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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Three Years Later - Trying Again

I bought a Billet silver 2014 Limited in July of 2013, after they had worked out most of the initial issues found in the early builds. 3 years later I and still love it.

Personally, I wouldn't...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-22-2016, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 239,301
Posted By David_Hart
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I used my Mopar Lifetime Maximum Care warranty for the first time today. Jeep is 3 years old at about 59K miles.

It wasn't anything major but my backup camera was out of focus. It turned out...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-06-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Interior lights, need help

For the map lights, the ones you have to solder, I bought these:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/component-leds/cool-white-5050-smd-led-120-degree-viewing-angle-6000-mcd/315/

As...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-04-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,763
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Heated Seats / Wheel ??

I live in the Northeast and I love the automatic heated seats/steering wheel feature. I can see where it might not be as useful in Arizona. However, including features in all of their vehicles is...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-26-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,077
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

I've been running with the resistors from superbirghtleds.com for about 2 years now with no problems. Then again, I put mine in a radio shack project box (drilled holes in the metal plate and...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 10-25-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,257
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Interior lights, need help

Yeah, I replaced mine. It took some soldering skills to replace them. The hardest part is not melting the thin wire in the ribbon cables when de-soldering the old LED.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-25-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,270
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Is your Jeep a Truck or an SUV?

I refer to it as a Jeep but think of it more as a Truck than a SUV. Mainly because it can handle off road. The majority of todays SUVs can only handle groomed roads.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-22-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 239,301
Posted By David_Hart
Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Replaced a headlight bulb. One of my Osram Night Breaker Plus bulbs died. It lasted just over 2 years. Fortunately I was smart enough to keep the original bulbs as spares. I've order a pair of...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-11-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,173
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 3 month new car curse

Not long after I got my Jeep I was rear-ended in stop and go traffic. Their car was damaged by the tow bar and mine just ended up with a couple minor scratches on the rear bumper fascia. The damage...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-05-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,214
Posted By David_Hart
Re: roll away

Interesting. I live in New England and, before that, New Brunswick, Canada. I've never had any problems with my parking brake freezing. And it can get really cold in Feb in New Brunswick.

I'd...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-04-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Open LiftGate with no power?

From the manual:

"In the event of a power malfunction to the liftgate, an
emergency liftgate latch release can be used to open
the liftgate. The emergency liftgate latch release can be
accessed...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 09-04-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,669
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Grand Cherokee under investigation

No, not all change is bad. Change when done right is good. For example, GPS, Backup-camera, backup sensors, 8-speed transmission, heated steering wheel (especially in New England), and the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-31-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,426
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Navigation is being activated

I had the same problem yesterday as well. I was originally thinking that something might have gotten corrupted as some people had this problem right after they upgraded to the current firmware.
...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-30-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,214
Posted By David_Hart
Re: roll away

It's fun to speculate but I'm sure that Chrysler will look into these complaints and determine the root cause. Some will be user error, some will be environment (i.e. icy surface), and some may well...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-29-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,186
Posted By David_Hart
Re: What Tire Pressures Do You Run?

The door says 36 psi when cold. I typically set mine to 39 psi cold. The weather changes enough here in New England that I set it a bit higher so that the tires do not fall below the minimum...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Should I buy - 2014 Grand Cherokee

I have a 2014 V6 Limited with a build date of July, 2013. I've now had it for 2 years and 35,000 miles and I'm still happy with it.

I haven't had any problems with mine other than some minor...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-18-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,077
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Phillips 3157 LED Brake/Turn

As an FYI, I installed LED bulbs (3157-x45-T) and resistors (RL-650) from Superbrightleds.com and they have been working perfectly for 18 months now. So, the LED and load resistor taillight solution...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-15-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,471
Posted By David_Hart
Re: FYI...When to change your oil............

I use Synthetic for three reasons.



The first is that I live in the Northeast, which means large temperature swings between below freezing during the winter and over 80 degrees during the...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,614
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Flat tire, WTHeck?! I am getting to old.....

Or... you could look at this as a chance to pick out a nice set of good quality new tires... (grin)

I didn't like the OEM tires on my 2014 Limited so I swapped them out shortly after I bought...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-22-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,237
Posted By David_Hart
Re: BREAKING NEWS - New uconnect update for MY13 & MY14

Hmmm.... weird... Mine were back to the middle. Maybe it's just my system then...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-22-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,237
Posted By David_Hart
Re: BREAKING NEWS - New uconnect update for MY13 & MY14

The upgrade wipes out the Equalizer settings... If you had changed it to reduce the bass prior to the upgrade then you have to set it up again. Whoever tuned the Alpine for the Grand Cherokee needs...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-22-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,237
Posted By David_Hart
Re: BREAKING NEWS - New uconnect update for MY13 & MY14

Never thought about disabling Avast. I'll have to remember that trick. I ended up using my work computer which has IE10 and Norton.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 07-21-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,261
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Hazy windshield when wipers in motion.

I tend to see haze inside the window more when it rains and when the sun is low. The haze that I get is exhaust contaminants from sitting in traffic behind other cars. It builds up over time. Warm...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By David_Hart
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

Just make sure that when you are talking to the dealer that you clarify that you want the Mopar Vehicle Protection plan. Also, for maximum care it's actually called Lifetime Maximum Care.

There...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 07-21-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,193
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Whats your choice of oil for your WK2?

Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5W-20 Full Synthetic from Amazon.

I plan on keeping my Jeep for at least 10 years. Plus, with 8,500 to 10,000 mile oil changes, stop and go traffic, and the cold winters...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 07-21-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,237
Posted By David_Hart
Re: BREAKING NEWS - New uconnect update for MY13 & MY14

Hey, it supposedly fixes track names... I noticed the track information didn't match the song from time to time when using my iPod. I wasn't sure if it was a problem with the iPod (i.e. corruption)...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-21-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,441
Posted By David_Hart
Re: why no summits

I felt that the Limited was in the sweet spot of features and cost. The Overland had more upscale options but not much in the way of added capabilities or must haves.

The Summit really is...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 07-18-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By David_Hart
Re: First Jeep Buying experience

I bought the Maxcare service contract.

I plan on keeping the Jeep for at least 10 years. There was a lot of new technology that Jeep put into the 2014 models with no track record. One major...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,670
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Oil Change Intervals on the 3.6?

My first oil change was at 3500 miles. The factory oil has special additives to help break in the engine and the recommendation was to wait until 3000 miles before the first oil change.

I...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,944
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Taillight solutions-just ordered mine.

I don't know what bulbs they are using for their taillight kit. Either they, or someone who has bought the kit, would have to respond.

They do say that the bulb may be different depending on...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Someone Wanted To Kiss My Jeep

Sorry that your Jeep got hit. The important thing is that no one was injured.

Someone kissed mine a couple of years ago, when I first got the Jeep. I was fortunate because it was a low speed...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-20-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,944
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Taillight solutions-just ordered mine.

My thought would be that Jeep may have made changes to the 2015 system to allow for LED direct replacement, or maybe just the 2015 SRT models. The 2014 models require load resistors as the system...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-20-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,944
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Taillight solutions-just ordered mine.

I first tried the 3157-x26-CBT: 3157 CAN Bus LED Bulb, which has a built-in load resistor, but got the fast flash problem. It didn't work with the Jeep. So, I got the one below and two load...
Forum: New Members - Welcome! 06-20-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 34
Posted By David_Hart
Re: UV Protection

From what little information there is online, most windshields have good UVA and UVB protection, around SPF 50. Most sunroofs also have UV protection (of course the slider gives 100% protection). ...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-19-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,944
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Taillight solutions-just ordered mine.

My rear deflector LED replacement lights came in early this week. I finally had a chance to install them tonight. Everything was plug and play and took about an hour overall.

They work great. ...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Oil Change: Midas vs. Dealership!

Yes, the Blackstone reports have been using Ultra after the first oil change. Obviously the first oil to come out was the factory oil. I did switch recently to the Ultra Platinum as Pennzoil...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-08-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,805
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Oil Change: Midas vs. Dealership!

I buy my own oil, Pennzoil Ultra, and then have the dealer do the oil change and replace the filter.

Prior to that, I take a sample and send it off to Blackstone Labs for analysis. It's pretty...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,944
Posted By David_Hart
Re: Taillight solutions-just ordered mine.

One of the first things that I did when I bought my jeep a couple of years ago was replace the taillight bulbs with LED. I found that the LED came on quicker and is brighter than the stock bulbs,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-05-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,249
Posted By David_Hart
Re: iDatalink Speculation...

Thanks!!! Something to look forward to. :-)

Just to confirm, the Maestro software is compatible with the 8.4AN radio today. Pretty much the only thing that we are waiting for is the dash kit?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-29-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 987
Views: 81,430
Posted By David_Hart
Re: 2014 Grand Cherokee Map Update

No. If the system reports that it's running the same version as the version on the USB memory stick then you do not need to update it. Mine was on the same version as the USB and the map update...
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