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"What's New" archives 7/15/02 - 5/30/03

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May 30, 2003Added information to the WJ grille & fascia removal page about installing 2004 grilles in 1999-2002 WJ's.
May 23, 2003Added information about the new multi-source auxiliary input converter to the Audio Upgrade page. This innovative new adaptor allows the hook-up of up to three external audio sources such as MP3 players, XM radios, Ipods and other devices to the factory head unit.
May 22, 2003Updated the components price list for the STARTECH custom Grand Cherokee. STARTECH recently announced new lower prices for their 18", 19" and 20" custom wheels.
May 20, 2003Added wheel and center cap part numbers to the Factory wheels page. Also added additional tire specifications info.
May 19, 2003Added more part numbers to the Maintenance page.
May 17, 2003Expanded and updated the WJ floor consoles page.
May 14, 2003Expanded and updated the WJ steering wheels and switches page.
May 12, 2003Added some nice clear pictures of WJ manifolds. More photos and info will be added in the future.
May 11, 2003Updated the WJ Tow Hooks page.
May 09, 2003Started a photo gallery featuring stock WJ interiors.
May 08, 2003Started a major update of the WJ Audio upgrades section to try and sort out all of the different options, adaptor requirements and installation accessories.
May 06, 2003Updated a few photos and added information to the WJ Interior trim page.
May 04, 2003Added information on WJ Serpentine belt replacement.
Apr 30, 2003Updated pages covering the Overhead console / EVIC and Tire Pressure Monitor System and also added a page on the HomeLink system.
Apr 27, 2003Updated the Badges and Nameplates page with a few new additions to complete the listings. A total of 31 different badges were used for the 1999-2004 WJ series.
Apr 23, 2003Added a page covering WJ trailer towing includes parts and accessories listings for the rear hitch.
Apr 21, 2003Added information on the new Park Distance Sensors system from Mopar.
Apr 20, 2003Added a page on the new molded Dash trim kits that were just introduced for the Grand Cherokee Laredo. Kits for the Limited will follow next month.
Apr 19, 2003Added updated information to the RB1 Navigation Radio section covering the Satellite Radio option.
Apr 18, 2003Added a new page covering Steering wheel cruise & audio remote buttons
Apr 16, 2003Updates to the Factory Radios page including updated scans, part numbers and other information.
Apr 14, 2003Revised the Audio system installation accessories page to offer an improved layout and better separation of the different categories. The EVIC / Overhead console and Tire Pressure Monitor System pages were also revised and updated for layout improvement.
Apr 11, 2003Added some interior photos of the Freedom Edition showing the new MicroTech instrument panel accents and slush mats. Also added the part number for the tubular side rails which can be installed on any WJ.
Apr 10, 2003Added a page covering Cargo shade repair, featuring information on how to repair the end brackets.
Apr 09, 2003Updated the section covering WJ side and rear view mirrors, adding a few more photos and clearer instructions for upgrading.
Apr 06, 2003Added information on adding the factory 12v Cargo area power outlet to WJ's that came without this option.
Apr 05, 2003Updated the Freedom Edition page with more pictures and text.
Apr 02, 2003 Updated the WJ Gauges page to included a section covering the installation of the 2001 Limited white-face gauges into WJ's with the stock black gauges.
Mar 30, 2003 Made a few tweaks to the WJ audio system installation accessories section, adding a couple of new items and rewording some of the text for better clarity.
Mar 28, 2003 Added a page covering factory Tow hooks. Installation, part numbers and other info is included. Also added part numbers for the OEM tow hitch kit and available hitch trim fascias.
Mar 25, 2003 Updated the Factory Audio Systems page adding updated part number information to the Radios section. Also added expanded specification information for many of the radios.

"See Also" links have been added to the top of each of the 5 audio related sections, allowing easy access to each of the other related sections. The audio sections are now numbered  1   2   3   4   and 5 .

Mar 20, 2003 Updated the Grille and Fascia Removal page adding updated information on the 2004 grilles.
Mar 15, 2003 Updated the Recalls section to bring it up to date.
Mar 14, 2003 Added a new section covering WJ side and rear view mirrors.
Mar 13, 2003 Updated the TSB section to bring it up to date. Also added a section at the top of the page with links to the newest bulletins.
Mar 10, 2003 Updated all pages that contain part numbers with current factory MSRP prices, and also updated/revised/corrected other part numbers.
Feb 21, 2003 Updated the Overland page with new 2004 information and an interior photo of the new seats. Also added photos of a Stone White Limited to the 2004 photo gallery page.
Feb 19, 2003 Added updated information for the 2004 New Features and options section.
Feb 18, 2003 All tables that contain part numbers have been updated to add information for 2004 models. Many tables have also been updated with new corrected part number listings. See OEM part numbers for an index of WJ features/options that numbers are available for.
Feb 14, 2003 Added more photos to the 2004 photo gallery page.
Feb 12, 2003 Updated the Factory Grilles page, adding info and part numbers for the 2004 models.
Feb 07, 2003 Started a 2004 photo gallery page.
Feb 06, 2003 Updated the Interior Trim page, adding information on the door trim strips.
Feb 01, 2003 Added info and wiring pinout chart for the new 10-pin to 8-pin CD changer cable.
Jan 31, 2003 Updated the page on WJ factory wheels, adding some new photos.
Jan 24, 2003 Updated the page on WJ custom tuning, adding some new photos and tuning accessories.
Jan 23, 2003 Updated and revised the page on Factory grilles and fascias, adding in some of the new 2004 styles.
Jan 22, 2003 Updated the page on the Tire Pressure Monitor System, adding new part numbers, sorting module variations, as well as other info tweaks.
Jan 20, 2003 Added a page on the WJ Sway bars with OEM & Addco part numbers and upgrade information.
Jan 16, 2003 Updated the Up Country Suspension section with updated part numbers for the front skid plates.
Jan 12, 2003 Added a parts diagram for the Mopar Fog lamp kit - key features and photos.
Jan 08, 2003 Updated the WJ audio installation accessories section with a few new products and also reformatted the section for easier viewing.
Jan 04, 2003 New Grand Cherokee Freedom Edition - key features and photos.
Jan 03, 2003 Added a page covering WJ hood prop removal and replacement.
Jan 02, 2003 Updated the RB1 Navigation Radio pages to reflect new information on installation in pre-2002 models.
Dec 27, 2002 Added pages on the 2002 Olympics Limited Edition model and also the Patriot Edition graphics option. A new "Freedom Edition" is slated for the 2004 model year, more details soon.
Dec 23, 2002 Added a wiring diagram for the 99-01 WJ Premium audio system. Also updated information on the RB1 navigation radio as it applies to 99-01 WJ's. On the Audio installation accessories page added a picture and description of a new Chrysler antenna adaptor, required when installing an aftermarket head unit in a 2002 and up WJ.
Dec 14, 2002 Updated and revised the Maintenance and Schedules page.
Dec 08, 2002 Added an Expanded Index table and a Removal and Installation Index to the main Table of Contents page.
Dec 01, 2002 Added a chart with part numbers for the HO intake system components to the Engine page.
Nov 25, 2002 Updated the installation information and photos for the RB1 Navigation Radio.
Nov 23, 2002 Updated various sections with additional 2004 information, including Exterior Colors, Interior Colors, New options and Changes and Wheels and Tires.
Nov 20, 2002 Now in development and close to production are some new high quality molded trim dash kits for the WJ. Different colors and patterns, complete kits (with pieces also available separately) for the doors, dash and lower console. More information soon.
Nov 15, 2002 Added a page on the new Mopar UConnect hands-free communication system.
Nov 13, 2002 Added installing information for the RB1 Navigation Radio.
Nov 12, 2002 Added more photos and additional feature information for the new RB1 Navigation Radio.
Nov 11, 2002 Added more photos and additional feature information for the new RB1 Navigation Radio.

Also added information on Katzkin custom leather seat packages for the WJ, designated as the Grand Cherokee Adventure Editions.

Added a table listing all of the custom and tuning parts for the Grand Cherokee STARTECH edition, including MSRP.

Nov 10, 2002 Added three photos of the Jeep Jeepster 4.7L H/O concept vehicle, taken at the Seattle International Car Show.
Nov 09, 2002 Added news about a new Mopar performance module for the 4.7 and 4.7 HO engines to the WJ Engine Specifications page. Mopar is also working on a performance intake system as well as other performance products for the 4.7 engines.
Nov 08, 2002 Added four photos of the 2003 Grand Cherokee Startech from the recent SEMA show.
Nov 07, 2002 Added a photo of the 2004 Laredo to the New Options page.
Nov 06, 2002 Updated info on the 2004 and 2005 models on the New Options page.
Nov 05, 2002 Updated the Mopar NAV system page with new information on the features of the RB1; new lower MSRP price.
Nov 02, 2002 Jeep visitors in Russia can now view this website in the Russian language ( ). About one-half of the site has been translated with the rest to follow in the weeks ahead. Special thanks to Andrey for taking on this ambitious project.
Nov 01, 2002 Added a page covering full-size Jeep concept and experimental vehicles, featuring the Concierge, Commander and Journey models.
Oct 29, 2002 Started a page under the "Jeep Tuning" category to include Other Jeep customizing.
Oct 28, 2002 Added photos of the factory HO intake system components to the Engine specifications page.
Oct 27, 2002 Added a new page covering WJ sales, production dates and milestones.
Oct 26, 2002 Added photos of an HO Piston and HO spark plug to the Engine specifications page.
Oct 25, 2002 Added scans of the front skid plate and transfer case skid plate to the Up Country Suspension page.
Oct 22, 2002 Revised the charts for Spring part numbers on the Up Country Suspension page.
Oct 21, 2002 Updated information on the 4.7L HO Engine specifications.
Oct 20, 2002 Added new scans and updated information for the new Mopar NAV Radio.
Oct 18, 2002 Updated information on the 2004 model.
Oct 17, 2002 Added a scan of the CRD (Common Rail Diesel) badge to the Nameplates page.
Oct 16, 2002 Added scans of the 2003 Service Manual CD and the 2003 Mopar accessories brochure Brochures and manuals.
Oct 03, 2002 Added a new section covering custom Jeeps, including the Lorinser, Kirkwood, and Startech models.
Oct 01, 2002 Added a new section covering Interior Trim removal.
Sep 00, 2002 Added a new section covering WJ Maintenance information and service schedules.
Sep 00, 2002 Updated various sections to add 2003 model information and specifications, including Wheels and Tires, New Features for 2003, Interior Colors and Exterior colors.
Aug 12, 2002 Added a new section covering the Sentry Key Immobilizer System.
Jul 15, 2002 Added a new section covering WJ Grilles and a section covering Grille and Fascia removal.
 
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