt chime" when they are looking at your radio. I know they sometimes balk at doing it, but just a thought........
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-24-2013, 03:56 AM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is online now
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,109
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

the RHR & RER 730N radios do use the Navteq Navigation
they also have everything built into the radio

the RHB 430 has the better Garmin Navigation
BUT, it it has to have an EXTERNAL Uconnect Module
it can cost as much as $350

If you go to eBay & purchase the RHB 430N , i have seen then as cheap as $500
the then External module cost of possibly $350

You could recover a lot of the cost by selling the 730N
you would not have to go to the dealership to get a used unit flashed in, usually

if you are considering a change, i suggest going to the Crutchfield web site
pick the options that you want/need
look for one that they say FITS
unless you are willing to do some minor trimming inside the dash & getting a Double Din radio Bezel & getting a better after market radio that REALLY suits your needs

a load of people want to buy your 730N radio, ask around on here

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
as a side note:
i may research a lot on the MYGIG radios
but XSDBS is the Real GURU, he actually tries the MYGIG radios out for himself, just to answer your questions
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle

Last edited by GTyankee; 05-24-2013 at 04:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-24-2013, 03:32 PM
KA1OTE's Avatar
KA1OTE KA1OTE is offline
Ram Ham



 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Price, Utah
Age: 34
Posts: 1,912
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:1475
KA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud of
Default

Paul - Thanks for the idea.. I didn't know the dealer has the ability to delete the seat belt chime.. I'll let you know how that request works out..

GT - Thanks for the info! So it sounds like I wouldn't lose any of the features I've come to love in my 730N IF the dealer says they can't fix the USB problem with it and they exchange it for the 430N (if they go for that request).

If I do change it, it will only be because the dealer cannot fix the current problem with my existing 730N unit. When they said it might come to installing a new radio unit altogether.. I started thinking that would be my chance to request they install a 430N instead of another 730N. I would think it would be a cheaper option for them.. but maybe not. Doesn't hurt to ask. So, if they can repair my current unit, then I will keep it. It's not a terrible radio.. just personal preference on the nav is all.

Also, as much as I would love to sell the 730N if the dealer does the swap for me.. I don't think I would get to keep the old 730N unit and I wouldn't feel comfortable selling something that didn't work as it should (USB port reading problems).

I'm off to my appt now.. I'll report back in a bit!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-24-2013, 06:45 PM
KA1OTE's Avatar
KA1OTE KA1OTE is offline
Ram Ham



 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Price, Utah
Age: 34
Posts: 1,912
Gender: Female
Vehicle: 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:1475
KA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud ofKA1OTE has much to be proud of
Default

Update.. service manager (and his team) could not get the USB ports to recognize inserted thumb drives (formatted correctly and should've worked) so Lance is making a few calls to the "Chrysler Gurus" and I should hear back from him next week about this.

We tested my phone connected via USB port and it worked.. but only for music.. not pictures. All of the thumb drives we tried contain both music and picture files and the radio wouldn't recognize the thumb drives at all. He believes we will most likely be replacing the entire unit due to the software being up to date.. seems like a hardware issue to him. Me.. no idea!

I tossed the idea of replacing with a 430N unit.. nope. Chrysler looks at VINs and sends the exact same unit if a replacement is warranted. I would have to pay for the 430N out of pocket. No thanks.. Garmin ain't that important to me.

So, I shall give updates as I receive them myself. To be continued...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
Maybe when you go to the dealer, have them do the "delete seat belt chime" when they are looking at your radio. I know they sometimes balk at doing it, but just a thought........

Thank you Paul!!! They were able to disable the seat belt chime in the system. So, no more having to do the trick over and over again! I tested it on the way home and indeed there is no chime whatsoever! I just have to hit 'Back' on the steering wheel to clear the EVIC warning.. and even that doesn't display again after you clear it just the once.
Perfection!! At least something went right today!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-24-2013, 07:05 PM
PaulMys PaulMys is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Age: 44
Posts: 5,859
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 1500
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 11
Rep:3248
PaulMys has disabled reputation
Default

Oh man, Thats great, K!!! Glad they could help you out there...... Now maybe you can do that victory lap!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum