2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

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2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

Post by ryanjf » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:25 pm

I hit some combination of buttons on the steering wheel and the UConnect system came on and now it won't turn back off and let my Kenwood DNX893S control the bluetooth in the vehicle. I've gone into the OEM setup in the Kenwood, changed it to UConnect and the power cycled the radio. Went back into OEM setup and disabled the UConnect and power cycled the radio. UConnect is still in control. Anyone have any idea of what key combo I might have pressed and how to reverse it?

Also, I see a lot of dead end threads regarding the EVIC parking sensors not working on the Kenwood's, with the reset the maestro method never solving the problem. Has anyone found a solution to this issue yet? I'm having the same issue where the parking sensors are unavailable in the Kenwood's menu (grayed out icon).

Thanks in advance!

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Re: 2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:42 am

The only thing that allows the uConnect to be the primary bluetooth system is the OEM bluetooth setting. What do you mean when you say it's "in control"? Is your phone paired to uConnect at all?
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Re: 2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

Post by ryanjf » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:12 am

When I hit whatever combo of buttons on the steering wheel controls, UConnect beeped and turned on and then the Kenwood only allows the bluetooth audio profile to connect to my phone. I have UConnect disabled in the OEM setup in the Kenwood setup menu. Also the steering wheel phone button brings up UConnect when pressed, which is not what I have programmed in the Maestro RR. Also, no I don't have my phone paired with UConnect, I removed all pairings before I replaced the stock radio.

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Re: 2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:54 am

Ok...The other thing you can try is forgetting the kenwood on your phone and re-pairing it. I have this radio in my car and it acts up sometimes; what you have to do is turn the kenwood bluetooth off in the kenwood menus, cycle power to the radio, and turn Kenwood's bluetooth back on. Re-pair to it. That may take care of it.
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Re: 2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

Post by ryanjf » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:55 pm

Thanks Dara, that seemed to do the trick for the bluetooth issues and the Kenwood and Maestro have taken back control of the steering wheel buttons as well.

Was there ever any resolution to the parking sensors or are the developers still looking into it?

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Post by Dara DeGrand » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:08 pm

Good deal! They're still looking into the parking sensors thing; it seems like maybe some vehicles have different coding for the parking sensors, which results in us being unable to detect it.
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Re: 2014 Challenger somehow enabled UConnect

Post by ryanjf » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:23 pm

Just an idea but from reading through the posts it sounds like they are polling for the parking sensors through the EVIC connection. I'm assuming that because FCA cars without EVIC but with the parking sensor indicators in the rear of the vehicle seem to not be compatible either. Maybe try polling the sensors via the OBD2 connection instead. I'm a software developer / IT consultant and in my spare time have hacked my Audi's over OBD2 so just wanted to throw that idea out there. I'd be happy to be the guinea pig if you need any help. I have a hookup at the local Dodge dealer in the service department and also have my own tools to connect my laptop to the OBD2 port. Be happy to run any tests or test firmware if you need it.

Thanks again for your help today!

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