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Hey guys, got one for you:
bought this XK this week- 2006 limited. It was such a great buy, low miles and immaculate condition. However, it doesn't have the Owner's Manual anymore.
Several years ago I owned a Range Rover Classic(great vehicle, but never again will I own an English automobile) and for it I bought a DVD data disk that had every factory manual on it in PDF format. it turned out to be an amazing recourse-even replaced the use of my Haynes manual.

Does anyone on here know if these are available for our various jeeps?
feed back would be much appreciated
 

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I think you can go to the official Jeep website and register with the VIN# as the current owner. You can download .pdf's of the Owner's Manual and a few others, like warranty and radio manuals, the quick start guide, etc.

Chrysler stopped putting Owner Manuals in the glove compartments in new cars, no one read them so they were wasting money. They come instead with a quick start guide (a mini-owner's manual) and DVD. If you were the first owner you could call a number and get a full Owners Manual sent to you free of charge, subsequent owners have to purchase them. The number of used Commander owners that have no owners manual with them, just goes to show you Chrysler was right, NO one reads them or even notices if they are missing, it was a waste of money.

The FSM is sold for $109+ direct from Chrysler and about the same price for all the other Manufacturer direct manuals.


I've found parts catalogues through google searches.


I know an electronic copy of a FSM has been floating around, do a search, you might be able to message the guy with it and get it from him.


Be wary of ebay auctions for a CD with all the manuals for your vehicle on it. Usually those are a rip off and just contain a couple of manuals you can download for free from the internet, they do NOT have the FSM or others that you must pay for.


BTW, they never made a Haynes or Chilton manual for the Commander, but the Commander is the same year Grand Cherokee with a different body. So there is a lot (but NOT all) that would cross over in repair information from an aftermarket repair manual for a 2005-2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
 

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hey mongo,
thanks a lot for the help, you said that an electronic manual had been floating around-do you mean around this community or somewhere off in the interweb? haha. but seriously.
I will be keeping my ear to the ground, or trying to sniff one out somewhere. I just feel naked without it and feel like especially with the radio,nav, and Uconnect, I'm just skimming the surface of the features this limited package has to offer.
 

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The "FREE" or somewhat FREE manuals, like what you would find the glove box of a new car, are floating around the internet and should be downloadable from the Jeep Website. Its been a while, things may have changed, if I remember you may have to register on the site gain access to the downloads. You can order paper copies if you want, but they will charge you.


The Factory Service Manuals (FSM) that are used to repair the vehicle, those are NOT FREE. There is an obsolete and incomplete version floating around the internet, that only works with Internet Explorer 5.5 or something like that, you may be able to download. If do a search on this site you might find a thread with someone discussing sharing a good copy of the FSM in .pdf form. This all assumes you would have use for the FSM, if you only do basic service on your vehicle yourself, quite honestly you do NOT. It is for serious troubleshooting and major repairs.
 

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Anyone on here done business with, are familiar with, or heard of TradeBit.com as a source for Digital Copies of FSM's??
I found the Manual by searching bing, and came up as one of the top picks.
$15.25, the size of the file seems to be about right, and its not a .zip or .war file so it seems like a solid choice, just trying to verify the source...
Thanks in advance.
 
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