I bought all the necessary parts from Dodge last week (425 price tag OUCH~!!!) I got the sirius reciever, sirius install kit, and the bezel all at the same time.My REC had no theft code or anything like that, I plugged it in and it worked (briefly showed the chrysler logo though) I dont believe the unit has any theft deterrance function. In my case, my car already had the factory sirius, the receiver for it is independant from the radio. It is located in the rear behind the spare (its underneath the black cardboard cover) When I plugged in the REC, the Sirius was just "there" and it was also improved, I now have Station/Artist/Title info whereas before with the orginal REF i had a crude CH 001 and no info. As far as putting it in, I believe that shouldnt be a problem but could be some work, I would check under your cardbard cover (in the spare tire well) look on the left hand side, you wont have the receiver but do you have an empty harness? if so, the reciever can go there. If not, theres the first problem. The antenna is quite another story, it mounts in the back and requires a hole to be drilled in the roof for it. not something I would ever want to attempt, I'd be too afraid of it being off center, damaging the headliner or worse, the side curtain airbags. or to have it leak. But anyway it mounts in the rear center, a few inches in from the spoiler, and id assume the wire runs down the rear side in front of the rearmost windows and comes out by the receiver (thats what it looks like by mine anyway) If you are comfortable with drilling holes in your roof, id say go for it, http://www.moparsupercenter.com has the kit ($125 i think) If not, if just go with an external add on unit, less trouble and you can move it to other vehicles too. good luck
I'm actually NOT AT ALL, comfortable with doing this. So I may pay dodge to do it for me I can put in the REC looks easy enough. I guess I have to fork over more to dodge this time for their services, I want the shift cover too. Does anyone know, where I can get a sunburst orange CVT shift cover, short of painting it myself, which I might add I have some sunburst orange auto paint go figure, I just don't have a spray gun.
I am happy the REC will be easy enought to install YESS!! I have my work cut out for me this weekend.
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