Mygig Not Responding To Voice... Microphone?

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    I've just realised that we have a problem with the MyGig. It will not respond to voice commands nor does the microphone appear to work when taking a phone call. The call connects properly but only incoming voice can be heard. The person on the other end of the line just hears silence.

    Any ideas? The obvious culprit would be the microphone itself or the connections to it.
     
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    I finally got an opportunity to have a look at this problem. I decided to start by looking at the connections to the microphone in the roof console as it looked easier to get at than the back of the MyGig unit. Although yanking on bits of plastic in sub zero temperatures always sets my nerves on edge.

    This is what I found...

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    Looks very likely to be the culprit.

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    The plot thickens as running the part number reveals that this isn't the microphone at all, it's an alarm remote receiver.

    Where on earth is the microphone?
     

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    Answering my own questions here. Luckily, I’ve got a 300C with a MyGig that works. Comparing the two systems, it seems that the Nitro has the wrong mirror. There should be microphones in the mirror.

    I’m going to give the previous owner a call and see if the thing ever worked or if the unit wasn’t factory fitted.
     
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    I do not have mygig in my Nitro. But when I bought my Trō an unknowing sales person told me it came with u-connect for my phone. It did not. When I tried the U-connect button all I got was "U-connect not available.".
    The HU has the U-connect buttons for it to work, but the rig did not have all the parts needed for it to work. I had to by the U-connect module and a mic, install it all, then had to have a dealer activate it in the computers to make it work.

    At least your phone will pair, so that leads me to believe you are just missing the mic, or the mic/mirror. If your rig originally had the mic/mirror you should have the wires in the headliner directly above the rear view mirror.
     
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    The next step is to check the back of the MyGig to see if there is anything connected to where the mic plugs in. I didn’t see any spare wires when I was poking around behind the roof console. There are just three wires going into the mirror. The mirror on the 300 has a thick bundle of them going in. Actually, the 300 mirror looks the same as the one that should be in the Nitro. If so, sourcing a secondhand one should be possible. Nav equipped Nitros are like hen’s teeth over here.

    Another solution might be to use the separate microphone kit such as the one available for the Jeep JK. Not sure if that is available in the UK though.

    The problem is that it has been snowing all morning and I’m not inclined to go outside. Especially not now that I have sat down next to the fire.
     
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    Don't blame you a bit. Not having a heated garage, I'd be sitting by a fire as well.
    Not knowing the MyGig HU, I'm not sure if there is a mic port in it.
    In my situation, the mic is connected to the U-connect module.
     
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    From a JK forum...

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    Looks promising.
     
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    If you have an OEM Sub, the U-connect module is inside the RR quarter panel by the Sub.
    If not, it is supposed to be in the right front kick panel or behind the glove box area.
     
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    Thanks for those posts. All valuable info. There is no OEM sub, so I'm guessing that the U-connect module may be on the opposite (left hand) side on a RHD car.

    That said, the MyGig may not need a separate U-connect module. The JK microphone kit just plugs straight into the back of the unit.

    This is the JK kit...

    https://www.amazon.com/Mopar-My-Gig-Stand-Alone-Microphone/dp/B001TA4HHW
     
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    The front sheet of the instruction manual...

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    Cool find.
    If there is nothing plugged into C1 on the HU and the pin out is correct, your set.
    Weather provided of course.;)
     
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    It's fixed.

    There was a plug in C1 on the back of the MyGig. I took it out and replaced with the plug that came with the microphone kit I found on the Wrangler JK forums.

    Why the correct mirror isn't fitted is beyond me. However, I now have a very happy wife and, as the old adage goes...

    "Happy wife, happy life."

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    For reference, the microphone kit part number is 82211743AB.
     
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    Thanks for the update and part #. This will help others in the future.
    Any wind noise from the mic location?
    I have a sunroof and put mine here. I found this location had the best pickup with the least background noise.
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    Wonder what was plugged into C1?
     
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    I did wonder about background noise and oddly enough did consider mounting it where you have. Results on the Wrangler seemed mixed with some people reporting that the voice pick up was excellent on the glass and others saying it wasn't. I've only tested it on the drive so far but I'll play around with it over the next few weeks and see how it goes. The background noise in a diesel is probably at a higher level so that may have an affect.
     
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