2018 Jeep Cherokee

Group using the CH1, CH2 and CH3 firmwares for uConnect, steering wheel controls, OEM amplifier retention. compatible with select Mitsubishi and Volkswagen vehicles * see specific firmware for full feature list.
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Bobbyj5575
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2018 Jeep Cherokee

Post by Bobbyj5575 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:13 am

I installed a navigation unit in my parents Jeep Cherokee. Everything is working except the stock microphone for the phone what am I missing?

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Re: 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:47 am

The factory microphone cannot be retained in this application. You must install the microphone that is supplied with the new radio.
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Re: 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Post by Magic_Neil » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:09 pm

FWIW I was able to hid the mic in my '16 pretty easily.. on the underside of the trim around the gauges there's a little tab that pops off, revealing a screw to remove. Once that's out pull it out partially (there's a screw on the bottom-left I think), and you can drill out the right-hand plastic cylinder (lack of a better description) just large enough to feed the connector/cable through. You'll also need to nip off the corresponding post on the tab that's removed, but then you can snake the cable through the dash, and the mic install is nearly invisible.

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Re: 2018 Jeep Cherokee

Post by Rickanderson53 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:49 pm

Yep, likely its similar to my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's a powered stereo mic in the rear view mirror, it has multiple wires the run to a seperate uconnect bluetooth unit that merely provides an audio output to the factory radio. It didn't look impossible to wire one of the factory mics to the aftermarket unit, but being powered I wasn't sure you'd get the right levels, as well it would require digging deep into the dash and playing with a lot wires for what might or might not work, I elected to just use the supplied Mic with my Kenwood. I put it in a inconspicuous spot, on the rear view mirror, and the sound comes through just as well as the OEM bluetooth.

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