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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-10-2014, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Uconnect 8.4A (Nav ready)

Unlocked the Nav system at my dealership (CAD $595), and was pleasantly surprised it responds to my voice commands. I was under impression that this was available only with 8.4AN (factory enabled Nav). Cool stuff!
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Unlocked the Nav system at my dealership (CAD $595), and was pleasantly surprised it responds to my voice commands. I was under impression that this was available only with 8.4AN (factory enabled Nav). Cool stuff!
Yea, I ended up paying $650. I thought the price was a bit high, but I had already gotten a good deal on the car and financing rate, and I was tired of fighting with them on every point. Anyways, this is my wife's car, and the 8.4A actually seems to be a little more responsive than the 8.4AN in my TH.
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I'm still trying to find out if the 8.4a can get travel link or traffic after the nav is activated, no one seems to know other than to say "no" but they also say that the 8.4a doesn't have sensor assisted GPS but according to the uconnect site it does. I will bet a nickle if Chrysler sends us a travle link software update after the nav is active we can get travel link.
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I'm still trying to find out if the 8.4a can get travel link or traffic after the nav is activated, no one seems to know other than to say "no" but they also say that the 8.4a doesn't have sensor assisted GPS but according to the uconnect site it does. I will bet a nickle if Chrysler sends us a travle link software update after the nav is active we can get travel link.
What is the "travel link", btw?

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I have really been hoping to find someone selling the upgrade online for a better price. How did they perform the upgrade? Unlock code or USB drive or ????

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I have really been hoping to find someone selling the upgrade online for a better price. How did they perform the upgrade? Unlock code or USB drive or ????
Apparently, it can be unlocked only at dealership, which provides Uconnect with your VIN, and a proof of payment. But I'm pretty sure some smart kid will figure out a way to hack it, sooner or later. All these smart gadgets have a backdoor access.
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I have really been hoping to find someone selling the upgrade online for a better price. How did they perform the upgrade? Unlock code or USB drive or ????
The dealer stated that there was a "Download" of some sort. I did not see them do it, but it only took about 30 minutes from the time I dropped it off, to the time they burst into the customer waiting area while I was picking my nose.
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There is no download involved with the activation. A dealer has to call/contact Chrysler with the vehicle's VIN and then they get a code that gets entered into the radio which activates the Nav function. You can do the actual activation part yourself if the dealer provides the code. Others on the forum have done so.

It is not the same code for every vehicle either. Different code for each vehicle.
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I'm still trying to find out if the 8.4a can get travel link or traffic after the nav is activated, no one seems to know other than to say "no" but they also say that the 8.4a doesn't have sensor assisted GPS but according to the uconnect site it does. I will bet a nickle if Chrysler sends us a travle link software update after the nav is active we can get travel link.
Many have investigated this and every time it comes up no. Different programming and/or hardware will not allow it to work on the 8.4A.
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