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I am not be any means an electronics savant. I read these forum posts, and can't help but to notice that the Renegades have consistency variations that have no rhyme or reason, particularly from FCA US explanations.

I was looking online about the latest UConnect updates, and tripped into a couple of articles, links below.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-vehicle-CAN-BUS-with-Arduino-and-Seeed-C/

http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/CAN-BUS_Shield

When I read that the latest update to UConnect 5.0 is 1.3 gigs, I cannot help but to think there is a lot of stuff going into places beyond the UConnect system.

My TH is a week old. The last thing I want to do is 'brick' it. Yet I am intrigued by the possible virtual dashboard to test and follow application combinations that will reveal hidden features, turn others off if unwanted/unused, et cetera.

Since the examples feature a Jeep (2010 Wrangler) in the first place, I can't help but wonder where these electronic add-ons could take the vehicles, both for good and for bad.

Steve
Submitted with a bit of trepidation.
 

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I am not be any means an electronics savant. I read these forum posts, and can't help but to notice that the Renegades have consistency variations that have no rhyme or reason, particularly from FCA US explanations.

I was looking online about the latest UConnect updates, and tripped into a couple of articles, links below.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-vehicle-CAN-BUS-with-Arduino-and-Seeed-C/

http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/CAN-BUS_Shield

When I read that the latest update to UConnect 5.0 is 1.3 gigs, I cannot help but to think there is a lot of stuff going into places beyond the UConnect system.

My TH is a week old. The last thing I want to do is 'brick' it. Yet I am intrigued by the possible virtual dashboard to test and follow application combinations that will reveal hidden features, turn others off if unwanted/unused, et cetera.

Since the examples feature a Jeep (2010 Wrangler) in the first place, I can't help but wonder where these electronic add-ons could take the vehicles, both for good and for bad.

Steve
Submitted with a bit of trepidation.
I would proceed cautiously if at all. I do software for a living and I can tell you if you change something in firmware and the proper checksum is not there you could halt your Uconnect system and make it unusable. While it would not affect the driving of the car Jeep engineers could potentially backtrack to discover that you were messing around and void your warranty. Let someone else do the experimenting and if they discover something it won't take long to get around.
 

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You are right about mucking around where I shouldn't.
I was more curious if others had done some preliminary poking about, just having a look-see.
You've got to admit, 1.3 gigs is a lot of revisions for an entertainment system.
Oh, and Sirius is still sucky, so they didn't/couldn't improve that bit of software.

Steve
 
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