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Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 03-16-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 738
Posted By Bluehighways
Instrument Cluster Removal

Does anyone have any information or personal experience with how to remove the Instrument Cluster (Speedometer, Tachometer, etc) on a 2012 Grand Cherokee?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 02-16-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Trailer hitch

You do not need to install or modify any wiring to install a hitch.

If you actually need to tow something, at some future date, then at that time you will need to address the wiring.

I've done...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-10-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 41,463
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I had a Hybrid Civic before my Jeep, so the difference in fuel economy is rather substantial to say the least . . . but . . . one thing I did learn is that idling time really kills the fuel economy,...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,039
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Discovered the visor on week 3 :)

Where is the Coin Holder? Kind of curious why no dimes but . . .
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-09-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,039
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Discovered the visor on week 3 :)

Yea, you have to tug pretty hard. Grab the rear edge of the cover and pull straight up with a quick snap of a pull. There are two plastic tangs on the cover that snap in. They're pretty robust so I...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 02-09-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,039
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Discovered the visor on week 3 :)

I have a Laredo-X with 4WD and Heated/Power Seats and mine has the Module (Not shown in your pictures) with the wiring harness going through that rubber plug on the left side of the box (which is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-09-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,474
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Disappointed in the heated seats

+1 on being too small of an area being heated. Maybe some of the issues with how quick they are to warm up is related to the amount of area. Basically it seems my Butt gets warm but my legs are still...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 02-06-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bluehighways
Removal of Dealer Installed P.O.S. Anti-Theft System

Dealer Installed P.O.S. Anti-Theft System removal.

Issue: These Dealer Installed Anti-Theft Systems are redundant to the Factory System and add absolutely nothing to the security of the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 02-04-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 41,463
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Wow! That's really low!

I have a 2012 3.6L with 4 Wheel Drive (You didn't say if yours was 2 or 4 Wheel Drive) with 2,800 miles on it. So far I've been averaging right at 18 MPG. I keep every...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-28-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 35,667
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: 3.6 dual exhaust

If anyone has a 5.7L original exhaust that they removed to install an aftermarket Cat Back system in the Southern California area; I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands. I know, I know,...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-28-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,547
Posted By Bluehighways
Cool Re: Borla vs. Corsa

Actually, I have the 3.6L Pentastar. If anyone has a 5.7L original exhaust that they removed to install a Corsa or Borla (or any other aftermarket Cat Back system) in the Southern California area,...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 01-24-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,340
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Printed Service Manual

You might take a look at a single vehicle subscription to Mitchell Manuals or ALlldata. They are based on and/or direct copies of the OEM Manuals.
Mitchell URL is:...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-24-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,805
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: HVAC Fan Noise

Let us know what it looks like when it comes flying out one of your vents . . . 'cause it probably didn't "just go away" forever.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-17-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 33,143
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Major smoke out of exhaust

Agreed! Valve Guide sealing is the problem here. Nothing else will cause the exact symptoms the OP has provided. This has also been an issue on GM small block V8's, although replacing the Umbrella...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 01-15-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,075
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Aussie tv commercial gc diesel

So what would be the difference between a "Nudge Bar" and a "Roo Bar"? I suspect that the former is cosmetic and the later is functional, but thought I might ask.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-12-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: MDS while idling in traffic

Better still, I wish it had the Start/Stop feature that I had on my Civic Hybrid and that GM is now putting on many of it's 4Cyl gasoline engines (They call it Eco-Boost). I found that it saved some...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-12-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,975
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: 11 Grand Cherokee Needs Head Replacement?

Not sure what state you live in. Here in California a vehicle must be Smog Checked at the time of sale. This is significant because:
1.) The seller of the vehicle (private or a business) is...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-12-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Battery????

An AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) Battery, also known as a VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) is not particularly unusual nor does it need to be replaced with an AGM design.

There are two advantages to...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-11-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 41,463
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Wow! a few years ago we were dancing in the streets if a V8 put out anything over 250 HP. Now some whine that a V6 at 290 HP is slow(?) and gets (in my case) 18+ MPG in mostly Los Angeles traffic . ....
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 01-11-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,101
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Corsa Exhaust Install - Quick Update

Not a problem as long as you don't get any paint on any of the O2 Sensors (pre and Post Catalytic Converter) or any of the Evap system components.
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-10-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,764
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: How do I turn A/C compressor off

All Air Conditioning Systems will turn the Compressor "Off" if/when the Evaporator temperature falls below approximately 28*F-30*F. This is done by directly measuring the temperature of the...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 01-09-2012, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,731
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Battery????

That's nuts! Tell them to go get a Group 65 Battery of at least 700 CCA and you'll be good. Personally I suggest an Interstate of an ACDelco. This NOT an unusual Battery Size! They're just hanging...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-30-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,156
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Lurching right after starting

I don't buy that. With a live rear axle and a long drive shaft that can happen following a stop. (GM CK Trucks with a long bed for example) But the JGC has IRS (Independent Rear Suspension). As a...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-28-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,723
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: What Accessories are a must IYO

So far:
Weathertech Mats - Front, Rear and Back
Chrome Fog Lamp Bezels
Mud Flaps - Front & Rear
Plain Black License Plate Frames with Plastic Screws for the lower holes on the rear License Plate...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 12-26-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,007
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Mud Flaps

I took these just now, and because it's night they may not help you all that much. However I found them very easy to install (even the right rear) and I kind of like the way they look. I reduced one...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-26-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 23,772
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Free Sirius almost over, are you going to renew?

Sounds good, but I'm always careful to NOT find myself in an auto renewal situation. The first time I ran into that financial Buz Saw was with AOL probably 15+ years ago. I'll never let THAT happen...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,378
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Issues with Sirius trial?

So they're going to try and prove that Netflix was wrong . . . by doing it incrementally . . . too funny!
:lol:
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 12-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,378
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Issues with Sirius trial?

My Jeep was supposed to come with a 1 Year Trial period. So after I got the Jeep (Thanksgiving weekend) I called Sirius to see when the activation date was . . . last August. So the Sirius person...
Forum: Diesel Powered 2012+ Export Grand Cherokee 12-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,788
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Diesel Grand Cherokee Coming to US!

H-m-m-m-m don't want to say you didn't see what you clearly believe you saw but . . . if the engine has either a SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) system, which is the one that uses the Urea...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 12-23-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,680
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Section 179 tax credit

If you ever get audited you will be asked to produce a vehicle mileage log: Date, Miles, Destination, Business Reason or Pleasure and the Business total mileage for the tax year will need to be 50% +...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-22-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,377
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Light indicator too bright

Used the "Sharpie Solution"

This is absolutely THE perfect way to handle this!
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-22-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,175
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: A/C Hissing Sound and Dealer Attitude

The "take it where you bought it" logic is really quite foolish. I suggest that you ask to speak with the GM (General Manager) or the owner. They'll almost certainly want to hear your story. Your...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 12-22-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,156
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Lurching right after starting

NOT a Torque Converter problem. There are two connections between the Engine and the Output shaft of the Transmission. One is the Torque Converter and the other is/are the Hydraulically actuated...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 12-20-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 18,482
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Accelleration in the v8 vs v6

Perfectly, and in fact more than happy with the V6 . . . and mine is 4WD. If I need to drain the blood from my retinas, a V8 in a JGC simply isn't going to do that. Nor do I seek out and race other...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 12-19-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,199
Posted By Bluehighways
Re: Push Button Start Install?

I want a replacement button that says "DO NOT TOUCH!"
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