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Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-30-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 214
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Replacement Fog light bulbs on 15 Altitude

If you want the bulbs brighter to actually work better as fog lights (as opposed to 'bling'), swap out the OEM H11 bulbs with PIAA Ion Yellow bulbs.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 08-30-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Summit air suspension not lowering to Park setting

My Limited failed to lower once yesterday.

Seemed to work OK today...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-16-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Fog lamp replacement guide

I believe the Overland is like the Limited, in which you can easily access the fog light receptacles by removing the lower fascia (there are 7 half-twist fasteners).
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 08-04-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,221
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: FYI...When to change your oil............

I used nothing but synthetic oils every 5000 miles in my 2000 WJ 4.7L and got 200000 miles out of the engine before it blew a head gasket...

When I bought the diesel, I got a lifetime oil change...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 08-04-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,475
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: 2014 Projector Fog Lights

When I replaced my H11 fogs with HID lamps, I found the easiest way to access the sockets was to pull off the lower fascia (7 quick-turn fasteners).

Summit owners, however, can't do this...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 08-03-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,477
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: First Tow with Diesel

This is definitely a great tow vehicle - other than the cooling issue.

Last year on a trip to Kings Canyon, CA towing a ~4900# Airstream, I was running right at the red line on water temp and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 07-05-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,860
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: WK2 rear brake turn LED's installed. VLED V3 Triton with pics

Not to hijack the thread, but a good way to get rid of water in the lens is to flush it out 3 or 4 times with alcohol, then leave it in the sun a bit to let the residual alcohol evaporate from the...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: To Overland Expo Pulling Trailer

17.3 mpg is great! I get up to 16.5 (mtns) to 18 (fwy) towing a 19 ft Airstream Bambi. I love this version of the JGC as a TV (way better than my 2000 WJ).
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-11-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Ecodiesel Lifetime Oil Change Contract $1200. Deal Or No Deal?

I got a lifetime contract for $800 through my dealer when I bought the vehicle. No mileage constraints and up to 4 changes per year.

I think even $1200 is a good deal, depending on who is...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 05-06-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Weight Distributing Hitch descrepency 2014 & 15

My 2014 has the trailer anti-sway feature.

Personally, I feel OK towing my 4900# TT without a WDH with this vehicle (the newer JGC is a much more stable towing platform than my 2000 WJ), but the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-01-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Hid in Foglight Projector

The HIDs are way brighter than the stock halogens.

Due to the design of the enclosure, there is a sharp cutoff of the light projected by the fogs, which was less noticeable when using the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-23-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Hid in Foglight Projector

I got my HID fog kit from XenonDepot. The install is pretty easy in a 2014 Limited (just pull off the lower fascia). You will need to use canbus harnesses but I didn't use the relay harnesses. The...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-22-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Trailer hitch requitements

The other nice feature of a WDH other than the anti-sway is the actual weight distribution. A WDH will will essentially make the TV/Trailer act more as one unit, especially in crosswinds or in...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-22-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,014
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Towing RV Trailer

2014 EcoDiesel towing a 19' Airstream Bambi (~4900 lbs wet); Equal-i-zer hitch and Tekonsha Prodigy RF wireless brake controller...

My mpg numbers are great, fully loaded with loaded RocketBox &...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-21-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,910
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Check your air filter

My rubber gasket was torn on two sides - both about 4-5" long...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 04-07-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,045
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

I just logged 30 MPG crossing from Redding to Arcata, CA on US 299; 140 miles and 4 passes @ ~3000 feet.

Had the ACC set at 4MPH over the PSL for a lot of the way (I'm really liking the ACC on...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,910
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Check your air filter

I ordered mine here:
Amazon.com: aFe Power 31-10253 Magnum FLOW OER Pro DRY S Air Filter for Jeep Grand Cherokee: Automotive...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,910
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Check your air filter

Took my GC in to get an oil change the other day, and the service rep comes up to me and says "The mechanic says you need a new air filter".

I asked, "Is it clogged or torn?" (only 15000...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 03-29-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: aFe Intake (Which One)

I discovered my OEM filter had blown it's seal (on two sides) at 15000 miles. Just replaced it with the aFe Pro Dry S.

I have used K&N filters for the last 20 years, but I'm getting lazy and...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-15-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Need Help Quick: HID Fog Lights Buzzing Not Working

Correct. The CANBUS harness will be another small box with pigtails.
http://www.xenondepot.com/HID-CANBUS-Fix-p/cbfix.htm
See here:
CANBUS Fix | Warning Canceller...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 01-25-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Retarded Transmission

Amen, brother...

I only know my antilock brake system works because of the FCW.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-13-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Powering HID Ballasts

You don't mention which light set you are replacing - I'll assume the headlights...

In the case of replacing the fog lights with HIDs, there is enough juice in the stock wiring supply to power the...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-12-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Brightest replacement fog light bulb

I couldn't find a convenient place to mount them where I could zip-tie them, so I ended up just using the adhesive to fix them to the metal risers on either side of the radiator.

For the install,...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Brightest replacement fog light bulb

Removing the airdam is as easy as turning 7 quarter-turn fasteners and pulling the piece forward. With a direct plug-in swap, the hardest part for me was deciding where to mount the ballasts.

The...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-05-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Brightest replacement fog light bulb

Brightest bulb you can get for the fogs is HID available in at least 6 different color temperatures...

The conversion kit is generally sold with a relay harness to direct wire to your battery, but...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-29-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Halfdeaf
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: HID Fogs 2014 Summit

Sorry - forgot the Summit isn't Trail Rated...

Price you pay for gettin' a fancy-ass vehicle, I guess. ;)
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 11-19-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: HID Fogs 2014 Summit

Removing the front air dam is definitely the way to go. Twist 7 quarter-turn fasteners and pull. Gives you access all the way up and down the front. Also, the HID Fogs will work just fine without...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 11-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Halfdeaf
Any way to test the auto-leveling headlights?

As the title says...

Mine have only "winked" once when turned on, and I have to climb an 8% grade coming home and haven't noticed any drop in the lights adjustment coming up the hill.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-15-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Fuel pump nozzle trapped in capless filler

Great - now I need another accessory...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-12-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,212
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: 2014 Halogen Bulb Upgrade!

You can also get to the fogs by removing the front air dam, which gives you better access and more 'elbow room' to work - remove 7 quarter-turn fasteners and pull.
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 11-08-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Towing, what drive mode?

Pulling a 4900# TT, I'm usually in Sport mode unless traveling on a long, flat four-lane.

The paddle shifters are invaluable on winding roads in the mountains; I just wish the diesel had better...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-06-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Rear licence plate mounting

Bad enough there are only two holes... In my case those two holes aren't even drilled level, so my plate is slightly cocked.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-05-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,897
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Calling all roof rack experts

I like the looks and specs of the Yakima WhispBars. The Rail Bar looks like it will attach to your rails without extending beyond either side (and are easily removable).

In my case, I needed...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 11-05-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: 2015 halogen to HID's

The HID Fogs will work fine without using the relay harnesses. The bulbs only draw 35 watts and the initial surge is less than 4.5 amps...

The relay harnesses are substantial, and running any load...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-24-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,045
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Eco Diesel Mileage

4X4 Limited
10000 Miles

Nekkid:
Around town: 24 - 26
Freeway: 28 - 30 [@ 69-72 MPH]
Mountains: 18 - 24 [In Sport mode or direct shift]

Loaded top (Rocketbox/BasketCase), towing a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: HID Fogs - Alternative Installation

I don't usually use the auto-headlight function, although I have been playing around with it more lately. So far I haven't had any issues. Did you install the canbus harness? I can't think of any...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-15-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,859
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Trav All Pet/Cargo Barrier

I tried a variety of netting solutions behind the front seats in my 2000 JGC - they all hardly slowed down my (hyper)active Golden Retriever. I ended up fastening a leash to one of the back...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 10-10-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: HID Fogs - Alternative Installation

I finally had a chance to use these lights in pea-soup fog. They are a huge improvement over the stock halogens.

The 3000K bulbs show hardly any bounce-back from the fog; I don't know how higher...
Forum: 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel 3.0 10-03-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,486
Posted By Halfdeaf
Re: Overheating?

Back to the overheating issue, I would like to see a more robust cooling system for this engine , as I bought the Jeep to be the TV for an eventual longer trailer.
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