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My '08 Commander has the UConnect buttons, but, apparently, is not equipped with UConnect. I found it odd for the buttons to be there when they do nothing . . . anywho, I wondered if anyone has added this feature, and if so what all is involved.

From the owner's manual, and one other post in the forums, I can tell that a microphone needs to be added (stock in mirror unit?). Does anyone know what else it would take to add this feature? Some kind of controller that links to the sound system, I would assume?

Suggestions on where to look for more info? Thanks.

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We also have an 08 with the button on the CD player - radio unit - when we press the button you mentioned it tells us uconnect not ready or something like that. The dealer quoted us $450.00 or so to install it and not sure what all is involved - I will look and see if we received an itemized quote - I am sure it takes some sort of programming - seems as though any optional upgrade required you take it to the dealer to download or upload a program. Let me know what you find out on your end - all I want to be able to do is link the uconn to my cell phone via bluetooth - we do not have Nav - just a single CD player.
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I'm in the same boat - no NAV system, just the CD player.

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All you have to do is buy the microphone assembly and connect it to the back of the radio, Uconnect will work then. They're around $110-120 from the dealer.

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Hey Cleveland I had the same Q when purchasing my Commander - Here's the link:

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...ht=nickel+dime

The forward address keep in mind is : Justforjeeps - it's missing the "r" in the link. I checked it out a while back maybe a month or two ago and it wasn't up there, I"m thinking of calling the company to inquire. Happy Hunting!


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I found the wiring to connect the radio to your rear view mirror - Unless there is another wiring that includes a separate microphone - Our rear view mirror does not have a built in microphone so this kit when you read the installation file tells you to purchase the new rear vew mirror with built in microphone. I would also check output connector on your radio.

Let me know if you find a separate kit that includes a microphone with it. See link below on what I have found so far.



http://www.leeparts.com/jeep_command...iring_kit.html
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Hey Jeep Mom - yes there is another kit "IF" you are a CMDR owner without that specific rear view mirror. The wiring harness plugs into the back of the U-Connect on the radio hardware and lets you install an external mic, usually installed above the driver's side pillar. The link I provided used to have it, I still haven't called them to verify if they discontinued or not. I"ll update when I get that one done...


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lol 5 minutes later ...................... UPDATE !!!!

Here is the item I was speaking of - dependant on the owner whether or not they want to pay the additional $60 on the rear view mirror. Check it out lemme know what you think - same price as I saw before

U-Connect Microphone Kit


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Sauceboy - This is what I was lookign for & Thank you - $41.00 not bad at all vs the quoted amount fromt the dealer and or buying the kit I came across + the rear view mirror.

I will order it in the morning.
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