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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-21-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By David_Hart
Re: iTunes playlist

I haven't done this for Uconnect, but I did do it for other systems that read SD Cards. Basically, the paths in the M3U files need to be edited to remove the beginning of the song path (the volume...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-17-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 335
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Door help

I agree with the others. Any hole that has the paint flaked off around it like this was drilled and wouldn't have come that way from the factory. And it was drilled by someone who didn't know what...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-17-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

It wasn't a comment directed towards the farming industry or towards farmers. It was more of comment on national policy. Countries do stupid things all of the time, in my opinion this is one of...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-15-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

Yeah. We use non-ethanol gasoline for our boats.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is my wk2 flex fuel?

Well, the US is stupid when it comes to using corn for ethanol fuel...

One of the best sources of creating ethanol is switch grass. It can grow anywhere, requires less water, less resources to...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-05-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Dusty back window

There is a dirt road near our family camp and my rear window gets covered with dust too, and I have the Mopar mud flaps. Mud flaps are pretty much just for keeping rocks, dust, and spray down for...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By David_Hart
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-03-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Chrysler hit with $150 million verdict in Grand Cherokee fire death

Incorrect... The accident happened in 2012 and the Jeep was a 1999 Grand Cherokee. Chrysler has issued a recall for 1993 to 1998 jeeps (installation of tow hitch to protect the gas tank) and sent a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,275
Posted By David_Hart
Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Glad that there were no serious injuries.

I got rear ended 18 months ago, shortly after I bought the Jeep, in stop and go traffic at low speed. The hitch took the brunt of the impact and all I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-31-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,786
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

What irks me is that Jeep has left us hanging. If they don't plan on updating the maps, the least that they could do is provide access to the Uconnect system so that we could roll our own map...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Mileage shown and OBD-II module

As far as I know ODB will report the mileage, but I'm not sure if there is any way to determine tampering.

Has the instrument cluster been replaced? If so, then they either need to reset it to...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-28-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,271
Posted By David_Hart
Re: "I don't know how to drive in snow/ice, so I blame my GC" Part Deux

I'm willing to bet that the primary reason that Jeep choose the factory tires was for better gas mileage in an effort to meet US fleet fuel economy rules. The factory tires have a low rolling...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-16-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Power consumption when vehicle is off

I have a jump start battery pack that I throw in the Jeep during the winter and when I am leaving it at the airport for a week or more, just in case.

From the manual:

If you are leaving your...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-06-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Help with LED

They are soldered to a ribbon cable. Below are a couple of threads that cover this topic. The second one includes a couple of posts by me when I did it.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-05-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,022
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Pleasant Surpise in Mail Today

Mine showed up today, $150 certificate (Expires in August) and a free oil change (expires March 2017).

Been in for most of the recalls. Have the visor and airbag ocr module outstanding. Reminds...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-26-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Can't make up my mind!

Congrats!! Nothing like that new Jeep smell... (grin)
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-19-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,463
Posted By David_Hart
Re: So I get my leather dash replaced then I notice this...

I don't have condensation in my Jeep, but I did have this problem with my previous car, a 2003 Murano. It ended up being a pinhole leak in the seal around the cargo hatch window.

I knew that it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-28-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,462
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Omg. Bizzzzzzzard

We got a good amount of snow here in the Boston area. My Jeep was buried in a snowbank in the apartment parking lot. I cleaned off the windows and backed it out to a clear spot to get all of the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-25-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Help I want my OEM remote start.

I only see the 2014 version on Amazon, etc. So, they are probably telling you the truth.

I have to say that winters are a lot more bearable with the integrated remote start, heated seats, and...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-25-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,556
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Different Tire PSI Recommendation 2014 vs. 2015

There was another post here a while back where most 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees produced before sometime in June/July 2013 had 33 PSI on the door and anything after had 36 PSI. Mine is a July 2013...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-16-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,763
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Well, The Inevitable Finally Happened

It's nice to see that you have your jeep back!

I got rear-ended in stop-n-go traffic about a year in. It was at a relatively slow speed but the tow hitch saved the Jeep for nothing more major...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-15-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,185
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 8.4 UConnect Update - Deconstructed

What kind of problem are you having with the EFS file system? Mounting it? Or reading it after it has been mounted?

This article talks about mounting it:
foundry27 : Post...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 01-14-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,416
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Another reason to have a bumper guard


(off topic) I was in Florida over the holidays (road trip from West Palm to Key West to Naples to Orlando) and noticed this exact same thing. Most people in Florida seem to drive in the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,369
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Lifetime Maxcare Warranty Transfer-Help

Its my understanding that Florida law, amung a few other states, requires service plans to be transferrable. However, since you live in NC, Florida law does not apply to you or the sale of your car....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-21-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Radio - At least 1 car company has the right idea

Streaming music sounds bad in comparison to decent FM radio and line-input mp3 players (i.e. iPod Classic). Though, satellite can be worse than streaming.

Last I looked, Nav and streaming on...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-12-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Uneek 4 X 4 Rocksliders Installation

For those who are confused about what nutserts are, they are also referred to as rivet nuts. "Rivet nuts can also be called Rivnuts, Nutserts or Sheet Nuts.".
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-28-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,768
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Looking for recomendations for Extended Warranties

True. But your loan also ends up being paid off a bit sooner because the principal gets reduced by the refund of the service agreement.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 11-26-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,520
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Anyone regret buying the GC?

I've had my Jeep for 1.5 years now and 25K miles. Every time I have taken it to the dealer for recalls and oil change, they have given me great service.

I don't regret buying my Jeep for a...
Forum: Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 11-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By David_Hart
Re: would you haul it?

According to cars.com, the options for the 2007 Grand Cherokee were the 3.7L V6, 4.7L v8, etc. 2007¬*Jeep¬*Grand Cherokee Reviews, Specs and Prices...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-18-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,032
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Do You Detail?

I detail my car twice a year, spring and late fall. I don't go quite as far as some people (i.e. clay bar) but I do hand wax and treat/clean the leather seats, etc.

Beyond that, I vacuum the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-17-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,183
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Group Buy on Spacers

Not understanding wheel spacers, other than they are typically used to install wider tires, I found these two sites helpful:

Wheel Spacers Pros and Cons | eHow...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-30-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,135
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Jeep reliability dead last in Consumer Reports

So far, I have been happy with my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited (July 2013 build). I have 23K on it with no problems. I have had it in for the transmission firmware and brake booster shield recalls. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,160
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Recall for Alternator

I missed that tidbit, too... Thanks!!

So... for 2014... that would just be the stock Laredo models.

I have a Limited which comes with the 180-amp. My sister has a Laredo but bought the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,021
Posted By David_Hart
Re: I have no pending recalls ...

Good luck with your new Ford.

My Dad swore by Ford LTDs for the longest time. I looked at the 2013 Ford Edge when I bought the 2014 Jeep and almost got a Ford Escape when I bought my Murano in...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-16-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,160
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Recall for Alternator

I wonder if they actually mean "upgraded"

If I remember right, the Laredo comes with a 160-amp alternator, the Limited and up comes with a 180-amp alternator, the tow package upgrades it to a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,257
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Synthetic oil?

You're right, it's every 12 months... I fixed my post...

Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-14-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,257
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Synthetic oil?

Another thread on oil... (grin)

My understanding is:

Synthetic: high temps, cold weather starts, heavy acceleration, may keep engine cleaner, long distances between oil changes - about 10,000...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Payload Capacity Towing Trailer - Very Confused - Please Help!!

Here is a basic article on tongue weight.

HowStuffWorks "How Tongue Weight Works" (http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/towing-capacity/information/tongue-weight.htm)

So, yeah,...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-06-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Rant Uconnect Update

This is a bit off topic for a car forum but....

The precursor to OS/X, NeXT began development in the mid 80's. However, Apple didn't buy NeXT until 1997 and released OSX in 1999.

The Linux...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,780
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Paint Defect in 2014 Billet Silver

I've washed and waxed my 07/2014 Billet Silver from stem to stern and haven't seen the oval imperfections being mentioned here. Either they fixed the problem before they got to mine or I just got...
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