2008 Jeep Wrangler Owner's Manual

2008 Jeep Wrangler owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Jeep
Model:
Wrangler
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
8.97 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
INTRODUCTION
5
ROLLOVER WARNING
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
7
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
9
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
10
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
13
Ignition Key Removal
13
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
15
STEERING WHEEL LOCK
15
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
15
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
15
SENTRY KEY
15
Replacement Keys
17
Customer Key Programming
17
General Information
18
SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
19
To Set the Alarm
19
To Disarm the System
19
ILLUMINATED ENTRY
20
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY - IF EQUIPPED
20
To Unlock the Doors and Swing Gate
21
To Lock the Doors and Swing Gate
21
Using The Panic Alarm
22
To Turn Off Flash Lights With Lock
22
Programming Additional Transmitters
23
General Information
24
Battery Replacement
25
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
26
DOORS
27
Upper Half Door Window Removal (If Equipped)
28
Upper Half Door Window Installation (If Equipped)
28
Front Door Removal
29
Rear Door Removal (Four-Door Models)
30
DOOR LOCKS
32
Manual Door Locks
33
Power Door Locks - If Equipped
34
Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit
35
Automatic Door Locks
36
WINDOWS
37
Power Windows - If Equipped
37
Rear Power Windows (Four-Door Models Only)
38
Wind Buffeting
39
REAR SWING GATE
39
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
42
Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Retractor Lock-Out (Four-Door Models Only)
47
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
48
Seat Belt Pretensioners
49
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
50
Seat Belts And Pregnant Women
51
Seat Belt Extender
51
Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS)
52
Child Restraint
63
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
76
SAFETY TIPS
76
Exhaust Gas
76
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
77
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
78
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
80
MIRRORS
84
Inside Day/Night Mirror
84
Outside Mirrors
85
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect)
86
SEATS
87
Front Seat Adjustment
87
Manual Seat Height Adjustment - If Equipped
88
Front Seatback Recline
88
Front Easy Entry Seats (Two-Door Models)
89
Head Restraints
90
Fold And Tumble Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)
90
Removing the Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)
92
Replacing the Rear Seat (Two-Door Models)
93
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat (Four-Door Models)
93
To Raise the Rear Seat
95
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
95
LIGHTS
96
Interior Lights
96
Multifunction Control Lever
98
Parking Lights, Instrument Panel Lights, and Headlights
98
Lights-On Reminder
99
Headlight Dimmer Switch
99
Passing Light
100
Front Fog Lights - If Equipped
100
Turn Signals
100
Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped
100
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
101
Intermittent Wiper System
101
Windshield Wiper Operation
101
Windshield Washers
102
Mist Feature
102
TILT STEERING COLUMN
102
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
103
To Activate
103
To Set At A Desired Speed
104
To Deactivate
104
To Resume Speed
104
To Vary The Speed Setting
104
Manual Transmission
105
To Accelerate For Passing
106
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
106
ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)
106
TCS (Traction Control System)
107
BAS (Brake Assist System)
108
ERM (Electronic Roll Mitigation)
109
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
110
ESP/BAS Warning Light
116
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLET
117
Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off
118
CUPHOLDERS
118
Front Cupholders
118
Rear Cupholders
119
STORAGE
119
Console Storage Compartment
119
Rear Storage Compartment
120
DUAL TOP - IF EQUIPPED
121
Removing The Soft Top
121
Installing the Soft Top
123
FREEDOM TOP THREE-PIECE MODULAR HARD TOP
126
Front Panel(s) Removal
127
Front Panel(s) Installation
129
Front Panel(s) Installation Only (With Rear Hard Top Removed)
129
Rear Hard Top Removal
130
Rear Hard Top Installation
132
DOOR FRAME
133
Door Frame Removal (Two-Door Models)
133
Door Frame Installation (Two-Door Models)
135
Door Frame Removal (Four-Door Models)
136
Door Frame Installation (Four-Door Models)
139
SOFT TOP (TWO-DOOR MODELS)
142
Folding Down The Soft Top
144
Putting Up The Soft Top
153
SUNRIDER (TWO-DOOR MODELS) - IF EQUIPPED
162
SUNRIDER (FOUR-DOOR MODELS) - IF EQUIPPED
165
SOFT TOP (FOUR-DOOR MODELS)
169
Folding Down The Soft Top
171
Putting Up The Soft Top
181
FOLDING WINDSHIELD
192
Lowering The Windshield And Removing Side Bars
194
Raising The Windshield And Replacing Side Bars
197
REAR WINDOW FEATURES - HARD TOP ONLY
198
Rear Window Wiper/Washer - If Equipped
198
Rear Window Defroster - If Equipped
199
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
202
INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CONTROLS
205
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
206
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
207
COMPASS AND TRIP COMPUTER - IF EQUIPPED
216
Control Buttons
217
Trip Conditions
217
Compass Temperature Display
218
RADIO GENERAL INFORMATION
221
Radio Broadcast Signals
221
Two Types of Signals
222
Electrical Disturbances
222
AM Reception
222
FM Reception
222
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
223
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
223
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
229
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
231
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
234
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
234
SALES CODE REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK)
235
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
236
Operation Instructions - (DISC MODE for CD and MP3/WMA Audio Play, DVD-VIDEO)
244
Notes On Playing MP3/WMA Files
246
LIST Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
248
INFO Button (DISC Mode for MP3/WMA Play)
248
SALES CODE RER - MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
251
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio
252
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect) (If Equipped)
252
Clock Setting Procedure
252
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED (REN/REQ/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY)
254
System Activation
255
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
255
Selecting Satellite Mode
256
Satellite Antenna
256
Reception Quality
256
Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode
256
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped)
258
Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped)
259
CD/DVD DISC MAINTENANCE
259
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
259
CLIMATE CONTROLS
260
Manual Heater Only
260
Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System - If Equipped
262
Air Conditioning
265
Operating Tips
266
STARTING AND OPERATING
268
STARTING PROCEDURES
272
Manual Transmission
272
Automatic Transmission
272
Normal Starting
272
Extreme Cold Weather (below -20 degrees F or -29 degrees C)
273
If Engine Fails to Start
274
After Starting
275
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
276
MANUAL TRANSMISSION
276
Shifting
277
Downshifting
278
Reverse Shifting
279
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
280
Shift Lock Manual Override
281
Brake/Transmission Interlock System
282
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
282
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION (COMMAND-TRAC OR ROCK-TRAC) - IF EQUIPPED
286
Operating Instructions/Precautions
286
Shift Positions
288
Shifting Procedure
289
TRAC-LOK REAR AXLE - IF EQUIPPED
290
AXLE LOCK (TRU-LOK) - RUBICON MODELS
291
REAR AXLE LOCK - 4WD NON-RUBICON MODELS (IF EQUIPPED)
292
ELECTRONIC SWAY BAR DISCONNECT - IF EQUIPPED
293
ON-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
295
OFF-ROAD DRIVING TIPS
295
Side Step Removal - If Equipped
295
The Basics of Off-Road Driving
297
When To Use 4L (Low) Range
298
Simultaneous Brake And Throttle Operation
298
Driving In Snow, Mud and Sand
298
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)
300
Hill Climbing
302
Driving Through Water
305
After Driving Off-Road
308
PARKING BRAKE
309
ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM
310
POWER STEERING
312
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
314
Tire Markings
314
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
317
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
318
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
322
Tire Pressure
322
Tire Inflation Pressures
323
Tire Pressures for High-Speed Operation
325
Radial-Ply Tires
326
Tire Spinning
326
Tread Wear Indicators
327
Life of Tire
327
Replacement Tires
328
Alignment and Balance
329
TIRE CHAINS
330
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
330
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
331
Base System
334
General Information
336
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
337
Reformulated Gasoline
337
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
338
MMT In Gasoline
338
Materials Added To Fuel
339
Fuel System Cautions
339
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
340
ADDING FUEL
341
Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap)
341
VEHICLE LOADING
343
Certification Label
343
TRAILER TOWING
345
Common Towing Definitions
346
Trailer Hitch Classification
349
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
349
Trailer and Trailer Tongue Weight
353
Towing Requirements
354
Towing Tips
358
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
360
Towing - 2WD Models
360
Towing - 4WD Models
361
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
364
HAZARD WARNING FLASHERS
365
IF YOUR ENGINE OVERHEATS
366
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
367
Jack Location
367
Spare Tire Stowage
368
Preparations For Jacking
368
Jacking Instructions
369
JUMP STARTING
372
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
375
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
375
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
376
ENGINE COMPARTMENT - 3.8L
379
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM - OBD II
380
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
381
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
381
REPLACEMENT PARTS
383
AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVICE
383
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
384
Engine Oil
384
Drive Belts - Check Condition and Tension
387
Spark Plugs
387
Catalytic Converter
387
Crankcase Emission Control System
389
Fuel Filter
389
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
390
Maintenance-Free Battery
390
Air Conditioner Maintenance
391
Power Steering Fluid Check
392
Driveline And Steering Component Lubrication
393
Body Lubrication
393
Windshield Wiper Blades
393
Windshield And Rear Window Washers
394
Exhaust System
394
Cooling System
395
Hoses and Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses
400
Brake System
400
Automatic Transmission
402
Hydraulic Clutch Fluid - Manual Transmission
404
Manual Transmission
404
Transfer Case
405
Front/Rear Axle Fluid
406
Maintenance After Off-Road Driving
406
Appearance Care And Protection From Corrosion
407
FUSES (TOTALLY INTEGRATED POWER MODULE)
414
VEHICLE STORAGE
420
REPLACEMENT BULBS - IF EQUIPPED
421
BULB REPLACEMENT
421
Head Light
421
Front Park/Turn Signal
422
Front Side Marker
423
Front Fog Light
423
Rear Tail, Stop, Turn Signal, and Backup Lights
423
Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL)
424
FLUID CAPACITIES
425
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
426
Engine
426
Chassis
427
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
428
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
429
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
429
Required Maintenance Intervals
432
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
436
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
438
Prepare For The Appointment
438
Prepare A List
438
Be Reasonable With Requests
438
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
438
DaimlerChrysler Motors Corporation Customer Center
439
DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
439
In Mexico contact
439
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
440
Service Contract
440
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
441
MOPAR PARTS
441
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
441
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
441
In Canada
442
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
442
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
443
Treadwear
444
Traction Grades
444
Temperature Grades
445
INDEX
446

FAQ about the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Manual

What contains the 2008 Wrangler manual?

The Jeep Wrangler owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Jeep to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Jeep Wrangler. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Jeep Wrangler 2008 owner's manual:

  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Best practice for driving your Jeep Wrangler
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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