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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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RA3 or RA4 Radio?

How do you tell if you have an RA3 or an RA4 radio? The radio in my 2017 TH is the 8.4 size with Sirius XM and the window sticker says it is navigation capable. I assume mine is the RA4 because of the Sirius, correct?

I read a long discussion here about activating nav. In it there were cited two aftermarket sources for the activation codes... "Navrepair" and "Factory Radio Parts".

Using the Navrepair link someone had provided in the discussion, I went to their website, and then called them to confirm that they had the activation code for a 2017, since their site listed only 2013 and 2014. It also made a distinction between RA3 and RA4 radios. They sent me an e-mail with a link to the activation process. (side note: apparently Navrepair and Factory Radio Parts are one and the same. The e-mail from Navrepair has "factoryradioparts" in the address).

The link they provided says it is for "Uconnect 8.4A RA3 VP3 Navigation Unlock". Should it be for RA4?

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RA4 has Nav already loaded. RA3 you will need to buy activation code


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RA4 has Nav already loaded. RA3 you will need to buy activation code


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So it's the exact same radio but the RA4 has had the nav activated? Ok. Thanks.

I noticed on your signature "Upgraded to 8.4AN". What does that mean?

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Correct the Nav already activated on RA4, couple other features too.

I had the 5.0 system and got a RA4 unit from a salvage Jeep and installed, many threads here on how to do it, but since you have RA3 you just need the Nav Upgrade

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No. Not the same. The RA4 has an HD radio logo. From what I understand, the NAV in the RA3 which can be activated by a Dealer is not the same Nav that comes in the RA4.

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Also RA4 has more memory.
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