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8.4" to 12.1" screen replacement

Hemi Swain

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Curious… what is the resell value of the 8.4 non nav after the swap? I’m getting ready to list mine and want to know what they typically go for. It is out of a 2019 Bighorn.
 
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Question about the application update on the 12.1.
I am running version PR-34.1.0 right now, would I be able to go straight to PR-39.7?
 

theRamguy

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Question about the application update on the 12.1.
I am running version PR-34.1.0 right now, would I be able to go straight to PR-39.7?
Gotta be on 34.2 to jump to 39.9. Upgrade to 34.2 then 39.9
 

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Part Number​
Part Name​
Price​
Quantity​
Total​
6UV483XRAB​
Instrument Panel Bezel​
$330.00​
1​
$330.00​
68312620AF​
Center Stack​
$464.34​
1​
$464.34​
68082364AC​
Jumper Cable​
$24.81​
1​
$24.81​
6MB16TX7AA​
Storage Bin Mat​
$6.96​
1​
$6.96​
68317978AL​
Multi Media Radio​
$652.91​
1​
$652.91​
Subtotal: $1,479.02​
Local Pickup: Free​
Tax: $118.32​
Total: $1,597.34​

when you ordered that instrument panel bezel did it come with the other parts to it, like the fan vents and that top bezel appliqué and the 12 volt outlet?
 

theRamguy

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when you ordered that instrument panel bezel did it come with the other parts to it, like the fan vents and that top bezel appliqué and the 12 volt outlet?
The vents yes, but the 12v you'll need to order or pull from your old bezel. You'll want to order a new mat because the old one is too big
 

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Upgrade completed. Well worth it. Went from 8.4” non Nav to 12.1”.

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Hi guys! you have a great party here! Many thanks to everyone who advises and tells us how to do it right! Help me too, please!
I recently moved to the USA and this is my first RAM here!
I have a 2019 REBEL with 8.4 screens and NAVI
and I want to replace the screen with 12.1, but unfortunately, I can’t do it myself. And I don't have much money to buy something for $3k. so I turn to you for advice

I live in Fort Myers Florida, but I can come to Miami, Tampa, or Orlando
I am looking for a person who knows what device I should buy on eBay, maybe pre-own for $ 600-800 or other options
, and install, connect, and set it up in my truck for a reasonable amount. Maybe there are options to sell the screen 8.4 - it would be cool! I would be very grateful for the advice and feedback Thank you very much I wish you all the best!
 

theRamguy

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Hi guys! you have a great party here! Many thanks to everyone who advises and tells us how to do it right! Help me too, please!
I recently moved to the USA and this is my first RAM here!
I have a 2019 REBEL with 8.4 screens and NAVI
and I want to replace the screen with 12.1, but unfortunately, I can’t do it myself. And I don't have much money to buy something for $3k. so I turn to you for advice

I live in Fort Myers Florida, but I can come to Miami, Tampa, or Orlando
I am looking for a person who knows what device I should buy on eBay, maybe pre-own for $ 600-800 or other options
, and install, connect, and set it up in my truck for a reasonable amount. Maybe there are options to sell the screen 8.4 - it would be cool! I would be very grateful for the advice and feedback Thank you very much I wish you all the best!
I've helped a few people in FL with the upgrade. Send me a message.
 

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Full 12” screen upgrade info!
This info below is for 8.4” non nav & 8.4” nav to 12” screen. I personally do not know if this works with the lower model radios. Someone may confirm in comments. Use this info at your own discretion and as a piggy back. Read up on the 5th gen forums as well to fully understand how to properly do this swap. There is over 1700 comments so there’s plenty of info for ya.

Full Cost -
2019-20 is around $1700.
2021 is around $1900.

Factory parts that you can order online. Just google the part numbers and find what pricing is best. I got all of mine off of MyMoparPart.com for around $1500 for these parts.
1) Bezel Rubber mat - 6MB16TX7AA
2) Center Stack Screen- 68420967AE
3) 12” bezel trim - part number varies by trim, you’ll need to search around on google for the correct color trim.
4) Radio Module: 19-20 Ram - 68317978AL or 2021 Ram - 68472372AE
5) For current non nav 8.4, you’ll need the
LVDS Cable - 68082364AC
(Current nav 8.4 you will not need that cable as yours already has it)

Then order these on Amazon, around $150 for both -
1) OBD Bluetooth Plug - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JFRFJG6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_W5RRMENV2DW0GP7E0Y1A
2) BCM Harness for OBD dongle - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W4YF2H7?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

Hardware store -
1) 7x 5mm-0.8 screws. About 1/2-3/4” long should be fine

Then, you can go to the 5th gen Ram forums and search for JIMMY07 who sells a harness adapter for $40.
Otherwise you can repin the current connector if you’re familiar with repinning connectors and feel comfortable. I can get that pin out diagram if needed.

All parts swap right in. If you currently have non nav, make sure you use that LVDS cable from the radio module to the screen.

BCM Programming -
Download JScan for iPhone. ($20 purchase for the vin license to program)
Download AlphaOBD for android. (Not sure if you need to pay for the vin license to program).

Under the driver kick panel, look for the black module and the two connectors. Unplug from the module, and plug into the red harness from Amazon. Plug in the OBD Bluetooth dongle. Turn vehicle on, engine off.
Open JScan. Choose - Ram -> DT 1500 19-21 -> OBD Link MX+ -> Adaptation -> Modules Cabin Network Add/Remove.

Then you go to DCSD and make sure it’s on activate.
Then you go to ICS and make sure it’s on deactivate.
Back out of app completely. Disconnect harness, plug the two connectors back in the module, and let the truck sit. I let it sit overnight and it worked by the morning. I’ve heard others let it sit for a couple of hours and it worked.

****Disclaimer - this worked for my 2020 Ram 1500 with the 8.4” nav. The info above SHOULD work for you following the correct steps but cannot be guaranteed. Use this info at your own risk.
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Do you still have that diagram to repin the connector?
 

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Upgrade completed. Well worth it. Went from 8.4” non Nav to 12.1”.

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Lookin good. Do you happen to know the part number for the 4 square nuts that are for the screws to connect the module to the body? Im coming from the non nav and the truck has the 4 square openings but no retainer nuts for the screws
 

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Lookin good. Do you happen to know the part number for the 4 square nuts that are for the screws to connect the module to the body? Im coming from the non nav and the truck has the 4 square openings but no retainer nuts for the screws
Just go to the hardware store and buy nylon inserts like the ones her.

 

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This was one of the easier mods I’ve ever done yet also one with the most bang for the time and effort. Thanks to all who contributed here and especially @Jimmy07 for the repinned harness - factory quality all the way.

I went from the 8.4 non Nav to the 12.1. Everything worked within an hour of the install except the backup camera - took about 24 hours for it to kick in. Once the camera started working I updated the firmware from 28.2 to 34.2 to 39.7 - nothing obvious changed. FYI the radio module was from a 2020 truck and it worked in my 2021; I used AlphaOBD.

Two thumbs up 👍 👍



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This was one of the easier mods I’ve ever done yet also one with the most bang for the time and effort. Thanks to all who contributed here and especially @Jimmy07 for the repinned harness - factory quality all the way.

I went from the 8.4 non Nav to the 12.1. Everything worked within an hour of the install except the backup camera - took about 24 hours for it to kick in. Once the camera started working I updated the firmware from 28.2 to 34.2 to 39.7 - nothing obvious changed. FYI the radio module was from a 2020 truck and it worked in my 2021; I used AlphaOBD.

Two thumbs up 👍 👍



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Bob
Glad you got it working!
 

Seb66280

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Hello everyone, I am the proud owner of a ram 2019 laramie, I live in France and my English is not too good, in France rams are not frequent, I have been watching this forum for two weeks and you thank you he is great, he helped me a lot to find what I should buy. For the upgrade I bought everything, I installed the new screen, it turns on but I'm stuck I can't enter the unlock code, the touch does not work, it is like blocked I can not enter the code, it does not react. Has anyone encountered this problem before?

I think the problem comes from the screen, and not from the radio module?
 

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