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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

So how useful is it? I mainly need the shop manuals for the wiring diagrams, but I do find it occasionally useful for other repair stuff. Trying to figure out if it's worth the $135+ship.
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

It has a lot if information, particularly diagnostics, that I have not seen elsewhere. OTOH the technology is last century, there is no SEARCH, and it does not work properly with Windows 8 (only IE and WIn 7 or earlier).

So if you need to ask, it probably is not worth it. However if concerned about having something break out in the boonies with no service and are able to extract trouble codes then maybeso.

ps the "plus" was about $30 or $164.90 total.
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

has anyone gotten a version yet that works on newer IE and windows 7 platforms?
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

It works with Windows 7 and IE 8 just not display the graphics for any higher version of IE and does not work with anything else.

I contact them about once a month but doubt that Chrysler Cares.

Other issues: no search or selective print, takes whole minutes to load following engine selection if you have a good anti-virus, and must enable active content every time it loads.

Of course if you have no security you may not see the latter.

Despite all of that it does have information that is unavailable anywhee else so am willing to put up with all of the annoyances since have not bothered to just reformat the whole thing.

Are over 11,000 files (including 2700 .svgs and 5400 xmls) so expect it would take me about a month to write a program to convert the SVGs to JPGs and rewrite the HTML/XML to work on anything. A competent 15 year old should be able to do the same.
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

Is there a third alternative?
Preferably a download?
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

wow-does it load info off the cd or is it downloading off there server?
is it possible to load ie8 still i think i have ie9
-wk2 has been out for 3 years-come on haynes
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

TechAuthority has an online subscription but does not help when you are in the boonies.

The CD is complete in itself but I consider it more of an extended owner's manual than a real service manual. For example the wiring diagrams are very limited (says so in description) however a full wiring diagram is not available.

It does tell you how to change the air filter which is lacking in the owner's manual.

The nicest thing I can say is that the description of OBD-II error codes is pretty good even if the wiring diagrams do not always display.
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Re: Factory Service Manual Available?

has anyone tried this?
1. Open IE8
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Open >Tools >Developer Tools
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Switch Browser Mode to IE7 and Document Mode to IE7

or possible google chrome would open the pages successfully?

I dont want to buy this disc just to change a bunch of software on my pc-

I did call tech authority the sales person said they are working on a fixit program - but they have no ETA

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