The straight answer is you don't have it, Chad, and its not something that can be simply bought and plugged into a Compass that was built and shipped without it.
Originally Posted by Chadjp
according to a Media Release from FCA's Corporate Website should have Siriusxm Guardian Service
I believe I know of which release you are referring, and the sad truth is its simply wrong. FCA has some misinformation floating around their sites in a couple places that would lead you to believe you should have the Guardian capability, but it is not so. I went through the same thing not long ago with my Limited trim. I read things on FCA sites as you did that made it sound like all the 8.4 systems had Guardian capability, and I thought "Surely it must be standard in Limited trim?" but it is not.
I could not get any straight information from FCA reps in chat or email, but after putting together bits and pieces from a bunch of sources and queries here is the short answer I found:
If your Compass has the 8.4" Uconnect with Navigation
, then you have SiriusXM Guardian capability. If you don't
have navigation, you can't get Guardian on your Compass.
The other quick giveaway if you are looking at a row of new Compasses in person is to check the rear view mirror. If it does not have the "Assist" and "SOS" buttons on the rear view mirror then it does not have the Guardian capability.
If your Compass didn't come equipped with it, you simply don't have it, and you are not going to get it unless you scurry back to your dealership within the first few days and tell them you've made a horrible mistake and you need a different, more expensive Compass.
It can't just be bought and added, its a different model Uconnect altogether. Same 8.4" screen but different guts. The non-Nav non-Guardian unit is radio code UAM
. The Nav-enabled radio code (with Guardian) is UAQ
. Not only would you need to buy the UAQ head-unit, you would need the rear view mirror assembly with the appropriate buttons and thats just for a start, nobody knows if the necessary wires for that rear view mirror are present (they could have easily been omitted, depending on Jeep's build practices) or if the connectors on the back of the head unit are all the same, or whether your BCM is programmed specifically for a UAM radio only or whether it could "know" what to do if a UAQ radio was dropped in.
My expectation is alternate head units do not just plug-and-play, because there are optional features controlled by the Uconnect such as heated seats and heated steering wheel, and also there are car-specific settings such as for display brightness in the cluster and settings for even more optional features such as the advanced braking system. Not to mention for years manufactures have been locking radios to VIN codes for theft/security reasons alone (not sure if Jeep does this, though). These things obviously are programmed for the specific vehicle being built on the line at the time. Its extremely unlikely that Jeep has given the lowly dealerships any ability or access to do that level of programming on the Jeeps. Hence, my assertion is you cannot just drop in a UAQ radio and swap a rear view mirror and get it to work, and the dealer most likely won't be able to program it for you, ergo, if your Compass didn't ship with it, you won't be getting it unless you go back and get a whole different Compass.
Anybody is more than welcome to try to buy the parts and prove me wrong, I am only speculating but I'm pretty confident in my assertions.