1. Welcome to Jeeps.net!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Jeep discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Jeep owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Jeep Cherokee Replacing UConnect 5.0 radio

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by bjmaur, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Jan 25, 2017 at 8:52 PM
    #1
    bjmaur

    bjmaur [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2017
    Member:
    #860
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    This is mostly out of curiosity, but is it possible to replace a UConnect 5.0 radio with a UConnect 8.0 or 8.4 (which ever one it is)?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2017 at 5:10 AM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    3,040
    Gender:
    Male
    It shouldn't be an issue.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2017 at 6:28 AM
    #3
    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Member:
    #317
    Messages:
    1,752
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
  4. Jan 26, 2017 at 7:18 AM
    #4
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    3,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Some people have had to have it flashed at the dealer, and the 8.4 only uses steering wheel controls. If you don't already have those, it could be another hurdle.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2017 at 7:27 AM
    #5
    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Member:
    #317
    Messages:
    1,752
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
  6. Jan 26, 2017 at 8:03 AM
    #6
    bjmaur

    bjmaur [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2017
    Member:
    #860
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    My car has steering wheel controls, so that's not an issue. Would it be expensive to have the 8.4 installed?
     
  7. Jan 26, 2017 at 10:35 AM
    #7
    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Member:
    #317
    Messages:
    1,752
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter
    Houston
    Vehicle:
    1979 Jeep CJ7, 258, TH350, NP208
    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    The cost of dealership items are crazy. For at least half the cost you could get a top end Pioneer, or Alpine that will do everything that 8.4 will do including navigation, steering wheel controls etc. and you will have a higher quality radio. Many stereo shops will install for free or nominal fee while you wait in order to sell it to you. I bet you could find a Uconnect 8.4 nav/ra4 on ebay for quite a bit less than the dealer. I would first have the dealer fix the one you have.
     
    Rc Jeep likes this.
  8. Jan 26, 2017 at 10:51 AM
    #8
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    3,040
    Gender:
    Male
    I agree. If they don't fix it, then consider a replacement
     
To Top