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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By schmieg
Re: Anyone use the uConnect wifi yet?

I don't really plan to use it again. By the time we take our next long trip, my wife will have retired and we won't have any need to be online. We like to go to where there is NO CELL COVERAGE of any...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-18-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 642
Posted By schmieg
Re: Anyone use the uConnect wifi yet?

I used the 1 month option in September when I went on a three week trip out west so my wife could access her work computer via VPN while we were driving. It was slow, but it worked fine along the...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-11-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,170
Posted By schmieg
Re: It's a Jeep so go through puddles

Could be a problem in Florida when the puddle covers a sinkhole.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I had the same problem when I ordered. I had to log out and restart my browser, go back to Customtronix, find my order, then pay for it. It worked then. Don't know if this is a common error or if it...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,005
Posted By schmieg
Re: Parking Garage Wrecked My Truck

I've never been there and don't intend to go, but my former law partner grew up in NYC. His parents always bought used cars until they finally moved to the Hamptons. He said the technique he learned...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-05-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,487
Posted By schmieg
Re: Differences with 2014 and 2015 8.4AN

It's probably the way the software was written to only install if certain parameters (such as manufacturing date) are met. That's something Magnus could probably work around. The real question is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-28-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By schmieg
Re: EVIC GAS Mileage

The trip average is the average since the last reset on that trip memory or the last 300 miles, whichever is less. The overall average is based upon the last 300 miles. It would be nice if it were...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-22-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By schmieg
Re: Sun Visor Recall

Had it done in September - no issues, no problems.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-05-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,055
Posted By schmieg
Re: Wife hit garage today ��

Haven't driven a tank since the 70's and the M60 only got about 3 mpg with a top speed of about 50. Maintenance was a bear as well.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By schmieg
Re: Consumer Reports rates Owner satisfaction high

Don't know if anything further is coming, but I just received a followup survey from Consumer Reports about my Jeep.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By schmieg
Re: Brand new Summit & Cruise quits

This has been a problem with some of the 2014's as well. I recently took a 6000 mile trip and it seemed that this happened about every 250 miles. The good news is that it reset itself after a couple...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,055
Posted By schmieg
Re: Wife hit garage today ��

We have a double car garage with two separate doors. In 1994, I was pulling into the garage in our new Ford Explorer while my wife had just pulled into the other side. She decided to close both doors...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-31-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I don't have a 2015, but did you try setting ECO off while the engine is running and then saving your profile using the door buttons?
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-30-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By schmieg
Re: UConnect Voice Command Problem

Pushing Volume and Tune resets the radio but doesn't destroy any data. I had to use it once on my trip to Oregon when I suddenly lost the memory in the seats and mirrors. After the reset, everything...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

It comes with two yellow video female input and the white and red audio inputs.
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By schmieg
Re: Roof Rack Strength

I should add to that that I carried a 17' canoe on every one of them for distances in excess of 1000 miles and had no problem with any of them. The only problem I forsee with the JGC is that there is...
Forum: Export Grand Cherokee 2011+ 10-17-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 609
Posted By schmieg
Re: Roof Rack Strength

I had factory racks on a 2004 Tahoe, a 1997 Explorer and a 1995 4Runner and every single one of them were rated at a max load of 150#.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

No, but they are saying the middle of October. That SUGGESTS that one should be available shortly.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

That's why I waited on asking again, to see if more information might be forthcoming.

Guess I can wait on new maps for a while since I haven't had any problems with the old ones, even on the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I posed a question earlier which went unanswered. Does anyone have any idea what we should do with Lockpick if and when the new US map update is released? Is Magnus going to somehow incorporate those...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-11-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Yeah, the cameras won't do much good without the adapter. I received it all in one package.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

The silver and gold come with an adapter containing the video and audio inputs. That cable connects between the radio and the stock harness. You download the software from Customtronix website....
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By schmieg
Re: ACC/FCW not working

We may be cross posting. I'm not sure to whom you are replying. If to me, the cover is tight and positioned properly. It has been to the dealer twice now.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-09-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By schmieg
Re: ACC/FCW not working

On my trip, I was getting differing messages. Most of the time, it said that the sensor needed to be cleaned (even right after it was cleaned), but a couple of times it said that the system needed...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By schmieg
Re: ACC/FCW not working

I've been fighting this intermittent problem for a couple of months now. It was very irritating on the 6000 mile trip I recently took, but it always corrected itself within about five minutes. The...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,875
Posted By schmieg
Re: Water Leak Pano Sunroof

I had a 1983 Honda Accord SE that developed this problem over time. It got progressively worse over time, even after cleaning out the drains. I finally gave up when the car was 19 years old with...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 10-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 948
Views: 73,267
Posted By schmieg
Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Does anyone know whether we can just update the maps (when and if they release an update later this month) with the RAX installed or would we have to do a rollback to do that?
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 10-05-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By schmieg
Re: Radio and audio inputs

SD and thumb drives usually come formatted in FAT32, but some have hidden partitions that might mess with the radio's mind.

Also, if the system locks up, you can try holding the volume and tone...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,207
Posted By schmieg
Re: How many miles have you driven on a single tank?

On my recent trip, I went 558 miles on one leg, filling it when the light came on and it still had 3.5 gallons left.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-02-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By schmieg
Re: Keyless Ignition/Key Fob Question

Or it could be one of those quirky electronic bugs that happen now and again, but are almost impossible to duplicate when you are in a diagnostic situation. Good luck.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 10-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By schmieg
Re: Keyless Ignition/Key Fob Question

You might be right about the cell phone and the fob, but I just attempted to lock the vehicle with the fob in the cupholder and it wouldn't do it. I also let it sit for a while to see if it would...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-02-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By schmieg
Re: Insurance Rates

With USAA, my 2014 Overland is $554.40 annually with well over the minimum coverage. My 2013 MX5 is $.14 less annually. We have three cars and no accidents or citations.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 10-01-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,753
Posted By schmieg
Re: Synthetic oil?

I started using Synthetic in my Tahoe because I was towing a horse trailer for pretty good distances. I started at about 25k and the engine was still doing just fine at 90k when I gave it, the horse...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By schmieg
Re: Wheel Dilemma - Part 2. AKA: Winter is coming

My experience with studded tires is probably dated. When I used them back in the 60's, there were cheap ones that would tend to throw studs out at high speed (probably with more force than a pellet...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-28-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By schmieg
Re: Wheel Dilemma - Part 2. AKA: Winter is coming

When I lived in Germany, some put two studded snows on their vehicles during the winter, but I put four on my 1969 Opel Rallye. That not only gave me traction on ice, but also allowed steering. Those...
Forum: Tech Tips DIY/How To 09-27-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By schmieg
Re: 2014 jeep uconnect issue

When you push the buttons to do a reset, be aware that you have to hold them down for a while before the system recognizes what you are wanting to do. This is probably a safety feature to prevent you...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-24-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By schmieg
Re: Intermittent FCW light

For the last two days, the Overland has been in the shop where they have been trying to track this problem down. They couldn't find any loose grounds and they recalibrated the sensor, but they...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By schmieg
Re: Intermittent FCW light

Good information. I will check that out. The problem is that I have to take a long trip to find out if something works.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 09-16-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By schmieg
Re: Intermittent FCW light

I hate resurrecting an old thread, but I had this problem about every 250 miles on my recent trip. The ACC would shut off and the FCW light would come on for about five minutes, then go off and...
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