INFO - 2013-2018 8.4A /AN FW Notes (RA3/VP3-NA & RA4/VP4-NA & UAx)

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Since some have had issues with the 4th Gen 8.4 conversion I am looking to gather some details into one thread. I will update as new information is found and posted.

** My plan is to host the software update files for the various 2013-2018 8.4AN's (& 19 classic) so people can update to current versions as needed and make it easier for others to stop chasing down various VINs to get updates **


I am very interested in getting actual P/N's and FW versions from each successful 8.4AN model year (this will help with verifying what we purchase from various vendors and correct FW).


Woe cowboys 14.25.05 is not compatable with 2015 radios do not install it on your radio, if it actually installs there is a very strong chance it will brick it!

The firmware versions for these radios have [different] groups (i.e. branches)

2013-2014-shared the same firmware (pre 17.x fw only!)
2015 - has its own unique firmware
2016 - has its own unique firmware
2017 - has its own unique firmware
2018 - has its own unique firmware (& 19 classic)


** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **
ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.


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POST 2: 2013 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA)
Verified P/N's from members:

- 05091051AA AC AD AE AF AG AI AK

- 68211955AI ... (ebay listing)

- 68190240AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK

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POST 3: 2014 8.4AN Firmware (RA4/VP4 NA)
Verified P/N's from members:

- 68224525AA AB AD AE AG AH ZH

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POST 4: 2015 8.4AN Firmware (RA4/VP4 NA)
Verified P/N's from members:

- 68238619AA AC AE AF AG AH
A few members had some issues. See post 4.

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Post 5: 2016 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA)
- Some have had problems with it. Some have had success. Doesn't seem to consistently work in 2013, 2014 & some 2015 trucks. See post 5.
Verified P/N's from members:

- 68258671AA AE AF AG AH

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Post 6: 2017 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA)
Verified P/N's from members: (need more feedback)

- 68270661Ax AE AF AG AH

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POST 7: 2013-2017 8.4AN Canadian Info (RA4/VP4 CA)
- No apps/Cell service = No need for Cell Bypass Plug (but no HD radio).
Verified P/N's from members: SEE the linked post for details. (Some fw links)


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Post 8: 2018 Ram 8.4 UAQ & UAS (xxxx)
Verified P/N's

- 68331631AH (UAQ 4c Nav)
or 68331635AH (UAS 4c)

& some limited 2018 Canadian UCx info

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POST 9: 2013-2017 8.4A (RA3/VP3-NA)
>> Has several Fw Files <<

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Other useful 8.4 AN/VP4 NA/RA4 related thread links:


@ClearlyStabile 's:
Additional (non Ram) UAQ UAS Update Files v28.3/v30.24/v33.02.
>>> May work as non authorized sw update for ram UAx radios. See thread for details (not recommended/mixed results) <<<


chri5k said:
>>post: 2137561, member: 82536<<

Here you go it is in the Uconnect8.4 directory under Panasonic (non USA Radios). They also have the 21.6 update which might have maps in it since it is over 9GB. I didn't download it since it is not for my US radio.

www.mydrive.ch.

username: [email protected]
Password: gasolio



- Mpgrimm2's:
DIY: 2013-2017 RA3/RA4 8.4" Radio Upgrade/HVAC Conversion.
Rebuilt from prior deleted threads. Summarizes the useful links, schematics, and parts needed.

- Getupkid's: DIY 5.0 to 8.4 Navigation upgrade (Originial thread - LOCKED. CRITICAL POSTS LOST). Indaram's rollup thread deleted also.

- Uconnect Software update site (if you have a valid model year VIN that matches the model year of your radio).
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FLASH THE WRONG YEAR FIRMWARE TO INCORRECT YEAR RADIOS!


- Frobozz's: Hacking Uconnect 8.4A and 8.4AN
Useful reference from the Dodge Cummins Diesel forum about getting into various modes, i.e.

* Dealer Mode (Use this to identify your Radio's P/N and S/N !)
.. Hold Hot+Cold+Front defrost buttons for 5 seconds

* Engineering Mode

.. Hold Hot+cold+buttons for 5 seconds

* Screen Calibration
* How to save a screenshot to USBdrive

* Vehicle Shipping Mode (Reference Only, Not recommended)
.. Front Defrost + Browse/Enter for 5 seconds
 
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2013 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA, p/n)
Possible & Verifed P/N's:

- 05091051AA AC AD AE AF AG AI AK
- 05091051AI ... Ram_Fish1 / ... (2013 Truck w/ fw v14.25.5)

- 68211955AI ... (ebay listing / CD4Car.com)

- 68190240AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AI AJ AK ( 05roush0090 )

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Latest Version: 18.45.01

** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **
ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.




NOTE: The only file that should be on your Fat32 4gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso and swdl.upd"


- v17.43.01 Fw Link (2013 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: (Cargo Cam Button removed w/Backup Cam!)
List of Changes: TSB 08-068-18 My13_My14 17.43.01.pdf
MD5: 96C2181086EC1676BE0970CB3A1CBB28


- v.17.11.07 Fw Link (2013 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: ONLY Version that supports Backup Cam & Cargo Cam!
List of changes: FCA tsb_08-071-17 MY13_MY14 RA4 VP4-NA v17.11.07.pdf
MD5: 631991AC20F5D26D3C0AA1908D9BE7BF


NOTE: For prior FW, the only file that should be on your Fat32 4gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso"

- v.16.13.13 Fw Link (2013 & 2014) and Update Directions Link
List of 16.13.13 changes: 2013-2014 16.13.13 FW FCA Bulletin KL_08_054_16.pdf
MD5: 087FCFA00F5CDB2A6715D98F9244878F

- v.15.26.1 Fw Link (2013 & 2014) and Update directions Link
MD5: 61C32B7D7B079FF3EB5D77A047F550C5



The firmware versions for these radios have [different] groups (i.e. branches)

2013-2014-shared the same firmware (pre 17.x fw only!)
2015 - has its own unique firmware
2016 - has its own unique firmware
2017 - has its own unique firmware

Confirmed by Austin at NAV repair. 2013 year radios do not have the ability to display compass or outside temp. That was new for 2014 year radios. *EDIT May have changed w/newer FW*
 
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2014 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA, 68224525AB)
Verified P/N's from members:

- 68224525AB ... Jared 4.7
- 68224525AD ... Tallsilver
- 68224525AE ... (Avgas & LQK Ebay listing)
- 68224525AG ... OutlawTrucker
- 68224525ZH ... SitKneelBend
- 68224525AH ... (Vin Verified via LakelandMotors Parts clerk, CptWing, & Mpgrimm2)

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Latest Version: 18.45.01

** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **
ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.



NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 4gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso and swdl.upd"

- v17.43.01 Fw Link (2014 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: (Cargo Cam Button removed w/Backup Cam!)
List of Changes: TSB 08-068-18 My13_My14 17.43.01.pdf
MD5: BD003E575E11988ABD4FACEDEA6AB73F

- v.17.11.07 Fw Link (2014 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: ONLY Version that supports Backup Cam & Cargo Cam!
List of changes: FCA tsb_08-071-17 MY13_MY14 RA4 VP4-NA v17.11.07.pdf
MD5: ADF1ADCAA4DD73CE9519C69413D414E5


NOTE: For prior FW, the only file that should be on your Fat32 4gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso"

- v.16.13.13 Fw Link (2013 & 2014) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 2013-2014 16.13.13 FW FCA Bulletin KL_08_054_16.pdf
MD5: 087FCFA00F5CDB2A6715D98F9244878F

- v.15.26.1 Fw Link (2013 & 2014) and Update directions Link
MD5: 61C32B7D7B079FF3EB5D77A047F550C5

- v.14.25.5 (Provided by another member) and Update Directions Link
MD5: A7E98C0DA5E8C72BC9F0C7BD2227DECA


The firmware versions for these radios have [different] groups (i.e. branches)

2013-2014-shared the same firmware (pre 17.x fw only!)
2015 - has its own unique firmware
2016 - has its own unique firmware
2017 - has its own unique firmware

Well folks, my truck is a 2013 SLT and I have successfully updated my

2014 RA4/Vp4-NA (My14 pn:68224525AH)
from 15.26.1 to 16.13.13

Using the 2013-2014 fw uploaded to my RA4 FW Info thread.

- 12 units (files) were updated.
** 20 min Video **

- Text messaging voice dictation still works (vs canned responses)
- Turn by Turn Nav in instrument panel/Evic option still available in settings menu.

- can't confirm Siri Handsfree since I don't have an iPhone (but I can get one if some one knows how to verify Siri Handsfree)
 
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2015 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA)
Verified P/N's :


- 68238619AC ... (Verified via Parts clerk)
- 68238619AE ... Brakeblkram (on fw 14.23.3, update to 15.17.5 not attempted)
- 68238619AF ... ???
- 68238619AG ... CptWing (on fw 15.06.1, update to 15.17.5 not attempted)
- 68238619AH ... Jake2544 (2014 Truck w/ v15.17.5 FW. Prior 2016 RA4 had issues)

- 68238619AA ... (HankRam2015 & Indaram had problems), See post 7 and posts 41/48 .
Both members have had issues with this AA p/n accepting firmware updates (stuck at v13.44).
NavRepair.com was able to get HankRam2015's RA4 updated/working.

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Latest Version: 18.45.01

** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **
ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.




NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso and swdl.upd"

- v17.43.01 Fw Link (2015 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: (Cargo Cam Button removed w/Backup Cam!)
List of Changes: TSB 08-045-18-RevA MY15 v17.43.01.pdf
MD5: EDAFF8B13AD901C8DF9A42751683C26C

- v.17.11.07 Fw Link (2015 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: Only version that supports Backup and Cargo Cams!
List of changes: tsb_08-047-17 MY15 RA4 VP4-NA v17.11.07.pdf
MD5: C3BAB0B4E7D6174DA0028ABA012E68DC


NOTE: For prior FW, the only file that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso"

- v.16.16.13 Fw Link (2015 Radios ONLY) and Update Directions Link
List of Changes:
2015 16.16.13 FW FCA Bulletin KL_08_053_16.pdf
MD5: 0958FAB82D9C8C5975D6C4E598FEA8AA

- v.15.17.5 Fw Link (2015 radios ONLY) and Update Directions Link
MD5: 8E62CCEB8F29143CA41B9CD81C37B858


The firmware versions for these radios have [different] groups (i.e. branches)

2013-2014-shared the same firmware (pre 17.x fw only!)
2015 - has its own unique firmware
2016 - has its own unique firmware
2017 - has its own unique firmware
 
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DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for you or what you do with your radio. It is up to you to know if these are correct for you or not. Use these files absolutely at your own risk. I am simply trying to help those that can't get a verified VIN for their 8.4AN swap or want to roll back to previous firmware for some reason.

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2016 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA)
Some have had problems with it and a some have had success using these with the conversion. Doesn't seem to consistently work in 2013, 2014 & some 2015 trucks. NOT RECOMMENDED IN EARLIER TRUCKS


Verified P/N's:
- 68258671AA ... JRG18 (2015 Truck w/ FW v15.17.5)
- 68258671AA ... oGutierre66 (2016 Truck w/ FW v15.03.6) issues were harness related See post 137
- 68258671AA ... Dodgetk81 (2015 Truck w/ FW v15.30.2)
- 68258671AF ... GYSOT (2014 Truck w/ FW v15.30.2)
- 68258671AG ... Cmacks88 (2014 Truck w/ FW v15.41.4)
- 68258671AH ... ernbrdn (2016 Truck & Factory RA4 w/ FW v16.09.09)

- 68258671AA & AE ... Getupkid & Mpgrimm2 had problems, See POST 135
( No Sound/No Volume up & dwn control. "Settings" menu locked out/doesn't recognize key in "run" position. FW v15.25.8)

- 68258671AE & AF ... Jake2544 had problems (see here)
(Weekly loss of Sound. Requires reset/battery disconnect. Tried FW v15.25.8 & 15.30.2)

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Latest Version: 18.45.01

** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **
ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.



NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso and swdl.upd"

- v17.43.01 Fw Link (2016 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
List of Changes: TSB 08-046-18 RevA MY16 v17.43.01.pdf
MD5: 5E3CA9981FAA0C1DAB9E964C4D61F4D8

- v.17.11.07 Fw Link (2016 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: tsb_08-046-17 MY16 RA4 VP4-NA v17.11.07.pdf
MD5: E6C8EE8556CD3C76528D1329FD29A586


NOTE: For prior FW, the only file that should be on your Fat32 4gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso" (v16.33.29 adds swdl.upd )

- v16.33.29 Fw Link (2016 VP4-NA only) (Update Directions Link)
List of Changes: My16 RA4 v16.33.29 FCA tsb_08-057-16 Rev A.pdf
MD5: A8505D43036AAC8B57551A5422AF2A8C

- v.16.09.09 Fw Link (2016 VP4-NA only)
(Update Directions Link)
List of Changes: 2016 RA4 v16.09.09 FCA tsb_wk2_08-057-16.pdf
MD5: 851B0DC9C822972A14F5137D2F43EF30

- v.15.44.4 Fw Link (2016 VP4-NA only) (Update Directions Link)
MD5: F3041E917239A615B7D493F78EC82857

- v.15.30.2 Fw Link (2016 VP4-NA only) (Update Directions Link)
MD5: 73BECE1EA3B80CCC3D0747AB364E5A44

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Here is my understanding after several emails with NavRepair Support:
- 68258671xx series 2016 RA4’s are RAM compatible and the latest 2016 FW is v16.09.09 but they do not recommend it for pre-2016 Rams.


The firmware versions for these radios have [different] groups (i.e. branches)

2013-2014-shared the same firmware (pre 17.x fw only!)
2015 - has its own unique firmware
2016 - has its own unique firmware
2017 - has its own unique firmware

12-30-15 EDIT (Via Email):

NavRepair Support Team said:
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.

NavRepair Support Team

Interested to see how the 2016 radio works in 2013-15 trucks. It has a few new features.

Five big updates for 2016 Uconnect 8.4
 
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2017 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 NA) NEED more info. If you have any please share.

Verified P/N's:

- 68270661AE ... RebelChief, Banjo, CurlyP (v16.23.21 in factory 17 Ram). See Post 630

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Latest Version: 18.45.01

** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **
ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.




NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.upd"

- v17.43.01 Fw Link (2017 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
List of Changes: TSB 08-025-18a MY17 RA3-RA4 v17.43.01.pdf
MD5: 9227980FC7D1E41E251A487D14F76506

- v.17.11.07 Fw Link (2017 ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: tsb_08-053-17c MY17 RA4 VP4-NA v17.11.07.pdf
MD5: 61B6FDD3A663CA6071D8FBF1E2C96C8B

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The firmware versions for these radios have [different] groups (i.e. branches)

2013-2014-shared the same firmware (pre 17.x fw only!)
2015 - has its own unique firmware
2016 - has its own unique firmware
2017 - has its own unique firmware

So, I got My 2017 RA4 8.4AN installed in My 2015 Express.
All the things that I thought I was going to have a problem with, worked!
Nav works perfect
Turn By Turn in 7" evic
Voice commands
Text to talk
Apps
Tells Me when I'm speeding... :naughty:
Weather and Traffic

However, two things aren't working that perturb Me.
It won't populate a list of songs from My Bluetooth device, and I have no SDcard option available on the radio.
Anyone?
** EDIT: 16 & 17 Radios may not recognize the USB hub without an expensive flash from Infotainment**

Following for reference only:

- 68283240AB ... TNram had problems
*EDIT: This is a 2017 Jeep Compass Panasonic UAQ Radio *
See POST 469 - Post 471
( Problems with garbled backup camera video )

*EDIT 2: Mpgrimm2 tried one in 2013 RAM. Backup Cam worked fine, but couldn't get it out of "Metric" settings, and other issues.
 
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Canadian RA4/VP4_CA Radio Info for those interested...

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for you or what you do with your radio. It is up to you to know if these are correct for you or not. Use these files absolutely at your own risk. I am simply trying to help those that can't get a verified VIN for their 8.4AN swap or want to roll back to previous firmware for some reason.

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2013 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 CA)
Possible P/N's (need verified from members):

- 68184965AK (bubbasneed)
- 68184965AG (RLK)

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Latest version:
- v.17.43.01 /v18.45.01 Fw Link (2013 Canadian ONLY) (Update Directions Link)
MD5:


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2014 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 CA)

Possible P/N's (need verified from members):

- 68211965AF (ebay)

- 68224537AC (Jdip - 14 Sport w/factory RA4 vp4-CA)

-
Latest version:
- v.17.43.01 /v18.45.01
- v17.43.01 Fw Link (2014 Canadian ONLY!) and Update Directions Link
NOTE: (Cargo Cam Button removed w/Backup Cam!)
List of Changes: TSB 08-068-18 My13_My14 17.43.01.pdf
MD5: BD003E575E11988ABD4FACEDEA6AB73F




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2015 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 CA)
Possible P/N's (need verified from members):

- 68238626AE (Express SN95)
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Latest version:
- v.17.43.01 /v18.45.01 Fw Link (2015 Canadian ONLY) (Update Directions Link)
MD5:

2015 VP4-CA & VP3-CA 17.11.x Fw Files in this post by @Gixxer750

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2016 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 CA)
Possible P/N's (need verified from members):

- 68258675AA

-
Latest version:
- v.17.43.01 /v18.45.01 Fw Link (2016 Canadian ONLY) (Update Directions Link)
MD5:

2016 VP4-CA 17.11.x Fw Files in this post by @RDZRam16

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2017 8.4AN (RA4/VP4 CA)
Possible P/N's (need verified from members):

-
Latest version:
- v.17.43.01 /v18.45.01 Fw Link (2017 Canadian ONLY) (Update Directions Link)
MD5:

- 68270663Ax (TerraNewf, v16.51.19 in factory 17 Ram 2500) See Post 630)

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2018 8.4 4c Nav (UCQ/VP4R CA)
Possible P/N's (need verified from members):

- 68331632Ax appears to be a Canadian RAM UCQ 4c NAV w/SXM (no cellular ant.)

- v22.6 UCQ Fw Link (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v22.6 TSB 08-016-19 Rev_E.pdf (directions also)
MD5:
** Courtesy of @skuppy069

- v21.9 UAQ FW LINK. (Audio Issues) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v21.9 TSB 08-113-18 Download.pdf
MD5:
.

- 68331633Ax appears to be a Canadian? RAM UCQ 4c NAV w/o SXM & dedicated GPS antenna port req'd for nav (no sat/cell. ant.)

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2015 Ram 1500 Express w/RA2 (Uconnect 5.0) from the factory.

Donor radio: 2015 Ram 1500 RA4 CA (Canadian version) part #68238626ae
Donor bezel: 2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman part #1uj96dx9ae
Fan control: Purchased new (2014, now has a new part #) part #68183973ab
Harness: Getupkids harness

Grand total cost: Approximately $550


So far everything seems to work great. As I have mentioned in previous posts I chose to go with the Canadian RA4 for several reasons. My reasons include no Uconnect access (ie no aircard). This to me is useless as I have apps on my phone and even if I could manage to get a Uconnect subscription I would not. In addition, I do not have to worry about swapping out my mirror for a 911 connect mirror or buying a dummy plug to not get the error message for phone. Also, I do not have to do anything with the current antenna on my truck. The stock antenna features both GPS signal and Sirius/XM.

These CA radios can also be had for a lot less then the NA version. For example, I was able to score this for around $350 shipped from LKQ in Canada. After using car-part.com to locate it, I called and confirmed the VIN through the donor trucks build sheet (obtained here through "equipment listing" Dodge - Contact Us ). The back story on my radio was that it was a brand new 2015 Laramie that was damaged in transit. As a result, I received a brand new radio with the factory screen protector still on. I will caution all who use LKQ and scrapped trucks, check, I repeat, check, the equipment listing. There are a lot of mislabeled radios that are not RA4 but RA3 and vice versa (this could work in your favor as well).

Features of this radio include HD radio, 3D navigation which works great in the lower 48 (NA Maps), Sirius/XM, and Bluetooth. Having gone through the features it appears everything works as to be expected. I have turn by turn directions as well in my instrument cluster (3.5" display).

Having run a 2013 RA4 CA in my old 2014 I can attest that that radio worked great in that truck as well. All the features worked.

Some notes with the 2015 RA4 CA. I was excited to see that I have 5 background themes (unfortunately I could not upload the images of this) and album art for Sirius/XM.

Last note, even though there is an icon for "apps" it takes you to a screen that shows travel link. You can not access travel link nor any apps as you expect for not being connected through the network.


Courtesy of bubbasneed's 2013 VP4 CA radio (Canadian) ...
Here is a picture of the back of my radio.

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Canadian RA3/VP3-CA Radio Info for those interested...

2014 RA3/VP3-CA
PN: 68224538AC (glockrocket17)
 
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DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for you or what you do with your radio. It is up to you to know if these are correct for you or not. Use these files absolutely at your own risk. I am simply trying to help those that can't get a verified VIN for their 8.4 swap or want to update the firmware for some reason.

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Reference:
Deerguy's - How To: Install a 2018 4C (UAQ/UAS) Radio in 2013 - 2017 RAM
For the 2018 model year RAMS, the 8.4 Radios were changed from the previous VP3/VP4 Harman radios to the 4C/4C-Nav radios made by Panasonic. The biggest advantage of these new 4C Radios is the support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The radios themselves fit the same mount as 2013-2017 RAMS and the radios require no special programming to work. They read the BCM of the truck just like the VP3s/VP4s. However there are some known issues and components that need to be changed to make it work 100%.

UAx Reset Methods:
1) Pull the battery or remove the inline fuse near the brake booster.
(may be near pass. side firewall near washer fluid tank on dual battery/Cummins trucks)

2) - Needs Verified - Press/Hold the on screen 'Phone' button and 'upper right corner' together for 15 secs. EDIT: NO GO!

------------- 2018 UAQ INFO -----------------

2018 Jeep UAQ 4c Nav (tested in 18Ram2500 by Dodgetk81)
PN: 683306656AD


2018 8.4 UAQ (VP4R NA) NEED more info. If you have any please share.

Verified P/N's:
- 68331631Ax (RAM UAQ 4c NAV) ...

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Latest Version: 22.6
NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 16GB+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "VP4R_Update" & possibly a "Map_Update" if nav files are also updated.


- v22.6 UAQ Fw Link (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v22.6 TSB 08-016-19 Rev_E.pdf (directions also)
MD5: DB57954F61188EC9D9907711B37BABCF

- v21.9 UAQ Fw Link (Audio/EQ Issues) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v21.9 TSB 08-113-18 Download.pdf
MD5:

- v19.9 UAQ Fw Link (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v19.9 TSB xx-***-xx.pdf
MD5:

- v18.14 Fw Link UAQ (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v18.14 TSB xx-***-xx.pdf
MD5:


------------- 2018 USA RAM UAS 4C INFO -----------------

2018 8.4 UAS (xxxx) NEED more info. If you have any please share.

Verified P/N's:

- 68331635Ax (USA RAM UAS 4c ) ...

Latest Version: 22.6 (DEALER TSB 08-016-19 RevC D/L )
NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 16GB+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "VP4R_Update" FOLDER.

- v22.6 UAS Fw Link (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v22.6 TSB 08-016-19 Rev_E.pdf (directions also)
MD5: 7FC16A62ED3BA3CED525A80C24F6883C

- v21.9 UAS Fw Link (BAD Update w/Audio EQ Issues) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v21.9 TSB 08-113-18 Download.pdf
MD5:

- v19.9 UAS Fw Link (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v19.9 TSB xx-***-xx.pdf
MD5:

- v18.14 UAS Fw Link (Good Version) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: 18 Ram UAx v18.14 TSB xx-***-xx.pdf
MD5:

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Update for everyone regarding the brand new 2018 8.4" UAQ radio I installed into my 17' Ram 2500 6.7 Tradesman. Upon install I noticed that the navigation would read the distance between turns in kilometers and when it read aloud the speed limit it would say kilometers instead of MPH & miles. But the speed limit sign on the navigation screen would show MPH. Under the "Units" sub menu located in the radio settings I only had distance and it was checked "US" but if you went to "Custom" it was checked km and if I were to check miles it would uncheck itself and quickly re-check km. I enabled (Speed unit CSM) with the Alpha app and it was automatically checked in km/h. Again I could not successfully check MPH without it unchecking and rechecking the km/h. At this point the speed limit sign on the navigation was even SHOWING kilometers. I tried resetting the radio and unhooking both batteries. Nothing worked. Odd thing was with ignition on and truck not running the navigation speed limit settings and navigation distance to destination would show MPH and miles but as soon as I would start the truck it would jump to metric. I used the Alpha OBD app and my OBD link mx and disabled/removed "Speed Unit CSM" AND "Distance Unit CSM". Now the Units sub menu under settings on the radio is gone and the speed limit settings, speed limit warning, speed limit sign, and distance between turns/to destination is all working properly in US. Long post but just in case anyone runs into this issue this was my fix. It has been 24 hours and all still works as it should.
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Future 2013 to 2017 Ram RA3/VP3-NA (USA) radio Fw info....

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for you or what you do with your radio. It is up to you to know if these are correct for you or not. Use these files absolutely at your own risk. I am simply trying to help those that can't get a verified VIN for their 8.4 swap or want to update the firmware for some reason.

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Latest Version: 18.45.01

** FYI. The latest v18.45.01 update for ALL 13-17 Ra3 VP3-NA and RA4 VP4-NA radios is in a separate thread at the moment & appears to require SW version 17.11.x or higher **

ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA.



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2013 RA3/VP3-NA (PN: )
- v17.43.01 Fw Link (removes Dual Cam Support) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: TSB 08-068-18 My13_My14 17.43.01.pdf
MD5: 61D945745FBB58249637B8A79F16E931

NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso" and "swdl.upd"
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2014 RA3/VP3-NA (PN: 68224531Ax)
- v17.43.01 Fw Link (removes Dual Cam Support) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: TSB 08-068-18 My13_My14 17.43.01.pdf
MD5: C34A8C97BBF018ACA08E2D5DEAD9CABA

NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso" and "swdl.upd"
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2015 RA3/VP3-NA (PN: )
- v17.43.01 Fw Link (removes Dual Cam Support) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: TSB 08-045-18-RevA.pdf
MD5: 6EB6648BFC13C89FF576CB81E44961FB

NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso" and "swdl.upd"

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2016 RA3/VP3-NA (PN: )
- v17.43.01 Fw Link (req'd for v18.45.01) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: TSB 08-046-18 RevA MY16 RA3 RA4 17.43.01.pdf
MD5: 19412128C806BF8A2B332697A6585793

NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.iso" and "swdl.upd"
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2017 RA3/VP3-NA (PN: 68270657Ax)
- v17.43.01 Fw Link (req'd for v18.45.01) and Update Directions Link
List of changes: TSB 08-025-18a MY17 RA3-RA4 v17.43.01.pdf
MD5: A180778F000DCB36A5D9F4C5B7F17399

NOTE: The only files that should be on your Fat32 8gb+ Thumbdrive when ready will be "swdl.upd"
 
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My two problem radios

First radio:
Model VP4NA, Part# 05091051AI, Serial# T00BE107373627
Came with 13.*** worked fine, upgraded to 15.*** Lost Nav altogether
At navrepair, hopefully to be fixed.
Edit: Supposedly from a 2014 Ram 1500....Vin given by Schramm verifies that????

Replacement radio:
Model VP4NA, Part# 68224525AD, Serial#TooBE226371455
Came with 13.***, Nav shows (navigation activating), upgraded to 14.25.5 and same results.
Edit: Supposedly from a 2014 Ram 3500 Vin given by Schramm verifies that????

Two radios and still no navigation!!!!!!!!
 
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