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I am considering purchasing a 2011 patriot. I know the bluetooth system in the allows for hands free calling but will it also let you stream music from a bluetooth cell phone?
 

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My Patriot has the 430 Media Center and it has a phone button and a voice command button, but when I press the "Phone" button it says "UConnect not available". Is Uconnect an option? I thought it was part of the radio. :confused:
 

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My Patriot has the 430 Media Center and it has a phone button and a voice command button, but when I press the "Phone" button it says "UConnect not available". Is Uconnect an option? I thought it was part of the radio. :confused:
It is a separate add on available for the 430 radio, but I don't believe it comes with it unless you have the Security and Convenience group. I saw on a caliber forum somewhere instructions on how to install it and the microphone yourself. Hopefully if you order it, it will come with instructions, as indicated in the following post from caliberforumz

Tweed said:
Installing a Uconnect Bluetooth for RES head
Greetings,

My Caliber SXT came with the RES radio that has uconnect buttons. The uconnect module did not come with the car and I installed one. Since I did not see the details on how to do this in the forum, I decided to put in a description of what I did.

1 - I bought the part number 82211877 from a dealer off the net (not ebay). I googled around until I found a good price, about $210, plus shipping. The price listed at the dealer was $257. This is the part with just the mic, not the one with the voice recognition and call button. There is a different part for the RES radio that does not have the uconnect buttons.

2 - The kit came with a connector harness, a module, a microphone and a CD that had instructions. There are a few posts here that show how to take about the dash, so I will not repeat. It was easy. go slowly with a flat screwdriver and you should be able to get the bezel off. I unplugged the main connector from the back of the radio and plugged the connector harness in between. The other end of the connector harness I plugged into the bluetooth module. I attached the module to the frame on the right side of the glove box. coiled the extra wire with a tie wrap.

3 - I took off the plastic on the inside of the A-pillar. My Cali is a 2009, so the instructions were not correct. there is a little door in the center of the pillar. behind that there is a Phillips screw. take out the screw and the plastic part comes off easy. I snaked the microphone wire up around under the headliner to the driver side. I did not attach the wire to anything underneath. then put the covers back on.

4 - I called a couple of dealers to find out what it would take to get the car programmed to recognize the unit. All said 1 hr. From looking at the instructions I think it could be done in 20 minutes, but that is what I was going to get charged. The guys at the dealer were skeptical since I had installed it (I have an MSEE), so I had printed the instructions for them

http://rah.web.officelive.com/Docume...structions.pdf

5 - works great. Total time for my work was about under an hour. The mic sounds like you are at a distance away since the high and low audio range is cut out. It connected fine to a Blackberry 8830 and a Storm. At $87/hr I saved 1.5-2 hr that the dealer would have charged me for the rest of the install. not that it would have taken them that long, that is prob what the book says. now to do it to my Liberty!
 

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My Patriot has the 430 Media Center and it has a phone button and a voice command button, but when I press the "Phone" button it says "UConnect not available". Is Uconnect an option? I thought it was part of the radio. :confused:
You have to have the microphone setup. When I was buying my Patriot I noticed it had the capabilities for the Bluetooth but it wasn't added. So I had them add it before I bought it.
 
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