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Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-10-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New Member

Most of the "LED Bulbs" for the fog lights may give off a 'brighter' light, but probably won't help to project actual light down the road.

The problem is that the LEDs simply aren't in the same...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 06-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Coolant low?

I usually look around my vehicles as I walk up to them, (last summer) noticed fluid under the Jeep on an hot day, immediately thought A/C condensation, but reached under with my finger to...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 06-04-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,654
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

"short down the road visibility"....
You know, I've read that on other forums, even with the first generation.

I'm starting to think that it just isn't the case.
Your pics show much more light...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Trailer Tow Group IV and leveling kit?

I wouldn't see why.
You aren't touching the rear suspension, only the front.

With the trailer tow package, you get the load leveling rear struts/shocks/whatever-you-wish-to-call-them.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 06-04-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Grand Cherokee Recall - Brake Booster

I got mine recently too.
Called my dealer and also asked about the P04 recall for reprogramming the brake ECU as I have experienced the noted issue.

They said they are waiting on parts from...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 06-04-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: HID into Halogen Housing

Step 1:

HID bulbs create an 'arc' between two electrodes.
That arc is not in the same location as the filament of a normal halogen bulb.
Therefore, your OEM halogen reflector would not...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-13-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 484
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Tire Question

I recommended the Michelin LTX M/S2 to two completely separate friends a couple years ago.

Both of them reported that they were GREAT tires for our MN weather year round.

One of the vehicles is...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-08-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Portable CD player

Win Media Player sucks...
I personally use CDex, but finding it can be hard lately.
Otherwise I highly recommend fre:ac:
fre:ac - free audio converter (http://www.freac.org/)
free audio converter...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-04-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: help with led tail lights

Jeez, no one owns even a cheap Harbor Freight volt meter any more?

Just pull the tail light and turn on your marker lights and see which wire has power.


The other wire is brake/turn...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-26-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: new owner! Am i running the current software

The current application level on most 430N radios is v50.
I say most because some of the very early models won't let you update.

Since you are on v20, I think you might be able to update.
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-24-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,900
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

You know....
I've been on 4 forums for vehicles I own (wow, that few vehicles since the Internet became what it is).
I've heard many tales of woe from people about oil consumption and how the...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Side View Mirror

That just means you have the music loud enough!

I laugh because the first time I cranked up a good tune, I looked in one of the mirrors and saw it vibrating. Puzzled me at first until I...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New Pennzoil Ultra Platinum Synthetic Oil

Already saw it on the shelf at Wallymart when I bought my oil a few days ago.

I went with Castrol Syntec (or whatever they are calling it now, it's out in the garage so I can't check, too...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-21-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New (to me) '11 Laredo X w pics

Just my $0.02.
JW Speaker LED fog lights are a must.
The output is at least 100% better than the wimpy OEM fogs.

Exhaust - go for the V8 dual exhaust, but add in the aftermarket Diablo engine...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-21-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: HID Fog and High Beam problem

I'm only guessing here because I own a 2012...
You confused the computer somehow and probably the only way to fix it is to reset the computer.

The big problem is that every state mandates that...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 04-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,167
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Stupid Towing Question of the Day (Week, Month, Year)

Convert-A-Ball hitch systems products, hitchballs and towing accessories (http://www.convert-a-ball.com/)

Best invention ever!
I have a chrome one right now, but I will be upgrading to the...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 04-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Does you phone charge directly from WK2 USB port?

The port probably doesn't provide enough power for a power hungry newer Android phone.

I use a dual port (2.1 and 1amp) USB charger that inserts into the 12v power port in the dash compartment.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-14-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New to me 2013 Grand Cherokee Laredo

Please don't!
HID bulbs need to be in HID headlights.
If you put HID bulbs in normal halogen/reflector head lights you will only end up blinding all oncoming traffic.

The 'arc' of the HID is NOT...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 04-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2014 WK2 fob panic button disable

I use the panic button when the dealer hands my my fob after service and says it's out in the lot....

Walk out, hit the panic button and start walking towards the noise.

Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-09-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Removing Cargo Cover

Too bad you didn't get video!
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,668
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2014 Halogen Bulb Upgrade!


This site has 20% off until Friday:
OSRAM Night Breaker Unlimited H11 (Twin) | PowerBulbs (http://www.powerbulbs.com/us/product/osram-night-breaker-unlimited-h11)

They are based in...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-09-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2014 WK2 LED Foglights

Headlights Fog Lights DRL LED Head Light Bulbs | Autolumination...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,668
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2014 Halogen Bulb Upgrade!

2012 Halogen head lights use the H11 bulb.
Guess I might have to invest in a pair of these....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Will they fit? Goodyear Wrangler AT Adventure / 275275/65R18

Guess it depends on what size you are looking for....

TireRack has the 265/60R18 size in stock:...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-03-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Brake Booster bleed off overnight?

I had heard of that issue and was looking for the TSB number as I thought that might be part of the problem too, besides the recall.
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Brake Booster bleed off overnight?

That's what I was thinking, but I checked the Chrylser recall site today and it states no recalls for my VIN at this time.

Unless they haven't released the VINs yet....
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 04-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By Todd3.6
Brake Booster bleed off overnight?

I've had this 'issue' since new and now with the recall I'm wondering if it is normal behavior for the Grand Cherokee, because it's not normal behavior for any other vehicle I have owned.

Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 04-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,654
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: What's the verdict on LED headlight bulbs vs. HID?

Looks like Autolumination has a 4th generation version of these:
Headlights Fog Lights DRL LED Head Light Bulbs | Autolumination...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-31-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: 2013 GC Laredo

I believe Bluetooth connectivity is supported by the "UConnect" component, which is actually independent of the radio (but I could be wrong).

If you don't have the "Voice Command" buttons on your...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-26-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,974
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New (Aug 9, 2013) Software Update MyGIG RBZ-RHB 50.00.07

We are basically screwed.
Our 'smart' phones keep updating and the Jeep radio/Uconnect does not.

At least that is my humble opinion. Our phones update to conform to newer communication...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,974
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New (Aug 9, 2013) Software Update MyGIG RBZ-RHB 50.00.07

My 2012 started at v23.
I recommend upgrading to v33 and then to v50.
Look through the radio posts for a guy named Sox.
He has posted his web site with an account/password to access his files.
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-26-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 26,974
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New (Aug 9, 2013) Software Update MyGIG RBZ-RHB 50.00.07

#1 - as far as I know, only MP3 files are supported.
#2 - looks like your Gracenotes version is a little out of date, but I'm not sure how to upgrade that. If you downloaded the updates from Sox's...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: WOW, learned something new, VENT BUTTON!

Depends on which way the wind is blowing.
If it's blowing front to back, no worries.

I've learned from experience to NOT leave sunroof/moonroof open, even vented.

Long time ago I used to have...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-24-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Need feedback on H11 OSRAM Nightbreaker Plus/Ultimate

I went with the Sylvania XtraVision low beams and JW Speaker LED fog lights.

The blend of pure white LED withe yellowish halogen low beams works great at night.

Not as good as HIDs,...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 03-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: New supercharger for 3.6

For those of us in the USA...

Also listed for the Wrangler 3.6, but I don't see why it wouldn't work on the GC with a little CPU tweaking.

Magnuson Supercharger System 1320 for Jeep JK 3.6L...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Yikes!! FIRE!! I was just bragging on the '15 Yukon

Vehicle self-immolation at the embarrassment of having to go out in public with that new front facia?

Seriously? Those headlights are fugly!
Now the new Escalade, with the LED headlights? That's...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 03-24-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,784
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Train Horn

The PA based electronic air horn is something I've always thought about doing, but on a separate button.
Something to catch the attention of the moron on his/her cell phone wandering over...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 03-14-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,600
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: WOW, learned something new, VENT BUTTON!

A lot of cars/suvs/trucks have those.. For years now.

The 'vent' option on the moon roof has been around since at least 1993. My Audi 90S had it.

I use it in the winter here in MN a lot when...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 03-14-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,787
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: LED License Plate Lights Install w/pics

"LED tails back from Ken" ??

Who is this 'Ken' you speak of and what do you mean by 'LED tails' ??

More info please!
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 03-14-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Todd3.6
Re: Best Android MP3 player?

Additional info...
It's not the Android phone (S4) that is flakey.
It's Chrysler's UConnect system.

While Android updates/changes with the times...
Our in-dash stereo and it's Bluetooth connect...
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