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Kenwood DNX9990HD

Who is getting it?

Would I have to add a new antenna for navigation and Sirius (I just have the 130 media)?
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

That's a nice HU! Will it kill the functionality of the voice command of the Uconnect?
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

I was thinking about the 9989 last year, love the Garmin Nav, but I have an overland and few if any of the Kenwood interfaces for cameras and mics are compatible with the OEM stuff. I'd have to pretty much rip out or adapt everything. Nice for upgrading, however.

The big rub (and pretty much the only rub) on the 9989 model is that it was dog slow. I'd be curious to see if the 9990 is much more responsive. I'd like to see what one looks like in the WK2 dash. Although I'm getting used to the 730N, I just don't like the quirks.

Many WK2 are wired with two cables to the roof antennas, one for GPS/Sirius, the other fm/am. I don't think the kenwood is compatible with the GPS, however (needs a separate connection). Check with Crutchfield perhaps. I think the Kenwood was packed with a GPS antenna you could set under the dash.

This is what I was told last year about the 9989 model:

"This radio requires modification of the sub-dash structure of your Jeep. The height is just shy (about 7/32") of allowing the chassis of a larger double-DIN receiver to slide into the opening. So, you'll need to file the top or bottom of the cavity to allow for the receiver to get into the opening.

Next, the OEM GPS antenna, backup camera, console USB port, and OEM microphone use connections proprietary to the stock radio. So, we have no adapters to enable them to work with any aftermarket receiver we carry. I wish I had better news there.

When using the PAC C2R-CHY4 adapter you mentioned for the receiver installation, you can use this steering wheel interface with the Kenwood to retain the steering wheel controls"
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

I just read on KenwoodForums.com that they took the voice command (not phone calls) and 3Dmaps (maybe) out to speed it up and lower the price.

Alpine has a nice unit coming soon INE-Z928HD

Here is a look at a double Din unit.
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

I just finished an install and used the PAC RP4-CHY-11 to install a Clarion NX602 HU. It works flawlessly! Retained use of all of factory steering wheel controls. (My WK2 is a base model without Uconnect, so I can't speak for that end of things.
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

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I just finished an install and used the PAC RP4-CHY-11 to install a Clarion NX602 HU. It works flawlessly! Retained use of all of factory steering wheel controls. (My WK2 is a base model without Uconnect, so I can't speak for that end of things.
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How do like the Clarion NX602 for music and navi? I am think of waiting for nx702.

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I just finished an install and used the PAC RP4-CHY-11 to install a Clarion NX602 HU. It works flawlessly! Retained use of all of factory steering wheel controls. (My WK2 is a base model without Uconnect, so I can't speak for that end of things.
Interested also. Do you have a build thread somewhere?

On another note. I checked out the Kenwood and it is nice! The camera I think was another $400?
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

Sorry, no build thread anywhere. I've never been into these forums before now so this is all new to me. As far as the NX602, in the short time I've had it, I love it. There have been a few very small details that I haven't been fond of (like the Pandora app only seems to work with an iphone and I have a Droid). I actually prefer having a physical volume nob on my HU's is why I chose the 602 instead of waiting for the 702.
As far as rear cameras... I paid about $90 on amazon for the one I'm using and I'm very happy with it. I did some cutting to the rear trim facia above the license plate to recess the camera which was my choice. I could have just used the included mount and screwed it into position, but I went for the more permanent route which I think is a cleaner look. In my opinion the key to a good camera is to be sure and find a minimum of 170* horizontal viewing angle, and a CCD sensor. The cheap CCD cameras seem to outperform even the most expensive CMOS sensors. Again, just my opinion...

My biggest complaint of the entire ordeal is that I'm not happy with the Metra dash kit and the way it has hollowed out sides that face toward the radio. (Those that have seen them know what I'm talking about). Those hollow spots annoy the crap out of me every time I look at my radio, but Metra seems to be the only option for now..
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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

Got a link to that camera and possibly a pic of how you installed your rear camera. I'm trying to get an idea of the task ahead when I get all the components together.

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Re: Kenwood DNX9990HD

I ended up getting the 730n with built-in dvd play back while driving from http://www.oemautopartsco.com/3rd-ge...ers-c-1_4.html. Radio install was easy I just had it take it to the dealer to install the cable for the uconnect mic in the rear view mirror to work.
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