How to get the 2017 interface on a 2016

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  1. black06srt8

    black06srt8 Silver Member

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    I love the font of the 2017 and the way it's set up is there a way to get it on the 2016


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    BULL ________173.7mph_______ ___2016 Colorado Mile___ Gold Supporting Member HOTM Winner

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    Speculation is you just need to buy the new radio...

    Unclear if anyone has actually and successfully done so...
     
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    I think I read somewhere that the 2017 uses a different operating system. So it would seem that you need to replace the radio.
     
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    heck, I would think just upload the new software???
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    The older versions of UConnect can technically run the new UConnect 4 software because they all run on an ARM platform. Almost each year of Uconnect head units had iterative changes in CPU and memory, which allowed for better performance, but did not break backwards compatibility. However, for MY 2017/2018 vehicles that get the new system, we're talking new CPU, faster RAM, and a higher resolution screen that's capacitive (as opposed to resistive on our UConnect). While FCA could technically port the new software back, they aren't going to do that, and I'd bet it's because of performance and usability issues.

    I would take a stab and say the only way to upgrade is to replace the whole unit (outside of hacking an ISO together and doing a DIY upgrade), but since the head unit does so much central processing for in car electronics, you'll probably need to get the dealer involved to actually get it working (just conjecture).
     
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    srtfan SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    2015 and 2016 are Alpine stereos. The 2017's forward are using Panasonic so you'd need new stereo head, harness etc. In short, an entire overhaul of the electronics in the dash.

    Far cheaper to sell your car and buy a 17. I wish I was kidding.
     
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    HillbillyHellcat SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    FWIW, I had the dealer check into this for me a few months ago for my 16. According to them, srtfan is spot on and the back of the stereo is completely different with different plugs and connectors.
     
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    Why does this not surprise me???


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    FIAT FIAT FIAT FIAT
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    Cuylertech Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    The 13-16 Model Year Radios are manufactured by Harmon Kardon. 2017 Radios are Panasonic made. Some things such as Heated / Cooled seats are not working on the radio touch screen as of right now, and you need a new USB hub for the Carplay/Android Auto to work which is currently on national backorder with no ETA.

    The plugs on the back of the radio are exactly the same, there is an additional diag port and unused Red Fakra connector.
     
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    Interesting first post,

    The connector being the same is what I would expect, but the functionality issue is the first I think I've heard this.

    Are you able to make any statements about interchangeability?
     
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    Cuylertech Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Just bought my charger on sunday so it was sooner or later I joined haha. I've tested both the UAQ (nav) and UAS (non nav) in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 vehicles. Everything works fine minus what I said about the heated/cooled controls, which from what ive been able to gather is due to the way the CAN system is slightly different in the 17s. I should have a fix for it within a week or so. The Media hub is the only other part that needs to get swapped, Ive confirmed that it uses the same connectors as the previous 13-16 hub so its a direct swap.
     
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    Sorry, this still isn't clear to me, you're saying that you've personally swapped these radios and the only issues you're having after having done so is the seat controls and the media hub?
     
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    Yes. I work for a company that sells these radios and working there lends me access to testing them ;)
     
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    PLEASE, do share more info, pics, whatever you have, you are our best, new, member!

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