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Unread 06-27-2014, 11:51 AM   #1
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My First XJ :)

Hey all!

I am picking up my first XJ ever today and I couldn't be more excited! I've been reading the forum a lot in preparation for owning an XJ, but finally signed up today. I am sure that I will have plenty of n00b questions and figured I should make one thread instead of many n00b threads, haha.

First question... the guy I am purchasing it from states that only one of the power outlet/cigarette lighters provide power. I was wondering if they're both supposed to provide power or if one is power and one is a lighter or what?

Thanks!

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Unread 06-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #2
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Hey all!

I am picking up my first XJ ever today and I couldn't be more excited! I've been reading the forum a lot in preparation for owning an XJ, but finally signed up today. I am sure that I will have plenty of n00b questions and figured I should make one thread instead of many n00b threads, haha.

First question... the guy I am purchasing it from states that only one of the power outlet/cigarette lighters provide power. I was wondering if they're both supposed to provide power or if one is power and one is a lighter or what?

Thanks!
I know that some XJs have one for cigarette lighter and one for power. Mine has no lighter, but it has one power. Not sure if there were ever any with two power outlets.
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Unread 06-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #3
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I know that some XJs have one for cigarette lighter and one for power. Mine has no lighter, but it has one power. Not sure if there were ever any with two power outlets.
Thanks for the quick reply!

Gotcha. So, it would be possible that one is just a lighter and the other is power? Good to know! Thanks
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Unread 06-27-2014, 12:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply!

Gotcha. So, it would be possible that one is just a lighter and the other is power? Good to know! Thanks
For added fun you could always wire your own power outlets to other locations in the Jeep. It's something I've wanted to do but haven't done due to my laziness.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 03:48 PM   #5
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Welcome to the club and hope your XJ brings lots of great memories.
I'm new too and been enjoying my build and soon hope to start clocking up some miles around Australia.
Mine has two outlet plugs with a fuse each! I don't think there is any difference between them.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #6
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Welcome to the club and hope your XJ brings lots of great memories.
I'm new too and been enjoying my build and soon hope to start clocking up some miles around Australia.
Mine has two outlet plugs with a fuse each! I don't think there is any difference between them.
Interesting, Dezman... I am enjoying the XJ.

Another question... sometimes, the rear hatch indicator light goes off even though the hatch is closed. I just have to keep closing it until it goes off. Any ideas how to fix this?
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Unread 07-01-2014, 02:11 AM   #7
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I had to re close mine a few times as it wasn't closed tight!
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Unread 07-01-2014, 02:15 PM   #8
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Change the rear hatch activation switch or cut the wires to it and be done with it
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Unread 07-01-2014, 04:09 PM   #9
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Both are supposed to provide power. The Lighter socket (the one on the left) only provides 12v when the jeep is running. The Power socket (the one on the right) provides 12v always.

If one of these isnt getting power at all, then WELCOME TO OWNING AN XJ YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

It's probably just a fuse.
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Unread 07-03-2014, 11:41 AM   #10
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I had to re close mine a few times as it wasn't closed tight!
Well, I'm glad to know that I'm not alone

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Change the rear hatch activation switch or cut the wires to it and be done with it
I will check that out. It seems like an easy fix. (Assuming that it is what is wrong)

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Both are supposed to provide power. The Lighter socket (the one on the left) only provides 12v when the jeep is running. The Power socket (the one on the right) provides 12v always.

If one of these isnt getting power at all, then WELCOME TO OWNING AN XJ YOU HAVE AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

It's probably just a fuse.
Haha. I hope it's just a fuse

New question...

Just recently, my XJ started making a creaking noise when going over bumps. Anyone have any idea what it could be?
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Unread 07-03-2014, 05:55 PM   #11
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[QUOTE="BurbsPrepper;24018322"

Just recently, my XJ started making a creaking noise when going over bumps. Anyone have any idea what it could be?[/QUOTE] well as our jeeps age
much like ourselves you will find strange and unexplainable noises from time to time,usually its no big deal,sometimes its an oh crap moment you will learn the difference between the two soon enough. I would check the shocks to see if the top cover is rubbing on the main shock body,if thats not the problem it could be a bushing noise or some people have sprayed pb blaster on the leaf springs them selves between the leafs where you will see a small plastic disc that sits between the leafs and that will some times cure it. Or the best fix most xj owners do is turn up the radio.
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Unread 11-10-2014, 05:53 PM   #12
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Hey all, thanks for all of the great help so far!

My Jeep and I have been through a lot already. The previous owner managed to let the floorboards rust through. So, my cousin, who is a welder, helped me out and welded it up. I now have all new steel in my front floorboards. I've had to change an O2 sensor. I've added HIDs. I'm replacing the dash lights with LEDs. I've fixed some rust.

Today, I am wondering if there is anyone who can help me understand the 4x4 a little better. I've never had a vehicle with 4x4 and I would like to know when to use each mode and if there are any tips and tricks about engaging it. I want to treat this Jeep as good as I can.

Thanks!
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Unread 11-10-2014, 06:58 PM   #13
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What modes does yours have? Alternatively, what transfer case is it?
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Unread 11-10-2014, 09:33 PM   #14
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From Googling, I have a NP-242. "Selec-Trac" part-time OR full-time - 2.72:1 ratio low range - shift pattern 2wd - 4part-time - 4full-time - N - 4LO
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Unread 11-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #15
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Dude you are going to love that. I had the NP242 in my 93 police package, and in my 99. I bought a 98 in May and swapped a 242 in earlier this month because I love them so much. I dont have much time but here are the basics. Search for NP242 in this forum and you'll get some really good info on how to properly shift, and how your tire pressure can affect the ease of shifting

2WD: Everyday driving
4 Part Time (4PT): This is every other 4wd system's "4HI". Do not use on hard surfaces such as dry pavement. Tight turns will cause the front end to "pop" which is your front axle eating itself.
4 Full Time (4FT): The single most awesome thing ever created. This is selectable all wheel drive. You *can* use it all the time, but most people don't due to the possible extra wear and tear on the drivetrain and/or reduced gas mileage. I use it in rain and light snow, and it keeps the jeep from getting sideways in the corners. The manual says you can shift into 4FT "at any legal speed" but I think they mean up to 55mph. I may or may not have shifted into 4FT at 70mph on the interstate one night.
N: Neutral. Disconnects the input from the transmission.
4LO: Low range, off road only, have to put the transmission in neutral before shifting into or out of 4LO.
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