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Unread 12-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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how to move steerimg wheel up?

So I just came into owning a 1999 Cherokee Classic. And as you all may know there is very limited leg room in the drivers compartment of these vehicles. But I can deal with that. My problem is that when entering the vehicle I jam my knees on the steering wheel every single time. Once in, the steering wheel practically drags on top of my legs (which is a major safety hazard), and I can't see the speedometer over/under the top of the steering wheel. And unlike every other vehicle I have ever been in there is no level that simply repositions the wheel. What do I do?

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Unread 12-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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Feel around on the bottom of the cowling on the steering column. On the '96 and older the tilt adj was on the leftside of the column and on the '97 and up,I think it's on the bottom side. Look around. There should be some sort of adjustment.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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There should be a lever you can pull down.
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Unread 12-24-2012, 11:13 PM   #4
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Not every Cherokee had a tilt steering wheel. You may just have to live with it.
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Unread 12-25-2012, 01:24 AM   #5
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1997-2001 all trim levels have tilt steering.

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Unread 12-25-2012, 03:14 AM   #6
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Once you find it, Paint it to match your jeep with glow-in-the-dark paint... that way it's easy to find, even at night
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