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Chrysler 300M



  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    According to oem-car-parts that part number is for the following. They get it wrong or did you have a typo?

    Lift Gate, Exterior Trim, Nameplate, "Chrysler", Gold
  • clpurnellclpurnell Posts: 1,087
    I have a silver '01 M with about 13800 mi on it. The leather on the driver side seat is tearing near the seam. I have treated the leather twice within the 10 months I have had the car. My question is should the seat be replaced under warranty or is this considered "normal wear & tear". I really don't think this is normal for a car with less than 15k mi on it. Any help would be appreciated.
  • splattsplatt Posts: 328
    Thanks for the info - same question as sdmike though ;)

    However, is this the same thing they do for the 16" spoke wheels? I know they have a logo in the center as well.
  • glennbpglennbp Posts: 327
    No way is this normal wear & tear! Unless the dealer can prove that it was cut or otherwise damaged somehow, DC needs to replace this for you. They may not want to, but if I were you, I would go in armed and ready and not budge until they replace the seat. Also, there is no provision for mandatory maintainence on the leather/vinyl. If you never cleaned or treated it with a conditioner, it would still need to be replaced under warranty.
  • scotianscotian Posts: 1,064
    Registration for this site is free, so I imagine passing along this URL is ok:

  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    those are ugly wheels
  • andy300mandy300m Posts: 88
    scroll the page down to see how your city rates:

    I live in a peaceful area, but still use the Club on my cars. But I guess its not enough if the bad guy really likes some car.

  • glennbpglennbp Posts: 327
    The good news is the 300M isn't even on the list of the top 100!

    2001's Top 100 Most Stolen Vehicles Report
    for the United States
    Source: CCC Information Services Inc.

    Rank Year Make Model-Name
    1 1991 TOYOTA CAMRY
    2 1989 TOYOTA CAMRY
    3 1990 TOYOTA CAMRY
    4 2000 HONDA CIVIC SI
    5 1994 CHEVROLET C1500 4X2
    6 1995 HONDA ACCORD EX
    7 1994 HONDA ACCORD LX
    8 1994 HONDA ACCORD EX
    9 1988 TOYOTA CAMRY
    10 1996 HONDA ACCORD LX
    11 1993 CHEVROLET C1500 4X2
    12 1997 FORD F150 4X2
    13 1990 HONDA ACCORD EX
    14 1991 HONDA ACCORD LX
    15 1996 HONDA ACCORD EX
    16 1987 TOYOTA CAMRY
    17 1997 HONDA ACCORD LX
    18 1992 HONDA ACCORD LX
    19 1991 HONDA ACCORD EX
    21 2000 CHEVROLET C1500 4X2 SILVERADO
    22 1995 HONDA ACCORD LX
    23 1991 ACURA LEGEND
    24 1990 HONDA ACCORD LX
    25 1995 HONDA CIVIC EX
    26 1991 HONDA CIVIC
    27 1997 CHEVROLET C1500 4X2
    28 1995 CHEVROLET C1500 4X2
    29 2000 HONDA CIVIC EX
    30 1999 HONDA CIVIC SI
    31 1995 DODGE NEON
    32 1995 HONDA CIVIC DX
    33 1996 CHEVROLET C1500 4X2
    34 1992 HONDA ACCORD EX
    35 1995 FORD MUSTANG
    36 1998 ACURA INTEGRA GS
    37 2000 FORD F150 4X2
    38 1998 HONDA CIVIC EX
    39 1997 TOYOTA COROLLA
    40 1995 ACURA INTEGRA GS-R
    42 1998 FORD F150 4X2 XL
    43 1997 FORD TAURUS G
    44 2001 DODGE BR1500 4X2
    45 1994 HONDA CIVIC EX
    46 1993 HONDA ACCORD LX
    47 1992 ACURA LEGEND
    48 1996 FORD TAURUS G
    49 2000 CHEVROLET S10 4X2
    50 1995 PLYMOUTH NEON
    51 1994 CHEVROLET K1500 4X4
    52 1997 HONDA ACCORD EX
    53 1988 HONDA ACCORD LX
    54 1991 FORD EXPLORER 4X4
    55 2000 FORD MUSTANG
    56 1990 HONDA CIVIC
    57 1993 FORD TAURUS GL
    58 1998 HONDA ACCORD EX
    59 1999 DODGE INTREPID
    60 1989 HONDA ACCORD LX
    61 1994 ACURA INTEGRA GS-R
    62 2001 FORD F150 4X2
    63 1993 HONDA ACCORD EX
    64 1993 SATURN SL
    65 1994 SATURN SL
    66 1999 HONDA CIVIC EX
    67 2000 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
    70 1997 FORD F150 4X4
    71 1994 FORD MUSTANG
    73 1994 ACURA INTEGRA LS
    74 1994 HONDA CIVIC DX
    75 1995 FORD F150 4X2
    76 1996 FORD EXPLORER 4X4
    78 1993 HONDA CIVIC DX
    79 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
    80 1998 FORD MUSTANG
    81 1998 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
    82 1999 FORD TAURUS SE
    83 1994 DODGE CARAVAN 4X2
    84 1995 FORD ESCORT
    85 1994 FORD EXPLORER 4X4
    87 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
    88 1997 ACURA INTEGRA GS
    89 1993 ACURA LEGEND
    90 1994 DODGE INTREPID
    91 1994 FORD F150 4X2
    92 1999 ACURA INTEGRA GS
    93 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
    96 1998 FORD CONTOUR
    97 1993 CHEVROLET K1500 4X4
    98 1994 FORD TAURUS GL
    99 1996 DODGE INTREPID
    100 1996 DODGE NEON



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  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    The number I have off my invoice for the wheel discs is 4805455AB, and they retailed from Wyckoff Chrysler off the net at $15.08 each. The big Chrysler Wings emblem is 4857279AA, and it retails for $25.93. I put one of those on the center of my trunk and it has good adhesion as do the wheel discs. Been thru the power car washes many times and no problems.
  • riker2riker2 Posts: 36
    I have a 2002 300M with 17" chrome wheels. Several weeks after I bought the car, one of the wheel caps fell off. When I looked at it carefully, I noticed the prongs holding the cap to the wheel were made of PLASTIC and had cracked. I took the car to the 5*, and they replaced it, AND gave me several replacements for any future loss. Each one is in a little cardboard box. I took one out, and found that the prongs were made of metal. Interesting to see the little ways that cost-cutting is acheived!
  • fuzzywuzzyfuzzywuzzy Posts: 958
    My 2000 had metal prongs.
  • easyrider300measyrider300m Posts: 1,116
    As I previously stated: I removed my air damn as it almost cost me a new bumper cover (got pulled off on a high cement parking stop). I did not notice any drawbacks since removing it:

    Pros and cons:

    Benefits of air dam:

    questionably improved air flow under car supposedly helps direct air to slightly increase cooling and possibly cut down drag---I personally dont think it matters much except possible at very high speeds

    Benefits of removing air dam:

    Much less chance of scraping against rise in driveways etc

    Less chance of seriously damaging bumper cover or even worse-having it pulled off the car as happened to me

    Looks much cleaner without it.

    Less weight--I know its negligible , but every decrease in weight helps mileage

    and the other benefit of removing air damn: keeps your blood pressure lower and lowers the chance of grinding your teeth as would happen whenever the air damn catches on a parking stop or rubs on a high driveway entrance--also cuts down on swearing in front of the little ones-

    Disclaimer:; I am not an engineer so remove your air dam at your own risk. I took the risk and am very happy with the results.
  • grunschevgrunschev Posts: 106
    How the heck does he know how "rare" his car is? Does anybody here know how to find out how many were equipped a particular way? I'd venture to guess my '99 300M with PHP in light cypress green is more "rare" than his car. (I use "rare" in quotes because our beloved 300Ms are not particularly rare.)

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    There is a real reason why that exists, and that is that very long links skew the reader's screen (depending on the chosen resolution). Your link made a minor problem with a 1074x768 resolution, but it wasn't as bad as it can get when you have to scroll from side to side to read every line on the page.

    Believe me, having to scroll left to right to read every single line on a page is probably the most irritating thing that a website can foist upon a reader! ;->

    Take a look at pat "Lost in the Town Hall? Ask the Sedans Host for directions!" Apr 13, 2002 10:25am for a way to handle long links without messing up the display for most of our members. You may want to back up a couple of posts for the whole conversation, but that link has the information you need.

    Let me know (either in that discussion or by email - it's clearly off-topic here) if you have any questions.


    Sedans Host
  • blondablonda Posts: 542
    Thanks for the info. It was a strange link as it was pretty small when I copied it, but when I added it to the post it grew in size.
  • ajpiiiajpiii Posts: 260
    Im looking to quiet down the noise in my 99 M, and ordered some Brown Bread Sound Deadening Material... I bought 170 sq ft of the stuff so Im sure I have plenty to do a few layers... but while I have the car apart, is their anything else I should do ?
  • smittydsmittyd Posts: 23
    Guys (and Gals, lest we forget blonda),

    I've had my 2001 300M for 13 months now and have yet to scrape the air dam. I guess it's because my last four cars had front air dams that were as low or lower than our 300's. I knocked off or broke three add-on air dams on my 1982 Plymouth Turismo TC3 before I learned how to approach driveways, curbs, parking "bumpers", etc. In time, you too will learn these driving tactics! ;-)

    MOPAR or no car!

  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    I used the material in the doors and below the carpeting. I also did the trunk and spare tire well. I used expanision form for the wheel wells and body cavitiys. I used spray sound deadening under the hump (exterior). The higher you go up the fire wall the better, but it is a lot more work to take out the center console.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    I plan on removing mine as soon as I install the lowering sprngs. Thinking of comming up with a feeler/sensor to detect those obstructions, that can scrape the front fenders.
  • ottowrkrottowrkr Posts: 778
    Hey Wire , you beat me to the center cap answer. Thanks .I had a feeling they did not fit.

    alta_300m, guess I dont need that BIG lunch box after all!!!
  • cal300cal300 Posts: 3
    I know about that front end vibration and how to fix it! After years of owning British Cars I found out that NO tire is truly round. If you can find a tire shop with a truing machine have them true your tires. They shave off the High spots and leave your tire ROUND! The ride is very smooth afterwards and tire will actually last longer. I do this to all my cars and it always makes a big difference.
  • cal300cal300 Posts: 3
    It seems that one of the most common mods is personalizing the clock face. How do you get the small 300M decals? or Chrysler Wings?
  • easyrider300measyrider300m Posts: 1,116
    one of our Edmund posters and member of the 300M Enthusiasts Club, Scotian, has been very generous in his designing, producing , and mailing a custom clock face of your choice. Here is his website with detailed information.

  • illini4illini4 Posts: 140
    I had a leather deterioration problem with the driver's seat cushion and backrest on my previous car, a '98 Intrepid. It was repaired under warranty. The dealer sent it to a trim shop, and they replaced only the damaged panels. Dealer said Chrysler would not pay for replacing the entire leather seat cover. I saw the bill from the trim shop, and I'm sure it exceeded Chrysler's cost for a complete replacement. Regardless, the repair was adequate.
  • josterholtjosterholt Posts: 11

    I have a 99 300M, and my dark tan steering wheel is turning really nasty looking from 45,000 miles of use. Has anyone found a really nice matching cover, or replacement, or way to restore it?


  • glennbpglennbp Posts: 327
    Many of us including myself have gone with Wheelskins. They come in many colors and even 2-tone combinations. Mine is the black-gray combo and goes great with my slate interior. They are very well made and hold up beautifully. You can check them out at various online places like:
  • videoman1videoman1 Posts: 201
    I checked out the site and like the two tone ones. How are these installed to make them fit so tight? Years ago I had a steering wheel cover and it was never tight enough.
  • glennbpglennbp Posts: 327
    The covers are a tight fit to begin with. You stretch it on the wheel and get it positioned properly. It is then laced on with an unbreakable and I do mean unbreakable black cord. It also comes with the lacing needle that you will need. It is a lot easier than it sounds as all the reinforced holes are already there and the instructions are very clear. I have pulled this cord as hard as I could and it simply will not break! If you take your time and lace the cover on tightly and properly, it will take you about 30 minutes. When you're done you'll have a steering wheel that looks as good or better than the factory one!
  • alta_300malta_300m Posts: 54
    Thanks wire and ottowrkr for checking into the feasibility of the installing the 300m Special wheel center caps on the 17" chromies. You guys are most efficient and it saved me a trip to the dealer to buy a 300m sample cap and then seeing if it fit only to return it!

    Damn only a 1/4" difference too, oh well DC probably lost out on a lot of aftermarket sales on this one.
  • ducati52ducati52 Posts: 12
    >>16136 of 16558 ducati52, cd changer by grunschev Apr 22, 2002 (08:24 am)
    I have the "factory" 12 disk changer in the trunk. I believe it is actually an Alpine unit rebadged. The wiring is definitely *not* preinstalled. My unit has 2 remote controls; 1 is wireless and about the size of a credit card. The other is at the end of a wire that runs along the center console.<<

    Thanks for the info. Can you tell me where the display unit mounts in your 300?

    It looks like the only way to fit a CD changer to a '99 300M is to use the factory CD changer (which is just an add-on FM changer) or an aftermarket FM changer. It's amazing to me that Chrysler would sell their top of the line automobile in '99 with a stereo (the upgraded unit, even!) not equipped with CD changer controls. (My wife's '96 Mitsubishi has one, for god's sake) Checking my '99 300M brochure shows indeed the only option is the "Dealer Installed" CD changer that is an FM changer. Aside the loss of sound quality, it also means tacking a display unit somewhere. Bummer.

    So, who out there has a CD changer -- factory or aftermarket -- in their '99? Any info your could provide, especially brand, model #,and where you mounted the display unit, would be appreciated. Pics would be *greatly* appreciated.

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