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Originally Posted by 1500ram12 Found this. I don't have time to go through it but might have what you're looking ...


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Old 12-29-2015, 02:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by 1500ram12 View Post
Found this. I don't have time to go through it but might have what you're looking for

http://boardreader.com/thread/DIY_5_...pthuX1dtg.html

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Found board reader last night, but it doesn't actually archive complete posts and that page is for the original thread by getupkid.
Indaram's thread while similar was called...

DIY - OEM 5.0 Radio to 8.4 Radio Upgrade


Tried archive.org, Google, and Oracle's cached pages. No dice for Indaram's OP.
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What about ramforumz? I see that there is still activity on the same thread.

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Originally Posted by 1500ram12 View Post
What about ramforumz? I see that there is still activity on the same thread.

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Unless someone has specific info or links to share, it's gone.

UPDATE:
Got my 2016 Chrysler 200 RA4 exchanged for a 2014 RAM RA4 and received it today.

I have a 3 day weekend coming up. Anyone in the Evansville Indiana area got a garage I can use this weekend to attempt the conversion with limited info we have since? It's going to be quite cold.

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Old 12-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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Where is the 5.0 to 8.4 original thread ?

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Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
This thread has been created to re-capture lost data on the 8.4 head unit upgrade project.

For those of you who contributed to getupkids thread this year, my apologies. The thread migration failed and all posts that were moved were lost.

Check your post via your User CP/Your Profile/Statistics and find all posts by (username). If any are still within your profile please copy them to this thread.
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Where is the 5.0 to 8.4 original thread ?

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Originally Posted by hankRam2015 View Post
Unfortunately an attempt at thread maintenance, with the best of intentions, was made to consolidate/move the relevant posts into Indaram's thread and resulted in the loss of both sets of info.

This is now the primary thread and the original ha been locked (posts are missing from it now).
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:28 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
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Finally got a compatible Ra4 Radio (2014 p/n: 68224525AH ) for my upgrade.

Threw it in as is with the original bezel for now (It's not scratched, just left the plastic on the screen)...


Thanks to Austin at NavRepair fire working with me to identify the 2016 Chrysler 200c RA4 as the issue with my truck and helping me get a 2014 RA4 for RAM.

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Would it have worked with a 2014-15 Chrysler 8.4 you think? Congrats btw! It's an upgrade that's well worth it!
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Would it have worked with a 2014-15 Chrysler 8.4 you think? Congrats btw! It's an upgrade that's well worth it!
Doubt it. Probably out of a Cherokee...
12-30-15 EDIT (Via Email):

Originally Posted by NavRepair Support Team
Here is what I know so far. There are 3 branches of SW for MY16 radios:

• MY16 Normal – Aries – UF, KL, LA/LD/LX, DS, ZD
• MY16 V2 – Gemini 2 – WK/WD
• MY16.5 – Gemini 3 – RU (minivan) coming soon

The Part# 68258671XX is for WK Vehicles (Grand Cherokee) and it runs Gemini software branch.

The RAM trucks run the DS version . DS vehicles belong to the Aries branch of Software.

So it looks like compatibility issues.

Waiting on more info to confirm.

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Edit: Chrysler VIN Body code info

For brand new codes, a pattern seems to be emerging for the second digit, with “F” representing a Fiat adaptation of a Chrysler code (or a Chrysler version of a Fiat), and “6” or “A” being a Maserati adaptation. Maybe.

Numbers: Hyundais (Mexico), 10=Verna/Attitude, 16=H100, 21=Atos/i10, 52=1000 van, 55=Trazo; Lancias, 22=Delta, 23=Ypsilon; 92=???

L-cars: LX = 300/300C. LD = Charger. LC = First Challenger. LA = Future Challenger, L2=Chinese 300C, LF=?.

K-cars: KJ/KK=Liberty, KL = Cherokee. K2 = non-Toledo Cherokee, K1 = non-Toledo Liberty

JK = Jeep Wrangler, J3 = Wrangler knockdown kit (Egypt production), JL = Future Wrangler

JS = 200/Avenger; JT = formerly planned 200/Avenger replacement?

U-cars: U1 (new/export), U2 (new/export), UA (Fiat small car), UC (Chrysler midsize/JNAP), UF (Chrysler/Lancia midsize, SHAP — 200 replacement), UG (?), UJ (Jeep midsize), UK (?), UL (old code for KL), UM (?), UT (Dodge Avenger replacement, possibly dead)

JC = Journey, JD = Future Journey, J5 = Journey export, JF = Fiat Freemont, JG = ?, JZ = cancelled Chrysler Journey

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FF = Fiat 500, PF = Dodge Dart

VF = Van-Fiat: Ram ProMaster, PW = full size van?, VR (Daily?), VT (Doblo?)

RM = Unknown, new for 2014; ZD, 2013+ Viper

M = non-Belvedere Patriot, MA= Alfa Cherokee, MM = Toledo version of Jeep compact crossover(?)

P3 = non-Belvedere Compass, PJ = future Compass, PK = future Dodge compact

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DX: Ram (Mexico); DY: Ram (Mexico); DZ: New; DU: Future Ram; DT = Future Ram
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Found this in another thread by Indaram...

Originally Posted by Indaram View Post
It is doable and here are the part numbers:

911/Assist Mirror: - 68096091AF
Antenna Cable Body Cell & SDARS "QUAD/CREW": - 68148279AD
Antenna Jumper Cable: - 68148258AD
Shark Fin Antenna: - 5091278AC

However, The "Assist" button will do nothing for you being your truck didn't come with it and for the 911 button to work, you need to upgrade to the 8.4A/N radio.
Enjoy! So the only gain you get is auto dim and 911 if you have the 8.4 Radio. For the cost.. its not worth it IMO.. but its your money so its up to you.
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$450.00 for the 8.4AN (RA4/VP4)
$50.00 for the heater control module
$10.00 to make my own 911/Assist Mirror delete cable
$60.00 for the OEM 8.4 radio bezel
$50.00 for the parts to make the custom harness
$100.00 for the steering wheel audio controls

So about $720.00 total for everything I did. You don't need the steering wheel audio controls if you do the mod for the oem radio bezel. ..
The RA4 has HD Radio and the NAV built in.. no activation required.



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