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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Broken Tail Light - Replacement?

I talked to Corey and a couple of other places and found the part number 68110046AC. The problem is this is called a "Reverse Lamp". However, that description is a little misleading as the unit is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-05-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,347
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

I spoke with my dealer about this after I finished. They asked why I didnt just have them install the kit that is now available.....???? I am starting to think that some of the changes mid year to...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-29-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Broken Tail Light - Replacement?

I have a 2014 Laredo. The piece appears to be all in one unit.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-28-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DanPorges
Broken Tail Light - Replacement?

The right side tail light on my hatch has a crack in it, but I can't seem to find a replacement part number. Would anyone happen to have the number? I assume its only sold as an entire unit, even...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-27-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By DanPorges
Re: V6 tranny fix for 2015

yes it did....night and day difference! Very happy with performance since the valve body was swapped overall.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-22-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,468
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Show us your Dogs!

I agree. My Tessa is small for my liking, but she is still nearly 40 pounds. When my wife asked me to get a "small" dog I told her it wouldn't be allowed to ride in my truck. My smallest dog...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 02-21-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,468
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Show us your Dogs!

This is Tessa... I think much of the pictures are self explanatory. She is named after a couple of things. Being from Boston and a Red Sox season ticket holder she is named for "Tessie" and she is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-10-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,982
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Backup camera video

I find this very interesting. I just installed mine in a 2014 Laredo with the RA3 stereo, write up is in the Audio/Visual thread, and I thought I wired something loosely. This is exactly what mine...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,347
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

yes, the sales code is XAC. You could absolutely use a generic camera, but the goal for me was to keep this looking as factory as possible.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,347
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

not only is the dealership open to doing this, they have started offering this as a service with the factory camera like I used. This will not have any impact on warranty at all.
I ended up...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,347
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

IT WORKED!!!....with a couple of small glitches. The camera works and is pretty clear. The fishbowl effect is there, but its still WAY better than my wife's CR-V factory camera so I am pretty...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,347
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

No, I have the RA3. I guess they stopped offering this in the Laredo as you cant build it with the 18" wheel and 8.4" screen package anymore. I have been told this will work on the 5" screen too...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-02-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By DanPorges
18" Wheel and RA3 No Longer On Laredo?

I was playing on the Jeep.com site and I noticed that the BuildYourOwn area no longer shows the availability of the 18" Wheel and 8.4" screen (RA3) package on the Laredo. This was the only reason I...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 02-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By DanPorges
Re: V6 tranny fix for 2015

I would agree that the issues are both software and hardware, but the hardware is not being scrapped for the 9-spd. On my 2014, when the software updates didnt fix the issue they replaced the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-01-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,347
Posted By DanPorges
Installation of OEM Camera in 2014 Laredo

Its been a long time coming, but here is the final write up of my install of the camera in my 2014 Laredo. Sorry there are not more pictures, but if you need clarification feel free to PM me. If...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Ok guys and gals....I officially wired it all up today and I will be getting the BCM flashed on Thursday. I am going to post the write up tonight if I can get photobucket to work so I can post all...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-28-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

checking back in.... I have started the wiring and am just waiting on the weather to allow me some time to finish.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,170
Posted By DanPorges
Re: FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT ENHANCEMENTS (vehicles with 3.6L engine)

So finally following the 4th software update that was attempted on my GC, they determined there was a larger problem, a "valve body" was determined to be defective. Come to find out, the valve body...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

One additional point about the law covering Market Value.... The parents of a good friend of mine were the owners of a 2007 Toyota Camry XLE V6. They had that car for nearly 4 years, in the course of...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

I am certainly not JUST frustrated by a lousy dealer, actually my dealer has been fantastic in their responsiveness and has applied every TSB and other fixes as identified by Chrysler. I will admit...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-08-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Thanks Bluey.... I have heard a lot of stories from dealerships in my area who are fitting an "OEM" camera to the Lareado and ending up with something less than satisfactory. They dug in only to...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

The camera is installed, but not wired. I just received the pins from Lassen Loop and will be installing it shortly on my WK2, but right now the truck is in the shop for the transmission issue and I...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 01-07-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,937
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Trailer Tow Group IV package on new 2014 Overland?

I had a similar issue with finding the tow group on my Laredo. Seems the dealers just dont stock many with the tow package in my area (New England) at all. I negotiated my price on one on the lot,...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-07-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By DanPorges
Re: 6x9 or 6.5"?

Their ability to handle the power, be stiff, etc is not what I was challenging. The shape of a sound wave and the crossing of sound waves is the concern. While a high quality 6x9 can still sound...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 01-06-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By DanPorges
Re: 6x9 or 6.5"?

I will add a little more insight from my experience. For what its worth, I am an MECP Certified Mobile Audio Installer (though have been out of the business for a few years now). You can replace...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-06-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,170
Posted By DanPorges
Re: FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT ENHANCEMENTS (vehicles with 3.6L engine)

I have had rev D installed and it made the 1-2 shift better. But the downshift into first feels like someone rear ended me.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-05-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

1: Its not a warranty.... Its a law.... Here is the link to the law:
New and Leased Car Lemon Law (http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/consumer/autos/lemon-laws/new-leased-lemon-law.html)
....and here...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

I am a little offended by the post here. I am not in any way a predatory customer and expect a new car, especially one that costs $40k, to at least be free of visible defects when I purchase it from...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,170
Posted By DanPorges
Re: FLASH: TRANSMISSION SHIFT ENHANCEMENTS (vehicles with 3.6L engine)

I had this update done and have found the 1st-2nd shift has greatly improved, no more slamming into that shift. However, a new problem has come out of the update. The downshift into 1st gear as I...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

Thanks, I agree the seat is not worthy of the lemon law, but I added to my letter for good measure of the shear number of problems. MA Lemon Law coveres "Defects effecting the Safety and potential...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-03-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

The dealer may be the problem, but they are also routinely the highest rated Mopar dealer in all of New England.
The TSB for the software update was applied and did nothing to remedy the problem. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-03-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

I researched it alot and have actually had one car declared a lemon previously. The deal in MA is simple, any 1 repair attempted 3 times or any combination of repairs causing 14 days of time with the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-02-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Steering Wheel Crooked

UPDATE: I ended up going back a 3rd and then 4th time. I have sent the "Lemon Law" Letter to Jeep (which is actually sent to a random lawyer in Albany, NY) and have not heard back. They FINALLY...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-02-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By DanPorges
Is my 2014 Laredo a Lemon?

I have sent a Lemon Law Letter to Jeep with the following list of services attempts and repair results. I am not sure if they care or if this will qualify as a "Lemon", but I really love my Jeep...I...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

I was reading through the Ram write up again and realized I may need to buy some of the harnesses that are sold for the Ram as none such things exist. Specifically, do you know where I can buy just...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Thanks again.... So if I dont care about the moving lines then I can skip the BCM connection and the reflash just tells the stereo to look for the camera when I shift into reverse?
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-24-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

My VIN is 1C4RJFAG5EC316440, but I think I have already figured it out. The wiring harnesses indicated on the TechAuthority website have 2 variations. The first one is the one from the Limited. ...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

So I have some good news and some bad news.... I have finally received the parts from www.weRmopar.com (http://www.weRmopar.com). However, the issue was Chrysler has changed the part number. The...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-21-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

I have one quote of $145, but the dealer offered to do it for free since they felt bad about my having to go back a few times for the steering wheel being crooked.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 11-12-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,892
Posted By DanPorges
Re: Rear View Camera in Laredo?

Thats what I have as well so you should be good to go. If you want to wait for me to finish my install and post the write up, I will plan to have it done no later than Turkey Weekend. I will likely...
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