I originally had the silver bezel but the Marine Blue looks so much nicer.
Just a suggestion, if you're willing to pay $600-$1000 for a radio, I would seriously look into the 7" touch-screen Kenwood DDX-6019. I heard its a really aweseome radio, and top of the line. I wish I looked around before dropping $800 for a Mopar radio off of Ebay. The Kenwood cost about the same plus you get a much bigger screen, a touch screen, plays all sorts of DVD formats , and has all sorts of connectivity for such items as PS2, Xbox, additional monitors, cameras, Etc. Mopar REC nav radio has none of those capabilities. Right now I haven't really made up my mind if I'm going to keep the REC radio, I might list it on Ebay here shortly. The only thing that really concerns me about putting a really expensive looking radio in a car is the fact it might draw unwanted attention to my car from radio/car thieves, where the REC radio still looks pretty stock looking.STEELBLueCALI said:Thanks! Sounds good to me.
With the new designated spot, do you think the nav reception will be compromised in any way? Right now, the only part of the installation process that has me a little concerned is the dash removal for the nav antenna.Huff said:No real problems installing. I used a thin plastic spatula inserted between the shift lever bezel and the floor console to remove it. There is a snap on each corner and using the spatula to press against them made it easy to remove. Same thing with the radio bezel. Use plastic so as not to scratch anything.
The antenna is the toughest to mount. It goes directly under the dash top. Loosen the top along the left side just enough to get the antenna underneath. I did not mount it in the normal designated spot. I found it much easier to mount directly above the stereo. There is a recess in the plasic under the dash top at this location that works well. The normal spot is a bit tougher to get to.
There is no electrical splicing to do. Connectors are removed from old stereo and plug right into the REC stereo.
When you get ready to do yours let me know. I'll make some more complete notes to post.
The sound quality is a better than the 6 CD stereo. I still find it a bit bassy on Sirius but CD's and FM sound great.
Is the Security alarm system found in the security package any good? I have the security package ordered with my Caliber, and not too sure as to how it works.Ironside said:That looks AMAZING... i'm glad everything worked out for you with the install, I think all the Calibers should have those.
I ordered an in-dash mopar GPS for my SRT4 from Mr.CD1 on Ebay and it's excellent, not to mention he gives excellent customer service.
If anyone is considering buying one from him, dont be worried, he's a great Ebayer.
As far as people seeing that you have a GPS system in your car.. just tint the windows nicely and slap in a good alarm and you should be fine.
it *may* be available, just sorta hiding.... did you see this thread in the Appearance Mods thread?? (in particular, see post #3 from Huff.)Badpenny said:I ordered a REC NAV for my Magnum from Mr. CD1 and the 6 CD changer didn't work, someone forgot the shipping bracket that secures the changer. I sent it back and got an exchange, no problem. I plan on ordering another one as soon as Chrysler has the Solar Yellow bezel available for my Caliber SXT Sport.
Contact Shannon at United Radio at 800-448-0944 extension 3042. She has a contact at Chrysler parts and was able to find the correct part number for the Marine Blue NAV bezel. United's price is $52 plus shipping.Badpenny said:I ordered a REC NAV for my Magnum from Mr. CD1 and the 6 CD changer didn't work, someone forgot the shipping bracket that secures the changer. I sent it back and got an exchange, no problem. I plan on ordering another one as soon as Chrysler has the Solar Yellow bezel available for my Caliber SXT Sport.