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I upgraded my Magnum R/T to the 6 CD MP3 casette unit a while back. Super easy, plug and play, 15 minute job.
Anybody removing their head unit to upgrade it? I would be interested in replacing the 1 Cd with 6 CD unit for the right price.
 

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For the right price I think I would be too! I really screwed up getting the single disk base HU, because Sirius artist and song info doesnt show up on it, I thought it would. Whats the point of putting Sirius in a vehicle that doesnt support text on the HU! BAD DODGE! No Biscuit! Anyway, if anyone else does this, well, if three people do, remember us!
 

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I posted this elsewhere in these forums but my second new Caliber in two months had the REF unit (1-CD, AUX-IN, basic display) and I looked on eBay and found the 6-CD Radio w/Cassette and won the bid at $199.99. It came in a new Charger and was changed out for a Nav radio within two months. Now, I'll never play a cassette or a CD in it, just want that detailed display for my Sirius data and for my U-Connect caller ID and use the cassette player with an adaptor to get AUX-IN. Others have written on these forums of finding the 6-CD radios on eBay.
 

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I sold mine last week when I upgraded to the Navigation stereo. Sold for $175 on ebay which is about average. Theres always a few listed there.
 

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I will have one available after this weekend if anyone is still interested that I would sell for $175. I will also have a silver center bezel available. Just send me a PM with contact info if you are interested.
 

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Sounds like a lot of REF radios (1-cd AUX-input basic display radio) will soon be available, mine included. I replaced it just today with the 6-CD radio w/cassette I bought off eBay for $199.99. I'm certainly willing to sell my REF radio cheap, but it looks like it's going to have a LOT of compitition! :)
 

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How hard is it to get the old radio out to replace? Would I have to pay the dealer to do it or is it pretty easy on your own?

Thanks!
 

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It's really simple. Hardest part is getting the trim bezels off. it's mostly just retainer snaps along with 8 bolts/screws that have to be taken out. start with the shift knob, seperate the large top piece from the small bottom piece by prying straight downward w/ covered butter knife or screwdriver. pull knob straight upward then remove the small bottom piece from the shifter. pry at shift bezel first, it has 4 retainer clips. after that, do the same with the radio trim bezel. I believe it has 8 clips, it is a biatch to get unsnapped. unscrew the bolts/screws that hold the hvac unit to the radio trim bezel. then unscrew the 4 screws that hold the radio in. Unplug and you're ready to reverse the process with the new unit.
 

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One more question for those that have already installed theirs.

What part numbers for the 6-disk with cassette are compatable with the Caliber?

I found one, P05064032AL, but the seller does not know if it works with the Caliber. It works with the Charger and 300 and all those, but he isnt sure about the Caliber and the dealer didnt have the number in their list.

I am guessing this is the radio before they redid it and made the 05091523AL which Mopar has for sale.

Thanks again!
 

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you don't have to take the shifter off..just pull the ebrake, put the key in and turn to accessory, put car in L for low...pull the trim bezel up and turn it around so that it hangs as low as possible so that it does not get scratched/banged up, pull on the bottom of the center trim piece and work your way up. the hardest part to get off is the spot right at the knobs on the radio where the clips are. just be careful pulling it off. then pull the top around the vents off. get out a phillips screw driver and take the 4 screw out of the radio. please note that the center piece will not come off all the way without removing the clips that hold the wire type pieces for the heat/cold and air directional knobs. take the radio out and put the new in reverse order.....rinse and repeat as desired! hope this helps. i have had my radio in and out about 20 times literally due to some testing on my aftermarket radio that is not working.
 

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VulnoX said:
One more question for those that have already installed theirs.

What part numbers for the 6-disk with cassette are compatable with the Caliber?

I found one, P05064032AL, but the seller does not know if it works with the Caliber. It works with the Charger and 300 and all those, but he isnt sure about the Caliber and the dealer didnt have the number in their list.

I am guessing this is the radio before they redid it and made the 05091523AL which Mopar has for sale.

Thanks again!
that should work as long as the plug is the same style which i am almost positive it is....i am test driving an 06 charger now and it is the exact same radio as in the caliber. dodge did this to same some change it looks like....good for us!
 
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