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Uconnect 5.0 upgrade to 8.4AN (2014 Cherokee) - Part Deux

Here is the official write up.

*I recommend disconnecting any thumb drives, sd cards, anything plugged into the interior.*

It's a pretty easy swap, so I kept it short and sweet.


TOOLS NEEDED: T15 Torx screwdriver, Philips screwdriver, Interior trim pry tools

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable (10mm wrench). Wait a few minutes for the air bags to discharge.

2. Pry the lower HVAC control piece off.


3. Remove the two philips screws on the bottom of the bezel.


4. Pop the bezel at both ends next to the air vents. Also pop the top of the bezel above the radio, there are about four clips up there.


5. Remove the four torx screws (T15) that hold on the hazard light assembly, and unclip it from the bezel.


6. Now you can remove the four philips screws holding the radio onto the frame.


7. Remove the connections from the rear of the radio.


Install is pretty much the reverse of these steps. Actually it only takes maybe five minutes or less to remove the stuff. Running the satellite cable took the longest.

*NOTE: You may need to have a Jeep dealer unlock the radio, mine needs it.*

*Perform this mod at your own risk, I assume no responsibility for whatever may go wrong.*

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I have scheduled next tuesday to have my new radio flashed at a jeep dealer.

Total cost:

RA3 Radio: $699 oemautopartsco.com
Bezel: $150 mymoparparts.com (side note: oemautopartsco.com only has the silver trimmed bezels.)

Satellite antenna cable: $45 oemautoparts.com (if needed)
Reflash/Reprogram Radio: $65

Total: $959

I also talked to Chris Balles from oemautopartsco.com, and he said to walk away from any dealer that charges more than $100 to do the radio reflash.

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The re flash its make by obd2 port? You are not allow to do by USB port?

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The re flash its make by obd2 port? You are not allow to do by USB port?
Nope, they will use their software to reprogram thru the obd2 port.
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What are they needing to flash at dealership? Security unlock or jeep Cherokee specific settings?
I thought oempartsco sent them already unlocked.

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What are they needing to flash at dealership? Security unlock or jeep Cherokee specific settings?
I thought oempartsco sent them already unlocked.

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The radio is still programmed to the VIN from the RAM that it came from. It is in lock mode. They will reflash the radio to my VIN, and it will have my current Jeep software on it. I still have climate control, and FM radio, thats it.
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jim_87 Thank you for this wonderful write-up. Now time for me to make some calls to local dealers about their flash price and get this thing started.
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Jim just one extra question. Could you please check after the reflash if you got same options like original 8,x or you keep only standard settings from 5, getting only a big screen? I hope you get all the benefits. I'm interested hahaha

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Jim just one extra question. Could you please check after the reflash if you got same options like original 8,x or you keep only standard settings from 5, getting only a big screen? I hope you get all the benefits. I'm interested hahaha
Sure, I won't know until next Tuesday, that's the earliest I could get in. I will keep you posted.
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