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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,917
Posted By Northland
Re: Thinking of dropping my Jeep

Wow - another example of a Jeep tech who either doesn't know what the he!! they're talking about or has been instructed to intentionally overcharge Jeep corporate for unnecessary warranty work. (Or...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-01-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,932
Posted By Northland
Re: Uconnect team introduces all-new features and services for 2016 vehicles

Why doesn't FCA just roll out head units equipped with CarPlay and Android Auto and quit with the small, incremental updates to UConnect each year? Would save them thousands of hours of software...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-27-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,932
Posted By Northland
Re: Uconnect team introduces all-new features and services for 2016 vehicles

So will the new 2016 Uconnect system include the feature allowing you to send an address or destination from your iPhone to the Uconnect system? Seems like I read in another thread that feature was...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-18-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Northland
Re: Any experiences with Console Vaults?

Welcome, TWP75! This question has been addressed in several threads previously - here's the search results on this forum for "Console Vault": Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 06-04-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,945
Posted By Northland
Re: 2016 Jeep SRT new features....updated as we learn

Adaptive Cruise Control. I'll be following this thread with great interest - thinking about getting a '16 GC SRT.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 06-02-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By Northland
Re: 2014 Cherokee - Starting by Itself

I've never heard of this problem. What's displayed on the center 7" screen when she returns to her Cherokee and it's running? In my GC, when I use Uconnect remote start I believe it displays a...
Forum: Technical Service Bulletins and Recalls 05-30-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Northland
Re: New Recall

Log into (or create) your account at https://www.moparownerconnect.com/Pages/global.aspx#; it will show you all open recalls on your vehicle.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-28-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,917
Posted By Northland
Re: Thinking of dropping my Jeep

I purchased my '14 GC out of state because all 4 of my local Jeep dealers refused to come anywhere close to the deal I got on it. When it came time to find a dealership for warranty work, I chose...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-27-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,917
Posted By Northland
Re: Thinking of dropping my Jeep

My '14 GC is one of the OGs - built in Feb. '13. Has 30K miles on it now; no problems other than several trips to the dealer for recalls & TSBs. In fact, it's sitting at the dealership now for the...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 05-22-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 13,003
Posted By Northland
Re: Dash Cams - Down Under

I recently installed a Blackvue DR750LW-2CH daschcam in each of my vehicles - that's exactly what I did on each install; ran the cable for the rear cam down the driver's side of the vehicle, tucking...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-07-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Northland
Re: Oil Change Disaster

Put about 2 oz. of Simple Green in a pint spray bottle filled with water; shake it up, then spray it all over underneath. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then go to the self-serve car wash and hit it...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-05-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Northland
Re: Don't Put Change in Your Console Top Tray

I got really frustrated with that top tray in the console right after I got my Jeep - that's where I carry lots of small items (penlight; small pen; etc.) and every time I opened the bottom...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,733
Posted By Northland
Re: Thoughts on trading in the '14 Overland for a Yukon Denali?

I too was thinking about trading for a '15 Yukon Denali before I ran across this thread: 2015 YUKON NOISE IN CABIN - 2015 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe, GMC Yukon, & Cadillac Escalade - GM-Trucks.com...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-26-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,317
Posted By Northland
Re: How do you know it's a V8?

Typically I would agree with this - I don't like seeing bumper stickers; badges; etc. all over a vehicle, especially mine. I added a Hemi badge to my '14 Limited, however, as it just felt like it...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 04-23-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Northland
Re: Live TV and Video in motion

1.) Purchase and install a Crux AVICH-03 harness: CRUX Interfacing Solutions ::: AVICH-03 (http://www.cruxinterfacing.com/products/AVICH-03/index.html)

2.) Purchase and install a Slingbox...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 04-21-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By Northland
Re: Live TV and Video in motion

I get live TV on my front screen via AVICH03 hardware and Slingbox app on my iPhone 6. Can watch shows I've recorded on DVR at home, as well as any cable channel.
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 04-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By Northland
Re: "Texas Dealership" VERY Disappointed - Twice!!!

I too had a terrific experience there when I purchased my '14 GC. I live in a state that doesn't have front plates; I was very clear upfront with my salesman I did not want holes drilled in my front...
Forum: Detailing 04-11-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,837
Posted By Northland
Nu Finish ??

+1 on both the 303 Aerospace Protectant and Westley's Bleche-Wite; been using both for years and couldn't be more pleased with the performance of both! I use No Touch Tire Care after scrubbing tires...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-30-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,584
Posted By Northland
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I quit paying for Sirius traffic and never looked back. I use the Waze app when I'm on a road and need traffic info; it's real time and you can tell exactly what's going on all around you. Plus it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 03-23-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By Northland
Re: Wanna buy a Hellcat?

I noted in the listing that it has two brand new rear tires - I can just hear Dicky screaming "YOU GOTTA GET YOURSELF SOMEA THAT!!!" as he shredded the rear rubber in less than 900 miles. Wonder...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-15-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By Northland
Re: Adjusting Side Mirrors without Blind Spot Monitor

I use that method of adjusting my rear view mirror to eliminate blind spots too. Have you noticed all the cars you're stopped behind in traffic and you can clearly see the driver in front of you in...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-11-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Northland
Re: Pioneer install - gap between trim

Instead of cobbling together a fix, you should have Crutchfield send you the proper installation kit that fits flush in your dash.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,535
Posted By Northland
Re: Pleasant Surpise in Mail Today

Got my certificate in the mail today for my '14 - free oil change and $150 in Mopar products or accessories. I've had all the recalls done; that's probably the trigger on sending these out.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-04-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By Northland
Re: Should I buy one?

I have one of THE earliest build '14s (built 2/13); almost 28K miles on it and it's only been to a dealership to have recall & TSB work done. Quietest car on the road I've ever had, and gets me...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Northland
Re: Uconnect 8.4 handle multiple phones?

Glad to hear! Hope 2015 is a very good year for you! Now a question for you - will the '14s be receiving the new & improved Uconnect features (e.g.; sending destination from mobile phone to unit in...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,584
Posted By Northland
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

It's the Select plan. They also charge a $3.12 "U. S. Music Royalty Fee" for the five month time period. If you call to cancel but then renew on the same plan, they do give you a prorated credit...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-19-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,584
Posted By Northland
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

I get 5 mos. for $5/month - have them invoice me (costs $2 more) so they never have a credit card no. on file. I mail them a money order as payment. I call back a week before the 5 months is up to...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-17-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Northland
Re: Uconnect 8.4 handle multiple phones?

Where have you been, Willx?? Before today, your last post was in July '14! We've missed you! Welcome back!
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-16-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,459
Posted By Northland
Re: Using navigation and other features while in motion

Got it for $319.00 with free shipping on eBay and installed it myself. It's all plug-and-play; easy to install with no wires to splice or solder. Just pull the trim piece around the nav screen off,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-16-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,459
Posted By Northland
Re: Using navigation and other features while in motion

I installed the Crux AVICH-03, the hard wired unit. I like it - it will mirror whatever you have on your iPhone screen, unlike the wireless version which (according to some posts in this thread)...
Forum: Audio, Video, Navigation & Electronic Modifications 02-14-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By Northland
Re: Blackvue Power Magic Pro & DR650

I'm the author of that Blackvue install post - your comments about the gray wire I detailed as the power source got me to wondering, so I just pulled my overhead console down and checked it again - I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-12-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By Northland
Re: Want to upgrade from 05 nav unit to aftermarket. Help needed!

Head over to www.crutchfield.com (http://www.crutchfield.com) - input your Jeep on their web site and it will show you everything that will fit it. Crutchfield is a little more expensive than other...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-11-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Northland
Re: Upgrading your horn?

Here's a pic of my setup - the Stebel can be seen underneath the "J" in Jeep; passenger-side factory horn is to the left of it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Northland
Re: Upgrading your horn?

I removed the front bumper cover to install an HID kit and the horn; it's very easy with the bumper cover off. Shop would probably charge you 2-3 hours labor just for removing/reinstalling the front...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By Northland
Re: Upgrading your horn?

One of the first mods I did to my Jeep was to install this bad boy: ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-05-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 54,618
Posted By Northland
Re: UConnect 8.4 - North America

Reading thru these latest posts got me to wondering - where's Willx, the guru of all things Uconnect and the one who started this thread? His last post anywhere on the forum was 7/28/14. Willx -...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,357
Posted By Northland
Re: Choosing which recalls to apply

^^^^This. I had two of three outstanding recalls done last week (they told me they didn't have the parts for the third one); sun visor wiring and brake booster shield. Had a couple faint smudges on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 02-03-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,301
Posted By Northland
Re: Done with the SRT - my story

Sorry to see you leave the Jeep family, but I sure understand. You were a great help to me in getting my '14 GC in Houston, thanks again for steering me to a great dealership! Hope you have good...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 02-02-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,126
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

Well, I wired up a toggle switch as suggested by the Crux tech; does exactly the same thing as pressing the Back button - just switches to the AVICH-03 input. Had no effect on inputting nav...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 02-02-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,126
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

So I talked to a tech at Crux today - he said the only way to activate VIM on the '14 GC with their AVICH-03 unit is to install a single-pole toggle switch on the green wire on the wiring harness. ...
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