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5 Inch to 8.4 Inch Upgrade

Bigboss954

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Does anyone know the nuts and screws needed to secure the module for the 8.4, I just watched an infotainment video where it looks like they added some in since the truck didn’t come with any
 

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What's up guys, I finally received everything and was able to get it installed in under 30 minutes, easily. A BIG THANK YOU, yo everyone who shared information on this thread!

Works perfectly!

I wound up re-using my stock Outer Bezel.
The only two part numbers that I ordered, were:
Head Unit: 68467271AC
AC Stack: 68340283AD

The AC stack required modification to work with the stock Outer Bezel, but it was as easy as cutting the 2 screw anchors and 2 tabs from the middle section. It only took about 2 minutes to get done.

Here's a pic of the final product during the night and day.
 

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Good evening all,

First, thank you to everyone who contributed here.

I have been able to successfully upgrade my stock 5 inch radio & standard AC controls for the 8.4 without Nav (everything working) with the following parts:

8.4 screen no Nav: P68292209AF (VP2 8.4 DT SXM)
Center black Bezel with regular AC controls and knobs for 8.4 screen: 68340283AC
Center Main Console with AC vents: 5YU433XLAD

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Good evening all,

First, thank you to everyone who contributed here.

I have been able to successfully upgrade my stock 5 inch radio & standard AC controls for the 8.4 without Nav (everything working) with the following parts:

8.4 screen no Nav: P68292209AF (VP2 8.4 DT SXM)
Center black Bezel with regular AC controls and knobs for 8.4 screen: 68340283AC
Center Main Console with AC vents: 5YU433XLAD

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So I’m trying to do the exact switch how you did by buying the individual parts. However I’m having a hard time finding them. Can you tell me which websites you ordered from please
 

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Just making sure I have all my part number together.
Radio is 68292209af
Instrument panel w vents is 5yu433xlaf
Radio bezel with single climate control and no other options is 68340283ac

the detail I need confirmed is that the radio bezel matches up to my pictured setup?
Hey bud any way you can tell me the websites you bought the parts from? I wanna order it online as well but seems like different websites have different numbers for the parts and I don’t wanna order the wrong thing
 

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Hello,

I am new to this forum and I am a bit confused on the connections I need after reading this entire thread. I have a 2020 Ram 1500 Bighorn and want to upgrade from the 5” to 8.4. I found the LVDS cable jumper on infotainment but cannot find the Ram Wiring Harness for Display Screen that pigtails to the climate controls. I’m also not sure if I need to get the bypass and genie programmer. Lastly there are connections on the new one I’m not sure I need like cell 1, cell 2, and bt/wifi. I appreciate the help
 

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Does anyone know the nuts and screws needed to secure the module for the 8.4, I just watched an infotainment video where it looks like they added some in since the truck didn’t come with any
Were u able to find an answer for this? Having same issue
 

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Hello,

I am new to this forum and I am a bit confused on the connections I need after reading this entire thread. I have a 2020 Ram 1500 Bighorn and want to upgrade from the 5” to 8.4. I found the LVDS cable jumper on infotainment but cannot find the Ram Wiring Harness for Display Screen that pigtails to the climate controls. I’m also not sure if I need to get the bypass and genie programmer. Lastly there are connections on the new one I’m not sure I need like cell 1, cell 2, and bt/wifi. I appreciate the help
Send me a PM and I can set you up with the custom splitter harness. Don’t buy a genie, it’s an overpriced one trick pony. Use AlfaOBD instead (or Jscan if you’re strictly iPhone) to set the DCSD and dual zone ATC settings. Then you’ll have a powerful scan tool for future use. You’ll need a bypass and Bluetooth OBD interface too. You’ll be fine with just using your existing antenna connectors.
The snap nuts are part number 06034833, and the screws are 06101946, but you can just use zip ties too.
 

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Send me a PM and I can set you up with the custom splitter harness. Don’t buy a genie, it’s an overpriced one trick pony. Use AlfaOBD instead (or Jscan if you’re strictly iPhone) to set the DCSD and dual zone ATC settings. Then you’ll have a powerful scan tool for future use. You’ll need a bypass and Bluetooth OBD interface too. You’ll be fine with just using your existing antenna connectors.
The snap nuts are part number 06034833, and the screws are 06101946, but you can just use zip ties too.
Thank you jimmy for the parts number. I realized that I didn’t need them after all. I don’t have the fancy 8.4 screen. I believe it’s the uam not the uav. Only issue I’m having which I believe will be fixed once I start driving again is I bought a C to K converter cable so I can keep my compass since I don’t care about having nav in the truck but all it says is acquiring signal.
 

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Hello, I have read this whole thread and I am still confused. I want to upgrade my
5" to the 8.4 screen. I have a 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn New Body Style.
Is anyone able to tell what parts I need to upgrade? Any help would be greatly
appreciated.
 

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Hello I just went from a 5 inch to a 8.4 and got everything in and got the code from my dealer. After coming back out to my truck all I am getting is please start your vehicle. Has anyone seen this?
 

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Hello, I have read this whole thread and I am still confused. I want to upgrade my
5" to the 8.4 screen. I have a 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn New Body Style.
Is anyone able to tell what parts I need to upgrade? Any help would be greatly
appreciated.

First you need the head unit, next you’ll need the 8.4 bezel, I got one from a dealer. You need HVAC control module, I sourced this from another dealer. You’ll also need a wiring harness, I don’t remember where I got it from, but all of this was plug and play. If you search the
forum you can probably find the place to buy the harness.


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Hoping someone can help. I have a 2019 2500 that I changed the 5” to the 8.4” I lost the backup camera guideline function and steering wheel phone function. When selecting the guideline function it just unchecks itself. Has anyone run in to this or know how to fix this?
 

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funny story.....well kind of. Just got off the phone with the dealer I bought my truck from and they absolutely will not/can not help me with getting parts. Says they won't order them for me. So much for customer service.
 

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So is there anything I need to do before order this like updating VIN's on the radio or contact the dealer? Dealer code? Or do I just unplug the old 5" and plug in the new 8.4"? I do have SXM so If memory serves correct I have to contact them and update the radio VIN to transfer service. I'll also download/buy AlfaOBD when it the units gets here. Other things have gotten in the way so I've had to put this off until now.
 

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Also everyone of these parts suppliers wants my VIN. I'm hesitant to supply them with my VIN but they will not accept returns without it, even if the package is totalled in shipping. Guess I don't want to unknowingly F myself with some of this.
 

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Also everyone of these parts suppliers wants my VIN. I'm hesitant to supply them with my VIN but they will not accept returns without it, even if the package is totalled in shipping. Guess I don't want to unknowingly F myself with some of this.
Get them a VIN from a vehicle that has the radio that you need. Are you looking for 8.4 nav or non-nav?

And I think you need a harness from @Jimmy07 for this swap.
Also, If you'll get radio with Nav, you'll need LVDS cable as well.
 

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Send me a PM and I can set you up with the custom splitter harness. Don’t buy a genie, it’s an overpriced one trick pony. Use AlfaOBD instead (or Jscan if you’re strictly iPhone) to set the DCSD and dual zone ATC settings. Then you’ll have a powerful scan tool for future use. You’ll need a bypass and Bluetooth OBD interface too. You’ll be fine with just using your existing antenna connectors.
The snap nuts are part number 06034833, and the screws are 06101946, but you can just use zip ties too.
I am needing this custom split harness
 

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