Jeep WK Grand Cherokee Dash-Mounted Radar Detector

By Jeep Experts

Welcome to the jeepExperts.com in-depth web page on the WK Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee sprint mounted radar detector. Did we miss something? Please get in contact with us and inform us about it!

I’ve by no means appreciated the thought of getting a radar detector mounted in the course of the windshield with these suction cups, it stands out like a sore thumb and is simply too distant to conveniently change settings. And there actually isn’t any room across the rear view mirror. In my WJ I merely mounted it within the left nook of the sprint, sitting it proper on high of the instrument panel and held on with velcro. But within the WK the speaker covers the entire space there so I used to be confronted with the “problem” of making an attempt to give you some kind of bracket to carry it above the speaker. After about an hour of digging across the storage in my scrap bin for one thing that may work I got here up with a flat piece of 1/32″ metal…

I put the metal piece within the vice and made a slight bend on one facet. The metal bends straightforward so I used to be capable of make some slight changes alongside the best way.

I then lined all the piece, high and backside, with two strips of velcro. The piece matches completely within the hole between the sprint and the A-pillar molding and is well adjustable ahead or again. I put two strips of velcro on the underside of the radar detector and mounted it in place.

See also  Jeep WK Grand Cherokee Interior Trim & Audio Component Removal

This is a quite simple set up and permits straightforward removing of the detector. You hardly even see the bracket and it doesn’t actually intervene with the speaker audio. I considered additionally placing a tiny screw by way of the bracket into the A-pillar molding nevertheless it actually isn’t obligatory because the detector stays in place simply superb, even when performing a tough launch.

 

Dash panel and bezel removing

In the WK it’s straightforward to achieve entry to the wiring behind the sprint underneath the steering wheel. Underneath the steering wheel is a big entry panel door that opens and rotates downward. Grab the panel within the high middle space and pull firmly to open. If desired the panel door might be pulled out and eliminated. Below the panel door is a black plastic hush panel which additionally could also be eliminated if desired. It is held in place with two phillips head screws.

 

Underdash hush panel and steering wheel cowl removing

 

Lower middle bezel removing (requires removing of higher radio bezel):

1. Remove the radio bezel. Using your fingers, pull the middle bezel free from the dashboard by greedy the curved again edge on high of the instrument panel and pulling/jerking it ahead a little bit. The bezel is mounted with spring clips, fastidiously pull the bezel outwards round its perimeter to launch it.

Radio bezel removing

2. Remove the trim across the shifter, additionally it is held in place by spring clips. A large stiff plastic putty knife works finest, pry up across the sides to get it began, then pry off the skinny inside chrome piece which can be held on with spring clips. With the skinny piece eliminated the outer massive bezel might be lifted up and eliminated.

See also  2005-2010 Jeep WK Grand Cherokee VIN Decoding and Build Sheets

Shifter trim removing

3. With the shifter trim piece eliminated now you can take away the middle bezel. There is a phillips screw contained in the cubby gap that’s between the ability retailers. Once the screw is eliminated you may pull all the middle bezel trim piece off by hand. Move the shifter to “D” for a little bit extra room. You can now entry the wiring for the ability retailers.

 

Center bezel removing

Wiring:

For the wiring I used the “direct join” cable out there as an possibility for the detector. I ran the wiring down the facet of the sprint, beneath the A-pillar after which behind the instrument panel.

For the bottom wire I discovered a screw underneath the steering column to connect it to.

I ran the ability wire over to and behind the ability retailers, within the centerstack beneath the A/C controls. I tapped into the + facet of the left energy outlet which is turned on and off with the ignition.

 

Leave a Comment