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Old 09-15-2013, 04:01 PM
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Question Need help with RES/Uconnect

I just replaced my RES Base radio with an RES hoping to add Uconnect. I installed the new RES, (purchased from Ebay) This radio came out of a 2012 Challenger. At the same time I installed the Uconnect figuring on getting it programmed at the local dealer. The radio does not turn on, neither does the clock show up. I did not expect the Uconnect to work but did expect the radio to at least turn on.

Question is; will the programming also activate the radio? Or, do I just have a dud radio?

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Who did you buy it from? I just recently went through buying one and having it be a dud.

It would take forever to start up and once it would get going, a lot of the time there would be audio, but nothing on the screen.

I contacted the seller and they were amazingly helpful and I ended up returning it for a refund.
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The RES that you purchased that came out of a Challenger is a LOW SPEED CAN BUS unit

you have a Dodge Ram within the years 2009 - 2012, they use a High Speed Can Bus radio

see if you can return it
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if you do buy a used RES high speed unit, the external Uconnect Module may or may not work
i don't know if they also need to be the same Bus Speed

if you get a chance to purchase another High Speed unit, these are all 4th Gen Ram stock radios, from cheapest to the best
there are 2 high speed bus RES 130 radios, do NOT get the one without the Phone hard key button
then there are two 430 high speed radios, RBZ & REN, neither have navigation, but both are set up for the tailgate handle mounted Parkview camera
the next radio is the RHB 430N, it has navigation & the same camera can be used with it
the top of the line stock radios are the RHR & RER 730N, both have Navigation & again use the camera, the do not need the Uconnect external module

another thing to check for is the mounting brackets, some are mounted on the top & bottom
the 4th Gen Rams have the brackets on the sides of the radio

check out this site for more info about the stock radios
http://oemautopartsco.com/collection...igation-radios

this site is for the after market radios that you can install
they are listed as either FIT or Modified FIT
http://www.crutchfield.com/app/car/c...elector=Y&vb=N
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I was going to post but it appears that GTyankee beat me to it, so I'll just 2nd what he said.
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Thanks guys. I was able to return the radio and got an RBZ out of a 2012 RAM. I just installed it and it does power up. Now all I need is the unlock code. The seller is trying to find it for me. I would like a backup option however.
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print a copy of your purchase from eBay, go to the dealer and the service mgr will be able to pull the security code.




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Thanks guys. I was able to return the radio and got an RBZ out of a 2012 RAM. I just installed it and it does power up. Now all I need is the unlock code. The seller is trying to find it for me. I would like a backup option however.
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Great info! Thanks for the breakdown on these radios.
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