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Mopar accessories keep our Journey up to date

Discussion in 'Dodge Journey' started by hmk123, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. hmk123

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    Two years ago we added Mopar's backup camera and the UConnect module to our 2009 base Journey SE. I really appreciate that the built-in radio already had all the necessary buttons for U-Connect. I also added the iPod interface. It is amazing, due to these upgrades this inexpensive 8 years old vehicle with almost 90k of miles feels up to date.
     
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  2. Doug D

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    How much did it cost to add the Uconnect? My wife inquired with our servicing dealer and we were quoted $900 to install Uconnect in our '10 Journey SXT. I wouldn't exactly call that inexpensive.
     
  3. hmk123

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    Sorry, with inexpensive I meant the car itself (< $20k). I know, adding accessories later is not cheap. The UConnect retailed at $368 but I got a discount and paid $248. And then another $290 for install. So around $540 in my case. I didn't realize that the iPod adapter was a separate part and got that installed later which added to the cost. I assume if one does that right away it is cheaper (part of the original install). I think that part is around $50 and I paid for another hour of install.
     
  4. ImperialCrown

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    I installed Mopar remote start and the Hands-free module for a cell phone link in my wife's '11 Liberty. She had the correct radio for it.
    I still needed a visit to the dealer service dept. to add the sales codes to enable the new accessories.
    The remote start kit came with 2 new keys with the start button. They had to be cut and programmed.
    Still in all, it was a clean installation with no need for an extra fob on the key chain. Wiring was all a matter of plugging into the existing harness with the addition of an antenna and hood tamper switch.
     
  5. MPE426HEMI

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    Was in the back up camera the "in mirror" one they offer?
     
  6. hmk123

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    Ours got installed at the A-pillar. It is a small 5" one. But better than not having one.
     
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    I wanted one for my Patriot, however it wasn't available. I was trying to track down the Mopar parts needed to just do a factory install on my 430 radio, but it, for some reason, seems impossible. All they could offer was the rear view mirror type. I already got a rear view mirror and don't want to pay for another one. Lol
     

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