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Aftermarket/Stock Upgrade Help?

Discussion in 'M² Mods' started by Midknight, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Midknight

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    Currently have the stock 5” RA2 in my 2014 Express. I’ve read most threads about upgrading to the various 8.4” units and the MTC and ATC conversions.

    What I want to do is go with an aftermarket (Kenwood) head unit but use either the PAC bezel or the Scosche bezel.

    I know PAC is claiming only use for 8.4 units but since we can convert to that I would assume it will still work with the right harness and parts. That’s my dilemma, would I just need the 7 speed harness and a module?

    Similarly, with the Scosche I would buy a single zone bezel to transfer the knobs but still need harness and module to plug into the idatalink?

    Since I haven’t pulled anything apart yet I was hoping to get some insight from some knowledgeable people on the subject.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thanks for the quick response.

    Single zone MTC is all I want. I'm probably the minority but I really prefer setting my own fan speed and vent. The only reason I'm switching bezels is because I want a clean finished look without the filler space in the stock opening.

    I do have a single zone 8.4 bezel in route to use with the Scosche or maybe I change my mind and decide to go UAx.

    I understand you don't support aftermarket setups, does that mean I would not be able to get a harness through you? I just want to be clear.

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    I've settled on two possibilities:

    1. Find UAQ/UAS and stay FCA
    2. Scosche and aftermarket

    Sorry, one last question:
    In either case could I use the 2018 module for the UAx? If that was the case I would order the harness and module while I figure the radio part out.
     
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