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Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-26-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Getting out of a lease early and positive equity

As has been said, now is a good time to negotiate a lease on a 2015. My 2014 Limited was 24 months into a 36 month lease. I received an email from my local dealer last week, advertising a $2,500.00...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 08-23-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Proud new owner

Congrats ! Enjoy it in good health. My Overland is a week old tomorrow...still smiling ear to ear.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,295
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 4" Jeep Exhaust Tailpipe

They look great on Billet Silver. Took me a while to get both protruding the same distance from the bumper, as well as figuring out that the "Jeep" name is supposed to be on an angle. They are made...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-21-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,295
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 4" Jeep Exhaust Tailpipe

59664Installed my 4" tips today. Ordered from JustForJeeps.com
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-20-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 42,155
Posted By Tarponbeach
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 08-20-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: My brand new Jeep!

Looks Great ! Enjoy it in good health !
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 08-20-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 641
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Using Remote Start Smart Phone App ?

I had a very long discussion with a UConnect technician today, as my new 2015 GC would not accept any commands initiated by the smartphone app, or by the UConnect Web Site.

The command starts at...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-20-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 643
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 2015 WK2 Crooked Steering Wheel

I took delivery of a 2015 Overland last Monday. Steering wheel is straight, and the vehicle tracks as designed.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-20-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 2015... a little different?

The best point to connect Ambient Lighting LED strips is the square LED behind the driver's side footwell light. This LED is on when the doors are opened, and when the headlights are on, it is also...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,228
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Rear Defrost with Remote Start?

I recently had the Heating/AC flash done, which addressed the fan stopping when opening the door after a remote start. After the flash, rear defroster/mirror defrost does indeed come on with remote...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-26-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Upgraded 2014 Limited grill to Summit

If you don't mind trashing the OEM Limited grill inserts, you can simply take a pair of dykes or shears and cut the slats out. You can then get your hand behind each insert to release the clips. ...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-07-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,142
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Overland vs Limited Dilemma

I noticed that reflection in the windshield as well, when I test drove the Overland. Don't know whether or not one would get used to it. My business partner has a 2013 Overland, and has had his...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,142
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Overland vs Limited Dilemma

I totally agree. I almost bought the Overland, but didn't like the wood wheel, and the fact that the dash "open pore" wood was different than the steering wheel's glossy wood. Got the Limited with...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-21-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,103
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Samsung Galaxy S5 Bluetooth Connection Problem

Settings»»»»»Applications»»»»»»»Bluetooth Share»»»»»»»»Clear Cache, Clear Data
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,103
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Samsung Galaxy S5 Bluetooth Connection Problem

Try going into "Applications", then "Bluetooth", then clear the Bluetooth cache.

If that doesn't work, try downloading "Bluetooth Auto Connect" from the Play Store. That's the only way I could...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 04-04-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 2014 JGC Summit Diesel Headlight OUT!

If the GM ignition switch fiasco is any indication of how closely vehicle manufacturers monitor parts cost, this does not surprise me. I'm guessing that low bid probably wins the contract, which...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-17-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Acceptable Oil Pressure Range

Thanks, that eases my mind.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Tarponbeach
Acceptable Oil Pressure Range

I did my first oil change on my '14 V6 using the new MO-349 Mopar Filter and Mobil-1 5w20. All went well with no leaks, but from a cold start, oil pressure fluctuates with speed between 75 and 90...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 02-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: New system void warranty??

As Bill said, no this will not void your express warranty...However, as Bill also correctly stated, if your vehicle experiences a fault that can reasonably be traced to the modification as the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Installing OEM heated seats on WK2 Laredo

Don't know about using the OEM switches and harness, but these heating elements will work. I installed them in the rear seats of my old X5, and they worked great.. Installation is pretty easy. ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 21,116
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Quadralift FAILED

It never ceases to amaze me how some auto manufacturers resist replacing a defective vehicle. I had a similar experience with a lemon law suit against another manufacturer, who I had been a loyal...
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 01-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,653
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 2014 grand cherokee laredo 4x2 - santiago de chie

Looks great Felipe, very cool that the HID headlights are available there. Congratulations !
Forum: Members Rides-Showoff 12-30-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: New 2014 Max Steel Grand Cherokee

Looks great, congratulations ! I have the same color, and as WXchaser stated, looks terrific when clean.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-26-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,211
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Backup camera video

Mine was fine, until I installed 13.48.3. Now I too have the "jerky camera". Hopefully, it will be corrected in the next firmware release.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-19-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tarponbeach
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-18-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Service electronic throttle control 2014 JGC

I really wish that Chrysler would supply all of us with a list of potential error messages that the EVIC can display. That way we could research all of them, so if and when they pop up, we can know...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-09-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,008
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Snow!! Not so good...

Thanks, If we keep getting snow, I will take you up on that. The X5 was tough on tires, although the following line in BMW instruction manuals echoes what you
said: "ESP and ABS still cannot defy...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-08-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,008
Posted By Tarponbeach
I agree, but the problem for me, is that we...

I agree, but the problem for me, is that we rarely get enough snow to warrant buying dedicated snow tires. I had a set of Blizzaks on my old X5, which lasted only 1 season, due to temps mostly...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,008
Posted By Tarponbeach
I was actually pretty pleased at how well the...

I was actually pretty pleased at how well the Lattitudes performed in the snow today. I was not expecting much, but they did very well, with no spinning or sliding. As stated, the fly by wire is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-03-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: More UConnect silliness

Same with mine, however, when I use remote start from the app, or the key remote, the heated seat, heated steering wheel, and climate control all are activated. (assuming the outside temperature is...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 12-01-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By Tarponbeach
Try Detroit Wheel and Tire , speak with Joe.

Try Detroit Wheel and Tire , speak with Joe.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-29-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Swapped 20's for 18's

I plan on replacing the Fortera's with something else as well, and running them in the summer. Really disappointed that Jeep chose these tires.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 11-27-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,067
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Any interest in an auto-off ECO module?

Not so sure about that.:)

If I'm able to get to those contacts, I'll let everyone know.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 11-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,067
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Any interest in an auto-off ECO module?

The module is the easy part. It is a one shot normally open relay, controlled by a 555 integrated circuit that fires the relay momentarily when the Jeep is started. The problem is the actual ECO...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 11-27-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By Tarponbeach
Swapped 20's for 18's

A friend purchased a 2014 GC Limited with 18" wheels/Michelin Latitudes. He purchased aftermarket 20's, and took the 18's off with less than 5 miles on them. He sold me the 18's, with tires, for...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-19-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: how. do keyless entry handles sense my hand

They operate using capacitive touch, sensing the difference in potential between the conductivity of your body, versus the conductivity of the Jeep.

Very similar to the table lamps that you touch...
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-18-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,160
Posted By Tarponbeach
No, no hard drive in the 8.4AN, but the SD slot...

No, no hard drive in the 8.4AN, but the SD slot is a good substitute. I've got 490 songs on mine, in my GC, so I don't miss the HD.
Forum: 2014+ Cherokee-KL 11-16-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,785
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: Buy or Lease?

Couple of things to consider regarding leasing...Most States mandate that the lease comes with Gap insurance. They can't charge for Gap insurance, so they usually bury it in the "acquisition fee". ...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-14-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,380
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 2014 Overland Issues

Hey Bill, Just a guess, but I suspect that it is a plastic lid under there, similar to the plastic lid covering the electronics under the seat. Sounds hollow if you tap your foot on it. I put a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,149
Posted By Tarponbeach
Re: 2014 grand cherokee body molding

Here are some pics of mine on Maximum Steel:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f176/never-fails-65061-2.html#post889836
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