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post #31 of 40 Old 11-15-2016, 10:35 AM
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Because it's an overpriced and outdated pos. The screen alone is a joke it's much to small for the unit, the gps is horrible, the backup camera shows the top of the doors on the high top van, the bt does work well I must admit however. The point is you can do much better for the same or less $$$ with an aftermarket unit but it's important to order the radio delete option if you want the dash controls to work.

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I am actually happy with the UC5 radio and rear camera.
I guess it depends on your expectations and willingness to add your own


before you decide, take one for a test drive

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This is my first ever vehicle with steering wheel radio controls. I finally crawled into the 20th century. Love it.
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I'm curious why everyone is shitting all over the OEM radio.

Bluetooth hookup with my iPhone was seamless. Also with my phone plugged in through USB it plays as an iPod while charging. What else do you need? Are there still people out there that don't use their smartphone as their musical device?
Which OEM radio is "every-1" shitting on?
I hear that there is 3 versions.
This thread is about the base UC3 version as the original poster asked about.
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This is my first ever vehicle with steering wheel radio controls. I finally crawled into the 20th century. Love it.
I could live without them. Just a gimmick in my view. When I try to turn the volume down with mine it goes up and then down! I just use the volume control and station selector on the radio it's a lot easier. Never have been able to get the voice control to work on it. The steering wheel control is marginally better for changing tracks on a CD or mem stick but that's about it. Just my opinion, of course but I don't even own a real Leatherman so take it for what it's worth.

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I was missing that 30 gig of music that I had in my old Caravan. I had been thinking I might need to buy an iPod and leave it in the van until I read this thread. The first time I plugged a USB drive in it did not work. I reformatted it as FAT32 as suggested here and it works great. It appears to shuffle all of the 15 gb of music on it, not just one folder.

As for steering wheel controls - I have had them on the last few vehicles and like them. I can control the radio with taking my hands off the wheel. I definitely like the ones on the Dodge Caravan better than the ones on the Promaster. The Dodge one are on the back of the steering wheel.

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I do have a real leatherman and the UC3 radio too. The thousands of songs I have on a thumb drive is great. What is not so great is the shuffle. Sometime a song is played three times in an hour and there are some songs that never seem to have played. My iPhone, etc. shuffles keeping track of what is played so no repeat. Is this me or does this happen to others?

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RD - RTFM! It only shuffles correctly when you are in Buffalo.

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RD - RTFM! It only shuffles correctly when you are in Buffalo.
Whoa! That one took some DEEP thought on my part!

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But as Al Dubin and Harry Warren say "Shuffle off to Buffalo” and I don’t want the shuffle off!

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