Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Audio/Visual/Navigation

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 12-09-2013, 05:03 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jplauth1976 is on a distinguished road
Does the stock VES work as a standalone?

I tried searching the forums for this, but I didn't see anything. I am thinking about replacing my stock HU with an aftermarket. I understand that I will lose my UConnect capabilities and being able to play audio from the VES through the speakers, but will the VES work as a standalone unit with audio through the headphones or will it not work at all? I don't want to lose the VES for my kids and my sanity's sake. I have a 2005 Limited, the stock HU is the 6-disc changer with no aux jack. The HU I am thinking of getting is the JVC KW-AV61 Double Din receiver:

JVC Mobile Entertainment \ 2-DIN AV Receiver - KW-AV61 \ Introduction

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about the compatibility of this HU or how I can hook it up and keep as many stock functions (steering wheel controls, VES, possibly UConnect) as possible?
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-10-2013, 10:43 AM
brentwoodkris's Avatar
The Ever-Dissatisfied Tinkerer
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Columbia, MO
Posts: 903
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 3526
brentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond reputebrentwoodkris has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Does the stock VES work as a standalone?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jplauth1976 View Post
I tried searching the forums for this, but I didn't see anything. I am thinking about replacing my stock HU with an aftermarket. I understand that I will lose my UConnect capabilities and being able to play audio from the VES through the speakers, but will the VES work as a standalone unit with audio through the headphones or will it not work at all? I don't want to lose the VES for my kids and my sanity's sake. I have a 2005 Limited, the stock HU is the 6-disc changer with no aux jack. The HU I am thinking of getting is the JVC KW-AV61 Double Din receiver:

JVC Mobile Entertainment \ 2-DIN AV Receiver - KW-AV61 \ Introduction

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about the compatibility of this HU or how I can hook it up and keep as many stock functions (steering wheel controls, VES, possibly UConnect) as possible?
I'm curious about the VES compatibility too, though my experience with Jeep tells me that the dang thing probably won't work at all anymore if I had to venture a guess.

As for the UConnect issue, you're basically screwed because in the REC, the entire UConnect module is built into the headunit, with only the controls up on the rear view mirror so that feature will be totally lost.

As for the steering wheel controls, if your headunit has the inputs for it, you can get one of many adapter kits to keep those controls. Check crutchfield for some options.

I thought about upgrading my HU a long time back but due to all of the systems that are dependent on it, I decided to keep it until I sell the WK or the HU fries like some other RECs on here. The upgrade wasn't worth the headache and cost for me.
__________________

__________________
'05 WK GC 5.7L HEMI, Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmors, Monroe Reflex Front Struts/Monroe Load Adjusting Rear Shocks, EBC Drilled/Slotted Sport Rotors, Wagner Ceramic Brake Pads, Taylor Shorties, SRT8 Stock CAI Conversion, K&N Drop-in, Block Heater, 18.5% Tint All Around, Boston SE Speakers, 12" Alpine Type-R Sub w/ sealed box w/ RF PRIME R1000-1D, ScanGauge II w/ windshield mount, BT Catch Can w/custom bracket, Swagman Fork Mount Bicycle Rack, WeatherTech front floor liners, SRT8 Pedal Covers, eBay full LED lighting kit, Custom MDS Indicator LED Light, Mega Raizin Voltage Stabilizer & Grounding Kit, Challenger IAT Sensor, Escort Passport 9500ix, Python 5706P RS/Security/KE w/ extras, SA 5 switch panel, Fumoto Oil Valve, Overland WG Steering wheel.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2013, 12:48 PM
zeprider25's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Fort Lewis, WA
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 3707
zeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by jplauth1976 View Post
I tried searching the forums for this, but I didn't see anything. I am thinking about replacing my stock HU with an aftermarket. I understand that I will lose my UConnect capabilities and being able to play audio from the VES through the speakers, but will the VES work as a standalone unit with audio through the headphones or will it not work at all? I don't want to lose the VES for my kids and my sanity's sake. I have a 2005 Limited, the stock HU is the 6-disc changer with no aux jack. The HU I am thinking of getting is the JVC KW-AV61 Double Din receiver:

JVC Mobile Entertainment \ 2-DIN AV Receiver - KW-AV61 \ Introduction

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about the compatibility of this HU or how I can hook it up and keep as many stock functions (steering wheel controls, VES, possibly UConnect) as possible?
the VES will work and play audio thru the headphones. uconnect won't work
__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hemi -- Black Ops CF Venom Hood and Headlight Covers, Mopar CAI, DS Predator Tuner, Catch Can, SRT8 Grill, SRT8 Front Bumper, SRT8 20" Rims, SRT8 Bilsteins Shocks, SRT8 Bwoodys springs, SRT8 Front and Rear Swaybars, SRT8 Roof Rack, SRT8 Pedals, 08 RER Mygig, Lockpick Adaptor, 6k HID LowBeams, LED Highbeams/Fog, LED Interior more to come

2011 Jeep Patriot Limited - Wife/Babymobile, LED Interior, Lockpick v4
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2013, 02:20 PM
bxcharger's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2007 6.1L SRT8
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 598
bxcharger is on a distinguished road
Ask crutchfield, tell them you are interested in a HU and they will walk you through everything you need to know.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 788
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 276820
dr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeprider25 View Post
the VES will work and play audio thru the headphones. uconnect won't work
This ^. You can restore full functionality by splicing into the wiring between the DVD player and the LCD screen and then running it back up to the head unit (if the HU has a video in you can send that upfront too)...at least you can with the 05s, but you have to tear up quite a bit of the interior trim to do so. Alternatively, if the HU has DVD, you can send the av back to the inputs on the factory DVD player and have it on both screens and audio through the factory speakers.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-12-2013, 11:57 PM
zeprider25's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Fort Lewis, WA
Posts: 305
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 3707
zeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond reputezeprider25 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by dr.lee.baugh View Post
This ^. You can restore full functionality by splicing into the wiring between the DVD player and the LCD screen and then running it back up to the head unit (if the HU has a video in you can send that upfront too)...at least you can with the 05s, but you have to tear up quite a bit of the interior trim to do so. Alternatively, if the HU has DVD, you can send the av back to the inputs on the factory DVD player and have it on both screens and audio through the factory speakers.
can you elaborate more on how to do this? would like to be able to play audio through my speakers from the VES and vice versa
__________________

__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hemi -- Black Ops CF Venom Hood and Headlight Covers, Mopar CAI, DS Predator Tuner, Catch Can, SRT8 Grill, SRT8 Front Bumper, SRT8 20" Rims, SRT8 Bilsteins Shocks, SRT8 Bwoodys springs, SRT8 Front and Rear Swaybars, SRT8 Roof Rack, SRT8 Pedals, 08 RER Mygig, Lockpick Adaptor, 6k HID LowBeams, LED Highbeams/Fog, LED Interior more to come

2011 Jeep Patriot Limited - Wife/Babymobile, LED Interior, Lockpick v4
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Progress work on Jeep Pics hopefully will work sl1980able Grand Cherokee - WJ 4 01-31-2013 05:24 PM
Would either of these work in my 05 wk limited with stock NAV system? aspen Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 5 06-12-2011 12:05 PM
What stock injectors will work on the 5.7 hemi jeep Shadohc Grand Cherokee - WK 11 06-08-2010 03:07 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community