Anybody done the 8.4A RA3 NAV upgrade?

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  1. Lubedude

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    I'm curious if anyone here has added NAV to their 8.4A RA3 radio after purchase. I found the documentation in the link below on another forum...

    https://www.driveuconnect.com/pdf/RA3_Online_Activation_Instructions.pdf

    ...but it's not clear to me whether the NAV that is activated is "fully functional" or "NAV lite." I know that 3D maps (not a big deal) and SXM Traffic is not included. You also have to type the address in by state, street and number rather than simply speaking the the address in voice recognition.

    Other than those things, is it a fully functional NAV system?

    I know that I can also use my phone for NAV, but I'd prefer to have the instructions come through the stereo.

    I appreciate any insight from folks who have added this feature to their HC.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'll start by saying that I thought all Hellcats were equipped with the RA4 radio.

    That being said, I have performed this upgrade at least 50 times on various vehicles. I verify operation but never thought of checking for any feature differences.

    Hopefully, someone will chime in shortly with the info you seek.
     
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    If I am reading the option list carefully, the standard radio is 8.4A while the 8.4AN is a $695 option that adds NAV and SXM traffic.

    Apparently, we can add NAV to the 8.4A unit using the process above and paying $595 to a dealer who will provide the code to activate.

    I'm just curious if it has most of the same features.
     
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    When I was looking at a hellcat without nav I asked the dealer and they said that it can be added no problem. I would presume its full functionality. You're just enabling and installing any maps etc.
     
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    I know there are feature differences. As I said, not sure of functionality differences.
    You can activate it yourself. Should get a mailing from Here explaining the procedure.
     
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    Did the upgrade on my JGC with 8.4A and notice no difference in functionality. It works great.
     
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    I bought the upgraded nav after the car was delivered. The 3D is there but you have to select that option. The voice is also usable for finding directions. Traffic screen comes up but I have not had to use that function. (It asks for city to jump to)
     
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    Folks - thanks to all for the feedback. I'm particularly pleased to hear from those who actually did the upgrade. I feel more comfortable about this now and will move forward with the upgrade.

    I love this forum! It's really helped me make more informed decisions.
     
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    RA3 vs RA4 (in bold differences)

    RA3
    Uconnect® Access+ (includes 6-months subscription)
    8.4-inch touchscreen
    AM/FM radio
    Auxiliary, USB+ and SD media hub with iPod®mobile device integration
    Integrated Uconnect® Voice Command and Bluetooth®+, hands-free calling+ and voice text reply+ (not compatible with iPhone® mobile devices)
    Sensor-assisted GPS
    SiriusXM® Satellite Radio+ — more than 150 channels (includes a 12-month subscription)

    RA4
    Uconnect® Access+ (includes a 12-month subscription)
    8.4-inch touchscreen
    AM/FM radio
    Aux/USB+ Media Hub with iPod® mobile device integration
    Integrated Uconnect® Voice Command and Bluetooth®+, hands-free calling+ and voice text reply+ (not compatible with iPhone® mobile devices)
    Sensor-assisted GPS
    SiriusXM® Satellite Radio+ — more than 150 channels (includes a 12-month subscription)
    HD Radio®
    SiriusXM® Travel Link+ (includes a 5-year subscription)
    SiriusXM® Traffic+ (includes a 5-year subscription)
    Full feature navigation with one-step voice destination entry and 3-D landmarks, city models and terrains
    Radio screen settings that complement vehicle personality
    Speed-adjusted volume

     
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