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Sounds like you must have the latest Uconnect system which includes connect access or something like that? I am not sure if it's still apart of the package but when I purchased my vehicle the weather forecast was included with Siris Satellite. My year for the radio has run out which I have renewed but have yet to renew the weather portion. I have not done much traveling the last few months but it was $2 a month to add the last time I checked. Travel link and weather are very nice options to have.
Don't know if I have the lastest Uconnect??? I haven't found travel link or weather unless it is on sirrus. I haven't registered with sirrus the car just worked when I got it and I have found nothing about registering? Nothing on registering on the GPS also.

As for as Garmin gouging I agree at $149 updates car and $400 for airplane they ARE gouging because foreflite on the plane does the same for about $60/yr where Garmin is charging $400. The same for auto. Garmin offers lifetime update for portable GPS around $100 for for car installed $149/update. Now the real question is can the portable updates work in the car? UMMM what a thought.

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Don't know if I have the lastest Uconnect??? I haven't found travel link or weather unless it is on sirrus. I haven't registered with sirrus the car just worked when I got it and I have found nothing about registering? Nothing on registering on the GPS also.

As for as Garmin gouging I agree at $149 updates car and $400 for airplane they ARE gouging because foreflite on the plane does the same for about $60/yr where Garmin is charging $400. The same for auto. Garmin offers lifetime update for portable GPS around $100 for for car installed $149/update. Now the real question is can the portable updates work in the car? UMMM what a thought.
Hello vettdvr yes if you have the weather feature it would be apart of the Siris radio. Sorry not in my vehicle right now to post the access steps. If you have the Voice response system you can say "Switch to Siris travel or weather ". As for the Uconnect access it appears to be available in certain 2013 models but you can purchase wifi for the previous systems for a monthly fee of course. There are more features in the latest Uconnect systems that would be nice to have but we don't need many more distractions while driving.
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Hello vettdvr yes if you have the weather feature it would be apart of the Siris radio. Sorry not in my vehicle right now to post the access steps. If you have the Voice response system you can say "Switch to Siris travel or weather ". As for the Uconnect access it appears to be available in certain 2013 models but you can purchase wifi for the previous systems for a monthly fee of course. There are more features in the latest Uconnect systems that would be nice to have but we don't need many more distractions while driving.
PS if you have Siris radio and the trial edition it doesn't need to be registered until the period runs out. You will be notified by mail or go to turn it on and Zap no music. Happened to me out in the country and could not find any regular radio stations. I enjoyed a nice quiet comfortable ride home.
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my garmin gps on my 2013 is out dated by about 2 years.

I know this because I punched in starbucks and it took me to a location that is now a yogurt shop....this yogurt shop has been open for over 2 years.
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my garmin gps on my 2013 is out dated by about 2 years.

I know this because I punched in starbucks and it took me to a location that is now a yogurt shop....this yogurt shop has been open for over 2 years.
WOW goes to show it would probably be a waste to update every year for sure.
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IF I have travel link I don't know how to find it and havent found it yet.
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IF I have travel link I don't know how to find it and havent found it yet.
Here are the steps you can check and see if travel link is installed. Note these are also printed in the owners manual as well. I have the 2011 system but these steps are listed in Chrysler website for 2012.



To access SIRIUS Travel Link, press the MENU hard-key
then touch the Travel Link soft-key.
SIRIUS Travel Link brings a wealth of useful information
into your vehicle and right to your fingertips:
Weather
• View detailed current conditions at your current location.
• Check extended 12–hour and 5–day forecasts.
• Store a favorite location for quick access to weather
conditions and forecasts.
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I didn't have the owners manual. The dealership is 50 miles from home and after processing all the paperwork I forgot it in the finance office. They have mailed it to me. I will check the wx link today. I did find the USB port but what is the other smaller port for? Headphones?
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The "headphone jack" is an audio input for plugging in older or non-USB audio devices.

I will actually sometimes use it instead of that USB to avoid dealing with the radio taking over my iPhone's audio controls and putting my iPhone into "slave mode" to the radio.


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Another note for those reading – you can very easily download a PDF of both the owners manual and the getting started guide to the 300 on the Chrysler website.

I always download these kinds of manuals and keep them tucked away on my phone and iPad so I can refer to them in a pinch or if I am curious about something and not around my owners manual.


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