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post #1 of 95 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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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.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207261562.jpg

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.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207261557.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207261550.jpg


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

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Re: Mods 2 Go

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.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207263180.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207262879.jpg

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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Re: Mods 2 Go

My ebay REC NAV was delivered today, got a screen from a fried rec coming for it.



Still waiting for the dealer to call when the steering radio buttons and harness come in.

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Re: Mods 2 Go

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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.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207261562.jpg

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.

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207261557.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL10/.../207261550.jpg


The next mod will be adding radio controls followed by opening up the radio bezel for a NAV.
YB where did you get the chrome knobs? I tried to get them from the dealership and they said they didn't sell them without the whole climate control unit.

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Where did you get the locking fuel door? Mind posting a pic?


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YB where did you get the chrome knobs? I tried to get them from the dealership and they said they didn't sell them without the whole climate control unit.
They're out of a WK from a wrecking yard which had a bunch of brand new flash flood vehicles. They don't sell the electronic modules from flood vehicles and up here once a vehicle is written off as flood you can never get a title for it no matter what you do. Its' funny, you can repair a roll over and get a title but not a flood.

Added a section from the WK knobs to make them stick out further.

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YB do you have the contact info for this wrecking yard? I would like to see if I can get some sent to me.

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Where did you get the locking fuel door? Mind posting a pic?
It's a Mopar cap that the dealer keys to your ignition key. I think the part # is 05016763AC. They use the 5 key cuts at the tip to pin out the lock.

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http://www.wyckoffchryslerparts.com/logascapcoto.html
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YB do you have the contact info for this wrecking yard? I would like to see if I can get some sent to me.

Thanks
Last time I was there the only parts left were complete front ends from the brand new Grand Cherokee's, Durango's, Ram, Charger. Nothing at all left from the Crossfire's, Wrangler's and 300C. I'll PM you.
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Thanks YB, I just returned your PM.
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