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??? Why a fac My Gig over aftermarket Headunit???

I have noticed and I am wondering why the demand and price is so high for the factory My Gig ??? Why not switch to aftermarket ?? I mean when you can get a lower model Eclipse 5510 with nav,dvd Brand new with warranty shipped to your door for $500 or less why do people still want the factory head units ???
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because learning hurts the head.

The factory one is a simple plug and play deal with no choice making needed.


Speaking of which...I know nothing about head units.


What is the cheapest, and really I am looking for the cheapest, double din deck that has nav?

All I need is a single CD player and a input jack for my mp3 player. All I really want is a decent GPS.

Any suggestions?


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Simple. The factory MyGig is a good unit and it is more likely to be replaced if stolen. The $500 unit that you speak of will be no where near the same quality as the MyGig and will be harder to use.

You can get a comparable unit for about the same price as MyGig and maybe even be better, but will it be covered under warranty and what if it's stolen. You also can't finance the aftermarket unit with the Jeep.

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Simple. The factory MyGig is a good unit and it is more likely to be replaced if stolen. The $500 unit that you speak of will be no where near the same quality as the MyGig and will be harder to use.

You can get a comparable unit for about the same price as MyGig and maybe even be better, but will it be covered under warranty and what if it's stolen. You also can't finance the aftermarket unit with the Jeep.
Oh yeah I understand if your Jeep came with one,but to pay the $800 that most people ask for a used My gig just seems wierd when you compare it to aftermarket units. And as with any aftermarket item if your insurance company is informed that you have it prior they will replace it. And a used my gig has no warranty Guess I should have said "if your heep didnt have one from factory" LOL
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I couldn't justify adding a mygig for the price.
Especially when you have to hack it to get bluetooth and a backup camera to work
Remember though, any aftermarket head unit you add is gonna need a $90 pac interface unit.

That said, stay away from a DUAL XDVDN8290
Lots of features, cheap price, but lacking in a few areas.
Little things like it doesn't dim at night, doesn't remember the volume you left it at when it turns on, has to have it's nav SD card inserted for the nav to work.
Little things that add up.


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Oh yeah I understand if your Jeep came with one,but to pay the $800 that most people ask for a used My gig just seems wierd when you compare it to aftermarket units. And as with any aftermarket item if your insurance company is informed that you have it prior they will replace it. And a used my gig has no warranty Guess I should have said "if your heep didnt have one from factory" LOL
You're right, if you are doing it after the fact, there are other options worth considering. I really like the MyGig, but I bought it that way and that's also all I really know, as this is my first fancy gps unit. I like it better than any others that I've seen in person though.

I do wish it was cheaper to add the backup camera, but the bluetooth only needed a $20 mic and a firmware update.
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Remember though, any aftermarket head unit you add is gonna need a $90 pac interface unit.
???? please explain. The one for $425 shipped comes with free installation kit. I might add that I got the bare bare bones system so might be best to replace speakers and all with headunit. What can I say $15999 dont get you much But I did want it stripped and cheap so as to build it the way chrysler should have
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???? please explain. The one for $425 shipped comes with free installation kit. I might add that I got the bare bare bones system so might be best to replace speakers and all with headunit. What can I say $15999 dont get you much But I did want it stripped and cheap so as to build it the way chrysler should have
Maybe its just needed for the Infinity system due to the amp, but I thought it had to do with the CanBus computer system in the newer chryslers.
If you're looking at crutchfield.com for that unit, they include an install kit as in the plastic adapter and a standard wiring adapter but just give a discount on the needed PAC adapter.
They say its needed on select 2004+ chrysler vehicles, but maybe not if you don't have the infinity amp, might wanna check.
I did the "what fits" thing on their site and I selected without infinity and it still said it was needed.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_127C2RC...Interface.html

The ebay sellers say it comes with a free dash install kit and wiring harness/antenna adapter
nothing about the PAC unit if needed.
I tried to weasel one out of all the "free install adapters" places when I got my HU
Still had to pony up $80 for one


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I bought my head unit from Crutchfield and I have an X with the bone stock radio. I needed the PAC cable but Crutchfield only charges $45 for it if you buy a new head unit.

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I installed the Pioneer 4100dvd (double DIN, non-nav) with no PAC module. I DID do a hardwire which I understand is not the route many people want to go. There is no way I would want to put another factory unit in my rig simply because I have never heard a factory unit that sounded worth a crap and I worked in stereo for a little while

The install last night went really well, took a couple hours and I was good to go. Only thing is that the 09 (don't know about 07-08) uses a different antenna adapter than I got So I have to go get that before my radio will work. The DVD looks fantastic and the audio even with stock speakers is a lot more full sounding.

I got the Pioneer 4100dvd for $409 shipped and it is a FANTASTIC unit with insanely nice features.

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All I need is a single CD player and a input jack for my mp3 player. All I really want is a decent GPS.

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Sorry bout the hijack...maybe I should just start a thread, oh well, I will just throw in one of these..
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If all you are interested in is a GPS, then consider the Garmin Zumo. I use one on my HD, and in the Jeep also. You should be able to get away spending 5 or 6 hundred for it, and you can plan routes on your computer to upload to it, as well as use it through your current aux port in the factory radio playing MP3s from your GPS if you so desire. Pluse it's portable, so you can switch from car to car should your needs dictate.

It's designed to be used on a bike, so it's pretty waterproof and easy to work. For more info go to www.zumoforums.com there is a wealth of info on the unit there.

And since I'm here might as well drop another on you.
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