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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-29-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
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: 25
Views: 1,170
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: 333
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: 333
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: 1,170
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: 39
Views: 1,001
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: 284
Views: 26,551
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: 869
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: 813
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: 759
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: 6,105
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: 1,525
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: 521
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: 284
Views: 26,551
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: 284
Views: 26,551
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: 521
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: 2,316
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: 2,316
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: 14
Views: 848
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: 525
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: 1,051
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: 1,051
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: 1,051
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: 409
Views: 50,717
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: 46
Views: 2,585
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: 4,819
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: 2,823
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: 2,823
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. ...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 01-30-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

Ah, OK - good guess. Instructions for AVICH-03 state to just set no. 4 switch to On; I'll call Crux support line in next few days and ask them.
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 01-30-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

No; I didn't set dip switch 1 to On - only no. 4, per the instructions that came with the AVICH-03 (and which made no mention of dip switch 1). What leads you to believe that no. 1 will have any...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-30-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By Northland
Re: Active Noise Canceling on 2015

Speaking of noise cancellation systems, I've been following this very interesting thread over on a GM truck forum about problems they're having with the Bose ANC system on '15 Yukons and Tahoes: ...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 01-29-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

I bought it off eBay for $319.00 from a seller with high ratings and free shipping. It was around that same price everywhere, but most other places charged shipping. You can easily install this...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 01-29-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

I received and installed the AVICH-03 today. It does not allow control of the factory nav unit (i.e.; typing in addresses) while in motion - you have to press the Back button underneath the screen in...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,316
Posted By Northland
Re: Using navigation and other features while in motion

I just purchased a Crux AVICH-03 (CRUX Interfacing Solutions ::: AVICH-03 (http://www.cruxinterfacing.com/products/AVICH-03/index.html)) which enables VIM from iPhone/Android; once I install and use...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 01-23-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

Yeah, that's the same list I want to do with my iPhone 6. Per post #23 in this thread, looks like it would be best to go with the hardwired AVICH-03 as opposed to the wireless version. And I'm...
Forum: Audio/Video/Navigation/Alarms 01-23-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,823
Posted By Northland
Re: Video in Motion

I've been browsing the threads thinking about purchasing the AVICH-03 for my '14 Jeep - just curious, why would you need NavTV to do the things you listed? Couldn't you do all those with just the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-10-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Northland
Uconnect at CES 2015

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/all-new-and-easy-to-use-uconnect-access-services-83068.html


That thread restates the info currently on the UConnect web site, and also states the new features will...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-09-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Northland
Re: Uconnect at CES 2015

This is very confusing; as when you read through the Uconnect site that talks about the new features, nowhere does it state they'll only be available on "select 2015" models. Instead, it prominently...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,043
Posted By Northland
Re: Detailing

I've never paid anyone else to detail any car of mine - no one would do as good a job nor care as much about my vehicle as I. Over many years of trial and error I've found the best products and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Northland
Re: Trail Rated

It's a lot more than just the skid plates that are required to get the Trail Rated badge - when you order either ORA package on a Limited you get the same components as in the Overland. I got the ORA...
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