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Unread 11-25-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Commander Mods to Go

Bought a 2006 Commander 4x4 base with the 3.7. I'm not one to leave things alone, as my wife knows well. Got a bunch of mods on a list, guess I'll start with the least expensive.

I don't know if you can really call it a mod, but the first mod I did was add a locking fuel door.
Then I replaced the knobs on the MTC (climate control) with the chrome ring knobs from the ATC controls of a WK.


You squeeze the knobs like in the pic and pull out the white plastic indicator and swap it with the plain knobs. You'll need to fill the gap around the center with epoxy. The chrome knobs will be recessed into the control head more if you don't swap the insides. Either way they will sit farther in, less knob to grab.





The next mod will be adding radio controls followed by opening up the radio bezel for a NAV.

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Unread 11-25-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Got some part #'s and prices for the two remote steering wheel radio switches and the harness.

right switch 4685728AB $20.45 CDN
left switch 4685729AB $23.85 CDN
Switch harness 52029319AA $12.70 CDN

I didn't price the steering wheel backing with the holes for the switches, couldn't find a part #. A dremel should do.

As far as the clockspring goes there's only one part # but there's no guarantees there will be a wire for it on the column.

other parts

instrument panel/radio bezel 5JT12XDVAF (dark gray) $134 CDN

Here's pics of the base bezel radio surround, yellow arrows show plastic welds. A nice stainless or carbon fiber replacement would go nice here.




multifunction switch with auto headlight position 5143313AD $73.35 CDN
possible future mod but would also need sunsensor

out of curiosity I priced a garage door opener 56054008AC $315 CDN

These are all list prices.
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Unread 01-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #3
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The steering wheel radio switches are in and it's Plug & Play. The clockspring has an extra connector for the switch harness so it was basically cut out 2 holes and plug everything in. Works fine with the base radio.
I wanted to do the NAV install at the same time but it was just too cold in the Commander. I'll post some pics and a little how-to as soon as I find a place to host the pics.
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Unread 01-19-2007, 06:03 PM   #4
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Nice mods, now lets see some pics. www.photobucket.com is pretty good for images.
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MUST GO! 1994 Limited ZJ 5.2L V8 - Light Driftwood Satin Glow
It's a 94 5.2L Limited - trxus 33's on 15x7 steelies, 4.56s w/ front OX and rear trutrac, NP242 swap, novak shift kit, Kevin's ultimate 4.5" lift + ACOS, ARB front bumper w/warn M8000, rear tomkin machine bumper w/ tire carrier, kevin's hardore railz, kevin's ultimate tc skid, kevin's trackbar conversion, rusty's gas skid, flexalite efan, Kolak's performance ignition and brake upgrades. ViAir OBA, custom storage/sub box and I'm sure there's a bunch of other things I'm missing. Everything is a little over 3 years old with less than 10K miles. Looking to get around $4k.



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Unread 01-20-2007, 02:28 AM   #5
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Here are the pics

http://www.picturetrail.com/ybnormyl











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Unread 01-20-2007, 02:29 AM   #6
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*The service manual says that the connector side of the switch goes to the bottom,
that's not right. For the XK, the connector side of the switch goes towards the top.
The manual is showing what looks like a section from the Dodge Intrepid manual
with Intrepid steering wheel diagrams.

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Unread 01-20-2007, 07:01 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Here are the pics











Click free!!!
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MUST GO! 1994 Limited ZJ 5.2L V8 - Light Driftwood Satin Glow
It's a 94 5.2L Limited - trxus 33's on 15x7 steelies, 4.56s w/ front OX and rear trutrac, NP242 swap, novak shift kit, Kevin's ultimate 4.5" lift + ACOS, ARB front bumper w/warn M8000, rear tomkin machine bumper w/ tire carrier, kevin's hardore railz, kevin's ultimate tc skid, kevin's trackbar conversion, rusty's gas skid, flexalite efan, Kolak's performance ignition and brake upgrades. ViAir OBA, custom storage/sub box and I'm sure there's a bunch of other things I'm missing. Everything is a little over 3 years old with less than 10K miles. Looking to get around $4k.



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Unread 01-20-2007, 07:03 PM   #8
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*The service manual says that the connector side of the switch goes to the bottom,
that's not right. For the XK, the connector side of the switch goes towards the top.
The manual is showing what looks like a section from the Dodge Intrepid manual
with Intrepid steering wheel diagrams.

No Clicking
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[SIZE="1"]2008 WK Overland HEMI - Modern Blue Pearlcoat
Fully loaded with slush mats of course.

MUST GO! 1994 Limited ZJ 5.2L V8 - Light Driftwood Satin Glow
It's a 94 5.2L Limited - trxus 33's on 15x7 steelies, 4.56s w/ front OX and rear trutrac, NP242 swap, novak shift kit, Kevin's ultimate 4.5" lift + ACOS, ARB front bumper w/warn M8000, rear tomkin machine bumper w/ tire carrier, kevin's hardore railz, kevin's ultimate tc skid, kevin's trackbar conversion, rusty's gas skid, flexalite efan, Kolak's performance ignition and brake upgrades. ViAir OBA, custom storage/sub box and I'm sure there's a bunch of other things I'm missing. Everything is a little over 3 years old with less than 10K miles. Looking to get around $4k.



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Unread 01-25-2007, 04:21 PM   #9
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? What is no clicking?

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Unread 01-25-2007, 06:38 PM   #10
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I just quoted your posts so the pictures show up without having to click on them. The "No Clicking" is just to put 10 Characters in the text for the post.
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[SIZE="1"]2008 WK Overland HEMI - Modern Blue Pearlcoat
Fully loaded with slush mats of course.

MUST GO! 1994 Limited ZJ 5.2L V8 - Light Driftwood Satin Glow
It's a 94 5.2L Limited - trxus 33's on 15x7 steelies, 4.56s w/ front OX and rear trutrac, NP242 swap, novak shift kit, Kevin's ultimate 4.5" lift + ACOS, ARB front bumper w/warn M8000, rear tomkin machine bumper w/ tire carrier, kevin's hardore railz, kevin's ultimate tc skid, kevin's trackbar conversion, rusty's gas skid, flexalite efan, Kolak's performance ignition and brake upgrades. ViAir OBA, custom storage/sub box and I'm sure there's a bunch of other things I'm missing. Everything is a little over 3 years old with less than 10K miles. Looking to get around $4k.



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Unread 01-25-2007, 09:59 PM   #11
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Just replaced the display on the ebay NAV.



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Unread 01-25-2007, 10:01 PM   #12
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REC navigation radio install




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Next step, trim or fabricate new radio surround.
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Unread 01-25-2007, 11:21 PM   #14
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Great work man, it's looking awesome and thanks for becomming a supporter!!!
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[SIZE="1"]2008 WK Overland HEMI - Modern Blue Pearlcoat
Fully loaded with slush mats of course.

MUST GO! 1994 Limited ZJ 5.2L V8 - Light Driftwood Satin Glow
It's a 94 5.2L Limited - trxus 33's on 15x7 steelies, 4.56s w/ front OX and rear trutrac, NP242 swap, novak shift kit, Kevin's ultimate 4.5" lift + ACOS, ARB front bumper w/warn M8000, rear tomkin machine bumper w/ tire carrier, kevin's hardore railz, kevin's ultimate tc skid, kevin's trackbar conversion, rusty's gas skid, flexalite efan, Kolak's performance ignition and brake upgrades. ViAir OBA, custom storage/sub box and I'm sure there's a bunch of other things I'm missing. Everything is a little over 3 years old with less than 10K miles. Looking to get around $4k.



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Unread 02-26-2007, 03:33 PM   #15
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just ordered the parts to add the audio controls to the steering wheel.

the backing is part number 1FM342J8AA (for a dark khaki interior)

Did the steering wheel require any superexotic puller?
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