UK Car Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello Robert and welcome back. There may be a software update/fix for the RB3 to address this. Do you have a Jeep dealer near your location?
Well the reason I ask if you have a dealer close by is because I want you to have the software in the radio updated. The Jeep dealer has the equipment and access to the revised software. The iseue that you are having with the radio may be fixed by updating the software. So I recommend that you contact them and have the update performed before doing anything else. Does that make sense?
Hello Robert, I just realized when you said "older units" that the Jeep is a 2006. I missed that the first time I read the question and jusr focused on the RB3 model of the radio. Because of this I am changing my answer. There probably is no update for that radio. Sorry to have mislead you. There is a hardware problem with the unit and it will need to be replaced. I recommend a Pioneer head unit with iPod and Bluetooth capability. Those are very good radios and can be installed in the Jeep with a Metra wiring harness adaptor. You will also need a mounting adapter kit. If you have the steering wheel mounted radio switches and want to use them, then you will also need a CAN bus interface. Most car stereo shops can get those for you, or if you wish I can get the part numbers for you.
Again I am sorry for the conference and will look for your reply.
Ok Robert the installation kit/bracket is Metra # 99-6503, the wiring harness is 70-6502, and the steering wheel control interface is ASWC-1. Pretty much any Pioneer radio will be compatible with the Infinity powered speakers.
Again I am sorry for the original answer. I need to pay more attention right?
I hope this has helped Robert!
Not true. I have installed after market radios in KJ Jeeps before and have had no problems. The speaker impedence is not an issue because the Infinity amps handle the actual impedance of the speaker(s). The Pioneer will have a remote "turn on" circuit that will signal the amp to turn on. That wire will be connected properly through that 70-6502 wiring adapter. Now as far as GPS, that will not work with the Pioneer, unless you purchase a NAV Pioneer unit. Then you will use the GPS antenna that comes with the Pioneer.
I hope that makes sense Robert.
Sounds like a plan Robert. Sure I can leave it openb as long as you need. Even if you decide to rate my service I can still keep it open and assist you even after you rate!