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Old 03-12-2016, 06:12 PM
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Disabling auto stick

How can I disable auto stick on a 2012 jk?

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You might be able to simply unplug the switches on the shifter itself. But I don't know if that would set a code or cause other malfunctions. Why disable it? I hardly ever use it and it's never been in the way or activated inadvertently.

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You might be able to simply unplug the switches on the shifter itself. But I don't know if that would set a code or cause other malfunctions. Why disable it? I hardly ever use it and it's never been in the way or activated inadvertently.
its my mother in laws jeep and her purse keeps bumping into it or somehow she keeps activating it and not realizing it until she hears the revs over her stereo.
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There's really no way to deactivate it without causing another issue. The fix is to not hit it with the purse.
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There's really no way to deactivate it without causing another issue. The fix is to not hit it with the purse.
Good luck telling that to your mother-in-law.
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its my mother in laws jeep and her purse keeps bumping into it or somehow she keeps activating it and not realizing it until she hears the revs over her stereo.
I would first diagnose the purse.
The culprit may be one of those 5 lb. jars of cold creme.
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Good luck telling that to your mother-in-law.
exactly why I want to disable it lol
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Wife hit my shifter while I was driving and when the revs hit I started to freak. It is strange that unlike other vehicles I have owned there isn't a switch or button to hold to engage this "feature".
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Wife hit my shifter while I was driving and when the revs hit I started to freak. It is strange that unlike other vehicles I have owned there isn't a switch or button to hold to engage this "feature".
it seems rather unsafe and potentially harmful to the drive line
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Fortunately if it's accidentally activated, or purposely activated, and it begins to rev too high the computer won't allow it to continue and cause damage to the trans./engine.
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Tell your mother in law its very possible she could blow the motor costing thousands of dollars. Wink Wink
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I've wanted to disable mine also ever since I bumped it with my Yeti cup and drove 50 miles before I realized it. Maybe I should turn down the stereo once in awhile.
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It's a convenience issue. First time I experienced it was in my FIRST JK test drive. Salesman had no clue, followed up with typical "that's normal" until I put it back into "D"

I've inadvertently hit it a few times on my 2014. Though it's usually related to bulky contents inside the driver area.

I don't think it's a "damage" concern. And once any driver recognizes the issue and the solution, it really isn't an issue for anyone that has experienced it once.
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While we're on the subject, sort of, is the only way to get back into D after activating the autostick to shift to N, then to D?

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Just push the lever to the right until it shifts to drive
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I push it and hold it to right until it's back in drive. I do not like the Auto stick the way it is I would rather shift one more spot to use it so I or someone else don't shift it unexpectedly.
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Thanks guys.

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We have these new things called tachometers, don't y'all ever look at it? I don't see how you could go over a minute without noticing you where in the wrong gear.
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The danger is the giant purse leaning on the gear shift lever, not the gear shift lever it self. It could just as easily be bumped into neutral or reverse. The auto stick isn't the problem...
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We have these new things called tachometers, don't y'all ever look at it? I don't see how you could go over a minute without noticing you where in the wrong gear.
driving in heavy traffic at 80mph people are often paying attention to other things other then their tachs . I can see how under certain conditions a person might not notice.
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driving in heavy traffic at 80mph people are often paying attention to other things other then their tachs . I can see how under certain conditions a person might not notice.
I'm sorry but I can't agree. You have to be totally senseless not to notice. Jeeps are geared pretty low compared to most vehicles, my stock Rubicon is 3000 rpm at 80. If you downshift, you notice immediately. Someone who can't notice that needs to re-evaluate the attention they give driving. Or at least find a better place for their handbag.
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I push it and hold it to right until it's back in drive. I do not like the Auto stick the way it is I would rather shift one more spot to use it so I or someone else don't shift it unexpectedly.
This is precisely why (for one reason) I would insist on the available 6 speed manual option.

I can almost guarantee, for one, that the un-intended shift to another gear would never happen. AND, if it did, it would be the only and last time it did so.
Please folks, on your next Jeep, choose a clutch pedal shift.

I'm sorry folks, but the Jeeps with autos are not truly Jeeps.

Your little woman insists on automatic for the family Jeep?
Please explain to her that the manual option is the way to go for your family.
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This is precisely why (for one reason) I would insist on the available 6 speed manual option. I can almost guarantee, for one, that the un-intended shift to another gear would never happen. AND, if it did, it would be the only and last time it did so. Please folks, on your next Jeep, choose a clutch pedal shift. I'm sorry folks, but the Jeeps with autos are not truly Jeeps. Your little woman insists on automatic for the family Jeep? Please explain to her that the manual option is the way to go for your family.
All 3 of my family Jeeps are auto(XJ, LJ and JKU). It is very short sided if you to say that an auto Jeep isn't a Jeep. It can do everything your 6 speed can, and arguably better.
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This is precisely why (for one reason) I would insist on the available 6 speed manual option.

I can almost guarantee, for one, that the un-intended shift to another gear would never happen. AND, if it did, it would be the only and last time it did so.
Please folks, on your next Jeep, choose a clutch pedal shift.

I'm sorry folks, but the Jeeps with autos are not truly Jeeps.

Your little woman insists on automatic for the family Jeep?
Please explain to her that the manual option is the way to go for your family.
well there are those who would say a JKUR is not a real jeep

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All 3 of my family Jeeps are auto(XJ, LJ and JKU). It is very short sided if you to say that an auto Jeep isn't a Jeep. It can do everything your 6 speed can, and arguably better.
Well it can't roach the clutch I would never go back to a clutch.
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What if you focus on trying to physically prevent the stick from moving over to the AutoStick selection? I don't have a slush box on our Jeep, but we have an auto manual on another car, and it does get knocked inadvertently sometimes.
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May you should try disabling your mother in law. I've been trying to disable mine for years now...
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This is precisely why (for one reason) I would insist on the available 6 speed manual option. I can almost guarantee, for one, that the un-intended shift to another gear would never happen. AND, if it did, it would be the only and last time it did so. Please folks, on your next Jeep, choose a clutch pedal shift. I'm sorry folks, but the Jeeps with autos are not truly Jeeps. Your little woman insists on automatic for the family Jeep? Please explain to her that the manual option is the way to go for your family.

Dude piss off. Anyone who says "xxx is not a real Jeep is an insecure moron.
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Dude piss off. Anyone who says "xxx is not a real Jeep is an insecure moron.
I agree, sounds like he is insecure or likes to rationalize.
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Funny story with mine, top off, radio blaring, road tripping with another couple in my wifes JKUHR and my 6'4" buddies knee hit my shifter, I didn't hear or feel anything but looked at what I thought was the speedo and it said 40 or 50 cant remember for sure but knew I was not going that fast. Then realized that I was looking at the tach. OH SH T!!
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This is precisely why (for one reason) I would insist on the available 6 speed manual option.

I can almost guarantee, for one, that the un-intended shift to another gear would never happen. AND, if it did, it would be the only and last time it did so.
Please folks, on your next Jeep, choose a clutch pedal shift.

I'm sorry folks, but the Jeeps with autos are not truly Jeeps.

Your little woman insists on automatic for the family Jeep?
Please explain to her that the manual option is the way to go for your family.
A bit arrogant aren't we??

It's my bum left leg that told me an auto was best for me.
Explaining how the manual is a better choice in person might put all that extra testosterone to better use.

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