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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2016, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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uconnect RA4 VP4NA compatability in Canada

Hi, i am planning to upgrade to uconnect 8.4 RA4 system. I am buying a used one from us because it is cheap. it is a VP4NA I THINK NA for north America. the cherokees in canada originally comes with VP4CA for Canada. NA comes with a ecell hardware which is not in CA versions also xm traffic and stuff i am not planning to use any of that just the regular RA4 functionality just wondering if i can still install and use it as regular Radio unit ? Thanks

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Hi, i am planning to upgrade to uconnect 8.4 RA4 system. I am buying a used one from us because it is cheap. it is a VP4NA I THINK NA for north America. the cherokees in canada originally comes with VP4CA for Canada. NA comes with a ecell hardware which is not in CA versions also xm traffic and stuff i am not planning to use any of that just the regular RA4 functionality just wondering if i can still install and use it as regular Radio unit ? Thanks


Where did you find a used one if you don't mind me asking
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Where did you find a used one if you don't mind me asking
On ebay actually it doesnt have to be from a cherrokke. if i am not wrong ram trucks and chrysler cars,jeep Grand cherokkes use the same 8.4 uconnect radio. ur dealer just have to reprogram it to your cherrokke.

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Update I went a head and installed RA4 VP4NA and my dealer flashed the radio to match my cherrokkes settings every thing works like a charm now !!!!!! Reminder get a 911 overide cable from oemautoparts.com otherwise you will get error on the screen about vehicle phone not connected.
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Update I went a head and installed RA4 VP4NA and my dealer flashed the radio to match my cherrokkes settings every thing works like a charm now !!!!!! Reminder get a 911 overide cable from oemautoparts.com otherwise you will get error on the screen about vehicle phone not connected.
Glad it worked for you. My favorite feature is the navaigation.
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Glad it worked for you. My favorite feature is the navaigation.
Me too the cluster display for turns are a classic!!!

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Me too the cluster display for turns are a classic!!!
Did you have the 5" screen radio originally? Is there an external gps antenna needed for 8.4 or is the gps antenna built in the unit?
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Did you have the 5" screen radio originally? Is there an external gps antenna needed for 8.4 or is the gps antenna built in the unit?
Yes i had the 5 inch RA2 originally. my RA2 came with sirus xm satelite radio, the RA4 nav gets gps connection thru the satelite radio antenna on the roof and same cable with white Adapter for the satelite radio and gps there is no bult in antenna in RA4 unit

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Yes i had the 5 inch RA2 originally. my RA2 came with sirus xm satelite radio, the RA4 nav gets gps connection thru the satelite radio antenna on the roof and same cable with white Adapter for the satelite radio and gps there is no bult in antenna in RA4 unit


Did you just have to unplug the 5.0 and the same plup went into the back of the 8.4?
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Did you just have to unplug the 5.0 and the same plup went into the back of the 8.4?
Yes all the connectors and plugins are same only thing different is the bezel that goes around the screen which is with a bigger cut out to accommodate 8.4 inch screen.
https://youtu.be/FNN2yHRJR3U watch this youtube video that will answer all your doubts
you can get the bezel for 300 Canadian oemautoparts.com has a kit that includes bezel radio and 911 overide cable. I already had the bezel so i just bought the radio and 911 overide cable
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