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post #1 of 3 Old 09-26-2018, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Swapping 5.0 Uconnect for 8.4

Hey guys! New to the forum. I have a 2018 Jeep Compass and I have read about other Mopar owners replacing there 5” Uconnect with the 8.4” Uconnect. Seems that all they have to do is swap the radio, swap the bezel and have it reflashed by the dealer. Have any of you done this or tried the swap yourself?
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-27-2018, 09:20 PM
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I've been wanting to replace my 7" with the 8.4. Last I checked I couldn't find the screen/radio to buy. Most of the dealers I've talked don't want to get involved. I tried reaching out to 3rd party like oemprime, and they don't have a solution either. If you can make any better headway I'd be curious.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-28-2018, 09:43 PM
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always check

you have to be careful with the newer model Compass infotainment center - it merges some of the car functionality/config with the stereo deck.

In our case we had the MK49 body 2017 Compass (old style in a transition year) which did NOT have so many things tied to the infotainment center so we were able to replace it with a Pioneer deck just fine.

Do your due diligence before making any change - good luck!

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