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maxbear3145 07-09-2014 06:38 PM

1st Mod : Nav - RA3 to RA4
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I purchased a new navi unit from ebay ( user id : daimlerfinancial ). I ordered it off ebay ( saved me 60 bucks ) $730 out the door shipped. I paid asap... two days later it comes. The install was a total joke.. so simple... popped off a couple of clips, used a 7mm to remove the old ra3 unit. Then I took out the vents and put them into the new housing.

When doing this install remember to plug in the dark red plug ( some people already have it like plugged in , like I did b/c I have the 911 assist).

My eco button does light up and work correctly btw.

Here are a few pictures : I hope this helps - Ill keep you guys updated if anything changes.


Scottina06 07-09-2014 06:48 PM

So instead of paying the 700 to have navigation activated...and not have the same navigation or options. installed an ra4 and it works perfect?

Good job!

maxbear3145 07-09-2014 06:50 PM

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So far so good yes! Thanks !

SnoFire 07-09-2014 09:04 PM

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So why didn't you get the vehicle with the RA4 radio from the beginning?unless you bought it from dealer stock and it didn't have it, then I understand.

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maxbear3145 07-09-2014 09:12 PM

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I have a '14 GC Altitude.... wish it came with Navi to begin with... the HD sounds fantastic... better than xm radio...

gayazgaffoor 07-09-2014 11:17 PM

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Am planning to do the same but from an RA2 to RA4. This would also be my first mod. Could you please fill me up kn the clips that needs to be removed and any other precautions.
Appreciate your support.

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maxbear3145 07-09-2014 11:23 PM

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i just pulled the housing from the bottom and worked my way up slowly. It came out really easy. Then I took the 4 bolts with a 7mm socket and removed the old unit. Next I took the Dark Red, Yellow, White and Grey plugs off the old unit ... followed by the black ( main one ) . Make sure you search around your dashboard for the dark red cord and plug it in. Also , you will see a blue cord. Just leave it alone , and do not plug it in at all.

Turn on the truck after your done. Enter the 4 digit pin code. You will see a dodge ram logo for the first time ( it will go away and revert to Jeep ) when your done.

Wait 30 minutes after you enter the pin code and start the truck up. you should be good to go.

gayazgaffoor 07-09-2014 11:27 PM

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Thanks Man.
Regarding the blue cable this is what "Daimler financial" had to say:

Yes, but if it doesn't have the "blue" plug in it it will not have GPS. You will need to pull your headliner down and see if the blue plug in your headliner right by the shark fin antenna is plugged in to the antenna.

- daimlerfinancial

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gayazgaffoor 07-09-2014 11:28 PM

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Did u use any tool to pull the housing or good ol hands are the only tool required???

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maxbear3145 07-09-2014 11:33 PM

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good to know, thanks!

hands. starting from the bottom in the middle of the unit. I was kinda worried about busting the entire thing.. just give it a little tug at first and you should have no problem starting it.

gayazgaffoor 07-09-2014 11:35 PM

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Great...I am expecting my unit sometime next week. Will update the changes.

maxbear3145 07-09-2014 11:39 PM

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sounds good - if you need help dm me .. ill give you my cell phone and help you through it.

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