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Old 07-24-2014, 01:54 PM
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Default DIY Upgrade 5.0 radio (ra2) to 8.4an (ra4) with navigation

I am in the process if ordering parts to attempt to swap out my 5.0 uconnect radio with a 8.4 navigation radio. I will use this thread as a DIY for anyone else who is interested in doing the same thing. I have bought a nav radio, steering wheel audio controls and am planning on swapping everything out over the next two weeks. I will try to document everything with pictures so stay tuned.

Also, I know a guy who has quite a few nav players where even if you have the 8.4 without nav, you can replace yours and sell yours to offset the price. If you interested in one if these, let me know and I'll see if I can get us a bulk order deal!
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I'm interested to see how you make out. Good luck with it.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:28 PM
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Yeah..im going to follow this one too because Im interested in upgrading soon.
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I can't wait to see how this works out for you. I have the 8.4a (no nav) I really wish I had the 8.4an (Nav). I don't want to pay 5 to 6 hundred to upgrade to a crappier version of the nav. THen hav to spend 150 every time I want to update the maps. Good luck.
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Interesting. I too will join the group in seeing how you progress on this. I have the RES Sirius radio with the hard radio buttons /steering wheel controls but no blue-tooth module/USB port. This upgrade would be worth my time if you can document how you make this work. Good luck!
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Been considering this option too. The $1200+ factory option was more than I could justify.

http://radio-upgrade.com/index.php?l...ct_detail&p=55
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Been considering this option too. The $1200+ factory option was more than I could justify.

http://radio-upgrade.com/index.php?l...ct_detail&p=55

I am also interested in this option. Looks as though it could be a better choice than the 8.4, at least in terms of cost. Please do a write up on it if you do!
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Actually, it's not the after market unit, it's the oem navigation. If you have the 8.4 without navigation, you could replace it with one with navigation (which has hd radio) and sell yours to offset the cost. It would be much cheaper than the $500 the dealers are charging...
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:22 PM
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It works, I'll post a DIY in the next few days, let me know if you want a brand new nav unit and I'll see if I can get a group pricing.
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