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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 02-26-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,575
Posted By tommc4
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting To LED

No, those lights are the red tail light/brake lights, they never flash. The back up (white) and the turn signals (yellow) are all fine. But the red lights (running/brake) kept burning out fast. I...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 02-25-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,575
Posted By tommc4
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

Oh they made the difference. But, I am having an issue with the Running/Brake lights burning out quickly. I go so frustrated that I have put regular 3157s back in until it gets warm enough to work...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 01-28-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,575
Posted By tommc4
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

My load resistors are wired across the LED, as if it were another buld. That is the way everything I have seen said to do it. Made no sense to me, but it does keep things from flashing fast! My...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 01-28-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,575
Posted By tommc4
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

EXACTLY the same problem I am having with my license plate lights. The "LED protector I spoke of is here: http://superlumination.com/images/auto_bulbs/protector_wm.jpg
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 01-28-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,575
Posted By tommc4
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

Sure did. In fact, there are THREE 6 ohm, 50W resistors in each of my taillight bays. Gotta figure a way to secure them, as they keep hitting metal when I start/stop/turn! :) The backup and turn...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How to 01-28-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,575
Posted By tommc4
Re: An Introductory Guide To Upgrading Your WJ's Interior Lighting to LED

Great thread! I have converted my exterior lights to LED, but am having a problem with the 3157 burning out (especially the running light part). I am thinking that it may be the cheap eBay lights I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-03-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By tommc4
Re: Shorty Antenna

I got a shorty from Pep Boys, about $13, and about 4 inches long, black. Works much better than I expected, although I have not taken it out on a long trip yet. But, for that, I have "Tune In" on...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 12-03-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By tommc4
Re: Fan Relay Problem

I have gotten a LOT of advice, info and help from you fine folks here, so I am happy to be able to provide a bit myself!

I had the same issue with my '03 GC. My brother owns a tranny/gen repair...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 11-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By tommc4
Re: A shocking wj!

All had cloth seats...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 11-08-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By tommc4
Re: A shocking wj!

I wonder why this is happening; I never had the issue in some of my other vehicles, like my Trackers or regular cars (both Chrysler and other brands). I wish I could figure this one out and how to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 11-07-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,853
Posted By tommc4
Question A shocking wj!

Hey guys & gals! (there ARE some gals here, right?)

This is a question that has plagued me for years, even back when I had Voyager & T&C minivans, my ZJ and my first WJ. In cooler weather, every...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-28-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By tommc4
Re: LEDS, loading resistors, etc.

Thanks! I think on the front, I will splice them in with jelly splicers, but on the back, I cannot figure out there to put them; there does not appear to be a lot of room in my '03. Plus, I gotta...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-26-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By tommc4
Question LEDS, loading resistors, etc.

OK, please forgive the newbie, as he ha a couple of questions!

I have converted all of my exterior lights (except the headlights, of course!) to LEDS. I am getting the rapid flashing, which I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By tommc4
Question Double DIN Mod?

I was wondering if anyone had seen a DOUBLE DIN modification for the WJ? I have an '03, and would just love to put some of the newer audio get in her!

Thanks in advance, everyone!
Forum: Cherokee-SJ and XJ 09-23-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By tommc4
Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

Now, I would like to see some pics of that!

I want to install two high-power USB ports on the bottom center panel (where the heated seat switches would be) and a couple on the BACK of the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,811
Posted By tommc4
Re: Can't have 4 screws for rear license plate??? Huh?

Same issue on my '03 WJ. I was looking at some hardware that might do it. They sell rubber bumper pieces at Lowes, HQ, etc that have a screw hole in the back. Why not use of these screwed into the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-11-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,843
Posted By tommc4
Re: Shorty Antenna for my 01 Limited WJ

I have an 03 GC, and I too have been wanting to get a shorty. While I was at Pep Boys (yea, sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do) I found a little 4.75 " black stubby from Pilot Automotice, #...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 09-09-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By tommc4
Re: ventishade

Go to a Lowes and grab a bottle (or 2) of some stuff called MOSTENBOCKER'S LIFT-OFF. that stuff is freakin' incredible, and has hundreds of uses. The Lowes stock number / sku is 16685. Here is a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-09-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By tommc4
Re: Intake Air Temp Sensor Location

Thanks a bunch. I looked everywhere and could not find a link, other than to some parts lists. Absolutely crazy. Many thanks!
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-08-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By tommc4
Re: Intake Air Temp Sensor Location

Guess my Google doesn't work well! :( I spent over 13 hours searching for it. Lots of dead links, etc. Sigh....
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-07-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By tommc4
Re: Intake Air Temp Sensor Location

THANK YOU so much! Please, tell me about the book or file you have there. I would love to dl or purchase a copy. Looks like a complete service manual!?

Thanks again, in any event.
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-06-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,986
Posted By tommc4
Intake Air Temp Sensor Location

Is there any info as to the location and pin outs for the Intake Air Temperature Sensor? I can't seem to find much info on it. I have a 2003 Grand Cherokee inline 6/4.0 engine, no modifications...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-05-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By tommc4
Question Radio/Window Power Draw-Off

OK, here we go! 2003 Grand Cherokee. As we all probably know, the radio and the windows continue to be powered after the vehicle ignition is switched OFF, for about 60 seconds OR until a door is...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,032
Posted By tommc4
Question '03 P455 Code - moe details in msg

Well, I have been getting the P455 code for a month or two now. I know it says a "Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (large leak)". I have noticed that when I open the gas cap, I...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,239
Posted By tommc4
Re: Holy crap... hope no one is planning on trading in their WK2

WOW, almost sounds like the drops in houses! Grab your ankles, folks! :)
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,720
Posted By tommc4
Re: Sentry key keeps loosing programming:

There are a couple of ways; the older systems from DEI used an add-on module that placed a collar around the key slot on the column, and transmitted the RFID to the SKIM. I had issues with it in...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 09-04-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,093
Posted By tommc4
Re: What does everyone do to save gas?

Hey Everyone!
Lots of acronyms being tossed around, like WOT, CAI, etc. Is there a spot on this site that defines them? The info here is great, but if we newbies to the site don't know the terms,...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-03-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By tommc4
Re: Help! Remobval of Cig Lighter

Thanks, everyone. I went by one more dealership that I had not talked to, and they were by far the most customer oriented company I have run into. 1/4 turn and push from back of panel! All done!
...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By tommc4
Thumbs up Re: Latest headache from the world of Jeep

I have had many vehicles, and found that the remote start feature is invaluable. In my 03 Grand Cherokees, I had/have the VIPER 5901 ($499 @ Best Buy, Installed). There is a $100 module you need to...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems 09-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 768
Posted By tommc4
Question Help! Remobval of Cig Lighter

OK, I am a couch potato, learning how to get my hands dirty. I admit it.

I am trying to remove the cigarette lighter assembly from the dash. I have the panel off and disconnected. I can see...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-30-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By tommc4
Re: Hurricane Fun

Naw, not floating (unless I take too many water pills!) All is well. Lost power for 29 hours, but generator fixed that right up! Thanks for the concern, folks!!
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By tommc4
Talking Hurricane Fun

OH BOY! Hurricane Irene is in my backyard! :eek:

Time to grab my camera gear, get in my Grand Cherokee, and see how much there is to shoot today!!

I hope everyone in the affected areas will...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 08-26-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,263
Posted By tommc4
Re: 4.0 still running hot...

I had this issue with my 98 GC as well as BOTH of my 2003's. The problem was the module that operates the electric cooling fan would overheat, and the connector would get damaged. We would replace...
Forum: Performance Modifications 08-25-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By tommc4
Question Dumb Questions From A Newbie

OK, let me finish that! I have been a Jeep owner since 2001 - had a '98 GC, and two 03 GCs. My current '03 has a 4.0 inline engine.

I don't really do a lot of the "fun" stuff (mudding, hills,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-25-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By tommc4
Re: New Additions to my 03 WJ

re: The underhood light: I ripped the light and wiring out of an old '99 that was in the junkyard. The wiring actually went into the firewall and to the dash, so I clipped as much as I could. I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-24-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,492
Posted By tommc4
Re: Removing Badges

Years ago, I found some stuff called "LIFT-OFF" by Mostenbockers. Lowe's has it, and I swear by it. I use it to remove all sorts of adhesive stuff from dealer advertising stickers to logo pieces,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WJ 08-24-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By tommc4
Talking New Additions to my 03 WJ

Whew! It has been a busy two days! Went to a local salvage yard, got the under hood light & cable, cargo area power outlet and cable, a bunch of lug nuts, and some other goodies for my WJ. The...
Forum: Cherokee-SJ and XJ 08-18-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By tommc4
Re: What did you do to your Jeep today?

Started checking out the factory wiring for the rear power outlet, and the placement of the under-hood light. Yea, really complicated stuff. :)
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