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Old 01-16-2009, 06:26 AM
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I just received my new Nav radio yesterday. I have the single CD radio with Sirius and I am going to swap them out, once I find a mirror to replace the standard mirror. Does anyone know of a good place to get an OEM rear view mirror with microphones in it besides the dealer?
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:39 AM
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I just made this same swap yesterday. Chrysler sells a Uconnect microphone that works with this radio and sells for $40-50.00 at the parts counter. I had the dealer install this and a factory Sirius antenna. I got the radio from Ebay and it's a take out of a 2009 Challenger. Here's some pics.

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Old 01-29-2009, 06:43 PM
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Looks good. Did you have Sirius before you swapped out? if so did you have to have the dealer do anything to "transfer" the one year subscription? I am going to do mine this weekend. I am going to get the Dual Microphone mirror and replace my standard service mirror. I do know that to get the unconnect part to work I will have to have the dealer starscan it to activate the unconnect so I can use the hands free.
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Old 01-30-2009, 03:18 AM
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I had an aftermarket Sirius set up. I did not have the factory roof antenna. I had the dealer add the factory roof antenna and the microphone kit. The radio I bought came out of a new car so it came with a partial subscription in effect. When the Sirius stops working I will renew it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:11 PM
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here is the post install pic. It went really smooth and I had no problems with it. the RER that I got already was active for the sirius and the Uconnect was active as well (woohoo). I have ordered the Microphone mirror and cable to attach to the RER. I am planning to do the install myself and I will update once I get the parts in and installed.

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The one part you have not mentioned is the navigation antenna. $66.00 at the parts counter. I installed that myself. The navigation won't work with out it. The good news is it fits inside the dash and needs no exposure to light to work accurately. I am on a trip
Right now and the nav is so much better than the little Garvin I had before. I have an iPhone and it pairs and works great with the
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TV screens in cars just doesn't compute with me so opted to go without the Nav system. I have become addicted to the Uconnect feature, though. So much so I went out and bought a Pioneer 7000 head unit for my daily driver. It has Bluetooth and USB/iPod connector and phone mic. I guess technology does have a place somewhere in muscle cars.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:48 PM
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I didn't mention the GPS antenna because to me that was a forgone conclusion that it was going to be installed. I did get the antenna and have it installed in the dash. you are correct that is very accurate. I have a garmin Nuvi 660 and the RER works just as good or better than the Garmin. Since I travel a LOT for my job the Nav is a must for me. The garmin is good but I hate having it up on the dash of the Challenger. to me it is almost degrading to the car to have something "stuck" up on the dash....
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