Navrepair.com $400 Nav Activation

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  1. nationalminer84

    nationalminer84 Senior Member

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    not an ad for them but a heads up. If you can't stomach the $600 fee from the dealer Navrepair.com offers the uconnect nav upgrade for the 8.4 for $400 and its DIY I was up and running within 30 minutes. I still think thats too much to pay but Im sick of cords and stuff stuck to my window so I justified it. just letting everyone know it worked for me, saved $200 and a trip to the dealer. (BTW, my dealer had no clue what i was talking about when asked)
     
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    Let us know how it works and all.
    Is this for the factory nav?
     
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    Yeah it is for the dealer activated Nav activation on the RA3.
     
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    Very nice indeed !
    Unbelievable how different dealerships are , I have several (6-8) within a 45 min drive so I'm fortunate to be able to shop around and it's amazing how very very few are up to speed while so many are so clueless ....?
    I think some send all or several techs through the updated training courses and others must just send " a guy " just so it's on record they have an individual factory trained on all or most products ?
     
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    Folks on jeepforum have been doing this activation (8.4 radio) since Dec time frame and have reported no issues. Not saying its worth $400, just that lots of users have done the activation without issue. The same radio is used in RAM and Jeep and other models, just a different splash screen. I've read that the dealer pays FCA $300 for the activation code, the rest of what they charge is labor and dealer markup.

    There are some features missing that a OEM 8.4AN would have (traffic integration, top maps, 3D, I think), but for a basic GPS its OK. If you are used to Garmin GPS, its intuitive to use.
     
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    I wonder how it will act upon updating firmware. Will you need to reactivate every time?
     
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    My thoughts exactly, I wonder if this is some sort of "crack" on the software will it deactivate when updating either the uconnect software or or the maps
     
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    I've read that some of the dealer activations have gone through firmware updates without issue.

    Its not so much a crack in software. Its more like buying a computer with free trail applications. If you want the full features, you buy a license and apply a unlock code. Now you own the license for that machine. The codes survive OS updates. You may have to reapply the code after a wipe clean and rebuild operation.
     

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