You saw how long the first post was? Hah, we haven't even started yet...
*NOTE: NOW is the time to remove any CD's from the radio!! I totally forgot...*
Let's start by disconnecting the battery using the 10mm wrench:
Use the dirty rag to pull off the terminal & wrap it so that it does not electrocute you or accidentally touch during the install:
NOTE: Now that your vehicle does not have power, the lights should not work. It is a little dark inside so now is the time to get the lights!
So the center radio plastic trim bezel is attached where Resumespeed drew the red arrows:
*NOTE: He did not draw arrows to exact locations, this is simply a reference.*
Grab the radio plastic trim bezel with both hands and pull to just dislodge it:
Use your choice of trim piece remover to dislodge from the air vents:
Finally, gently pull from under the radio trim bezel until it is free:
*NOTE: I realized that I did not get a picture of this until after the install, my bad.*
Remove the bezel & set aside:
Use the screw driver to remove the 4 screws holding the radio:
Set them aside:
Pull out the radio just enough to expose the back. Use the small pliers to disconnect the FM antenna (round plastic black thingy):
*NOTE: This thing is a bit of a sucker; I couldn't get it off using only my hands.*
*NOTE: If you have a 2007, you most likely have a rear view camera. Disconnect it! Mine's a 2006; I did not have one so I have no picture.*
Disconnect the 10-pin and 22-pin connectors by pushing up on these tabs:
Disconnect the GPS antenna by pushing the tab.
Pull the radio out and set aside. You should have this bundle of cables hanging out:
Somehow, take off the passenger kickpanel to expose the module that controls Uconnect. The module is right around where my hand is, according to 2quick4u.
Disconnect whatever wire harness is there. Connect the new harness (Chrysler part#: 82212906) and thread it up to where the other wires are. The harness is short but it'll barely make it. Re-install passenger kickpanel.
NOTE: If you have a small screw driver, continue following. If you do not or wish to not follow the following steps for the GPS antenna, then use double-sided tape on the antenna and place on the top metal side of the MyGig radio.
Look into the cave and you should see the GPS antenna bracket help in place by 2 screws. Remove them:
*NOTE: If you have some other radio (not the REC), there may be a support bracket that you will need to remove.*
Set screws aside:
You should be holding this:
On the back side, use the small screw driver to remove the old GPS antenna:
Set the screws aside
Replace the old light grey semi-round GPS antenna with the new black rectangular one:
The 3-screw pattern does NOT match the 4-screw pattern. I aligned one screw hole and angled the antenna like so (there is a reason for this)*
Insert the other screws. Use packing tape to keep other screws inplace. Leave a portion of tape hanging over and bundle it so that it makes removal easy.
*NOTE: This is the reason for the angled position. One screw holds antenna in place, another is hidden inside a small space in the antenna, & the last one is exposed.*
Place GPS antenna bracket back into position (stud through center hole, screws on either side (2))
NOTE: Those skipping what I did with the GPS antenna or decided to just use the double-sided tape' resume here!!
Attach the FM antenna adapter to the FM antenna:
Attach the 22-pin connector to the black female connector on the T-harness.
*NOTE: The white female connector on the T-harness will be unused.*
Attach the Lockpick device to the T-harness:
*NOTE: Make sure it is fully attached (all the way in); this will take some strength*
Now, you should have this mess:
Grab the MyGig radio and attach the FM antenna adapter to the white plug
Attach the male grey connector (it's keyed)
Attach the male 10-pin connector from the new Uconnect harness 82212906.
*I did not do this, therefore I do not have a picture. Sorry!*
Attach the male white connector even though the female one is unused (it's keyed)
Attach the GPS antenna (blue to blue)
*NOTE: This is the time to attach the satellite radio antenna or extender to the orangey port. I do not have satellite radio so I skipped this.*
Now grab the mess of wires and somehow stuff it all into the cave.
*NOTE: See the 2 top holes in the dash, one of which was used for the screw holding the radio? You have the option to drill a hole in between those 2 holes on both sides or to do what I did below:
I decided to saw off these stud/dimple things. It did not match the holes already in the dash for me and it may not for you
Since the radio no longer has the stud/dimple things, there is nothing to support the radio while we screw it back in. The consequence: support the radio with one hand and screw in the top right. Then screw in the bottom left, followed by the other 2
Place the aftermarket radio bezel (if you got one) into the radio trim piece bezel. See the circle & rectangle cutout? circle goes on top. Feed it through the stud/dimple thing in the bezel
Reattach the radio trim piece bezel
Reconnect the battery. Turn the car on for a few minutes. Then turn it off for a few minutes. This allows the lockpick to program the MyGig radio.
Tada! You're pretty much done...
Reverse camera on when in reverse
Rear VES off
You can change these settings in system settings. The rear VES is unaffected, supposedly. I honestly have no idea because I do not have the VES.
Yea, this gets it's own section...
The clock in our rigs is a system clock, meaning a different module controls the clock. Yes, I know the radio says it's the GPS clock, but some other module controls it.
Those of us with the 2006 model year, we are SOL. The clock will forever read --:-- or 12:00. I've tried everything.
Those of us with the 2007 model year, pray. It may or may not work.