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post #1 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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U Connect Question

When I bought my JK, I wanted to have the U-Connect feature on the stereo enabled, but the salesman said it wasn't available "as it is", and it would cost another $800 to get it hooked up. Doesn't sound right, but being a Jeep isn't the quietest ride (I run a soft-top), maybe the gang at Jeep never expected it to work right. I've got it on a Durango, and it's a pretty ok system.

Has anyone got any experience with U-Connect in a JK? I work mainly on military bases, and they have strict rules about "Total Hands-Free" only on mobile phones - it's a very efficiently issued $75 ticket so a co-worker tells me. Personally, I'd rather listen to music and wind when I wear my daily driver hat, but out of convenience I'm looking into hands-free. Either using this system or a Palmetto Bug in my ear (not fond of 'em).

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-27-2008, 09:58 AM
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I added U-Connect to my JK, it has worked well for me. What and how to enable it depends on which radio you have in your JK.
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I added it with the MyGig. I got a mic from Coastal when I bought their decoder. Their mic sucks. Good at idle but get the Jeep rolling (with a hardtop) and you have to lean way far forward to be heard... I will probably order the Mopar mic...
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I have the U-Connect working on my non MyGIG radio. If you have MyGIG you only need the microphone and the latest software update. If you have a non-MyGIG like mine, then you need the UConnect module kit. It has a list price of $250, but my dealer sold it to me for $200. The module also has to be activated with StarScan, which my dealership charged a half hour labor for. It was defintely worth it, I've been very pleased and it works great.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-07-2008, 06:45 PM
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x2 I have it non mygig I think it works great my wife says it sounds a little tinny......could be me.
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