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2008 jeep commander stereo removal

ok, I have searched everywhere and the only thing I see is the removal of the 2006 Jeep commander stereo but the 2008 dash is different, can anyone here explain me how it is done. I will appreciate it.

here is how mine looks.

http://gtcarlot.com/interiors/Jeep/C.../60968976.html

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Are you installing an aftermarket stereo? The Commanders slot for the head unit is bigger than single din, but smaller than double din. Yes, I know the OEM stereo face is the same height and slightly wider than double din, but OEM radio body is smaller behind the face place. Double din head units will require cutting to get it to fit.

Or maybe you just need to get the OEM radio out, that's it. To get it out.

Keep in mind the horizontal plastic surface on the lower center console (the one that shifter module extends up out of) snaps into center console and in front of the bottom portion of the upper center console panel (the one around the radio).

1.) Pry up and remove the chrome trim ring around the trans shifter console.
2.) Pry up and remove the lower console panel.
3.) Pry off and pull away the upper center console panel.
4.) Remove all the electrical connectors to the center console panel and remove it completely.
5.) Remove the 4 screws on the edge of the bezel on the OEM radio.
6.) Pull out the OEM radio and disconnect all the connectors at the rear of the radio.


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returning to oem...

thanks for the answer...

I am actually reinstalling an oem stereo... I bought the truck with an aftermarket kenwood stereo but want to return to OEM or even put the nav stereo from a hemi (mine is the sport 3.7 L)... I dont think the nav will work without buying everything from a wreck hemi like the gps, nav computer, etc, i dont even know what else I need to buy, but anyways.

Ok, so as I understand I have to remove the center console where the shifter is, so I can remove the trim piece of the stereo, so that I can remove the stereo, right?
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Ok, so as I understand I have to remove the center console where the shifter is, so I can remove the trim piece of the stereo, so that I can remove the stereo, right?
Yes, but don't worry, its not like you have to remove the whole lower center console, just the plastic panel that snaps into the top of it and butts up against the panel that surrounds all the things installed in the upper center console, once you get the chrome trim ring out, the big plastic panel pops out.

If the aftermarket stereo is a double DIN, then likely they had to cut out the supports in the center console for the OEM radio that the body is smaller than Double DIN. If that happened, it shouldn't be too big of problem, a couple of small pieces of wood epoxied into it would probably fix you right up.

Hopefully someone can advise you on the NAV radio, it likely needs a CD/DVD drive which I think was remote, but I could be wrong and it might be in the head unit. The GPS antenna just snaps into a slot under the dash. Maybe there is more, but I don't think so, but I don't really know.


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