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Old 10-11-2013, 03:14 AM
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If any one has purchased a full set of bash plates (supply only) from a dealer and you're happy to divulge such info, could you please let me know what you paid? Feel free to PM me if you'd rather not post it up.
$890 was the best I could do, but Noons and I ended up paying $895 each so we could pick up two full sets at once. The slightly cheaper deal involved waiting for one of the plates, which didn't work with Noon's travel plans.

Bear in mind we're in WA and get shafted just a bit harder than most others... excluding the North!

That said, I can get a Mopar towing system dealer fitted for $1k or $850 around the corner at CruisinOn. This is for the "old" system, which involves wiring splice into the loom. There is no intelligence so you need to turn off reverse sensors manually, which I think the proper MY14 system should not require. I'm still waiting on clarification. I recall someone is having one installed today (???) so advice might be in shortly...

I'm probably going to give in and install the towing system myself, then I can unleash my electronics beast and come up with my own solution to the reverse sensor issue. I can get a Mopar bar supply only "very cheap" and spend the savings at the Chiro and Chemist

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$890 was the best I could do, but Noons and I ended up paying $895 each so we could pick up two full sets at once. The slightly cheaper deal involved waiting for one of the plates, which didn't work with Noon's travel plans. Bear in mind we're in WA and get shafted just a bit harder than most others... excluding the North! That said, I can get a Mopar towing system dealer fitted for $1k or $850 around the corner at CruisinOn. This is for the "old" system, which involves wiring splice into the loom. There is no intelligence so you need to turn off reverse sensors manually, which I think the proper MY14 system should not require. I'm still waiting on clarification. I recall someone is having one installed today (???) so advice might be in shortly... I'm probably going to give in and install the towing system myself, then I can unleash my electronics beast and come up with my own solution to the reverse sensor issue. I can get a Mopar bar supply only "very cheap" and spend the savings at the Chiro and Chemist Cheers, Steve
Hi Steve, thanks for the info. You either got a great deal or I am getting shafted on my pricing... Mates rates, cost price for me from dealer $1k... Hmmm

We have a Mopar (best bars) towbar fitted. Cost us $840 or there abouts. I towed for the first time last week end and ours didn't turn off the rear sensors when in reverse. I had to turn off using the switch on the centre console.

I can also confirm that we still have the rear recovery hook on the passenger side. I thought I read somewhere that this was removed on the earlier models when the towbar was fitted?
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$890 was the best I could do, but Noons and I ended up paying $895 each so we could pick up two full sets at once. The slightly cheaper deal involved waiting for one of the plates, which didn't work with Noon's travel plans.

Bear in mind we're in WA and get shafted just a bit harder than most others... excluding the North!

That said, I can get a Mopar towing system dealer fitted for $1k or $850 around the corner at CruisinOn. This is for the "old" system, which involves wiring splice into the loom. There is no intelligence so you need to turn off reverse sensors manually, which I think the proper MY14 system should not require. I'm still waiting on clarification. I recall someone is having one installed today (???) so advice might be in shortly...

I'm probably going to give in and install the towing system myself, then I can unleash my electronics beast and come up with my own solution to the reverse sensor issue. I can get a Mopar bar supply only "very cheap" and spend the savings at the Chiro and Chemist

Cheers,
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I had the dealer fit an "official" towbar and loom today. Didn't pick it up until late, so haven't checked it out properly yet, but it certainly looks neat.
I'll hook a trailer up tomorrow and see what the reversing sensors do.
Interestingly, I took a look under the car before I took it in today, and didn't notice the tow hook (I was not looking for it). But when I took a look when collecting the car, the tow-hook stood out like DB's. Maybe just my lack of observation, or perhaps its in a slightly more obvious place?
They asked me if I wanted a 7 or 12 pin connector, and I said 12 (more is better, right?). But there was no one around to tell me if the extra pins are actually connected. I'll figure that out tomorrow too.

Thanks, Russell
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I'm interested that you have messaging via your phone. I have an iPhone like many will and still can't send a message without engaging Siri. Can you confirm that either via the green phone or VR button, you can send a SMS whilst driving using voice. I should say that I have completed the upgrade as well.
I can confirm that sms messaging works on a samsung galaxy s3 while driving and while stationary. It has been a feature that has worked from day one. We have had no upgrade to software yet. Figure if it aint broke dont fix it. I was quite chuffed when I sent the first message. Love the way it reads the message out to you also.
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Mine is the same, and the FM reception fades away much earlier than my previous vehicle as the distance from the transmitter increases. Interested to get the thoughts or comments from others to see if this is 'normal' for the JGC.
I need to retract my earlier statement!

I drove from Ballarat to Adelaide last week and was receiving ABC774 AM until I passed the border. This was during the day when AM sometimes is not at its best. I'm now in Port Augusta and still receiving some Adelaide AM broadcasts. The crackling noises reported earlier only occur when in built up areas. FM reception has also been good.
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I can also confirm that we still have the rear recovery hook on the passenger side. I thought I read somewhere that this was removed on the earlier models when the towbar was fitted?
I read that it's only for the hayman reece bar that they need to remove the hook.
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Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee information - Australia

[QUOTE=Barboots;908312]$890 was the best I could do, but Noons and I ended up paying $895 each so we could pick up two full sets at once. The slightly cheaper deal involved waiting for one of the plates, which didn't work with Noon's travel plans.

Bear in mind we're in WA and get shafted just a bit harder than most others... excluding the North!

Has anyone been quoted for a set if Bash plates in NSW /ACT? If so could you please let me know how much and which dealer.
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Enquiry: I notice on a lot of posts here that some Jeepers describe their vehicles as having eg., Lux2 and other acronyms which obviously mean additions to the standard vehicle. Can someone tell me what Lux2 stands for and is there a site where these acronyms are explained? I bought my MY14 CRD Limited a few weeks ago (first Jeep) and it has the ventilated seats. The other limited models on car lot had normal leather seats. I am guessing this is an option because at delivery the salesman told me they forgot to add this feature during the sale negotiation. He didn't mention how much this extra cost and I didn't have to pay for it. I may have had a win for a change.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:22 PM
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Enquiry: I notice on a lot of posts here that some Jeepers describe their vehicles as having eg., Lux2 and other acronyms which obviously mean additions to the standard vehicle. Can someone tell me what Lux2 stands for and is there a site where these acronyms are explained? I bought my MY14 CRD Limited a few weeks ago (first Jeep) and it has the ventilated seats. The other limited models on car lot had normal leather seats. I am guessing this is an option because at delivery the salesman told me they forgot to add this feature during the sale negotiation. He didn't mention how much this extra cost and I didn't have to pay for it. I may have had a win for a change.
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You should notice the leather feels a lot nicer than the standard too, this the Nappa vs the standard Capri.

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I need to retract my earlier statement!

I drove from Ballarat to Adelaide last week and was receiving ABC774 AM until I passed the border. This was during the day when AM sometimes is not at its best. I'm now in Port Augusta and still receiving some Adelaide AM broadcasts. The crackling noises reported earlier only occur when in built up areas. FM reception has also been good.
Yep, I only get the crackle in built up areas which is most of the time. I raised it with the dealer who told me that is normal for all AM radios these days due to lagging technology as the band is out-dated. Yet every car I have driven - we have a variety of new cars in our company's car pool - has been fine. It is this sort of b/s that annoys me.

On another matter, I have done 2,500kms, mainly city but not really stop-start, and the "diesel exhaust filter full..." message came up and the Jeep went into limp mode. The message said to drive the vehicle at highway speed to clean the filter, so I did - a 50km round trip at 78kph (the fastest the limp mode would allow) to no avail. So I had to take the car back to the dealer. They assure me that it should be ok from here on providing that I do regular highway runs to clear the filter or put additives in the fuel. Unless the dealer is cracking jokes, this seems an impractical limitation of the diesel engine which I was not aware off.

I haven't done any serious 4wdriving as yet but am worried now should this occur while I'm hundreds of kms in the bush, given it doesn't give you a warning that the filter is about to be full (which would be sensible) but rather it tells you that it is and then you're stuck in limp mode and one gear only. There is no way I could enjoy such a trip with that worry hanging over my head. I hate to say this but I am starting to have regrets on purchasing the Jeep.
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That said, I can get a Mopar towing system dealer fitted for $1k or $850 around the corner at CruisinOn. This is for the "old" system, which involves wiring splice into the loom. There is no intelligence so you need to turn off reverse sensors manually, which I think the proper MY14 system should not require. I'm still waiting on clarification. I recall someone is having one installed today (???) so advice might be in shortly...

I'm probably going to give in and install the towing system myself, then I can unleash my electronics beast and come up with my own solution to the reverse sensor issue. I can get a Mopar bar supply only "very cheap" and spend the savings at the Chiro and Chemist

Cheers,
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:52 AM
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Well folks.
Have now got my first 500k's up in GEORGE. (Laredo CRD)
So far so good.
The chatter re the radio reception hold true with GEORGE as the AM does crackle but the FM band is great.
Have the towbar and electrics fitted but still waiting for the rearview camera and of all things, the bonnet protector.
Got the UHF to fit yet.

So, still sifting through the controls and Uconnect system but getting there.

Added a bit of bling to the Laredo to spice GEORGE up, one more procedure and finished. Hope it doesnt void my Warranty!!
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