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Hi All - Thought I'd show how my head unit stall went with my Commander.

Firstly I started with this crappy standard unit.



Removal of dash front was pretty straight forward.



Dash on the ground.



I had previously purchased a radio bezel conversion off eBay



Before fitting the bezel conversion which converts to same size as the Jeep Nav radio unit - you need to remove the old bezel.



After removing, it looks a little like this



My original bezel looked a little "hacked" after my amateur removal.



The new head unit on bench.....



And first placement into the dash. I simply plugged in the complete loom supplied which had a canbus decoder to match the Jeep - all plug & play - only took a minute and I could power up and play videos!



The dash front just went on as easy as taking off to reveal the new look.



A little tight in the fitment department around the new radio.



After adding in my home wifi details, she's off & running doing updates already.



Paired my OBD2 bluetooth cheapie and working.



Plays videos straight from my portable HDD

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Looks great. Any details on the head unit and the adapter? Has your commander got a separate Amp like my GC limited? And, lastly, does it sound any better?

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Looks great. Any details on the head unit and the adapter? Has your commander got a separate Amp like my GC limited? And, lastly, does it sound any better?

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Head unit is from Seicane.com type in 130300 into the search bar will get you the the actual unit (that's where I got mine). I believe also available on Amazon etc.

Adaptor to change from standard to NAV type radio surround can be found on eBay or direct from their website.
https://www.custominstallparts.com/s...2006-2007.html

I have the original Boston Acoustics AMP which resides in the left rear panel of the Commander. They supply a CANBUS decoder that makes it all work as normal, so therefore all the auto off when leaving car, steering controls & AMP work as per normal.

If you already have a seperate or aftermarket AMP I think it might still work BUT you would have to contact them to confirm this first as they'd probably supply a different loom.
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BTW......Forgot to mention. I just got my reverse camera going - mostly a plug & play thing as well - the CANBUS provided with the unit makes everything work seamlessly
Just gotta find a better place for the cam maybe?

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Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.

I ordered a head unit that is a direct fit with the GC, but even with the canbus adapter it isn't compatible with the amp, even though the steering wheel controls function.

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Looks really cool. The rear camera is handy for sure.
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Hey

great write up firstly

I've gone and brought an android head-unit as well and I'm wondering what you did for wiring?

1. did you cut together the standard wiring? if did you use a ACC or wire it to constant?
2. did you buy an adaptor?
3. do you have premium sound? if so how did you get the head-unit to work ? can-bus?

I've got a bunch more haha cheers

I've installed so many stereos over the years but this jeep wiring and can-bus with premium sound is so expensive to leave in place

cheers

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Rob,

This particular unit comes with all wiring included.
It was 100% plug & play. No joining of wires.

I have the premium Boston Acoustics sound with Amp.

The wiring supplied has a canbus decoder, so just plug into standard loom & off it goes. In my case, steering controls @ all. The unit fully works like my old standard one. It stays on until opening door etc etc.

The only issue I had with this unit is no volume control on the actual unit. Have to use SWC, so passenger can't adjust volume.

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I did some homework before my purchase & believe their are a few options to retain the existing system - something "like" the RP4-CH11 kit that PAC Audio make might work for you - not cheap though.
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