XJ Cherokee – Limited Heated Leather Interior Retro-fit

On the XJ Cherokee, particularly talking about the 1997-2001 model years, the “Sport” models came with non-power, fixed-back (no adjustable headrest) cloth seats. “Country” models came with a different seat style, which had a detachable headrest and are essentially a cloth version of the “leather” (vinyl) Limited trim seats. Anyways, onto the installation. First, I […]

97-01 OEM AMC Rear Tire Carrier Install

An extremely rare item, the AMC / Chrysler OEM spare tire carrier was an option on early 90s era Cherokee XJ models. There were 2 main types of tire carriers, and for the purpose of this post we will focus on the bumper-mounted tire carrier. These tire carriers were only offered on earlier model Cherokees, […]

XJ Cherokee – Overhead Console Install

This is a very straightforward install on the 97-01 XJ. Be sure to swap the “brain” or the central locking motherboard over to the overhead console so that it works with your power locks. After removing the dome light, you can see where the center bracket should mount, it only makes sense one way. Use […]

The hunt for a manual Sport Cherokee

The 97-01 Cherokee is a great truck, with the Powertech 4.0L I6 and 5 speed manual transmission. Finding the right manual Cherokee is difficult given the majority of them are automatics. My specific search is for a 4WD, 4 door, 5 speed manual Sport trim model. Here are my queries: CarsForSale AutoTrader Cars.com AdHunt’r CarGurus […]