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Read recently in a car mag Chrys/Daimler will be installing an all new GPS/NAV/Radio/CD etc. in Jeeps
with a "TOUCH Screen" around April? If anyone runs across details on same i.e. Mfgr.,Part numbers etc.Please post!
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I'd buy that!
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Re: Touch Screen Nav Avail Son?

It's my understanding that the "RER" version requires the newest bus. The current "REC" version that was rolled out in 2005/2006 has the CAN B bus. I do not believe the "RER" version can be installed with the CAN B bus.

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Re: Touch Screen Nav Avail Son?

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It's my understanding that the "RER" version requires the newest bus. The current "REC" version that was rolled out in 2005/2006 has the CAN B bus. I do not believe the "RER" version can be installed with the CAN B bus.

If anyone knows different..

for details see here..
http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_nav_2.htm
That is correct, it is so far only used in vehicles with the new high speed interior bus. DCX usually puts families of radios into vehicles by bus. The older RB1 Nav radio was in J1850 data bus vehicles, the current REC nav radio is only in vehicles with the CAN Bus. I dont know how they plan on doing it in the 08s but I dont see them retrofitting into the 07s. The RER also uses different size connectors than the REC and it has 3 main connectors instead of the 2 on the REC. Like the 2 on the REC not all 3 on the RER are used in all applications. Im not sure how long until we actually see an RER yet, they just opened ordering for them in Wranglers a few days ago. So far we have only seen the RES single disc and the REQ 6 disc.
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Re: Touch Screen Nav Avail Son?

MyGig is awesome, great sound and picture. Got to see one in action on an 08 pilot. Most 08's will have a bus change.
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Re: Touch Screen Nav Avail Son?

Keep looking for a "refresh" of the Grand Cherokee and Commander. That will be when they upgrade to allow for the MyGiG Nav/U-Connect system.

There is a minor rumor that DCX will close Newark Assembly (Durango/Aspen) and combine production with the Grand Cherokee/Commander. If this happens, we should expect to see neww vehicles for the 2009 model year.
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Keep looking for a "refresh" of the Grand Cherokee and Commander. That will be when they upgrade to allow for the MyGiG Nav/U-Connect system.
Actually rumor has it that it will be in the 2008s (won't work in 2006 and 2007s because of the difference in the BUS).

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HID headlamps highlight heavy host of hot features for '08 Grand Cherokee's

Several months ago WKJeeps.com revealed for the first time anywhere some of the new options that will be available on the 2008 Grand Cherokee. Our exclusive original list included heated second row seats, a tilt/telescoping steering column, the MyGIG touch-screen navigation radio, Sirius Satellite Streaming Video, a 115-volt power outlet and a new 3-valve 4.7L engine with increased horsepower and torque.

We now have more exclusive details on additional features that will be offered on the 2008 models, including, for the first time on a Jeep vehicle, HID projector headlamps. The new lamps will be an available option on the 2008 models of the Grand Cherokee Limited, Overland and SRT8. Pricing is expected to be around $550-$600 for HID option. We can also reveal that HID headlamps will be offered on 2008 models of the Jeep Commander.

Off-road enthusiasts will welcome two more new features, Hill Descent Control and Hill Ascent Control:

The Hill Descent control feature assists the driver when starting a vehicle from a stop on a hill by maintaining the same level of brake pressure the driver applied for a short period of time after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal. The system will release the brake pedal in proportion to the amount of throttle applied. If the throttle is not applied within a short period of time after the foot has been removed from the brake pedal, Hill Ascent Control will release brake pressure.

Hill Ascent control allows a smooth and controlled hill descent on rough or slippery terrain without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. This system applies the brakes to each wheel individually when needed to reduce forward motion while negotiating down steep grades.

Trailer Sway Control is another new feature that will be offered on Grand Cheokees equipped with trailer tow packages. Trailer Sway Control reduces trailer sway (an alternating yaw of the vehicle) and improves handling in adverse towing conditions caused by crosswinds and traffic, provides trailer stability and increases towing safety. The system monitors the vehicle’s movement relative to the driver’s intended path, and the vehicle yaw sensor recognizes sway. Trailer Sway Control applies brake pressure on one front wheel to counteract the yaw induced by the trailer and applies brake pressure to all four wheels to slow the vehicle. As the trailer sways to the other side of the vehicle, Trailer Sway Control will increase pressure to the opposite side of the vehicle. The system will continue to apply alternating brake pressure and reduce engine torque until the trailer is under control.

Engines: As officially announced earlier this year, Jeep will be offering a new 3.0L diesel engine in the 2007 Grand Cherokee Laredo, Limited and Overland models. Production of models with the new diesel engine will start February 22, 2007. The diesel will continue for the 2008 model year, along with the 5.7L MDS Hemi and the 6.1L SRT8 Hemi. A new 3-valve version of the 4.7L engine is set to debut for 2008, with increased horsepower and torque numbers. Other expected changes for 2008, the 4th year of the WK generation, will include some interior upgrades and refreshening as well as some minor exterior changes.

Source: http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_updates.htm

My guess is that these other changes will appear on the Commander soon too.

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