Originally Posted by bunger
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