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post #29566 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 03:45 PM
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Well I did most of what I wanted to get done. Drive lights are all set up and I had just enough bedliner left to paint the grill. But when I tried to extract that stripped torx screw (where I need to ground my roof lights) I only succeeded in pulling the head off. Then when I went to drill out the rest off it the damn bit broke in there, so now there's no getting that out. If I had another foot of cable I could just run it to another bolt but unfortunately I don't. I'm tempted to just drill a small hole into the roof itself and ground it there, but that just seems sloppy. Still content for the day and here's the results:

When spring arrives I'll get to bedlining the cladding and the bumpers as well.
Where exactly are you trying to ground your lights?

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post #29567 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 04:01 PM
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Where exactly are you trying to ground your lights?

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Well when I had them on my last ZJ I grounded them on the torx bolt that mounts the side rail to the roof. That worked fine, only that same bolt is stripped on this one so I need another option that won't require running more cable.

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post #29568 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 04:10 PM
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Well I did most of what I wanted to get done. Drive lights are all set up and I had just enough bedliner left to paint the grill. But when I tried to extract that stripped torx screw (where I need to ground my roof lights) I only succeeded in pulling the head off. Then when I went to drill out the rest off it the damn bit broke in there, so now there's no getting that out. If I had another foot of cable I could just run it to another bolt but unfortunately I don't. I'm tempted to just drill a small hole into the roof itself and ground it there, but that just seems sloppy. Still content for the day and here's the results: When spring arrives I'll get to bedlining the cladding and the bumpers as well.
I did mine yesterday, drill a small hole in the roof rack track side and then ground them there with a self tapping screw

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post #29569 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 05:22 PM
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Making it's parts needs list tonight.
Going tomorrow to the pick-a-part JY in hopes they still have a few ZJs(last time I went they were crushing like mad) left.

Let's see:
Front drive shaft(u-joint style, preferably v8 model)
Multi function switches
Wiper delay modules
Spare PCMs(can never have too many)
Fuel door release cable(wife's ZJ)
I6 exhaust manifold(wife's)
Console lid
Turn signal and corner markers that don't leak
Headlights that are less yellowed than mine
Any random screws/bolts/switches/relays/etc.

Since I'm going to spend some time there anyway...
Anyone need a 231 bezel, or a 231 t-case?

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post #29570 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 05:51 PM
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Making it's parts needs list tonight.
Going tomorrow to the pick-a-part JY in hopes they still have a few ZJs(last time I went they were crushing like mad) left.

Let's see:
Front drive shaft(u-joint style, preferably v8 model)
Multi function switches
Wiper delay modules
Spare PCMs(can never have too many)
Fuel door release cable(wife's ZJ)
I6 exhaust manifold(wife's)
Console lid
Turn signal and corner markers that don't leak
Headlights that are less yellowed than mine
Any random screws/bolts/switches/relays/etc.

Since I'm going to spend some time there anyway...
Anyone need a 231 bezel, or a 231 t-case?
No, but I need a 242 shift gate.

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post #29571 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 06:30 PM
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I need a switch for the rear dome lamp. They no longer manufactur them!
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post #29572 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 06:35 PM
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I'll need that 231 bezel if you grab it
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post #29573 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 07:50 PM
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Got her back out of the shop I work at. New output seal, range sleeve, shift range fork and and linkage adjustment. So now I shouldn't have anymore transfer case issues.

Best of all is my dads taking care of the bill as a birthday present so I can use my next two checks towards a new car.
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post #29574 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 07:54 PM
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I'll need that 231 bezel if you grab it
I'll grab one for you

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post #29575 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 07:55 PM
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I need a switch for the rear dome lamp. They no longer manufactur them!
Will do!

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post #29576 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 09:46 PM
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...I went to swap out the cv I thought was bad but turned out it was the hub assembly (one less step!) Got the new one on and running smooth as glass!

It's quiet again too!!

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post #29577 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 11:08 PM
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Got my steering wheel controls to work with the alpine head. Now I want to do that on the green one too.

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post #29578 of 44587 Old 01-16-2014, 11:55 PM
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Got my steering wheel controls to work with the alpine head. Now I want to do that on the green one too.
Did you use an adapter? I think the price of the adapter is the main reason I've not upgraded the head unit. I love the steering wheel controls, but the tape player on my stock unit quit on a trip to Iowa this past year and I hate not having the auxiliary input!

On topic,
I'm probably going to drive it to school tomorrow due to the slightly snow covered roads. Also, I hate my economical, front wheel drive, slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow 99' Nissan Sentra.
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post #29579 of 44587 Old 01-17-2014, 01:18 AM
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planned the heater control to radio switch and while i was doing that my e fan power wire from the 6 way distribution block wire burnt and changed the end of it in the smoke shop parking lot in about 3 minutes

i thought it would be a good tough wire because its from one of those cheapy jumper cables but nope

looks like im gonna be doing a full accessory wiring revamp as soon as it gets over 50* pita but i need to anyways to get those stock fogs working again along with the amp wire grommet i need to drill

probly make a new 1/2 din switch panel for 6 switches and put it under or on top of the single din sony h\u i got for it
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post #29580 of 44587 Old 01-17-2014, 02:41 AM
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Got my steering wheel controls to work with the alpine head. Now I want to do that on the green one too.
When I got my ZJ, I didn't install my Alpine until my PAC adapter came. That was the best $50 I ever spent. After about 3 years though, I had to reprogram it. It's been going good for another year after the reprogram.

On topic: I'm probably going to drive it to work today because the roads around here were terrible last night and this year, for whatever reason, northwest Indiana has really sucked at clearing them. I don't know what the condition of the highways is either and I'd feel a lot more comfortable in my ZJ than in my temporary 2 wheel drive, Hemi, no traction control, no ABS, limited slip Ram work truck with worn Wrangler HPs... My ZJ is clean and salt free right now, needs gas, and I have to pay for it. The Ram is company paid for gas and tolls. Decisions, decisions.

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