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Old 09-06-2012, 08:24 PM
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New WK owner looking for some help

Hi guys,

so i just picked up a used 2006 GC WK Overland and wanted to say hi as well as see if anyone can help me with a couple of questions.

1) The passenger side mirror of the jeep appeared to be damaged quite a bit and while the dealer offered to assist with the repair, i wanted to know what options are available to me. instead of waiting for the a Chevy dealer (this is where i bought the car) to find out where to order the mirror from and then waiting for them to get it and figure out how to install it, i thought that maybe i can just buy a mirror or even a set and simply have them pay for it. i did find a few aftermarket power and heated mirrors but they all come in black and i am not sure how it will look on a silver jeep. is it possible to switch the mirror covers from my car to the new mirrors? do you have any recommendations on which brand i should go with?

2) are there any things that you feel a new owner should do as soon as they get a new Jeep? any special things to look for? right now the only thing that i feel i must do is replace the stupid long antenna (already ordered a shorter one) as well as replace this horrible nav system (already have a nice Kenwood nav that i will put in there)

i think that this is it for now, thanks in advance and looking forward to hanging out with you guys!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:32 PM
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Re: New WK owner looking for some help

Cant offer advice on what brand to use for the mirror, but I would go OEM. As far as what things you should do right away, that all depends on how many miles are on it. Use this site http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_maintenance.htm to figure out what maintenance you should do based on how many miles are on the Overland. When I buy a used car I assume the previous owner hasn't done any of the scheduled maintenance. Might be overkill, but I like playing it safe. I'd also do a check on the brakes/suspension. Most of the maintenance stuff can be done by weekend mechanic with the right tools and the How-To section on the site covers just about everything.

As far as the mirrors go, might wanna try your luck and go to www.car-part.com and see if you can find your mirror(s) in a junk yard in your area. Might be the cheapest most effective option.
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Re: New WK owner looking for some help

you should also look up the tsb's and make sure they hav ebeen performed on it (technical service bulletins) - any jeep dealer should do them for free and there should be a record if your vin has had them done. when I first bought mine, I took it in for the tsb on the tranny.

congrats on the new jeep
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