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Old January 28th, 2009, 09:51
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Question Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

My goodness! I have been searching for two weeks trying to find a wiring harness for my 1988 Cherokee. I finally found JC Whitney but even they don't have parts! They directed me to so I am glad to be here in hopes of finding some solutions for my new play toy.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 10:04
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

Go to nearest auto salvage yard with a Cherokee.

Remove what you need.

Pay the man. LOL!

Seriously, that is the cheapest and fastest way.

Painless makes generic harness sets that can modified to almost any application, but they are not cheap and it would take lots of time.

Auto salvage--its the right thing to do!

PS--your post gives the year, but if you also give engine/transmission/transfer case info on all of your posts it will speed up answers to your questions. If you are not sure, just say so, no bad. We are all here to learn and help each other.

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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:00
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

double post to "wiring harness"!
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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:43
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

A wiring harness isn't a part most people EVER need to buy... hence why you're having difficulty finding one.

Cherokee parts are plentiful for things that normally need replacing.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:45
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

buy another xj for parts!!
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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:45
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

Find one with a blown motor for cheap, now you have a parts jeep..I have a 88 in my back yard, if you were here you could come an pull it for cheap..
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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:52
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

Saweet! I wish we could have spare parts cars here in the city. I'd sure have me a collection of Jeeps and Crown Vics. (Sorry, CV's are a weakness for 26 MPG comfortable trips in the summer.)
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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:55
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

Buy one with current tags on it...Can't you park on the street?
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Old January 28th, 2009, 15:59
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

just picked up my "spare" a couple months ago
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Old January 28th, 2009, 16:00
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Old January 28th, 2009, 16:04
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

and then another project , maybe like this mj i just paid 350 for!!
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Old January 28th, 2009, 16:14
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

cherokee parts are everyhwere in the 4x4 world. there's hundreds of online sotres and forums that you can go to. Did you try teamcherokee.com ? they have some random parts that not everyone does. do a search on google, and welcome to the xj motherland!!!

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Old January 28th, 2009, 16:39
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Re: Why are Cherokee parts so hard to find?

That is the cool thing about XJ's! Parts are the easiest to find. They got Chinese fenders for $29. On and on. From 1984 to 2009 manufacturing somewhere. I think they have the Bejing 2010 even.
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