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rk911

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T18skyguy wrote:

My wife left the fob in her purse in the car in our garage. It quickly wore out the battery in the fob cause the fob constantly "talks" to the car.

is the battery commercially available anywhere or must owner's go back to Jeep and take out a loan to replace?


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rk911 wrote:

T18skyguy wrote:

My wife left the fob in her purse in the car in our garage. It quickly wore out the battery in the fob cause the fob constantly "talks" to the car.

is the battery commercially available anywhere or must owner's go back to Jeep and take out a loan to replace?


It’s a simple watch battery, I believe a CR2020?

And whatever you do don’t drop it between the seats!! It will fall down into the abyss of the center console. I’ve had to retrieve 3 now. And 2 were the same guy 2 different times. It kept falling out of his pocket. At least put it in your left pocket.


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Posted: 07/15/19 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dodge guy wrote:

And whatever you do don’t drop it between the seats!! It will fall down into the abyss of the center console. I’ve had to retrieve 3 now. And 2 were the same guy 2 different times. It kept falling out of his pocket. At least put it in your left pocket.


Yeah that,, once already. tied a string to it now, it retrieves easy.


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Posted: 07/15/19 11:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

T18skyguy wrote:

My wife left the fob in her purse in the car in our garage. It quickly wore out the battery in the fob cause the fob constantly "talks" to the car.


ours has a battery warning, simply change the battery when it's needed.

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dodge guy wrote:

rk911 wrote:

T18skyguy wrote:

My wife left the fob in her purse in the car in our garage. It quickly wore out the battery in the fob cause the fob constantly "talks" to the car.

is the battery commercially available anywhere or must owner's go back to Jeep and take out a loan to replace?


It’s a simple watch battery, I believe a CR2020?

And whatever you do don’t drop it between the seats!! It will fall down into the abyss of the center console. I’ve had to retrieve 3 now. And 2 were the same guy 2 different times. It kept falling out of his pocket. At least put it in your left pocket.


thanks. if we were ever to get a new Jeep with that system the fob would live on our key rings. I saw an item in the stores a while back, a plastic wedge with an open top that slips between the seat and the center consoles. 'sposed to prevent items from falling into that black hole by catching or at least defecting them.

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Yep, I’ve seen a couple of those in the wranglers now. Someone is making a lot of money. Wish I would’ve came up with it!

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How much is a new Rubicon running nowadays? With Wranglers in such demand I guess the dealers don’t have to negotiate much.


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So we own a 2017 Wrangler Rubicon Recon edition. Nope not getting 23mpg , more like 17 city 20 highway. Love the car.

Well I took it in for an oil change a couple weeks ago to the dealer. They gave it back without putting oil back in it. So they had it for a bit while they put a new engine into it on their dime.

Had a 2019 wrangler to drive for a week and half. Ride is comparable, but the new models tend to wander on the freeway. Mine stays where you put it as long and there's no wind blowing you around in comparison to the 2019. I attribute that to the new electric steering in the 2019 vs a hydraulic power steering. Mine is a tighter steering.

The new transmission is a 9 speed vs 5 on mine. It seems to give a little smoother power range and peppier at the accereration from a dead stop. But not much. Always seems to have the right gear at the right time. This is were the gas savings is in my opinion. Also the start stop feature helps ... But I hate it! Yes you can turn it off , but everytime you start it.

The engines are the same 3.6 Pentastar.

The doors on the 2019 are aluminum. Glad I have steel doors. Just feel safer.

The view out the rear window is better on the 2019 as they moved the wiper arm to the bottom of the window, freeing that motor from blocking the view at the top like on mine.

Some like the new dash on the 2019. It was more ... Feminized ... if I'm allowed to say it than the older models. I really like the old dash better even with the small media screen.

Optics, the new body style isn't working for me for some reason. I really like mine and even with the new engine installed after 35,000 miles I'll keep mine for as long as I can.

The biggest thing I liked was the transmission on the 2019. But it wasn't enough to get me to move.

OH ... And the Gladiator Rubicon I saw was $60,000. Crazy

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vjstangelo wrote:

How much is a new Rubicon running nowadays? With Wranglers in such demand I guess the dealers don’t have to negotiate much.

Ours as equipped $41.4k

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