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Everything posted by Locosiete

  1. In all fairness it was first year/gen. All manufacturers never get it right the first couple years. Plus did you buy it new or used? Buying a used car is like unprotected sex with a hooker. Everything might be fine or maybe it kills you. It's a risk we all take buying used LOL!
  2. Light bar, hikari led headlights

    Ya funny how they say plug and play and it is always slightly off. When i did mine on mg DJ i completely removed headlight housing from vehicle. Found it much easier then trying to squeeze and contort my hand.
  3. Just curious since you installed have you had any issues or gremlins?
  4. Light bar, hikari led headlights

    Looks nice. I was thinking of mounting a lightbar in the same spot. Went as far as buying it last fall but never got around to mounting it. Glad to know will look like how i envisioned it. First thing i do when i buy any vehicle is change the lights. Can't see a thing at night with those old halogen bulbs. Especially after it rained lol. I made the switch from HIDs to led couple years ago and never went back. Seemed like every year i would either need to replace a bulb or ballast or both on one side or another on mine or my wife's. Should mention i didn't buy some crap brand off ebay so can't blame that on the issue. But since switched to LED no problems with wife's car and only had to change 1 bulb in mine. I'd say definitely an improvement.
  5. Performance upgrades

    Would love to turbo one but lord knows that is not with in my reaches ANY time soon. Don't know if there is any truth to it but was talking to someone at a car show and he was saying there is some type of chip or something that would force the system to be full-time AWD not just when it is slipping. Never did any research to see if there was any truth to it but curious if anyone here ever heard of something like that. I would think on DJs the AWD is not designed to always be on so it would burn out the system. Granted i am not a mechanic or an engineer so can't say for sure either way.
  6. Service AWD strikes again

    I have an aftermarket alarm. The bypass module for ignition taps into canbus at the obd2. I just disconnected the power to thr bypass. Alarm itself still works if someone broke in but the keyless entry and remote start is not since the bypass module is not powered. If you have a aftermarket alarm i would try disconnecting power to the alarm. If you are referring to factory alarm only thing i could think of is to disconnect battery for 10 minutes and reconnect.
  7. Have own my 2013 DJ for years and always get the service AWD like every winter. I've come to accept that dealership always has an excuse why nothing is wrong. Matter fact it even did it on the drive home when i bought it. Now today it is sunny and dry and warm weather outside. On my way home from work the service AWD light came on. Thought it odd since i was not driving aggressive. Further on my way home the engine light came on. Made no noises or drove any different then normal. Drove further home and the info screen on gauges went completely black. On a whim turned on headlights and it light back up. Stoped and turned off vehicle and restarted my DJ and AWD light and engine light came back on. Anyone ever had this happen especially in dry warm weather?
  8. 3.6L alternator stereo and controls

  9. Everything was working perfectly when uninstalled. Selling my alternator from my 2013 Dodge Journey 3.6L V6 SXT. $75 + shipping Also selling the head unit and controls heater controls together. Make an offer + shipping
  10. Hmmm... When you do call i would call the company directly and not the agent. I prefer to hear the good or bad news directly from tje source. Less chance for info to be misinterpreted.
  11. Glad to hear everything was paid for. Again only thing i would do is confirm with your comany they show it as a claim against you and if it will impact your rates at renewal. The rear diff shouldn't but the "damage to rear bumper" even though there was none may rate against you. It never hurts to call and ask. I would especially since adjuster since adjuster had it was damage to rear bumper. If it does not impact your rates sounds like you made about $700 for your time and inconvenience. If the bumper claim does impact your rates i would return the check and tell them you want to withdraw the bumper claim since there is no actual damage. Otherwise over next 3-5 years you'll end up paying more then the $700 on average. All my point was from beginning is it is always in your best interest to ask questions.
  12. I only mentioned it initially so you didn't have any surprises down the road. I personally would contact the tow company and try working directly with them and leave the insurance company out of the picture. Assuming tow company will pay. If they just say sorry too bad then i would call insurance and see what they can do and then go from there. And confirm they won't list it as a claim against yourself.
  13. My point was make sure to ask if liability will show as paid $xxx by your policy or it was a $0 paid claim that another company paid. In this case state farm being the other company. The most common misconception is that since it wasn't your fault your rates won't change. At fault vs not at fault do rate differently but never the less do rate against you. Granted every State and every company has their own set of laws or rules but my point is it is always in your best interest to ask your insurance company what will happen rather then finding out when you get your new bill. I talk to at least 1 person a day who says "if i would have known my rates would have gone up i would have just paid it myself." Also i would ask the claims department how it will process not the agent. No matter how good he is he can't speak for the claims department. For that small of an amount they most companies won't sue since would cost more in legal fees and man hours. I am sure they will try to subrogate it but if tow company refuses they usually will just leave it at that. If you didn't figure it out i work in the insurance industry.
  14. Just something to mention if you file a claim against your insurance make sure to ask if it will counts as a claim. If you file a claim for $1500 against yourself it may effect your rates at renewal. So make sure to ask if it will count against you and if it could possible loose you an other discounts like claim free or something. Even though no accident happened if you claim is over $1000 some companies may remove some discounts. So sometimes for small things it's cheaper to pay out of your own pocket then submit a claim. All that said your insurance company shouldn't have to pay for a damage done by tow company even though your insurance company dispatched them to you. Tow company should pay for all damages.
  15. Performance upgrades

    As i told my wife "it's NOT a minivan!!" It doesn't have a sliding door is my argument. She just replies "yes dear" LOL
  16. I would go to nearest Dodge dealership you trust and have them look at it. If it was fixed corrctly shouldn't make a new noise. Warranty should be honored at any Dodge dealership even if you had it done in another state.
  17. Service AWD strikes again

    I know this an old post but found my alarm was the issue. It interfaces with canbus at obd2 port. Went crazy one night on me. When i went to start it it said push in clutch. That one had me scratching my head for a second. But disconnected alarm and all my gremlins went away.
  18. suspension kit and upgrades

    I know this is a old post but was doing some research and found by accident there are coilover kits for the dodge caliber. Not saying it's a direct fit but visually construction looks very similar so may work with some minor modifications. Biggest issue would be spring load would be my guess. I found a video where guy used coilovers for his brackets for his airbags which is what got me looking. They do make slip over aero airbags that are universal that could work. I haven't had the time to do more research to see if it can work. Only way to know for sure is buy still and try to make it work. Otherwise only thing i ever found for Journey is lowering springs but they were for 4bangers not the V6 models
  19. Full stereo upgrade

    Thanks. While i am at it here is the new system.
  20. Full stereo upgrade

    Finally made the decision to redo my stereo. May have gone a lil bit overboard but hay what's the worst that can happen lol. Still need to finishing tuning stereo and building trim piece to wall it off but so far sounding good. 2 Rockford Fosgate P3D4 15s 2 Rockford Fosgate P3D4 12s 4 Alpine 6x9s 2 Kicker 3.5s in dash Soundstream Tarantula T1.6000DL Subs wired in parallel to 0.5 ohms WestCoast Customs WCC1500.1 mono amp made by MB Quart for 2 door speakers to be added later WestCoast Customs WCC1600.4 4 channel amp running to 6x9s in doors Kenwood DDX774BT Double Din head unit XS Power D925 battery 1/0 wire wire Reason i decided on running both 12s and 15 is to have a wider range in frequencies.
  21. Full stereo upgrade

    Thought i did before. Oops lol! Intial install before painting trim to match After painting to match
  22. Full stereo upgrade

    New Mechman alt with smaller pully
  23. Full stereo upgrade

    Well issue before codes no longer coming on but well see if it stays that way. Finally installed my Mechman alternator that is 247amps at 2000 rpms. Definitely helps! completee my big 3, just need to make another run from battery in front to rear battery.
  24. Service AWD strikes again

    was able to connect my OBD2 reader this morning, son had Subaru it was in last night, and gave me codes for ECU for SRS and fuel gauge. But not for the service AWD. Drove it a bit this morning and check engine light came on right away and the traction control light stays lite, forgot to mention that one before, but no codes for it. tried to clear them in tje event it was an isolated issue or just car being weird. they instantly cane back on. here is a screenshot of codes According to what it says they are either for no communication from ECU to SRS or fuel level
  25. Full stereo upgrade

    Nope here in the northwest in Washington State. In my area is for the most part crime free. Had a new neighbor and things started to disappear randomly. He moved away. Month ago and nothing since... Hmm gee coincidence?!? Lol Don't usually have stereo volume higher then a soft conversation. More of a background noise for our daily commute. My wife HATES loud music and since we carpool it's usually turned down. I have upgraded all the electrical so i know that's not the issue. Where i am at if i didn't or went too small it would have melted a wire by now or started a fire. And the any wires effected would be part of the charging system. was able to connect my OBD2 reader this morning, son had Subaru it was in last night, and gave me codes for ECU for SRS and fuel gauge. But not for the service AWD. Drove it a bit this morning and check engine light came on right away and the traction control light stays lite, forgot to mention that one before, but no codes for it.