RE: Installing factory uconnect
The RAM has the uConnect part of the overhead console trip computer. If your vehicle has the trip computer, putting in the upgraded trip computer will enable the uConnect option. The only thing you need to do then is program the overhead console with the fuel tank size of your vehicle. If you do not have the trip computer, then you have what is called a low line vehilce, or ST. You will need to find the trip computer out of the same model year vehicle. 2002 used what is called an EVIC in combination with the uConnect. This is the information center, where you are notified of vehicle sercie sechedules, and the like. You can upgrade to this type of overhead console without too much trouble from the normal trip computer, as long as it is a 2002 part. 2003 used the same trip computer on both the SLT and SLT+, but starting in 2003 the option for instantaneous fuel economy was removed from the trip computer. You will run into some problems if you attempt to put the wrong type of trip computer in your vehicle. There were other changes from 03 to 04. I believe 04 and 05 use the same, but 06 is based on the CAN bus. If you have the low line vehilce, then adding the trip computer is next to impossible since the circuits are missing in too many of the wiring harnesses to make this a worthwhile project.