My mom had three different ones over the years. The first one was a '78 Cherokee Chief, then an '85 Grand Wagoneer, and later an '89 Grand Wagoneer. My uncle got the '78 when mom moved up to the '85 and then later when he died in 1999 nobody wanted it and it ended up in my driveway. I drove it for maybe a year and sold it. At that point the 360 V8 was burning about a quart of oil for every tank of gas, but it still ran great and the Quadratrac 4wd system was still fantastic.
you'll need the remote start option (it's an accessory you can get for the car)... once that is installed, you can either use the little extra fob that comes with the remote start accessory (long range), or use the keyfob that came with the car (this is for push button start).How are you doing this? What model year?
Details of how to use the fob for the car for the remote start are in the owner's manual as well.So, I googled it and found that you push the lock button on the regular fob three times and hold it down on the third press. Whalah...car starts.
Ditto for a big old Chevy wagon I had years ago. That air deflector keeps spray from the rear of the car from the rear window. I can't see a way to do something similar to the existing spoiler, but maybe adding a small NASCAR style spoiler below the rear window, at the crease in the tailgate, would deflect the air swirling up from below. Another experiment....Over the years my mom drove several different Jeep Wagoneers and Cherokees and one of the worst things was the back window always being covered in snow or grime. I came across a factory rear spoiler somewhere and when I put it on it made all the difference in the world for keeping that window clear. It looked like this one and you can see how it would direct the air down to blow across the rear window.
One suggestion I'd have it others were doing this: Don't use Gorilla tape.Make a back-up camera cover by trimming a plastic container and using 2 sided gorilla tape. It does keep the camera drier in the rain. You'll still have to wipe the lens and cover clean every so often.
With cold weather coming up, my "best free mod" may help out some of the Gen 5 owners who hate rattles: If you hear a rattle that seems to be coming from within your dashboard (evident in cold weather in particular), take less than 5 minutes to move the transmission ground cable under the hood near the firewall. Great instructions and photos at https://www.subaruoutback.org/threads/dashboard-rattle-anyone-else-resolved.294193/post-4327505. I lived with the rattle for the first couple of months of owning the car (cold weather) then it went away after the weather warmed up, only to retun in the fall. I'm so glad that I came across the solution in this post - been rattle free for two years now.
The organizer is fantastic!Bought a kid's backpack from the dollar store for $3.75 to hold the jack and associated tools and nestled it in the spare tire, allowing me to remove the styrofoam tray. This gave me space to put my jumper cables, first aid kit, rain gear, and a blanket down under the floor.
I had my husband make a center console organizer modeled after the OCD one, but without the front left divider so the compartment with the charger has more space. I swear it made the console 3x bigger. The tray still fits over it and i just put stuff I never use in the back 2 compartments.
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I didn't think about taking it off but that's a good point. I actually cracked the plastic cover and I'll let you know how difficult the gorilla tape is to remove when I replace the cracked cover.One suggestion I'd have it others were doing this: Don't use Gorilla tape.
There is a 3M product that is made for bonding accessories/plastic pieces to the outside of your car (2x sided tape).
With Gorilla tape, I'd be concerned that if that plastic piece broke or needed to be replaced that I wouldn't be able to get it off. The 3M tape, in my experience, is very good for holding things in place but, at the same time, it's possible to remove it.