Yesterday, I got the wiring for the rear 12V outlet run and hooked up. I just tied it into the constant 12V Outlet on the lower center dash.
Greg, thanks for the comments, I hope I can find everything too!
Mazdarx, it might have been easier if we got the fully loaded 4WD Laredo we were looking at when we bought this one, but, let me set the tone as to why, and when, we bought what we did.
My wife is involved in Girl Scouts, and, at the time, we had my YJ, and her '96 Nissan Sentra. When Girl Scout cookie time came about a year and a half ago, obviously, neither of our vehicles could be used for carrying around cases of cookies. We borrowed her mom's '00 2WD Laredo with power everything and leather seats. It worked great, it was comfortable, had pleanty of power for our needs, and we just loved it (Sorry Mean Max,
). So, with my wife's car not going to last much longer, this is when and why we started to look and getting a Grand for us.
At the time, we were looking at three '04 Grands, all with the 4.0L that my wife really wanted; a white Special Edition with Quadra-Drive (249 All Wheel Drive)( My wife currected me, I thought it was a Limited), a blue Laredo with Select Trac (242 T-case) with power everything, sun roof, and black leather seats., and this 2WD Inferno Red Laredo with a couple of options, but not much. Now, the 2WD Laredo had 23,900 miles on it, and cost $14K, the 4WD Laredo had 36,000 miles and was $16K, and the Special Edition had 40,000 miles and was almost $17K. We did test drive all three, and, we were not impressed with the All Wheel Drive Special Edition. With the V8, it would have been fine, but, the I6 was struggling. It was down to both Laredos, and, at the time, we just couldn't justify the extra $2K for the 4WD option, which would never get used down here. Hence, this is the reasoning in buying the 2WD Laredo as well as it having over 10,000 miles less then the other two.
The timing didn't help either, my wife's car was on the way out, and, we needed an SUV now for several reasons; three dogs, have one child and would like another at some point, and the 4.0L engine. After all my poor 4.0L has been through, my wife was VERY insistant on this engine, and, with the '04 model being the last year of the 4.0L in the Grand, that's the year we were concentrating on.
Now, fast forward to 5 months ago. The Cash For Clunkers was in full swing, and, while look for parts for my beater Honda in the junkyards, I saw all of these WJ's coming out of the woodwork! We got to thinking, why not upgrade to the options that the blue Laredo had?
As for pricing, these are what the one junkyard I got to charges; $35 per front leather seat and assorted electric motors/track for the power option, $30 for the whole rear leather seat, $95 for a front D30 with everything attached, $65 for the 242 t-case/OD Unit, $16 for each drive shaft, $5 for the CD Changer, $25 for the factory hitch, $7 for the hitch harness, $4.70 for both steering wheel radio switches and harness, and $15 for an EVIC with the Homelink buttons and the Instant MPG meter.
I'm not a math major, but, even if I get someone to professionally rebuild the t-case, front D30, and the OD unit, I'll probably come out dead even, or slightly ahead, if I had just got the 4WD Laredo. The other things to consider, I would be paying interest on that $2K that I would have paid on the 4WD Laredo, and the 2WD Laredo had a lot less miles then the 4WD one.
So, the bottom line; would it be easier to have gotten one with all the options I wanted, yes, but, would it be cheaper, not really, at least in my case.