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coy886 07-22-2011 03:01 PM

Premium Sound?
Is there an easy way to tell if my '05 WK has premium sound? I just purchased an early model REC unit just to find out that it won't work without the premium sound. Thanks for any help in advance....

TurboDiesel 07-22-2011 03:10 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
i believe the premium sound is boston acoustic speakers and possibly the amp?
i could be wrong

but it would say boston acoustic on ur door where the speakers are if thats the case

coy886 07-22-2011 03:38 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
I'm pretty sure that I have the amp, but the door speakers do not say Boston Acoustic. Does anyone know if this newer REC unit will work if I in fact do have the amp, but not the BA speakers?

Galaxie500 07-22-2011 11:42 PM

Re: Premium Sound?

Originally Posted by coy886 (Post 452909)
I'm pretty sure that I have the amp, but the door speakers do not say Boston Acoustic. Does anyone know if this newer REC unit will work if I in fact do have the amp, but not the BA speakers?

They come installed together. You should pull your panel in the back cargo area driver side and check to see if the amp is there. Check out There is a link on their that shows the location, for some reason I can't post/open the web site at this time.

remmy 07-22-2011 11:58 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
You mean the premium quality like I left in the toilet this morning? Haha... just joshing ya. To 100% confirm you have to pull the left rear cargo panel to tell for sure to spot the amplifier.

The 2005-06 did not have BA badges on the door panels though you may actually have them.

SvenskaJeepGuy 07-23-2011 12:05 AM

Re: Premium Sound?
enter your VIN here

coy886 07-23-2011 10:58 AM

Re: Premium Sound?
Thank you so much for that link.. I just picked up this jeep a few weeks ago at a steal of a price and now I know EVERYTHING it has. It certainly is not a base model and does indeed have the boston acoustics "premium sound". I guess I will have no problems installing the REC unit I have.

Thanks again to everyone who chimed in. It was greatly appreciated.

TurboDiesel 07-23-2011 11:01 AM

Re: Premium Sound?
hope the install goes good!, do u know how to take it all apart?

coy886 07-23-2011 12:32 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
I have seen the instructions on, but I am having trouble getting the bezel off. The site says to grab it by the back and pull straight out, but I can't get a hold of it anywhere. I also tried using a screw driver to pry it up, but all that did was scratch and dent the part of the dash I am not replacing... Any tips would be appreciated!

SvenskaJeepGuy 07-23-2011 01:15 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
grab it from under the radio and under the vents and pull out. it is easier that way. the rec bezel is easy to remove from the top, but not the stock bezel.

coy886 07-23-2011 02:13 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
Yes! Thanks a lot. That did the trick... One last question, and I'm going to feel like an idiot, but can someone tell me how to disconnect the battery so that I can safely swap the two radios? I am just starting to get the courage to try these things on my own, so I'm a pretty big noob.

LandEagle 07-23-2011 02:15 PM

Re: Premium Sound?
this is they call premium

check your vin at
THANX! SvenskaJeepGuy ;)

if your car has code
RC6P 6 Boston Acoustics Speakers
RD7P 276 Watt Amplifier
welcome in premium class

BE SURE, yor REC is low bus speed.

if you have low bus rec, should be just plug and play

Anything else is oddyssey or mission impossible :)

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