uConnect RES-> JVC KW-830BT: What the FAKRA!?

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uConnect RES-> JVC KW-830BT: What the FAKRA!?

Post by AimingForAngels » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:28 pm

So I'm in the process of finishing an installation in my '12 Grand Cherokee with the uConnect RES radio.
I'm swapping in a JVC KW-830BT with the Maestro RR and CH1 kit and I'm realizing that there are 2 separate FAKRA antenna wires that are plugged into my stock radio but the included antenna adapter can obviously only receive a single connection. One stock wire has a white terminal and the other is tan.

I guess my question is:
Which of the two is AM/FM?
If so, does that make the other connection my SAT antenna?
How do I go about connecting both to the new head unit?

I've seen a couple Y-Cable adapters that look like they could receive 2 connections and leave you with a single FAKRA connection which I can use for the supplied antenna adapter. Is this my solution or is it impossible to join the two signals together and maintain functionality?

Any help is appreciated

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Re: uConnect RES-> JVC KW-830BT: What the FAKRA!?

Post by Dara DeGrand » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:41 am

If memory serves, I believe the white one is AM/FM. To be sure, you can plug your OEM radio back in, turn the radio on, and unplug the white antenna. If the reception drops out, then that's definitely the AM/FM.

If you're adding satellite radio, you would need to purchase a new satellite tuner, and the SAT1 would plug into that. A Y-adapter would not work.
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