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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: 3.6 V6 very low MPG

I have the same model, same year, Laredo X 4x4 V6 QT I.

This is not surprising if you mostly make a lot of short local trips. The engine never gets to warm up and it is nothing but stop and go....
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Logic behind Average MPG in EVIC

While I agree that no source for 300 miles has been provided so far I do think that rolling average for last X miles makes much more sense than my initial suggestion of rolling average for the last X...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Logic behind Average MPG in EVIC

AHA! Can you share the source of that information?
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,274
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: TIPM Recall

Check your VIN here: https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

I have '11 and P54 recall comes up for me. Note that you VIN may or may not be loaded in this database yet.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Logic behind Average MPG in EVIC

Does anyone know the logic behind Average MPG in EVIC?

It resets to 0 when you explicitly reset it and then is starts calculating average by dividing distance traveled by gallons used. However, I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,274
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: TIPM Recall

I don't doubt your experience. I just posted the part of recall notice I received in US. I have not had that recall done. Recall notice also says that parts are currently not available.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-23-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,274
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: TIPM Recall

You should still get recall notices. If you don't - register with Chrysler, they may not yet have an information that you are new owner. Even if your Jeep was bought used you are still eligible for...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 34,009
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Sloshing sound from under the car

TSB was for early '11 WK2. The poster has '15
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Will these TPMS work?

TPMS system learns new sensors automatically after driving above certain speed (15 mph?) for about 15 min. I recently had them replaced and this is exactly what happened. No programming was needed in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,525
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: MaxCare Warranty??

I forgot that MaxCare includes car rental coverage. That being said - can you rent ANY car for $35/day in US?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,952
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Sirius Satellite Radio

The plot thickens: I just checked and I do have 2 Howard Stern channels even though "Sirius Select" doesn't include them.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,952
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Sirius Satellite Radio

You got me interested - I thought I had all the stations, so I dug up my invoice and it says "Sirius Select - 5 months". From this page: Our Most Popular Packages - SiriusXM Radio...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-25-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,556
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Recall for Alternator

Total Recall Trivia - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzjPVtKcOPc)
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-25-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,952
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Sirius Satellite Radio

I am not the person you asked but I have only SiriusXM Satellite Radio (which is all I want) for $25 / 5 months (not 6 months) deal. Royalty fees- about $1-2 extra. I don't know if I have all...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-14-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

The problem turned out to be with Icon wiper I had. Not grime on the glass or weak spring in wiper arm.

This week I was at Home Depot and bought Michelin 22" wiper for $6 ( maybe $8). Put it on...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Driving without a radio installed

I don't know if this is still relevant but back in 2011 when I was shopping for WK2 I was driven by a dealership salesman in 2011 Limited WK2 with factory radio removed and it had nothing instead,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-08-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,952
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Sirius Satellite Radio

Except states where invoice fee is prohibited. I've been renewing $25 for 5 months promo for several years and never had this fee (NY state).
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-03-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,778
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Windshield wipers recommendation for '11 WK2

I recently replaced original wipers with Bosch Icon and they just don't clean well on the driver side approximately under the area where wiper attaches under the arm (across the whole range of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-28-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,237
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Ugh I broke the handle on the cargo cover

I have the same exact problem. It cracked when bottom of it rubbed against large plastic box I had in the trunk. It didn't break completely and I have been using it like this for over a year.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: new owner! Am i running the current software

What kind of issues did you have with 2014.40?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-25-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Will someone with 2014 maps run an address?

Is your system 430N? I have '11 Laredo X with 430 N with original maps. I recently started driving to work and thinking about an upgrade.

I am OK with paying $150 BUT only if maps are actually...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Grand Cherokee Makes Top 10 Stolen Crossovers & SUVs

This will sound like a dumb question but I will go ahead and ask it anyway:

How are they stolen? They are not supposed to start without key fob present and I haven't heard any news about key fob...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-18-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,395
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Infamous "key not detected" problem.

Did you have a fresh battery at home? I found that a set of batteries I had had good voltage but none of them worked in the remote. Battery from another set worked fine.

In case you didn't know -...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-06-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Is screen protector needed for Nav system?

This is where I am going to get mine: Improved Display Function & Use - Films, Hoods, Cleaning | Photodon.com (http://www.photodon.com/)

They have 6 kinds of film (or more, too much of a choice)...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Is screen protector needed for Nav system?

On the chance that you still have eBay email notification - how was this item called? Was it 430N specific or just generic 7" (or whatever the size is) 16x9 screen protector?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,521
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Is screen protector needed for Nav system?

I recently noticed a small scratch on my '11 WK2 430N screen. It is not bad, only noticeable when the screen is off and you need to know where to look.

That being said - how do these touch screens...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Does you phone charge directly from WK2 USB port?

By "directly" I mean using regular USB data cable (most likely USB->Micro USB) and NOT special charge only cable that has data pin shortened to draw higher current.

The reason for this post is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-19-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,744
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

Navigation is not a part of Sirius service - it is standalone and requires no monthly charges (except possible realtime traffic information if supported by your in-car navigation system. I don't have...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,879
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Chrysler Recalls 867,795 SUVs Worldwide for Brake System

Where is brake power booster located? Will it involve major disassembly?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Bluetooth signal icon is sometimes red on 430N

How can WiFi be related to this at all? If anything, it can be BlueTooth signal strength but the phone is right in the cup holder.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Bluetooth signal icon is sometimes red on 430N

I have '11 WK2 with 430N. Sometimes, when phone is present and Bluetooth on the phone is on, the icon that shows Bluetooth signal strength at the bottom of 430N shows up as red dashed line (instead...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: 430N system and Moto X Bluetooth problems

Correction on Moto X downgrade: some kind of downgrade may be possible but not for all partitions (gpt and motoboot are irreversible). One can downgrade the other partitions but there maybe some...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-25-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: 430N system and Moto X Bluetooth problems

I can report that I have no problems at all with my Moto X Developer Edition for GSM networks (runs JB 4.2.2) and '11 WK2 with 430N (however, I've had the phone only for about 10 days). I am not...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-09-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: 430N system and Moto X Bluetooth problems

Did you ever figure it out? I am considering this phone. It will be used with 430N in my '11 Laredo X.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-06-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Driving out of the snow in '11 4x4 WK2 with QT I

I have to dig up manual but I think this is incorrect. Not just for QT I but for any transmission. If you start in neutral and put it in "3" that means it will not go above the 3, but 1 and 2 will...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Driving out of the snow in '11 4x4 WK2 with QT I

Why is that? As far as I know it is not possible with this transmission.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-05-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Driving out of the snow in '11 4x4 WK2 with QT I

Do I need to limit the gearbox to the first gear when going forward? Or should I just leave it in "D"? As I said before, this is '11 4x4 WK2 with QT I (Laredo X). No 4-low mode or Snow mode.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-20-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,744
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

Just got my current deal extended - $5/month for 5 months=$25 + ~$2 fees. No charge for paper invoice in NY state.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,205
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Capless Fuel Door Opening Involuntarily on 2014 Grand Cherokee

If it is in the same location as in my '11 that would be your knee brushing against it when you get in the car. Happens to me often enough.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-16-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,962
Posted By JoeSchmoe007
Re: Do Not install 2.404 & 2013 map updates

From what I see on screenshot this is for '08 Jeep.

Do you think it is similar for '11 as well?
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