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Old 10-14-2016, 12:23 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 10-27-2016, 08:39 AM   #42 (permalink)
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When replacing the factory head unit with an aftermarket, how does one access the vehicle related settings that are set from the head unit?
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Old 10-28-2016, 05:29 PM   #43 (permalink)
 
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When replacing the factory head unit with an aftermarket, how does one access the vehicle related settings that are set from the head unit?
Look into an iDataLink 'Maestro' interface and a compatible radio (for your 2014 truck?). I like pioneer, but from what I've seen posted Kenwood radios seem to work better with the maestro.
I personally upgraded my ra2 to the Ra4/8.4 radio.

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Techauthority link is dead! Getting ready to wire in LOC and flying blind, please help! I have a 2014 Bighorn no amplifier with 8.4

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Old 12-26-2016, 07:49 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Ok I have a 15 3500 tradesman
Only has front speakers I was told can't upgrade to u connect 8 cause of factory wiring and programs
So any help would be great on what to upgrade to so I can get back door speakers also
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Old 12-31-2016, 09:12 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I currently have the RA2 radio and I can't stand how small the screen is when looking at the backup camera. I'm looking to either change to the RA3 radio or a good aftermarket head unit that'll allow for an easy transition. Can anyone advise me where to go to get a gently used RA3 radio? Or suggest a good aftermarket alternative?
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How do I know if my truck has an amplifier or not?


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Originally Posted by ericjd23 View Post
I currently have the RA2 radio and I can't stand how small the screen is when looking at the backup camera. I'm looking to either change to the RA3 radio or a good aftermarket head unit that'll allow for an easy transition. Can anyone advise me where to go to get a gently used RA3 radio? Or suggest a good aftermarket alternative?


I have a pioneer head unit that has car play and it is great. Works seem less and can add backup cameras, remote screens for DVD, etc. anything you want.


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I replaced the oem rear door and dash speakers in my Rebel with Kicker 2- way speakers, and the sound quality is far superior than stock.
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If i have the Uconnect 3.0 in my 2014 ram would i need to upgrade my head unit in order to sustain the quality of new speakers as well as an amplifier and subwoofer?
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