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Replaced the fog light housings again, one of the led halos in the last set that I had put in had died on me a few months ago, and just finally got around to ordering a new set.


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Took Badger in primarily for the V69 recall, and then asked them to rotate the tires, and do the alignment since I knew it was off with excessive negative camber.

I also had them diagnose the issues I had with the power liftgate, as well as why 4Low wasn’t able to engage.

The dealer determined the motor for the liftgate failed, which I already suspected. The lack of 4Low was more interesting as they determined “an internal failure inside the PTU.”

I asked them to quote me on those potential repairs, and it was $495 plus tax for a new motor unit for the liftgate. For a replacement PTU, they quoted me $2311 Plus tax. I told them to hold off on those items though.

I do likely at some point will have the PTU replaced, but not now. The liftgate I should be able to replace myself provided the wire connections are not difficult to get at.

Does over $2300 for a new PTU seem about right? I was considering on asking one of my local mechanics who has worked on my Jeep before, and could see what kind of quote they would provide.

And before you ask, I have over 133k miles on it.
 

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Finally got AlfaOBD and an OBDLink MX today, was able to play around with them a bit. I'm planning on eventually swapping in a uConnect 4C from a newer Cherokee so I can have Android Auto and I don't feel like paying the dealer for PROXI alignments. Turned off the stupid DRL drop out with turn signals as well as the fog light/high beam drop out. Will be very nice to keep fog lights on with high beams on dark mountain roads and when wheeling at night.
 

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Replaced that old somewhat more restrictive airbox with an aFe cold air intake with dry filter.

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Out of curiosity, do you wheel at all? Are you worried about sucking water/hydrolocking? I got into it with some dude on FB the other day over my K&N saying that I would hydrolock it.
 

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The whole contraption is well above max fording depth, so I'm not worried at all.
THAT'S WHAT I SAID lol. He wasn't convinced.
 

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To each their own, I suppose. I'm enjoying the more aggressive rumble (which isn't too obnoxious or drone-y) and the added seat-of-the-pants feeling placebo or not.
 

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Installed a set of vent covers on the windows today, only took about 20 minutes to do and I like the fit of them as well.





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I had a few options for hooking up the rear. I could have:
1) spliced into brake lights so they would come on whenever I backed up
2) spliced into rear 12V socket for power and run a switch to me
3) spliced into the tow package (if I had one) for the same effect as (1) or,
4) run a dedicated wire loom from the rear into the engine bay

I went with option 4 because I already had my front four pods hooked up to an Anzo 4 Channel remote system and I wanted remote control of the rear lights as well. I'm unsure of the legality of auxiliary back up lights where I am, and I also knew that I didn't want them to come on every time.
 

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I ended up going with an Anzo 4 Channel remote system. I didn't really want to pass wires through the firewall. I have a little remote control which turns my front and rear aux lights on.
 

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Took Badger in primarily for the V69 recall, and then asked them to rotate the tires, and do the alignment since I knew it was off with excessive negative camber.

I also had them diagnose the issues I had with the power liftgate, as well as why 4Low wasn’t able to engage.

The dealer determined the motor for the liftgate failed, which I already suspected. The lack of 4Low was more interesting as they determined “an internal failure inside the PTU.”

I asked them to quote me on those potential repairs, and it was $495 plus tax for a new motor unit for the liftgate. For a replacement PTU, they quoted me $2311 Plus tax. I told them to hold off on those items though.

I do likely at some point will have the PTU replaced, but not now. The liftgate I should be able to replace myself provided the wire connections are not difficult to get at.

Does over $2300 for a new PTU seem about right? I was considering on asking one of my local mechanics who has worked on my Jeep before, and could see what kind of quote they would provide.

And before you ask, I have over 133k miles on it.
Does over $2300 for a new PTU seem about right? I was considering on asking one of my local mechanics who has worked on my Jeep before, and could see what kind of quote they would provide.
$2300 is right about what I paid for PTU replacement last year. From a trusted independent mechanic in my city. So if you can get that same price at the dealer, I'd say that's very reasonable. It sucks, and it's expensive, but market value-wise it's a reasonable price.

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There's enough space between the bracket and the hood for me to reach in and open it. Between the lights and the grill is a bit of space, but it quickly disappears when you open or close the hood and the clearance to do so is only a few mm.
 
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