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Old 08-11-2011, 09:15 PM
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Re: AC and Remote Start

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Id love it for summer too Rman. Here in Australia they are not allowed to bring the cars in with it due to some law. However i have noticed it as available as a retrofit in the Mopar catalogue.

If possible i would order this and get it fitted for sure.
I had a look at http://www.justforjeeps.com/remotestart1.html you can see that you can order it from them, but if you look at the installation instructions on that page, it looks to me like you would definitely have to go to a dealer because it needs some electronics programmed as well the rest looks pretty complicated... To scared to see how much a dealer would want for that install... if they would do it at all...

Would still love it though....
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:48 PM
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Re: AC and Remote Start

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You would think it would turn on the rear defrost in cold weather?
My “possessed” Climate Control does turn on the rear defroster and heated mirrors when I use auto start in the winter and the outside temperature is below 40 degrees – regardless if there is any frost on the glass or not. This is absolutely unnecessary and is causing wear on the switches and elements every time the vehicle is started. I Contacted Jeep Customer Care and they were no help whatsoever and God forbid they actually print a Service Manual for “home” use.

To add insult to injury, if I shut the Climate Control off - park the car on a warm, dry, sunny day – start the vehicle and turn on the Climate Control the front defogger automatically starts (?!?!?!). There is no moisture on the windshield – inside or out. Dealer claims the vehicle is “operating as designed”. I guess I am the only one that thinks this is nuts.

Do we have any jeepgarage members who are exorcists and can rid my Climate Control system of it’s demons?
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:36 AM
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Re: AC and Remote Start

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My “possessed” Climate Control does turn on the rear defroster and heated mirrors when I use auto start in the winter and the outside temperature is below 40 degrees – regardless if there is any frost on the glass or not. This is absolutely unnecessary and is causing wear on the switches and elements every time the vehicle is started.
You can decouple climate control from remote start with a setup option in the EPIC. Look for "Remote Start Comfort Sys."
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If I shut the Climate Control off - park the car on a warm, dry, sunny day – start the vehicle and turn on the Climate Control the front defogger automatically starts (?!?!?!).
I turn off AUTO mode to leave the system in manual and set the airflow to panel mode. This keeps the defroster off.
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:43 PM
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Re: AC and Remote Start

Thanks Andrew, but this brings up 2 issues:

1. Last winter I searched high and low and could not find rear defroster/heated mirrors in the EVIC under "Remote Start Comfort Sys". Am I missing something?

2. The climate control system is in manual mode when the front defogger mysteriously activates it self.

Thanks for any tips or insight you can provide.
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Re: AC and Remote Start

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I remote start mine all the time and the ac is always on and on high.
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Re: AC and Remote Start

Jeep discontinued this feature for the 2012 model year - effectively de-featuring the vehicle.

I am a pretty irritated Chrysler/Jeep customer at the moment, having spent the last 3 weeks trying to work with a customer care representative that has not been very helpful or in possession with much working knowledge of her company's products.

My understanding at this point is that, in 2011 and earlier, the trim levels above Laredo (including the Overland, which is the vehicle I purchased) would activate the compressor and ventilated seats upon remote start in hot weather - as long as comfort access remote start was selected in EVIC.
In 2012 this was changed to only activating the ventilated seats upon remote start. Why this is the case I am unsure.

Jeep evidently has not trained their salespeople on this feature, either, as mine represented, prior to sale, that the vehicle would cool itself during remote start in hot weather. This is a very useful feature (available in the GMC Acadia, Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave, by the way) for those of us with infants and who live in warm climates. I'm not at all happy I bought an expensive vehicle that does not function as advertised.

Part of my goal in taking the time to highlight this is to motivate others to call and log a complaint with Chrysler. This feature should be extremely easy to re-activate as it was present on last year's vehicle - to my knowledge nothing has changed that would prevent changing a few lines of code in the program and allowing for a technician to download. I've had this done for multiple other vehicles I've owned in the past.

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Today, as my wife and I are leaving Buy Buy Baby with our 6 month old daughter, I remote started the Jeep thinking that I would cool off the interior for a minute so it's not too hot for my little girl. I shut the engine off with the AC still running. But when I entered the Jeep, just the fan was blowing but the AC light was off, so I had to press the AC button to turn the compressor on. Am I doing something wrong? Is the AC not supposed to turn on with remote start when you shut down the engine while you had the AC running? I checked the manual but couldn't find anything about this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:56 PM
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Re: AC and Remote Start

J. I too am upset about this, I was told that it would and it doesn't. Why they would discontinue this feature I have no idea and it is not good for us in hot climates. I don't have the vented seats but why would we just want our vented seats on in 100 degree weather and not the a/c. I'll definitely be talking to my service rep when I take it in. I'm wondering if they really discontinued it or if it inadvertently got coded out of the package. We shall see.
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It has not been discontinued, it just doesn't work for some of us. I did get mine fixed with a TIPM replacement. Someone else had theirs fixed with a HVAC control module replacement. Others are waiting for a software update supposedly available this month. If you have time to read about 17 pages, you can read all about it here:

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Jeep discontinued this feature for the 2012 model year - effectively de-featuring the vehicle.
The remote start on my 12 Overland V8 turns on the a/c and driver ventilated seat anytime its above 80 degrees. So I think you heard wrong.
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Re: AC and Remote Start

Thanks very much Summit. I searched for various keywords and only came up with this thread. Really appreciate the link, and will contact my local dealer tomorrow with the part number to have this addressed. Incredible that Chrysler doesn't immediately point the dealer in the right direction on this.

To save anyone else time who's reading this -
The part number is 68111110-AL
The description is: Control A 24024161

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It has not been discontinued, it just doesn't work for some of us. I did get mine fixed with a TIPM replacement. Someone else had theirs fixed with a HVAC control module replacement. Others are waiting for a software update supposedly available this month. If you have time to read about 17 pages, you can read all about it here:

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Re: AC and Remote Start

Actually, finding it's more complicated than that. Others with this problem should read the thread!
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Thanks very much Summit. I searched for various keywords and only came up with this thread. Really appreciate the link, and will contact my local dealer tomorrow with the part number to have this addressed. Incredible that Chrysler doesn't immediately point the dealer in the right direction on this.

To save anyone else time who's reading this -
The part number is 68111110-AL
The description is: Control A 24024161
The above referenced part was the fix for only one members vehicle if I remember correctly. This particular part did not resolve my issue. In my case it was the TIPM (Totally Integrated Power Module) replacement that resolved the problem.

I'm going to take a wild guess here and I may be totally wrong, but I think Chrysler is well aware of the issue. I believe they are working on a software/firmware update to resolve the issue. The update will be considerably more economical for Chrysler as compared to parts replacement.

Again, if you have the time to read 17 pages of the thread I mentioned, you will have the full story.
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