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#11941 of 23393 Does anybody Know where I can get.......?
Jan 21, 2004 (11:02 am)
Does anybody know where I can get a 2003 Jeep Operating Tips Video that comes with the Jeep Wrangler when it is new? I bought mine used and would like to get on of these videos. Can someone make me one possibly? I would be happy to pay for it. Also, does anybody know how to get another window sticker printed for my Jeep. The dealer who sold it to me, non-Jeep, threw it away. Please let mw know.
#11942 of 23393 operating video
Jan 21, 2004 (11:08 am)
I can make you a copy of the 2001 operating tips video that came with my Jeep. It won't have any of the newer info about the Rubicon lockers, but probably has the same info on operating the tops and basic off road driving tips. If you can't find the 2003 version and want the older one, email me at treywylie at yahoo dot com with your address and I'll rip the video and transfer it to VHS or MPEG (watch on the PC) for you.
Jan 21, 2004 (11:48 am)
officially? probably not. but an area where I camped a few months ago had SEVERAL jeeps going up the trail with men in camo's and guns on the rack. A couple of them said they were going hunting, so I assume you could get away with it. I think it is BLM land.
Just remember, leave no trace. I hate finding used shells and casings.
As an offroad lover/wannabe and a scoutmaster, I firmly believe in leaving the land in as good or better shape than you found it.
gman, drop me a line if you want some ideas on locations. I'm up in Tehachapi and there are some nice places up there too... much cooler.
Jan 21, 2004 (12:51 pm)
It wouldn't be the same as a window sticker, and it wouldn't have prices on it, but there is a thing called the "factory build sheet" that lists all of the equipment that was on a vehicle from the factory. It is really quite detailed, much more so than would be the window sticker.
If you are interested, I can give you instructions on how to get one. It has been discussed in here, so you might find it using search. If you have trouble finding out how to get one, and if you are interested in getting one, then just post a message.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
OK, I searched on "factory build sheet," and I found the detailed instructions on how to get one in post #9741.
Jan 21, 2004 (1:57 pm)
I used the build sheet to find out that yes indeed my TJ did come with a front sway bar from the factory.
Now I just gotta order the new one.
#11947 of 23393 New Jeep...Questions
Jan 21, 2004 (2:48 pm)
I just purchased a brand new 2004 Wrangler
SE 5 speed manual a few days ago, having traded in a 97 Wranger.
I have two questions.
First, I've had a very hard time shifting
into first gear from a stop. Is this normal
for a brand new jeep; is this common? I really
have to force it into gear, which I don't
like to do. Every other gear shifts fine. It
seems to work much better if I shift into second,
then first from a stop, but that doesn't seem
Also, my SE did not come with factory installed
fog-lights. How hard would it be to install
them now. I know they switched to activating
them from the headlight stick, but my headlight
stick doesn't pull out since the fog lights weren't installed factory. Anyone installed
fog lights on a 2004 Wranger?
Thanks in advance...Shawn
Jan 21, 2004 (3:44 pm)
You can target shoot up in Los Padres National Forest as long as you are a quarter mile from a road and a mile from an established campground (I think). That means there are lots of people who target shoot (and hunt) around Frazier Park. Email me and I can give you some specific places that the locals go (also a couple of nice dirt roads and some fun hiking trails leading from them, one that goes to a walk in campground).
I think that the Angeles National Forest is more restrictive for target shooting, but I don't know that for a fact. There is another nice dirt road near Gorman (in Angeles National Forest) that is normally spectacular in the spring.
The pindle hitch can put up with more rough terrain than a regular ball hitch (as I remember from my past Army days). I also remember that military vehicles don't use the same voltage on their batteries (can't remember what they do use, though), so you would have to re-wire and probably change the lights on a military trailer, unless it was already done (the one on the posted link mentioned that it still needed re-wiring).
Jan 21, 2004 (4:11 pm)
Hi Shawn! Welcome to Jeep Wrangler and CONGRATS on that new Jeep!
I don't think what you describe is normal at all. You should not have so much trouble shifting into first gear, assuming you have the clutch depressed all the way. I would make the dealer fix it under warranty.
Can't help ya with your fog light question, but I'm sure some others in here can and will.
Once again, welcome! Stick around and become a regular here.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Jan 21, 2004 (4:56 pm)
Fog Lamp installation is a snap as an aftermarket installation.
I installed some IPF 968 foglamps (huge 7" lamps) in the stock location. If you have even a basic understanding of connecting wires and can run some around the engine bay through the firewall, you can do it easily. If you want I can shoot some pics of my installation (have to take em first) and show you how I did the installation. I have a 97 SE and did it in about an hour and a half (took my sweet time).
I can also point you to some good deals for those lights (or you could go with Jeep brand).
Installation for a 2004 I imagine would be virtually identical.