Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: East Meadow, NY
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Current Mileage: 120000
I have a 2009 low speed can bus RER installed in my 2006. You lose the 6 disk, but retain DVD and gain an upgradeable Hard Drive.
I am still working the rear VES. The RER wants to use head rest monitors and controls, where the REC has the rear console head unit to a ceiling monitor.
My only issue so far has been that I am lazy. You will have to mod the wire loom from the VES to the RER to split out the video feed to the monitor and bypass the VES head unit. Then you will need to find the power on sense line to the monitor and splice to the video feed so it turns on when there is a signal. You can buy a home AV sense box that does this without degrading video signal and quality.
Or... you can spend on the actual head rest consoles that Chrysler makes for a Jeep Commander, kind of pricey though.
You get Bluetooth, but not the ability to play music off your phone via BT.
Also buy the newest Mygig lock pick from CoastalTech. It is worth it and I love that I can use all the NAV and video stuff while I am driving. My wife can adjust our maps as I drive instead of having to stop and wait while she types it all in.
NavTeq no longer cares if your RER did not go to your jeep from factory. Just give them the VIN of your car and the will crank out a new map set and software just for you. I buy it every other year $150 well spent.
'06 Hemi Limited 4X4, 6(ish)" lift, 35" General Red Letter, 2" spacers, Mopar CAI, RER and mygig lockpick, blue Interior LEDs, stub antenna 3", Callahan Red Brake set, 6.1L SRT8 exaust headers, full custom 3" exhaust from headers back, Fastman 847 ported TB, BBK Fuel Rails, 6.1L injectors, JBA UCAs, Nitro gear 4:10, SA hidden front winch mount.