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Links to DIY repair guides and vehicle maintenance tutorials for the 2nd generation 2017 to 2022 Jeep Compass.

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2017-2022 Jeep Compass Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide
Smart Key Fob Battery

1. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Smart Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the "smart" or "intelligent" key fob remote control for a second generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022) Jeep Compass SUV can become weak or stop working entirely. Check out the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement battery part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Overhead Map Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out map light bulb in the overhead console of your Jeep Compass (or upgrade both of them to brighter LED units), take a look at the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs

3. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Vanity Mirror Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out vanity mirror light bulb located in the sun visor of your Jeep Compass, check out the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Cabin Air Filter Change

4. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air conditioning system in your Jeep Compass hasn't been working well recently or the air coming out of the vents smells a bit musty or stale, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the HVAC blower motor housing.

To view the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Door Panel Removal

5. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) front door speakers in your second generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022) Jeep Compass, you'll first have to take off the plastic interior door panels.

Take a look at the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement aftermarket speaker sizes) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Rear Windshield Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide
Rear Wiper Blade

6. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Rear Window Wiper Blade Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the back windshield window of your Jeep Compass when it is snowing or raining outside, you probably need to change the rear wiper blade.

Check out the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM blade size in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
License Plate Light Bulbs

7. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass License Plate Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

This 2019 Compass Trailhawk 4X4 model is equipped with LED license plate light bulbs that should last a very long time. The earlier model years may have traditional incandescent bulbs that will most likely burn out every few years.

To view the DIY directions (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Cargo Area Light Bulbs

8. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Cargo Area Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out light bulb in the cargo area (or "trunk") of your 2nd generation 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Jeep Compass SUV or upgrade them both to brighter LED units, check out the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Tail Light Bulbs Change

9. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light housings of a second generation Jeep Compass contain the brake, rear turn signal, side marker and reverse light bulbs.

If you need to change a burnt out brake, rear turn signal or side marker light bulb, take a look at the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017 To 2022 Jeep Compass Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Reverse Bulb Change

10. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Reverse Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The reverse (also known as back-up or back up) light bulbs are located in the separate inner tail light housing.

To view the DIY tutorial for changing the reverse light bulbs (with the compatible replacement part number), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide
Shift Lock Release

11. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move your Jeep Compass due to a weak or dead 12V automotive battery, you'll need to use the shift lock release mechanism in order to change the gear selector from "P" (Park) to "N" (Neutral).

Check out the DIY instructions for the procedure by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Windshield Wiper Blades

12. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty seeing out of the front windshield window when it is raining or snowing outside, you probably need to change the wiper blades.

Take a look at the DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM wiper blade sizes in inches and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Electrical Fuse Change

13. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Electrical Fuse & Relay Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your Jeep Compass is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay, passenger compartment or cargo area electrical panels.

To view the DIY steps for the procedure (with the compatible replacement fuse type) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tigershark MultiAir II 2.4L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Engine Air Filter Change

14. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

According to the Jeep Compass owner's manual, the engine air filter element for the TigerShark MultiAir II 2.4L I4 engine should be first changed after 50,000 miles (80,000 KM) or at least every 5 years. Then every 40,000 miles after the first replacement.

I'd recommend checking, cleaning and possibly changing the engine air filter every 30,000 miles or even sooner if you drive off road in dusty or sandy conditions.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Headlight Bulbs Change

15. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a 2nd generation Jeep Compass contain the low beam, high beam and front side marker light bulbs.

(The front turn signal, daytime running light or DRL and the fog light bulbs are located in separate housings further down on the front bumper cover.)

To view the DIY tutorial for changing the headlight bulbs (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Front Turn Signal & DRL Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Front Turn Signal & DRL

16. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Front Turn Signal & DRL Bulbs Replacement Guide

The front turn signal light bulb and DRL (daytime running lamp) light bulb are both located in a separate housing below the headlight assembly and above the fog light bulb housing.

Check out the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Fog Light Bulbs Change

17. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

If you need to replace a burnt out fog light bulb in the front bumper cover of your second generation Jeep Compass (or upgrade it to a brighter LED unit), take a look at the DIY instructions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tigershark MultiAir 2.4L I4 Engine Serpentine Accessory Belt Replacement Guide
Serpentine Belt Change

18. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass 2.4L I4 Engine Serpentine Belt Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a "chirp, chirp, chirp" or squealing sound coming from the engine bay of your Jeep Compass, you may need to replace the serpentine accessory belt on the Tigershark MultiAir 2.4L I4 engine.

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass 12 Volt Car Battery Replacement Guide
12V Battery Change

19. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you've been having difficulty starting the engine in your Jeep Compass on a cold morning and the OEM 12 volt car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it.

Check out the DIY directions for the procedure (with the OEM group size and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tigershark MultiAir II 2.4L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide
Spark Plugs Change

20. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass 2.4L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

According to the servicing and maintenance schedule in the owner's manual, the OEM iridium tipped spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles or at least every 10 years (or every 160,000 km).

I recommend that they should be checked every 30,000 to 60,000 miles and possibly changed before 100,000 miles if you discover that they are damaged or worn.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tigershark MultiAir II 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide
Engine Oil Change

21. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass 2.4L I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your second generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022) Jeep Compass running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and replace the oil filter on the Tigershark MultiAir II 2.4 liter inline four cylinder engine according to the maintenance schedule in the owner's manual. To view the DIY steps for the procedure (with the oil filter part numbers), click on the text link or thumbnail image.

   

2017 To 2022 Jeep Compass Tailgate Support Struts Replacement Guide
Tailgate Support Struts

22. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Tailgate Support Struts Replacement Guide

If the tailgate door to the cargo area on the rear of your Compass hasn't been staying open by itself, you might need to replace the worn out or faulty support struts (also known as "gas shocks", "prop rods" or "lift springs").

To view the DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the OEM and compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017 To 2022 Jeep Compass Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Front Brake Pads Change

23. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a scraping, grinding, squeaking or chirping sound coming from the front end of your Jeep Compass when you step on the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads and possibly also the rotors.

Check out the DIY directions for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), click on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

   

2017-2022 Jeep Compass Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Rear Brake Pads Change

24. 2017-2022 Jeep Compass Rear Disc Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads on a Jeep Compass usually last twice as long as the front pads or any where from 60,000 miles to well over 100,000 miles depending on your unique driving conditions.

To view the DIY steps for changing the rear brake pads (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image on the left.

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