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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-29-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Anyone heading to hatteras island this summer

Many thanks for all of the info.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-28-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,212
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: navigation systems

I've lived with the Harmon for over a year now and you just get used to the limitations and the quirky behavior. I don't think I could do the fall off the windshield, slide off the dashboard, take...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-28-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Anyone heading to hatteras island this summer

We are going in the fall. Thanks for the info. Where are these licensing facilities?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-27-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,969
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: SMS Text to Speech and New iPhone 4s

Been waiting for an excuse to get an iphone. This could be it.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-22-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Goodbye Village Inn

How about that!!! It's 1:30 AM here and I just ran down to the garage to try it out. You are absolutely right. Thanks.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-08-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,228
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Put 18" black mopar wheels on today

I was just about to order a set from JustForJeeps. They want close to $1000 and that is with the member discount. I can't find them on the Mopar site anymore. Sounds like you are getting a great deal...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-06-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Using Phone Keypad

Same problem. I was assuming it's the phone and gave up trying to use it. It's a Samsung Omnia II Windows Mobile OS not an Apple.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-05-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: 730n Navigation - speak street names??

You should get three announcements. The first happens about .4 miles out and it says "Prepare to turn Right" the second is about .1 mile and it says "Turn right onto 4th Street". The final...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-21-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: I'm the new guy

Good for you. You will love this jeep.
My old Grand had a temperature problem because of a blender door issue but this is the first time I have heard of it with the 2011.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 09-08-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,262
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: First Photo

Amazing how they can send me an in focus blown up picture of my licence plate but they can't seem to see the potholes on the road.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 09-08-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,262
Posted By Sid Fields
First Photo

Her's a nice shot someone sent me of my 2011 Mineral Gray Saddle Black Hemi driving down the road.

Too bad it came from the County Speed Camera:mad:
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-06-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Find POI by Name???

It looks like you have a 2012. It's possinle they fixed a software glitch. I was going to check it out with my service guy when i get my oil changed in a couple of thousand of miles or so.
Too bad...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-05-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Find POI by Name???

Well. I didn't think it was having trouble understasnding me so I did the Voice Training and tried again. No luck. Perhaps Moontz and I can have a beer at the Village Inn.

Maybe it is a software...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 09-04-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Find POI by Name???

The whole Voice Activated Nav system is bizzare.The POI byname feature doesn't work. Mine keeps pulling up pages of some place called The Village Inn.
Input name is also useless unless it is Home...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-29-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: New Member & A Question -- Saddle Interior

Same here. As others have stated, saddle on the dash was a bit overwheming for me.
See it in person. Pictures can be very deceiving making it look too orange.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-24-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: A question about pedal kit

Check out these two threads. Lot's of good information here.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=25899

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=15928
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-20-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,247
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: 730N RHR Deletes Addresses

I've had the Jeep for 4 months also, here are my 730N strange behaviors.

Lost home address twice so far. Same key, nothing changed. Solution. Like ColdCase keep it in recently used.

Lost...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-19-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: 730N RHR Nav - Miles to next turn?

I think this is what you want.
Have navigation screen running then hit the hard Menu key on the right side of the display. Then Choose Map Items. There is one item on the left side of the screen...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-19-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Need advice. Is it worth doing this....

Get it fixed. That's the first and last thing you will look at getting in and out of the car.

BTW. How's the photography going?
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-14-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: A Few More Stupid Sand Questions

There are no stupid questions. Just stupid people. Naah. Just kidding. I asked the same question a few months back. Here is another sand thread.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=23744
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-10-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Newbie coming from VW

No complaints now Walter when the Jeep starts going Ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-10-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: A few views from the OBX

Great stuff. It's why OBX remains my favorite spot on the planet!
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 08-10-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: New 2011 Jeep Owner Snow Tire Question

I followed the Blizzaks debate on some of the other forums.
My question is how are they on cold dry pavement which is what we have in the Northeast most of the time. I am sure there is some...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-03-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,490
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: What do you think of the pedal kit?

Most of my DIY projects end with a call to a plumber or carpenter so If I could do this anyone on the forum can.
Here are my Easy Steps for getting the pedal kit installed.

Step 1. Take the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-01-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Strange Behavior of 730N(RHR)

Turns out the first part of my dilemma was a Big Duh!! on my part. You can adjust the Volume of the Nav on the fly by just using the steering wheel controls when the Nav voice is active. The volume...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-26-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,956
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: "Installed" - OEM Mopar Jeep Sunshade

Mine was a little tight at the sides when I got it but it loosened up nicely after a few times and now goes up without problem.
BTW I noticed the instructions that come with the screen have a...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-30-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: 2011 J.D. Power Ratings for WK2

My jeep has been just fine. Wouldn't trade it in for a million bucks. All right maybe a million but then I'd buy a 2012.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Back from my Moab trip

Great stuff. Thanks alot. Some friends and I are trying to line up a photo trip to Moab.
The jeep unfortunately will remain on the East Coast.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-26-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,429
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Opinions! Help!

Silver/black and get the hemi.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-22-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,361
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: I see a lot of jeeps rocking the tailgate sticker

Never saw one on mine. Should I bring it back?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-20-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Deleting old text SMS messages

Ah! You may be right. I was interpreting the empty column as a unit having the capability but no existing phones because the 430 lists a few phones that work and the 730 RER doesn't seem to have a...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Deleting old text SMS messages

I think the 430 and both 730's have the capability. It's phone specific and very few phones have the capability.
Check out this site....
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Deleting old text SMS messages

It's the phone. There are very few that actually will send and receive texts. The 730N RHR lists 0 phones that work.
There is a full compatability list of phones and radios at the Jeep.com website...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 06-16-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,340
Posted By Sid Fields
Strange Behavior of 730N(RHR)

Not sure if anyone has reported this issue. I have 2,000 miles on the Jeep. Recently I noticed the NAV volume would reset from a moderate level of 14 -15 to an annoyingly loud 23. So I reset it and...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-13-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,642
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet

I learned my lesson about "airing down" years ago and always do it now. Just curious what folks do about airing up? Portable compressor in the jeep or beach house, drive to a garage or do you drive...
Forum: Detailing 06-10-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Detailing DC/NOVA/MD area

I knew he did a great job and what he did in general but not in any detail and so I contacted him to get chapter and verse.
"WASH - Bugs and tar pre-treated with Stoner Tarminator followed by...
Forum: Detailing 06-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Detailing DC/NOVA/MD area

Thanks all.
I contacted DJ Mayo and Gainesville's a bit of a stretch. He doesn't have a mobile option.
I settled on Cliff who came by today. I must say he did an outstanding job. He's coming back...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-04-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,245
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: WK2 off-road

Thanks. Great pictures.
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-04-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Took delivery today!

The White looks great. Congratulations. You will love this Jeep!
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 06-01-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,642
Posted By Sid Fields
Re: Sand domination @ Oregon inlet

Hey Dub. Looks like you had great weather. Good for you.
Check out Sam and Omies a bar at Whale Bone Junction at the most southern part of Nags Head. Best clam chowder, cold beer and a good juke box.
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