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Ugh! ODBII Connection?

I bought a Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX and relevant harness/converters to swap the base OEM radio in my 2012 GC.

I spent about an hour prepping everything and reviewing the procedures, called Crutchfield a couple of times, and then hit a wall. I am using an iDataLink Maestro to interface with the Jeep's OEM connectors and two of the iDataLink's wires have to connect to the ODBII plug.

I called Crutchfield and they said I had to essentially strip the wires from the back and solder these two onto the wires?!? Yikes! While I am a very novice solderer, there is no way I am going to solder into the Jeep's regular wires.

Am I missing an easier way to do this? It is very frustrating at this point.

The other rub is that I bought a Sirius SXV300 tuner to connect to the Pioneer and the tuner's antenna connector doesn't match the Jeep's antenna connector. To keep Sirius, I would need to run another antenna. Grrr....

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I bought a Pioneer AVIC-5000NEX and relevant harness/converters to swap the base OEM radio in my 2012 GC.

I spent about an hour prepping everything and reviewing the procedures, called Crutchfield a couple of times, and then hit a wall. I am using an iDataLink Maestro to interface with the Jeep's OEM connectors and two of the iDataLink's wires have to connect to the ODBII plug.

I called Crutchfield and they said I had to essentially strip the wires from the back and solder these two onto the wires?!? Yikes! While I am a very novice solderer, there is no way I am going to solder into the Jeep's regular wires.

Am I missing an easier way to do this? It is very frustrating at this point.

The other rub is that I bought a Sirius SXV300 tuner to connect to the Pioneer and the tuner's antenna connector doesn't match the Jeep's antenna connector. To keep Sirius, I would need to run another antenna. Grrr....
If you're not keen of soldering you can use these (not quite as good but suitable for times I've used them) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SQYGK4NMZGGP36
I've since moved on to these posi-tap connectors for wire tapping http://www.amazon.com/Lockitt-POSI-T...words=posi-tap
For the antenna try this goo.gl/Fb7kus
Also this adapter will allow you to keep the stock GPS antenna for the pioneer receiver goo.gl/9XaGZy
Hope this helps, I'm about to tackle the same project when the Android auto ones come in
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If you're not keen of soldering you can use these (not quite as good but suitable for times I've used them) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SQYGK4NMZGGP36
I've since moved on to these posi-tap connectors for wire tapping http://www.amazon.com/Lockitt-POSI-T...words=posi-tap
For the antenna try this goo.gl/Fb7kus
Also this adapter will allow you to keep the stock GPS antenna for the pioneer receiver goo.gl/9XaGZy
Hope this helps, I'm about to tackle the same project when the Android auto ones come in
Posi-lok and Posi-tap products are the best!
I've used both and would NEVER go back to the simple old splicers. Much less damage to the original wire if you ever want to remove them.
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If you're not keen of soldering you can use these (not quite as good but suitable for times I've used them) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SQYGK4NMZGGP36
I've since moved on to these posi-tap connectors for wire tapping http://www.amazon.com/Lockitt-POSI-T...words=posi-tap
For the antenna try this goo.gl/Fb7kus
Also this adapter will allow you to keep the stock GPS antenna for the pioneer receiver goo.gl/9XaGZy
Hope this helps, I'm about to tackle the same project when the Android auto ones come in
Thanks a ton for the links. The tss-radio link for the antenna adapter worked like a champ!!
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Thanks a ton for the links. The tss-radio link for the antenna adapter worked like a champ!!
We also have one you can get from stereo shops or Crutchfield:

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