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post #9301 of 41739 Old 03-18-2012, 07:50 PM
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didn't do anything to the wj, but i got the wife's zj running and drove it around a little. not bad for a $700 jeep

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post #9302 of 41739 Old 03-18-2012, 08:01 PM
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Found out both my tail and break lights decided to quit working, will look at it tomorrow. Any ideas are welcome
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post #9303 of 41739 Old 03-18-2012, 08:57 PM
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First changed out the parking brake switch for a new one, I now have a parking brake light again.

Changed out PCV valve, old one was pretty gunked up.

Vacuumed out the interior, and when I reached the passenger floor and lifted the winter mats, I was greeted by this lovely sight under the carpet.



It especially infuriates me, as I just changed out the Evap core last summer, and just for good measure did the heater core (which was NOT leaking) while I was in there. Should have just left well enough alone.

Anyways, went forward after trying to clean up as much of the coolant as I could and went to deal with the sunroof that's been leaking forever. I finally realized that it wasn't the drains that caused the leak, it was the drain channel that runs across the back. The plastic piece that sits in the track for the sunroof moves back and forth freely on just the driver side, and something tells me it shouldn't. As a result, the drain doesn't actually sit under where the water would enter and just drips straight into the headliner, causing my head to get dripped on whenever driving in the rain.

This is the piece that I'm talking about:



I also posted this in the forums, hoping to get some more coverage here. Any ideas on if you can take this piece out and replace it without removing anything major (headliner/sunroof itself/etc). I feel like a piece has broken off on the left side that would stop it from moving back and forth.

On a brighter note, I ordered my Bilstein's so I could finally put on the lift

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post #9304 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 02:41 AM
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Not even specifically yours, just the blacked out tail lights in general on black WJ's. I love the look.

I live in Amherst, NY, which always gets ranked at the top of the "Safest Towns in the US" list (I think we were first a couple years ago, and then second the next couple). Either way, they aren't incredibly busy with real crimes, so trivial traffic stops are the norm around here. For example, just last night, my friend was pulled over because he crossed into the turning lane "too soon".

Another friend did his tail and headlights with the VHT and was constantly pulled over, day and night for it. (However, take it with a grain of salt, cause the kid drives like a pissed off 16 year old.)

So I'm hesitant to do it, because I just don't want to have to deal with the potential headache.
I left the white, and a strip if color right where the bulb is the brightest. It works very well. Its as bright as stock
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post #9305 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 05:26 AM
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didn't do anything to the wj, but i got the wife's zj running and drove it around a little. not bad for a $700 jeep
$700 ZJ
No pics = it didn't happen
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post #9306 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 06:32 AM
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Found out both my tail and break lights decided to quit working, will look at it tomorrow. Any ideas are welcome
Drivers socket is burnt up, put a new bulb and some bulb grease in it and both are working again. Has anyone replaced just the socket? I have a feeling it will be a dealership only part
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post #9307 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 06:37 AM
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Drivers socket is burnt up, put a new bulb and some bulb grease in it and both are working again. Has anyone replaced just the socket? I have a feeling it will be a dealership only part
I just discovered on Saturday that I also need to replace a socket.... I haven't investigated to see where I can get one, so post up your results. I'm going to try www dot am-autoparts dot com

**EDIT**

Well that search didn't take long (grin)

AM autoparts does not sell the tail light socket, but Auto Zone does....

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...er=971946_0_0_

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$700 ZJ
No pics = it didn't happen
i'll get a few later and post them up. it's not pretty, but the leather interior is in pretty good shape and the 4.0 is strong
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post #9309 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 08:04 AM
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I just discovered on Saturday that I also need to replace a socket.... I haven't investigated to see where I can get one, so post up your results. I'm going to try www dot am-autoparts dot com

**EDIT**

Well that search didn't take long (grin)

AM autoparts does not sell the tail light socket, but Auto Zone does....

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...er=971946_0_0_

Awesome, thanks man
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post #9310 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 08:04 AM
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I just discovered on Saturday that I also need to replace a socket.... I haven't investigated to see where I can get one, so post up your results. I'm going to try www dot am-autoparts dot com

**EDIT**

Well that search didn't take long (grin)

AM autoparts does not sell the tail light socket, but Auto Zone does....

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...er=971946_0_0_

what's the part number? the link just took me to the homepage. i get mine at the dealer. i think theyre like 7 bucks or something

Build In Progress...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/0...-name-1113549/

It's a Jeep, it's not supposed to work right all the time.

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post #9311 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 08:58 AM
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The sockets are also on Amazon, I replaced mine with these Dorman ones and they've worked great.

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-923-034-Tail-Lamp-Socket/dp/B000TYSBYY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332169102&sr=8-1-fkmr0

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post #9312 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 09:08 AM
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Left it at home till I can figure out my overheating issue. I'm thinking its the thermostat switch or just dirty coolant. We shall see.


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It's a Jeep, it's not supposed to work right all the time.
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post #9313 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 09:24 AM
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what's the part number? the link just took me to the homepage. i get mine at the dealer. i think theyre like 7 bucks or something
Let me know if Dealer is cheaper, I'm not sure I'd drive all the way to Dealer as cost of fuel would eat my $$ savings.


Autozone part number is 700 ... seriously,,, just 700
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post #9314 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 09:31 AM
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The sockets are also on Amazon, I replaced mine with these Dorman ones and they've worked great.

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-923-034...2&sr=8-1-fkmr0

WOW!!! $3.34 plus shipping versus $12.99..... I could order two and still save money.
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post #9315 of 41739 Old 03-19-2012, 09:41 AM
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The sockets are also on Amazon, I replaced mine with these Dorman ones and they've worked great.

http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-923-034...2&sr=8-1-fkmr0
I just ordered one, $8.86 total, and I'll have it at my door tomorrow or Wednesday (Louisville is UPS Hub).
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