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  • fvpfvp Posts: 147
    Thanks for the input. I have no coaxial speakers mounted on the inside of the exterior mirror - just the two in the roof and two in the doors.
    I'll go with the 6.5's in the doors and 5.25's in the roof.
    Thanks again for the advice.
  • fvpfvp Posts: 147
    Did the factory replacement last night with a new Pioneer Head Unit and four Infinity speakers. Because of my inexperience it took about 2 hours, but had no major problems.
    The end result? WOW!
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    Cool. Doesn't take much to vastly improve on that factory system.

    I'm a big Pioneer fan too. I bought my first aftermarket CD player back in the early 90's. It was one of the lower-end Pioneers and was almost $400!! I took that CD player with me through three vehicles then gave it to my brother a few years back. My nephew now has it in his car (he's 17) so we'll see how long it can keep going.
  • dancermandancerman Posts: 220
    What model Pioneer unit and Infinity speakers did you buy? Where did you buy them? I have a '99 and want to upgrade.
  • fvpfvp Posts: 147
    The Pioneer I got was the DEH-P47DH from crutchfield.com for $249.99 - it fits right in the oversized slot that the stock unit is in [it's called a din and a half size].There is a more expensive model [DEH-P77DH] that I didn't get. The units are exactly alike except the 77 provides a remote control and an alarm that goes through the speakers. On both units the faceplate detaches so you can remove it from the vehicle making the radio useless, so the alarm seemed redundant.
    All four speakers are Infinity - 5.25 in the rear roof and 6.5 in the doors. The 6.5's are the Infinity Reference 6002si series [$99.99/pr] and the 5.25's are Infinity Reference 5002si [also $99.99/pr].
    The installation was quite easy - the Head Unit has two screws holding it in. Once they are removed, just unplug the old and plug in the new. Of course, you have to splice together the wiring harness that Crutchfield supplies so it will connect with the stock wiring.
    If you have any questions, shoot me an e-mail.
  • boggseboggse Posts: 1,048
    Did you take any pictures of the install? I would be curious to see how the head unit looks after installation.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    image

    This is mine. I think it's similar to what fvp put in his. Officially have my XJ up for sale now so I've got pics laying around of everything. Anybody wanna since my paintless fender flares, LOL?!
  • fvpfvp Posts: 147
    Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures - now that you mention it I wish I did. I dropped one of the two screws that holds the Head Unit to the dash down the hole where the 4wd handle sticks out when I was installing the new unit. It took 30 minutes to fish it out with a magnetized screw driver. Let's just say that there were a few choice words for my stupidity at that point.
    That said, the picture from sebring95 is exactly what mine looks like installed. Fits the dash perfectly and works like a charm. I'm glad I did the upgrade - you can't believe how much better it sounds vs. the factory crap.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    boy that last sentance in my post above was stupid! Here's my ripped fender flares. I even have the full molded mud-guards on the front.

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    The white is actually the bare plastic.
  • sandyboysandyboy Posts: 114
    Thanks for the pic. Because of it you saved me 1,000 words of description!

    Can anyone tell me what is that cut-out or outline for located to the left of the a/c vent. The cutout in the grey plastic that looks like this:-
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    Thanks!
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    My only guess is it's to strengthen the plastic. The plastic is rather thin, and being a large flat area with no support behind it, they moulded ribs and tried to make it look fashionable.

    Either that or has to do with stamping for the right-hand drive models, but that seems like a stretch.
  • dancermandancerman Posts: 220
    Thank you for the stereo info... and also mentioning that I should cover the shifter hole before installation. I thought that crap only happened to me....lol.
  • fvpfvp Posts: 147
    A word of advice: The bottom screw for the Head Unit is positioned directly above the opening shifter hole.
    Caution is advised!
  • ag1029ag1029 Posts: 7
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  • dancermandancerman Posts: 220
    What model is your Pioneer radio? The trim plate looks very clean. Was it included with the radio? Did you install the radio yourself?
  • ag1029ag1029 Posts: 7
    Yes easy install. The face plate came with it.
      Model# is deh-p4500mp. It will play cd and mp format..I bought it from Crutchfield. You can find one on Ebay but dont know about the wire harness..Crutchfield includes everything..
  • jsmith42jsmith42 Posts: 1
    i've owned 3 cherokees 86, 88, 97. just experienced a second low milage transmission failure...failure occurred at 32,000mi in the 86, now at 72,000mi in the 97. i've owned many cars (?30) everything from chevy, ford, plymouth, lincoln, olds, bmw, jag, porsche and never had a transmission failure.
    i have all routine maintenance done, am esentially the only driver, dont tow or do off-road so car care is not an issue. Jeep response has been: tough luck, buddy. What a disappointment. anybody else had this unexpected major transmission expense ...or can any one make a suggestion how to get a factory good will contribution to reimburse a part of the cost of the latest one? The Michigan BBB was contacted and is of no help. I loved jeeps and was about to replace this one but i'll now dump this one and never buy another if this is as much factory interest they will express for a repeat buyer with a major product failure x 2.
  • mhall02mhall02 Posts: 38
    I have not heard of anyone having problems with the Cherokee 4 speed auto (AW-4 made in Japan), however, many problems with the Grand Cherokees Chrysler tranny. Check the Grand Cherokee forum if this is the case, otherwise, you are a rare case from what I know or heard of.
  • sebring95sebring95 Posts: 3,225
    Agree with the above. The '86 & '88 models didn't have the highest quality tranny, but starting around '92 and newer have the AW4 which is regarded in the industry as nearly bulletproof regardless of application (Jeep, Toyota, etc). If this isn't a Cherokee and is actually a Grand Cherokee, then all bets are off.

    Regardless, has the fluid been changed? The only way you see a Grand Cherokee from that vintage with an intract tranny is if the fluid has been changed religiously.
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