2013 Dodge Dart used info display
2013 Dodge Dart
Trying to help out a family friend with an economy car.
Original complaint was that there was no heater controls and multifunction touch screen was blank. Refered to a local reputable shop who found a no comm with the centre stack module, diag found some poor solder connections at the centre stack module, and following their repair communication was restored to centre stack module, touch screen is now responding correctly on radio, camera, and HVAC functions, but screen picture quality is very poor and intermittently cutting out. Further diag found recommended replacement of info display.... my background is a heavy truck repair and am familiar with programming modules but am not familiar with Chrysler programming and have heard they can be quite temperamental, and definitely don't want brick something... Not really questioning the diag of local shop as it all makes sense, and I spoke to the tech who stated power, ground and clean CAN network was verified at the module, but they have referred car to dealer for display replacement due to inability to program, and the cost is quite high for the part..
Has anyone tried to program the correct vin into a used info display/centre stack control unit, and specifically has anyone had success installing a used screen? Or left the old vin in the used screen/module?
I fully understand the dealer perspective on used parts (I have been at at an OEM dealer for 15yrs) But fact is the New part is $1100 and I have access to a used one at $150 .. Situation is single mom trying to get an older economy car thru the winter so trying to keep cost down on this one, and would prefer to just plug and play a used screen to get HVAC function working reliably .... Any input would be appreciated
I highly doubt vin or programming will matter as long as unit is the same. In this era of chrysler most modules are relatively dumb for your concerns so to speak I have done partial Transplants of theft recovered vehicles up until the sgm era of Chrysler with no issues. Even tcm which cares about vin will work perfect with different vin so why bother
Manuel, thanks for the reply, will maybe run the hardware numbers with my Verus to verify, and give the used one a try for $150 from my local wrecker on a plug and play basis.
I wouldn’t be afraid of it at all. If there is any trouble just post up here we will fix it simple as that :)
Christopher, Not only do the part numbers need to match, but the calibration or software numbers also need to match. On any FCA vehicle, once a module is programmed to the calibration required for a specific vehicle, it cannot be changed, only updated. So you will need to find a center stack with the same part number and software number. It should then work. FCA's position is that they do not…
You will need the Original VIN for the replacement radio. You need that and the radio part number to get the unlock code from Chrysler.
Thanks a lot for the input guys, the wealth of experience on here is invaluable ... Original Vin, hardware, software from donor vehicle I believe I was able to get with my autel, but Cal ID I will need to recheck ... Would the unlock code still be required if only the screen was being replaced, and the radio receiver was left original? Or do these need to be done in pairs?
It is all one unit. Just did one in a 2015 chrysler 200.
Thank you all very much for the input, been delayed a bit on the project but will definitely update with results when available.
Unfortunately my project has been delayed as she has decided to just use as it is at this time. I suspect will probably be going further with this at some point in the future but delayed at this time .. Thanks so much for all the assistance from all that replied.
Not sure if it's my android tablet being used to support this case but I don't seem to have the option to change this post to "delayed status", but I will as soon as it's possible on my end