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Old 12-08-2011, 10:09 PM
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Default Nav system install!!

Hey guys,

I have a 2009 RAM 1500 ST, it came with the standard single disk radio which has worked fine, but I wanted an upgrade so I purchased the same system that was an option from the factory, but got it for a fraction of what the dealership wanted. http://www.sundaybuy.com/Car-DVD-Pla...6021_1095.html

Im really looking for some insight on the install, I know how to take the dash off etc. etc. but im also running a back up camera system and I would like to modify the unit so that I am able to drive and have my passenger watch a movie at the same time (taking the parking brake issue out of the equation) so im hoping someone has done this before and can help me out, maybe post some pictures or if someone knows a link to such a post that would be awesome!!

Also, I had the uconnect and bluetooth option on the truck originally but they were never activated or "installed" by the dealership, but the new unit has these things, but would they need to get activated?

Lastly, what the hell is the canbus for? Do I really need it?

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First of all the CanBus in your 2009 & newer Rams all have the HIGH canbus system, it is part of the electronics, with all the electronics in our vehicles, there is a lot of NOISE, something like Static, the wiring type used in the new Rams, eliminates most of this NOISE

2008 & older usually have the LOW can bus system

so you don't have to worry about canbus at all
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I don't recognize that particular radio

When you get it installed, you will have to get it activated for everything to work, try it out before doing that

If you want to bypass the system to watch a movie, you will need either
1) AllGIG from NavTv
2) Lockpick from Global
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How do you like the new system? i have it and im about ready to tear it out. The worst GPS ever. All the other features are great..... just not the GPS.

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You would be better off to buy a garmin and get the lifetime map updated. Will be much cheaper and will work better.
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Default new sterio dnx6180 in o9 tr

I had the standard unit also , went to shopzilla on line bought a kenwood dnx6180 touchscreen unit . at half the price the sterio store wanted , have to watch that guys , this was new in the box not refurbished . has the garmin gps and bluetooth and cd and dvd players . all in all payed half the price sterio store wanted , they wanted 1099.00 just for the unit it self , of coarse you have to buy all the other connecing chit . to make you steering wheel buttens work took it to the sterio store they put it in works great guys . am glad had it done .
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