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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,516
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Anyone Use A Hitch Mount Motorcycle Carrier?

Here is a post from awhile back. The bike - Kawasaki Super Sherpa (KL250) is 275 lbs.


Hope the link works - look for post #69.

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-19-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,401
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Cool Useful Ideas for 2" hitch?


Kawasaki KL 250 - Had to add Harbor Freight turn/brake lights and also attach vehicle licence to carrier (must be visible and lighted!)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-11-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,378
Posted By bdesmp
Re: HELP Jeep wont start, key fobs work ok

That info is on page 476 of my manual:

If a malfunction occurs and the shift lever cannot be
moved out of the PARK position, you can use the
following procedure to...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-06-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,665
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Merry Christmas! disable key fob trick...


1. Lock the jeep with the fob or by the door handle;
2. open the driver door by the handle or with the fob;
3. remove the metal key from the fob;
4. put the keyless fob in the cabin;...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-20-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,979
Posted By bdesmp
Re: No Heated Steering Wheel!

I had a 1989 Mercury Sable with a heated windshield that had a gold tint when viewed from the outside. It worked great for a few winters and then stopped working. There was a problem with the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-14-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,413
Posted By bdesmp
Re: When people ask you the price you paid how do you react?

If the person is just being nosey, I ask them what they paid for their vehicle.

But if someone is in the market for a JGC, I will tell them an approximate price, unless it's a good friend and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
Posted By bdesmp
Left foot dead pedal

One thing I really miss is a dead (not deal - as I put in the header!) foot pedal for the driver's left foot.

In other vehicles I've owned that had one long trips were easier on the left calf...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By bdesmp
Re: thule rack system question

Yup - I have Thule feet/rails and wish the jeep rails were longer. I think it's a standard length to accomodate moon/sun roofs.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-27-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,284
Posted By bdesmp
Re: What oil do you use?

Castrol Edge Synthetic and Mopar filter.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-27-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Checkout these TOOL DEALS!!!

I bought the 8-Function-Electronic-Multi-Tool. Man, that Gaydar function really works - now I have to re-think the rest of my life! (Great corn holder!)
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,185
Posted By bdesmp
Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

Amil - Have only used them for one winter and I was satisfied. I'll update after this winter.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-17-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,428
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Worth switching to winter tires?

I believe that it is absolutely worth using winter tires. You may: avoid a fender bender; not get stuck; sumer tires will last longer; avoid someone getting injured. ( all of these depend on driving...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 10-17-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,185
Posted By bdesmp
Re: What snow tires are you running this season?

This will be my second winter with GoodYear Ultra Grip Ice WRT tires. I have them on alloy wheels, with TPMS - from Tirerack . They worked well last winter and I'm satisified with them - so far. ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,685
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Pine Sap Removal

Try Murphy's Oil Soap. Works great on bugs and tar.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-26-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,887
Posted By bdesmp
Re: No sound from radio

You might have to go to Sirius on-line and force a reboot/re-initialize for your unit. That happened to me once and that's what I had to do.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-25-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,456
Posted By bdesmp
Removing Pentastar Engine Cover

I'm thinking of removing the engine cover as I cannot see any major functional use for it. I'm hoping that without it, the engine may have more/better air circulation. I don't have any heating...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-18-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,357
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Moved to Canada - Warranty Now Void

Same Chrysler policy for Canadian moving to the US. I complained to Chrysler Canada - reponse was "We'll note your comment."

Seems like a money grab to me. Ford and GM don't do this.

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-09-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Bringing Dogs along for trips

We have a 70 lb. Labrador Retreiver, who we take him on lots of trips (cottage, NY, etc.) The seats are folded down and he has a small foam bed to lie on.

He has a dog harness all the time -...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,575
Posted By bdesmp
Re: surfing with the valet key?

I've tried the - put the keyless fob in the jeep - lock the dirver's door with the key - three beeps and doors unlock. On the third trial, it will stay locked. Great, but as soon as I use the key...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-18-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,791
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Light indicator too bright

Remove the permanent sharpie the same way you remove it from a whiteboard.

Take an erasable marker and write over the permanent writing - the erasable marker ink melts the permanent ink - then...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-15-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,177
Posted By bdesmp
Re: What Accessories are a must IYO

Trailer hitch
roof rack
shark fin (for roof box clearance)
mud flaps
cargo tray
rubber floor mats
hitch carrier for my dual purpose bike (everyone should have a dirt bike!)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-10-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,238
Posted By bdesmp
Re: ebay find of the year!

I bought one and this morning when I got in the Jeep there was a freshly made coffee ready for me! Plus I drove 80 miles and my gas tank went from 1/2 to full!

Worth the money!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-04-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,130
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Thule Aerobar wind noise?

Yup! There is wind noise from my Aero Bars. The noise is no big deal, but sometimes, if the wind is right (or wrong) it can get loud.

Not enought noise to remove them when I don't have the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By bdesmp
Bulbs turing orange!

Anyone else have the issue of the high beam bulbs turning brownish-orange? This is a Canadian model with DRLs.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-04-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,710
Posted By bdesmp
Re: What tires are you running for the winter?

I was thinking of going with 17" wheels, but they would not clear the brakes, so 18" wheels with Goodyear Ice WRT are what I went with.

I used to get Blizaks, but although great on ice and...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-19-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,095
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Discovered the visor on week 3 :)

Too bad it doesn't have dual visors. That is such a great feature that I really liked - especially when the sun moves between the windshield and the side window (travelling on a curvy road).
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-07-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,503
Posted By bdesmp
Re: shark fin guys - can anyone speak to reception after install?

Installed it a couple of months ago - no degradation in AM FM or Sirius reception. The color (Stone White) is not the same as the Stone White vehicle color - but not enough to return.

Anyone know...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-29-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,014
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Just noticed LED light bar on German Brochure

Further on in the brochure there's a weird trailer hitch that looks like a coat hook! Strangest hitch I've ever seen (if it is a hitch).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-20-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Employee Pricing Plan - Canada

The price difference is frustrating and no one I talk to can give me an answer. I believe that it is Chrysler Canada setting the prices and the dealers just follow it.

Not only are vehicle prices...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-07-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By bdesmp
Re: RHR speed limit?

My 430N (RHB) shows the speed limit (not on all roads) and the vehicle speed goes to black numbers when you are at or below that speed.

I thought it being red was normal!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-07-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 40,640
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Towing thread

Hauling a 2005 Kawasaki KL250 using a Discount Ramps tray and Harbor Freight LED taillights.


Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Coffee mug dilema

I'll be there on Friday - barring any road washouts. Don't want to post pics and give away my secrets!

I did forget to mention that the first step was the consume LOTS of beer (St Pauli Girl and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Coffee mug dilema

OK - I know where this is going. You think this is a minor frivolous thing, BUT just wait till yours gets stuck and you REALLY want a sip of hot, delicious coffee.

I'm not putting the mug back in...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Coffee mug dilema

Now you tell me - just grabbed any "mug" from the cupboard, poured the coffee and left for work.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-29-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,996
Posted By bdesmp
Coffee mug dilema

Driving into work today I brought a cup of coffee in a mug. The mug has a flute or wine glass type of bottom. I put it in the middle cup holder and went on my way.

At a stop light I reached...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-25-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Evic turns on while Jeep is off, doors locked?

Try removing the start button and see if it the EVIC still appears.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-20-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Car Salesman lingo: NBDR?

Nothing But (a) Dumb Rookie
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-17-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Canadian Service (Warranty) Plans

--- My text didn't make it with the original post - I'll try again ---

The Chrysler Canada Service Contracts are quite different from the US versions:

Here is a link to the brochure.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-12-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,509
Posted By bdesmp
Re: LockPick V3 vs CHR550

Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-10-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 37,172
Posted By bdesmp
Re: Attention WK2 3.6L owners - New TSB for Shudder, harsh shifts, performance and mo

Is there a web site where you can check the RRTs and TSBs applied to your vehicle?
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