Resolution: the vehicle must be RUNNING, not just key on for these things to work. DOH!
What is your opinion on this upgrade? Worth the cost? I've been combing car-part.com for a good deal on a UAS or UAQ radio, but haven't bit the bullet yet. Really would like to get my wife Apple Carplay for her 2014.Finally got around to installing the new head unit, also installed the new USB hub and rear A/C control as required per infotainment.com. Everything seems to be working well with the exception of heated and ventilated seats and heated steering wheel. Those controls are all grayed out, as they say if mama isn't happy nobodies happy, those are must haves for her.
All three components were eBay buys, all are supposed to be correct, since Android auto and carplay both work, I'm certain the USB hub is correct. I ordered the rear A/C control by the part number, so I'm sure it's also correct.
As I understand FCA uconnect systems, there's only one and it picks up the options from the cars computer? FWIW, rear headrest flip IS working.
edit, I recall infotainment.com required a 4C
FCA Heated and Ventilated Seat including Heated Steering Wheel Emulator
for 2014 models, but NOT 2015 models, that info has been removed, can't find it again. Even though our Durango is a very late 2015 model I'm guessing I need to pony up the $170 they want for the kit.
FCA Heated and Ventilated Seat including Heated Steering Wheel EmulatorThe primary purpose of this kit is to force enable CAN messages from the BCM to the newly installed radio. The features it will force are the heated seats, ventilated seats, and/or heated steering wheel controls on all 2013 & 2014 model year UAQ or UAS retrofit installations. This product is...infotainment.com
Does anybody have any experience with this kit?
The radio has been in since Friday, it's been driven and gone thru several key cycles, no joy on getting the heated and ventilated stuff working. Has anybody any suggestions? Does the battery have to be disconnected for some time? Seems odd, the head unit hasn't been powered up in months.
I found a unit on car-part.com and decided to bite the bullet. $550 for the head unit, $50 for the rear HVAC control, and $25 for the USB hub - all out of the same 2019 Durango. The screen is not perfect, but I think it will work fine. We'll see when it arrives. Hoping to avoid the delamination issues. Another $150 for the extra module from Infotainment needed for the heated/ventilated seats and heated steering wheel.Objectively, no. I'm into this one for ~ $1,400.00. $600 for the unit, a $400 surprise to repair the de-laminated screen, ~ $150 for the rear HVAC control and ~ $85 for the USB hub, all eBay purchases. Then I paid to have a local shop install the unit, hub and HVAC control for ~ $130
If you buy the unit from infotainment, it's about $2,500, so I use the wife's excuse, look how much I saved! lol
But I REALLY like the upgrade, my excuse is, it's for the wife, but she couldn't care less.
Since yours is a '14, it sounds like you've got the heated seats? You'll need the additional wiring I mentioned above.
Nope, already have the rear controls (mine is an R/T). Might just be on the 2014-15 models, but from what I understand you lose the ability to control the rear HVAC separately from the front if you don't swap it out. So it works fine if you set the rear to "sync" with the front, but you cannot set the rear to something different. Sounds like the rear controls do still work if controlled from the rear though.I was aware of needing the USB hub for this upgrade but this is the first I've heard about the hvac. Are you guys needing to upgrade the rear hvac controls because you didn't have them prior?