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Does anyone (maybe Milous or Scott) know if the 2014 shark fin antenna would be interchangeable with the 2012 wk2?

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The 2014 still comes in Brilliant Black, so should still match.
 

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not sure atm.....maybe justforjeeps will get one in and we can compare.
 

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It would be nice if they did. I guess time will tell.
 

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just confirmed with the BEST source on the planet for 14+ SRT Jeeps that the antenna from the 14' will physically fit....BUT will NOT work due to different wiring and the new electrical architecture.
 
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just confirmed with the BEST source on the planet for 14+ SRT Jeeps that the antenna from the 14' will physically fit....BUT will NOT work due to different wiring and the new electrical architecture.
Hahaha NOOBS...

Yes the 2014 shark fin antenna can be used on a 2011-2013 that typically has the base / mast style antenna.

However some minor modifications are needed.

Also, if your vehicle has Sirius and navigation, make sure you get the right antenna.

Part 5091902AA is a 2014 Grand Cherokee antenna, texture finish, that uses the green and white fakra connectors only. This will only work on your 2011-2013 Grand Cherokee if your factory antenna is not amplified, and does not need Sirrius or NAV. It will only have two wires, white connector for AM/FM and green connector for SIRRIUS (NAV too if later 2011 -2013)

SOME 2011 Grand Cherokees (built before Jan 2011) that came with the RER radio, have a separate NAV antenna under the dash.
The RER radio has 3 FAKRA inputs (blue for NAV, Green for SIRRIUS, and White for AM/FM)

If this is you, and you upgraded to the RHR and are using the signal combiner for the Sirrius (green) NAV (blue) signals to combine into the one green input on the RHR, You will no longer need the signal combiner if you get the 2014 antenna 5091352AC. (AA and AB also available, but AC is the newest version)

The difference with the 5091352 versus the 5091902 are what signals it receives and the connector types.

If your 2011-2013 has 3 wires, you'll need the 5091352. There are other part numbers for the painted shark fin antennas but I don't know all of them.

However, these antennas have the double blue fakra connector (green wire for Sirrius AND NAV, and the black wire for power) BOTH in the same blue connector.
The white AM/FM connector is unchanged.

You will need a double FAKRA C male connector to single FAKRA K female / with the other wire being cut off and butt connected to the gray w/red tracer power wire in the roof your wk2.

This male double connector will plug into the antenna double blue female, and split into two wires. Again green wire in the blue double connector will go to the green in your roof, and the black wire is power only so it gets butt spliced to the gray wire in roof.
The white am/fm is a direct plug and play.

This antenna will now carry Sirrius and NAV on the green wire, AM/FM on the white and gray wire / power for the amplified antenna.

Can be done but is quite picky with the connectors
 

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Hahahaha....NOOB


"Some modification needed"


Good info...but its not a direct plug and play. Hacking wires and adding connectors means it technically doesnt work without major modification.
 

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Hahahaha....NOOB


"Some modification needed"


Good info...but its not a direct plug and play. Hacking wires and adding connectors means it technically doesnt work without major modification.
Please tell me where I said anything besides the white fakra connector for am/fm was direct plug and play?

Your definition of "major modification" seems to sit on par with my definition of a simple effortless mod.

Building a simple adapter with fakra connectors is on level with putting in an after market radio. Not direct plug and play but nothing overly difficult.
With an after market radio there are about a dozen wires that have to be butt spliced. This mod is on par with that.

All previous posts make it seem like it's entirely impossible to use a 2014 shark fin on a 2011-2013. As if the signals are different and it just won't work.

If you want to believe that be my guest. Meantime my 2011 is sporting a glossy black OEM shark fin...
 

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We were told that by the lead engineer on the wk2 srt.....and no...its not simple for everyone. Simple for everyone is placing the antenna on the roof. ...plugging it in and sticking it down. Why come here with the attitude? I would guess 99% of members here dont know what fakra connectors even are.

Very good info.....like i said above ...you should do a how to with pics to help everyone out.
 

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We were told that by the lead engineer on the wk2 srt.....and no...its not simple for everyone. Simple for everyone is placing the antenna on the roof. ...plugging it in and sticking it down. Why come here with the attitude? I would guess 99% of members here dont know what fakra connectors even are.

Very good info.....like i said above ...you should do a how to with pics to help everyone out.
Attitude? Lol.. Maybe your ego was hurt when I corrected you... Again, to be fair, I did start my comment with "NOOBS".

But honestly if you can install an after market radio, you can make a fakra adapter...

I'm not a rocket scientist and don't work in the field of electronics or connectivity or whatever you call this and figured it out pretty quick.

It's sad a lead engineer would give false information. He could have said "not possible without modification of the wiring connectors"

I've already put my car back together.
My text should be illustrative enough for anyone with half a brain. Combine that with the videos on YouTube illustrating coaxial crimping tools that will make a fakra connector and you're set.

I thought this site was full of members who mod their vehicles. How can anyone not know what a fakra connector is when all cars are filled with them these days?
Was it you who used the term "wiring architecture"?

That implies that antenna will not work what so ever. When it's really just the connectors that are different, using the same wiring architecture.

Anyway, hopefully my info has shed light on the fact that this IS possible for anyone with an hour or so to spare and is willing to try.
 

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My 2015 Aussie JGC SRT antenna is rubbish, can I get something that is better?

I have a Max Steel Color model so black would be fine I think?
 

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Attitude? Lol.. Maybe your ego was hurt when I corrected you... Again, to be fair, I did start my comment with "NOOBS".

But honestly if you can install an after market radio, you can make a fakra adapter...

I'm not a rocket scientist and don't work in the field of electronics or connectivity or whatever you call this and figured it out pretty quick.

It's sad a lead engineer would give false information. He could have said "not possible without modification of the wiring connectors"

I've already put my car back together.
My text should be illustrative enough for anyone with half a brain. Combine that with the videos on YouTube illustrating coaxial crimping tools that will make a fakra connector and you're set.

I thought this site was full of members who mod their vehicles. How can anyone not know what a fakra connector is when all cars are filled with them these days?
Was it you who used the term "wiring architecture"?

That implies that antenna will not work what so ever. When it's really just the connectors that are different, using the same wiring architecture.

Anyway, hopefully my info has shed light on the fact that this IS possible for anyone with an hour or so to spare and is willing to try.
So sad.....you didnt correct me at all. Its not a direct replacement like the OP asked....and neither is your solution. And i said "electrical architecture" The 2014 was a complete new electectrical architecture from the 2011-2013. We took the lead engineers word and looked no further. We took his word thst the wiring was different. No one really cared as there was an aftermarket replacement. Thank u for the new mod. Also thank u for the rude comments about the forums and its members. They will weed you out with comments like that.
 

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Again, to be fair, I did start my comment with "NOOBS".
Noobs are what we consider people who dig up threads that have not had a post in 15 months to try and pretend they're superior than others. What's sad is that it probably took you the entire 15 months to find someone to help you put your antenna on.

As for this forum being full of members that mod their vehicles, yup they sure do, they all had their shark fin put on years ago. :thumbsup:

Looking at all 41 of your previous posts you do indeed like to argue and pretend to be superior, please to try keep the discussions somewhat polite.

Enjoy the forum
 

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Anyway back on track......................

Can I get something better for my JGC SRT 2015 as it's useless, I travel about 50km to work and where my previous vehicles AM/FM radios were working fine good reception etc...................this is crap, static etc it's like it runs out of range.

To give you an example a Toyota Landcruiser I had would receive Sydney AM/FM radio stations 180km away with ease, I don't want my JGC SRT to receive the same station, I just want it to receive the local stations.

What I'm asking is for Floon34 to hopefully answer, I get the info you have supplied previously and have had no problem with checking your description on Google to see the connectors, crimpers etc I need to do the job.

I have a couple of N00BIE questions to ask and I ask these because I don't want to Fu*k the Aerial/Antenna up in any way, you may roll your eyes I simply don't care, however if you have the info please share it. :thumbsup:

My question are as follows

1. Can I get a better, boosted type aerial/shark fin somewhere in black.

1.A If I can't get a better aerial/antenna somewhere can my original be boosted in some way

2. Can you tell me my areial/antenna type I have no xm sirrus in Australia, I'm assuming that I will have SatNav and AM/FM only

3. How do I get the plastic shark fin off the vehicle in the first place, is it a matter of just unsticking it, is it glued etc.

4. When I do get it off what next

Thanks in advance
 

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Bump.........................FLOON
 
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