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Old 01-14-2020, 09:07 PM
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Things you didn't know about your JL

JL has tons of features, some are obvious, some are hidden.

For instance, I found out today that the steering wheel heat adjusts automatically with the driver seat heater. I.e., when I turn on both the steering wheel and seat heaters and I lower the seat temp, it also lowers the steering wheel temp.




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Funny you would pick that one. I knew I had seat heaters but had no idea that steering wheel heater was also part of the package. Got in one cold morning and started driving down the road and wondered why my fingers were tingling hot. Then I learned I also have a steering wheel heater. I have used it a few times since then but for the most part I don't like either of them.

Also, I know about the Aux switches in the dash but had no idea they already have the wiring in place up front just waiting. Really cool.

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Aux wiring is next to battery AND
Under the glove box...
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My steering wheel heat doesn't change. It's hotter than blue hell regardless of seat heater setting.

Did you know the transmission adapts to load and automatically changes the shift program?
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My steering wheel heat doesn't change. It's hotter than blue hell regardless of seat heater setting.

Did you know the transmission adapts to load and automatically changes the shift program?
I mentioned that to my Wife when we were going to an appt. (trying to make conversation) She hit me with my Torque Wrench....
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Did you know that if you have the trans in park and floor the gas pedal it will only rev to 3500 rpm's? Atleast on the 2.0 engine. I would imagine it is the same for the 3.6.

I found this out by accident today. Was sitting and went to hit the brake to shift but hit the gas instead.
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My steering wheel heat doesn't change. It's hotter than blue hell regardless of seat heater setting.

Did you know the transmission adapts to load and automatically changes the shift program?
Have you tried adjusting it?

The seat heater defaults to the highest setting, which is pretty toasty. But if you adjust down the seat heat you’ll notice your hands stop burning so much.
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Did you know that the JL Sport suffers from hallucinations induced by starvation?

Disconnect the battery for a while, reconnect it and it thinks it’s a Rubi
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Have you tried adjusting it?

The seat heater defaults to the highest setting, which is pretty toasty. But if you adjust down the seat heat you’ll notice your hands stop burning so much.
I always turn my stuff on with the dash buttons. Seems like it doesn't matter what seat setting I use the steering wheel is HOT. Also, with the steering wheel on and the seats off it's the same temp. too.

Somebody mentioned a TSB regarding the temperature of the steering wheel but I haven't seen any info on that yet.
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So, I was aware of the proximity radar and that you can add or remove safety zones in layers. What I did not expect is the icon that shows you if your Jeep is locked onto the car in front of you. This indicator is to show you that your Jeep is going slower than your set speed with cruise control due to the car in front of you. It sure reminds me of missile lock in Top Gun!
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I love how the climate control turns down when you enter the vehicle after a remote start. I also love how the defrost kicks into high when you hit the button on the dash. It has saved me from a badly fogged up windshield very quickly.


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JL has tons of features, some are obvious, some are hidden.

For instance, I found out today that the steering wheel heat adjusts automatically with the driver seat heater. I.e., when I turn on both the steering wheel and seat heaters and I lower the seat temp, it also lowers the steering wheel temp.




Share anything you discovered that you didn't know your JL had/could do.


Yours must be different than mine. My temp on the steering wheel doesn’t change with the different settings on the heated seats. Mine is always very hot.


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"Hot" is subjective even when it is temps. Move your hands and its Hot again.

Jennifer Aniston not so much IMO, my Wife thinks she is the Gold standard.
Christina Hendricks? BooYah.... Kim K? I wouldn't even turn my head except to laugh. Hot is relative.
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steering temperature

I agree with "Polaris Pro "...….Reference photo from the 2019 Wrangler owner's manual. Sometimes manufactures add operating/technical modifications along the course of production...……...My 2019, Sahara steering wheel DOES not change it's temperature, IT's ON or OFF.
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I agree with "Polaris Pro "...….Reference photo from the 2019 Wrangler owner's manual. Sometimes manufactures add operating/technical modifications along the course of production...……...My 2019, Sahara steering wheel DOES not change it's temperature, IT's ON or OFF.
Hmmm...now you guys got me thinking.

Perhaps @RubiconSS is correct: it just feels less hot after you hold the steering wheel for awhile.

I was happy living in my little fantasy!

Damn y’all!
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I had a rental for a bit and the transmission would automatically go into park under certain circumstances. I think if I opened the driver’s door with the transmission in drive or reverse it would display “auto park engaged” on the dash display.
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Hmmm...now you guys got me thinking.

Perhaps @RubiconSS is correct: it just feels less hot after you hold the steering wheel for awhile.

I was happy living in my little fantasy!

Damn y’all!


I noticed when I move my hands then it seems warmer where my hands weren’t. Maybe it just seemed like it was adjusting. I wish it did. That thing gets too warm for me after awhile.


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I had a rental for a bit and the transmission would automatically go into park under certain circumstances. I think if I opened the driver’s door with the transmission in drive or reverse it would display “auto park engaged” on the dash display.


It does that if you put it in neutral and get out. If you want to avoid that, you have to put it in low range.

It’s a pain if you want to tension your winch rope and don’t know the 4WD low trick.


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I always turn it off after about a mile or two. The purpose of the heated steering wheel to me is just to prevent having to hold onto an ice cube to drive. If i remote start, by the time I even get in the vehicle, it's time to turn it off and put the seats at 1. I don't even wear jackets typically and our winters get to single digits regularly.
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I always turn it off after about a mile or two. The purpose of the heated steering wheel to me is just to prevent having to hold onto an ice cube to drive. If i remote start, by the time I even get in the vehicle, it's time to turn it off and put the seats at 1. I don't even wear jackets typically and our winters get to single digits regularly.
Same.
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That’s already a lot of separate things that need to be turned off: the steering wheel heater, the driver seat heater, the ESS and the damn Weather Alerts...!
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That’s already a lot of separate things that need to be turned off: the steering wheel heater, the driver seat heater, the ESS and the damn Weather Alerts...!
Constant and have yet to even get one for the area I'm in.... Grrrr
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That’s already a lot of separate things that need to be turned off: the steering wheel heater, the driver seat heater, the ESS and the damn Weather Alerts...!
never touch that ESS button again...
https://www.smartstopstart.com/
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That’s already a lot of separate things that need to be turned off: the steering wheel heater, the driver seat heater, the ESS and the damn Weather Alerts...!


Steering wheel and heated seats are an option in the settings menu. And you can call Sirius to disable the weather alerts.
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I have the smartstopstart and it is great!


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I didn't realize until recently that the drivers seat had a knob to increase/decrease lumbar support.
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I didn't realize until recently that the drivers seat had a knob to increase/decrease lumbar support.
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My "experience" with my JL unfolded over days if not weeks. The dealer knew I had owned many Jeeps so they granted me my wish to simply show up and drive away. The transaction, wholely started and completed via email.... resolved in minutes. A few quick scribbles on the obligatory Pwork and off I went.
My first sign that perhaps I could have used a little bit of cross-model tutelage was when I tried to figure out how to adjust the seat back angle.
That was the beginning of many many surprises and head nods. Hmmm that's interesting I'd say.... I soon realized the time(s) I was actually driving my new Jeep was NOT the time to experiment.... I found out the steering wheel not only tilted but telescoped... imagine my surprise when I thought it was a good idea to "see what this lever did..."
I am probably still in store for some discoveries some 2 years later....
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I wish I could say I didn't know that it had the seductive effect of emptying my wallet and making me do stupid things...

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