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2015 limited Radio Upgrade

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I wanted to know if it is possible to upgrade my radio from the small 5in display to a 8.4in display with or with out navigation. I called a local parts dealer and they said it was not possible as they are different systems. I have watched a few YouTube videos where they do exactly this and go from the little display to the large one. So I am confused if it is possible or not.
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If you're going to replace the head unit you might also consider going with an aftermarket unit. It might actually be cheaper than buying the OEM 8.4 and you'd get features like Apple Carplay and Android Auto that are not available for the 200 with an OEM head unit. Just something you might want to think about if you're going to be pulling out the head unit anyway.
The disadvantage of the aftermarket radio receiver that it cannot be made a PROXI alignment.
And need to remove the fuse responsible for the receiver (F80 20A), or don't throw away your old factory receiver. :rolleyes:
I've installed an aftermarket head unit and did not have any problems related to PROXI or need to remove any fuses. I have an iDatalink Maestro that goes between the new head unit and the car and takes care of everything. While the physical installation requires some work the actual wiring is essentially plug and play.
In our Chrysler 200 Ukrainian club, about 10 people installed an aftermarket receiver (JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer) with iDatalink Maestro RR and KIT-C200
everyone has the same problem with the proxi alignment. :(
I actually did this just yesterday. I purchased an 8.4” VP4 Nav unit off of eBay for around $300. Bezels can be expensive (+/- $150) but it is simple plug and play, same connections as smaller unit. I switched because my original unit died. It took me less than 20 minutes to swap units. You will need a 911 override cable (911 Vehicle Phone Override Cable – Infotainment).
I thought about an aftermarket unit but you need functionality of your climate control so I never pursued it.
What's wrong with the functionality of climate control on aftermarket receiver? :unsure:

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Really cool.
Did you also retain other functionality like the Car Settings or the ability to retract the rear brakes?
Yes, all OEM settings are present in the aftermarket receiver (with Maestro RR and KIT-C200) for changes.

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I can't speak for Dorius but to add a data point for my aftermarket setup I did retain all the car settings. The only functionality I lost was Uconnect Access since the module for that is in the old head unit. Doesn't matter anyway since the 3G service it relied on has been decommissioned.
That's right. In any case, Uconnect Access does not work on the territory of Ukraine :cautious:

As I said, it wasn’t something I chose to pursue. For the cost, I was happy to go with the VP4 option.
VP4 w/o AndroidAuto/CarPlay - price $400-450 (+$200 for Ukrainian language and European radio frequencies). And my choice, used JVC KW-M75BT + new Maestro RR and KIT-C200 - price $400.
But in our Ukraine club some guys recently can managed 'to make friends' last uConnect 8.4'' unit with Chrysler 200. ;)
I can't give details, still in the process of testing.

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