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Old 01-26-2011, 02:31 AM
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Ok, I have an 08 Mega SXT with the Infinity system, REF head unit installed currently.

I want to upgrade to the navigation/Uconnect system, if possible. The Nav is the feature I'm looking for the most, Uconnect...meh.

My main concern is keeping the factory look and operation of the unit. So I know I will need a new faceplate (part number anyone?)

The radio I'm looking at is the RER model.

I'm also considering breaking the RER down and replacing the HDD inside, but I have to see what kind of controller it has to verify max capacity.

I also know I need the new mirror and the GPS antenna.

Now, does the GPS antenna serve the Sirius radio AND the GPS, or just the GPS?

EDIT: Also, if my research is correct, the 2008 model should have the high speed bus, correct?

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i think all ram from 2006 up have can bus face plat just google 2008 ram radio bezal cost about 110 $ part number is 5ks701j8ab just ordered one my self and it cam to day
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Yea, I found the one that fits my truck, the one you posted is the wrong color pattern, I don't have any wood grain in mine.

Ok, so that's one piece down that I needed to know about.
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Here is some information for you.

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Ok, I have an 08 Mega SXT with the Infinity system, REF head unit installed currently.

I want to upgrade to the navigation/Uconnect system, if possible. The Nav is the feature I'm looking for the most, Uconnect...meh.

My main concern is keeping the factory look and operation of the unit. So I know I will need a new faceplate (part number anyone?)

The radio I'm looking at is the RER model.

I'm also considering breaking the RER down and replacing the HDD inside, but I have to see what kind of controller it has to verify max capacity. Max capacity I have seen is an 80 gig drive.

I also know I need the new mirror and the GPS antenna.

Now, does the GPS antenna serve the Sirius radio AND the GPS, or just the GPS? They are separate, but some indication of a controler box they plug into then direct io the AM/FM input. Going looking fore a connector box this weekend.

EDIT: Also, if my research is correct, the 2008 model should have the high speed bus, correct? Low speed on my 08..
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As for the HDD capacity, it's all relative. I do computers, and can ghost the original drive to a bigger one, it just depends on what kind of controller the radio uses. (I just have a massive music collection, since I'm extremely eclectic)

Let me know what you find out as far as the connector box, when you can.

Well, I'll just go low speed, since I really don't feel like taking my truck apart right now.
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What radio versions have uconnect? I have a 2008 1500 that has an REF in it and want to upgrade with one with uconnect. Thanks in advance.
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