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Old 01-02-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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Show me hidden features

I recently purchased a 2014 JKU and I traded my F150. When I was on the f150 forum they had a cool thread called show me hidden features..... One that I remember which was useful was a hidden USB behind the dash.
So I thought maybe there is something interesting I never knew was in the JK, so tell me what I can find.

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Have you found all the jeep Easter eggs? Not useful, but cute!

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Old 01-02-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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Not really hidden (it's in the owners manual) but if you look at your 12 volt outlets you'll see a picture of a battery or a key. If it has a battery, then that outlet is always hot. If it has a key, then the key must be in at least the accessory position for the outlet to have juice.
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #4
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Not really hidden (it's in the owners manual) but if you look at your 12 volt outlets you'll see a picture of a battery or a key. If it has a battery, then that outlet is always hot. If it has a key, then the key must be in at least the accessory position for the outlet to have juice.
Never knew that. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:51 PM   #5
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A feature not really talked about in the manual or by the manufacturer.........but it drains your wallet without you realizing it
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:40 AM   #6
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The sun visors slide/extend inward/outward. You'll see a narrow on the joint of the visor showing this. After owning the Jeep for a year, I found this out a couple months ago.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:34 AM   #7
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The sun visors slide/extend inward/outward. You'll see a narrow on the joint of the visor showing this. After owning the Jeep for a year, I found this out a couple months ago.
Only a year? I'm on my 2nd JKU, just ordered my 3rd, and never knew that the visors extended!
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:21 AM   #8
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Not 'hidden' but, under the carpets you have drain plugs. If you get water inside you can pull them to drain it, or s many do, leave them out and it will drain itself.

If you want to keep the tailgate locked at all times you can pull the plastic vent off on the inside of the tailgate and unplug the lock/unlock harness.

You can turn a lot of features on and off with the EVIC.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:42 AM   #9
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Perfect this is exactly what I wanted this thread to be..... Very interesting and informative for and hidden or forgot about info on the jk
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:47 AM   #10
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Starting in 2011, under the rear deck, where the jack is located, there is a cover, with spaced for the bolts for your hard top.
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If you look inside the deep storage bin under your center arm rest, you will find a 12v outlet in there. There are small notches in the top of that bin so that you can plug in a charger and run the cord out of the bin without pinching the cord when you put the arm rest down.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:24 AM   #12
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Starting in 2011, under the rear deck, where the jack is located, there is a cover, with spaced for the bolts for your hard top.
...and your door hinge bolts too!
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:29 AM   #13
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Something mentioned in another post that I thought was intuitive, was the fact that you cannot grind your starter/flywheel if you accidentally turn the key while the engine is running. Another thing worth mentioning is when in 4-Lo (this only applies if you have a standard tranny), it is not necessary to depress the clutch to start the vehicle. In fact, while turning the key, you can creep along slowly if necessary. This is how I got my Liberty up on jackstands when changing the oil. I didn't have to mess with the clutch and risk accidentally overdriving them or letting the clutch out too soon and rolling back down.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:58 AM   #14
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Your USB connector in the center console is always lit when the vehicle is on. Ay least mine is.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:04 AM   #15
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Have you found all the jeep Easter eggs? Not useful, but cute!
Easter eggs? I have no idea what this is.... Please explain, I'm interested to hear about this.
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #16
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Anyone know what the part under the shallow armrest is, the part that opens? Seems like its used to hold documents or something.
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Easter eggs? I have no idea what this is.... Please explain, I'm interested to hear about this.
Hidden things throughout the Jeep, such as the Jeep climbing a hill on the windshield or the Jeep grill in the headlight.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #18
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I found buttons on the back of my steering wheel that seem like they mirror the front. It's probably in the manual... I just had no idea they were there!
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:33 PM   #19
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Kaotic - mainly the little hidden Jeeps. (around the windshield, some rim models etc.)
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:37 PM   #20
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BLD and anti-stall are a couple of the lesser known features.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:48 PM   #21
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Anyone know what the part under the shallow armrest is, the part that opens? Seems like its used to hold documents or something.
Never put change in that part. I made the mistake of putting a bunch of change in the small part of the armrest. I tried pulling it up and now its lost forever.
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Never put change in that part. I made the mistake of putting a bunch of change in the small part of the armrest. I tried pulling it up and now its lost forever.
I learned that lesson the first day, lol! I have a few quarters left in there somewhere!!!
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Turn your rear view mirror upside down to have more view room to see out off the front windshield.
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Automatic start will turn on defroster and heated seats below 32 degrees F
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:46 PM   #25
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Automatic start will turn on defroster and heated seats below 32 degrees F
Not my heated seats.
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Turn your rear view mirror upside down to have more view room to see out off the front windshield.
Or just adjust the bracket...
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im a fan of this thread the only thing i have found is that when you decide to take the vent casings off to paint, there is a tiny hidden hole that needs to have something in it to unlock and get vent out/off...took me hours to figure it out lol

here is a video to show you what im talking about

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Not my heated seats.
does it do your defrost?
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Only a year? I'm on my 2nd JKU, just ordered my 3rd, and never knew that the visors extended!
This works on my 2012 but not my 2007.

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