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Nikko-007 04-10-2012 11:48 AM

What does this button do?
 
Seriously, I have no idea what it's supposed to do. I clicked it, and the same design appeared on my dash near the rpm gauge and it flashed a few times & disappeared.http://db.tt/1Wu86bXz

http://db.tt/1Wu86bXz

(it's a 2012 wrangler unlimited. Sahara)

The button looks like a car going downhill with an rpm gauge on top of it, and an arrow pointing at it

daggo66 04-10-2012 11:50 AM

I have no idea. I've never seen a red X button on a Wrangler before. :D

mud_puppy 04-10-2012 11:51 AM

I'm gonna guess Hill Descent Assist. But check your manual. =)

Iamjrad79 04-10-2012 11:52 AM

I believe that is downhill assistance. If you are going down a hill, you can press that and it will upshift to keep your speed under control down a hill rather than having to brake. Give it a try and let us know if that's what it is.

Zarkstrife 04-10-2012 11:53 AM

That would be the hill descent control button.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/hil...ol-113736.html

aelwero 04-10-2012 12:12 PM

the cruise control on my 2010 sport does a pretty decent job of having the same effect :)

EDIT- read that link zarkstrife posted, hill decent is for offroading... if you want to maintain speed going downhill on the street, use cruise control.

Nikko-007 04-10-2012 12:22 PM

Thank you ;)

OH9JK 04-10-2012 05:08 PM

That is the run-a-way mini van button....:whistling:

strider_mt2k 04-10-2012 05:45 PM

Teach a person to fish...

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n3qik 04-10-2012 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by strider_mt2k (Post 2242548)
Teach a person to fish...

Tried that, the fish are smarter than me, so ?????

kik 04-10-2012 05:57 PM

It's for the ejection seat 007. :D

JIMBOX 04-10-2012 06:04 PM

:whistling: It sets the RPM, for backing back up the hill, you shouldn't have started down !

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

Thracks 04-10-2012 11:26 PM

ROCKET BOOSTER TURBO MODE

It's the best feature of the new JKs.

northernjeeper 04-10-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nikko-007
Seriously, I have no idea what it's supposed to do. I clicked it, and the same design appeared on my dash near the rpm gauge and it flashed a few times & disappeared.

http://db.tt/1Wu86bXz

(it's a 2012 wrangler unlimited. Sahara)

The button looks like a car going downhill with an rpm gauge on top of it, and an arrow pointing at it

It is the hill descent button, only works when in 4L. Won't flash when used then.

MarineHawk 04-10-2012 11:55 PM

Don't listen to any of these people, who are pranking you. It's a "Self-Destruct" feature, which is a throw-back to the old Willys Jeeps. It is designed to use only when your are being overrun by a German or Japanese rifle company. It will only work when certain of your Jeep components have been compromised by small-arms projectiles. Then, when you activate it, a chime will ring and say "Get out of the vehicle NOW!!!" Then, 30 seconds later, it will violently explode, taking many of the hostiles with it. If you engage this option in more peaceful circumstances, it supposedly will help you descend down an incline without smashing into the bottom of a ravine. Never press a button unless you know what it can do.

real4x4 04-11-2012 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarineHawk (Post 2244390)
. Never press a button unless you know what it can do.

That takes all the fun out of it

NCJeepin 04-11-2012 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OH9JK (Post 2242423)
That is the run-a-way mini van button....:whistling:

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!:rofl::rofl::rofl:

ChasmCrawler 04-11-2012 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OH9JK (Post 2242423)
That is the run-a-way mini van button....:whistling:

The least Chrysler could do is change it to a Jeep icon now that the 2012's don't have the Mini-Van motor any longer! http://serve.mysmiley.net/mad/mad0012.gif

OH9JK 04-11-2012 09:20 PM

Hate to break it to you but the minivans get the pentastar too.

3TimeOwner 04-12-2012 09:36 AM

jimbox... I fell out of my chair laughing. Good 1

JIMBOX 04-12-2012 09:48 AM

:D Thanx 3timer--I thought it was kinda subtle !


Quote:

Originally Posted by 3TimeOwner (Post 2249686)
jimbox... I fell out of my chair laughing. Good 1

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

3TimeOwner 04-12-2012 10:09 AM

well then... let's get a lift kit, big tires, winch and bumper for the minivan. I've got 2 extra car seats in case anyone else wants to take the toddlers up Central City and do some real off roading. We know the engine will hold up just fine.
:dance::dance::dance:

jk'n 04-12-2012 10:59 AM

You evidently have the model that has the flux capacitor installed. When rolling down hill at exactly 88 mph when pressed applies one point twenty-one jigaWatts of power to the flux capacitor and that is what powers the time machine. You are then able to travel in time. I wish I could have ordered that feature back in 2008. :D :angel: :rofl:

JIMBOX 04-12-2012 11:02 AM

:D--Greetings jk'n-


Quote:

Originally Posted by jk'n (Post 2250011)
You evidently have the model that has the flux capacitor installed. When rolling down hill at exactly 88 mph when pressed applies one point twenty-one jigaWatts of power to the flux capacitor and that is what powers the time machine. You are then able to travel in time. I wish I could have ordered that feature back in 2008. :D :angel: :rofl:

How were things in the "other world" ??

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

jk'n 04-12-2012 12:40 PM

Hi JIMBO :wavey:

Obama wins decisively, the dem's sweep in both houses and the congressional constipation has been solved. I can't say yet if it was for better or not though, I didn't spend enough time in the future.

:rofl: :doh: :D

DetCheshire 04-12-2012 08:41 PM

Oh Dear....I am laughing so hard I am crying! :rofl::rofl2:

btw, the hill descent works in the Greektown Casino parking garage (circular part), 9 levels NO BRAKES! Oh, and it works on the dunes.:punk:

OH9JK 04-12-2012 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3TimeOwner (Post 2249824)
well then... let's get a lift kit, big tires, winch and bumper for the minivan. I've got 2 extra car seats in case anyone else wants to take the toddlers up Central City and do some real off roading. We know the engine will hold up just fine.
:dance::dance::dance:

Did you see the episode of Top Gear where the guys wheel their minivans to the Continental Divide?

http://www.topgear.com/us-show/image...episode-12.jpg

klkb 04-13-2012 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarineHawk (Post 2244390)
Don't listen to any of these people, who are pranking you. It's a "Self-Destruct" feature, which is a throw-back to the old Willys Jeeps. It is designed to use only when your are being overrun by a German or Japanese rifle company.

I suppose the French should've had this feature. :whistling:


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