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It has one of the MyGiG type radios on it. On the control panel it has the control buttons for U-connect phone device. When the button is pressed it displays "U-connect not available". The salesperson explained that this feature was not included on my particular vehicle.
I would like to add/upgrade to add this to my MYGiG setup. I have called the dealer service department. They told me "we've never done one of those on a van before". But they seem to be sure I will need part number 82211878 "Hands Free Bluetooth Car Kit,connect phone" ($257 + tax + labor to install). Furthermore, they tell me that the installation of the kit will not activate the existing u- connect buttons on the radio. "A separate remote control module/panel will have to be installed"
This makes no sense to me. It seems to me that if the controls are already on the radio, it was intended to have this option either on it or available to be added. I would think that it would be a matter of reprogamming/activating a feature and the only hardware needed to be added would be say a mic; maybe some sort of electronic module.
Is there anyone out there who can give the straight dope on this issue. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
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Also to give you another option if you want to sell your REN and upgrade to the RER nav unit as U-Connect is built in the nav unit so you only then need a mic and job done. I have done a number of these upgrades. Could be out of your price range but like to give options.
Thanks for following through with your problem. Every time I need a dealer part, I call at least 3 dealers because the price difference can be huge like you say. Also.. chryslerpartspeople.com have good prices somtimes as well.
Hello NewTouringOwner2008. I'm in the same process trying to get a u-conect. Where did you get that job done? Was that including labor?. I would appreciate if you let me know the dealer. I'm in Raleigh NC