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Old 11-03-2010, 10:57 PM
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Ah, now I understand. The center bezel is different for the touch screen (nav and non-nav) type radios than the one you showed in the second picture.

If you can find a 2011 in the junk yard with the Garmin nav system in it, let me know.
So I can't just swap out my standard radio for a touch screen navigation unit?
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I thought that the centre trim piece is the same regardless of having the touch screen REN/RER or regular RES/RSC radio. Are they not both double DIN radios . Also, regular heating controls or auto controls should not make any difference. I'd like to know as well since I am planning on swapping my RSC radio for an Alpine or pioneer unit.
You may be right about the trim, I haven't looked in detail at it as I have the RBZ radio (touch screen no Nav with Uconnect).
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All the Radios in 2009 + Ram 1500s are the same size.

You no longer have to swap out the bezel when you upgrade from the standard radios to the navi radios.

Both types of climate controls will fit in the bezel. You will see that the bezel has a standard oval-ish cutout that the regular one and the auto controls will up. The only difference in the bezels is the colour.


Oh yeah...nice review of the '11 garmin navi!








The '11 Journey, 300, Charger and maybe some more have new radios that look like this:



They can't be swapped in as they are a different size and probably a different connector and possibly bus.
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All the Radios in 2009 + Ram 1500s are the same size.

You no longer have to swap out the bezel when you upgrade from the standard radios to the navi radios.

Both types of climate controls will fit in the bezel. You will see that the bezel has a standard oval-ish cutout that the regular one and the auto controls will up. The only difference in the bezels is the colour.


Oh yeah...nice review of the '11 navi!
Thank you sir!
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Thank you sir!
most welcome!

i've done a fair bit of research on chrysler radios for the Caliber crowd and before i installed the RER in my caliber
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i've done a fair bit of research on chrysler radios for the Caliber crowd and before i installed the RER in my caliber
Care to share where you purchased your RER and how much?
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Care to share where you purchased your RER and how much?
i scored a used one off ebay for 600 - its the older one with the smaller hard drive tho

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Sweet. That's the exact unit I'm looking for.
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*one thing to remember is that sometime in 2010 the RER was compatible with the ipod plug. before that it doesn't work, just as an FYI

i have the lockpick adapter and a special ipod cable for mine, but i have to use the ipod to control it and not the radio. i don't have an ipod so it doesn't bother me much
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