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Down Hill assist

Hoping someone can save me the trouble of looking this up in the owners manual.

How do I activate this feature? I tried to use on the weekend but when I pushed the button it flashes for a second then goes off. It was parked when I tried to use it.

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Old 02-17-2015, 07:30 PM
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Re: Down Hill assist

So you know you have a resource with this information available, and rather than simply reading the index and going to the page it references, you would rather create a new thread and have someone else go to the trouble of typing the answer for you.
Pitiful.

Like many on here, I am more than happy to help everybody, but personally, I can’t start to help those that won’t even try to help themselves and would rather someone else does the work for them.
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Re: Down Hill assist

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So you know you have a resource with this information available, and rather than simply reading the index and going to the page it references, you would rather create a new thread and have someone else go to the trouble of typing the answer for you.
Pitiful.

Like many on here, I am more than happy to help everybody, but personally, I can’t start to help those that won’t even try to help themselves and would rather someone else does the work for them.
Gotcha. Grabbing my manual now. No wait it's on the DVD. I need to grab that now

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Re: Down Hill assist

That option only works if ur going down hill if ur going straight it won't work when it works it flashes
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Re: Down Hill assist

You can also download OM from jeep.
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Re: Down Hill assist

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That option only works if ur going down hill if ur going straight it won't work when it works it flashes
Assuming the other parameters for turning it on have been met.

As above Gravity, download the owners manual if it is not in PDF form on the disc.
It is how I was able to find the info very quickly. It is super rare I look at the book they provided.
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Re: Down Hill assist

In my user guide it refers to the DVD. I did that. It mentions how to set it in 4 wheel low but no mention of downhill assist. At least not in any of the drive line sections. It did suggest to go to the web site for more information.

By the way haven't listened to any ELP in a while. BSS is a great album. Loved how they did the art work on it. Opened in the centre as I recall.

Off to the web site now..
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In my user guide it refers to the DVD..
That's very bloody helpful isn't it.

Hill Descent Control

HDC has three states:
1. Off (feature is not enabled and will not activate).
2. Enabled (feature is enabled and ready but activation
conditions are not met, or driver is actively overriding
with brake or throttle application).
3. Active (feature is enabled and actively controlling
vehicle speed).

Enabling HDC
HDC is enabled by pressing the HDC switch, but the
following conditions must also be met to enable HDC:
Driveline is in 4WD Low Range
Vehicle speed is below 5mph (8 km/h)
Parking brake is released
Driver door is closed

Activating HDC
Once HDC is enabled it will activate automatically if
driven down a grade of sufficient magnitude (greater
than approximately 8%). The set speed for HDC is
selectable by the driver, and can be adjusted by using the
paddle shifter. The following summarizes the HDC set
speeds:
P = No set speed. HDC may be enabled but will not
activate.
R = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
N = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
1st = 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
2nd = 1.2 mph (2 km/h)
3rd = 1.8 mph (3 km/h)
4th = 2.5 mph (4 km/h)
5th = 3.1 mph (5 km/h)
6th = 3.7 mph (6 km/h)
7th = 4.3 mph (7 km/h)
8th = 5.0 mph (8 km/h)

NOTE: During HDC the +/- paddle shifter input is used for HDC target speed selection and will put the transmission into ERS but will not affect the gear chosen by the transmission unless in Driver Override. During HDC the transmission will shift appropriately for the driver selected set speed and corresponding driving conditions.

Driver Override:
The driver may override HDC activation with throttle or brake application at any time. While in driver override the transmission will be in ERS which is a top gear limiter and the vehicle will shift from 1st through the gear that is
being displayed.

Deactivating HDC
HDC will be deactivated but remain available if any of the following conditions occur:
Driver overrides HDC set speed with throttle or brake application.
Vehicle speed exceeds 20 mph (32 km/h) but remains below 40 mph (64 km/h).
Vehicle is on a downhill grade of insufficient magnitude (less than approximately 8%), is on level ground, or is on an uphill grade.
Vehicle is shifted to park.

Disabling HDC
HDC will deactivate and be disabled if any of the following conditions occur:
The driver presses the HDC switch.
The driveline is shifted out of 4WD Low Range.
The parking brake is applied.
Driver door opens.
The vehicle is driven greater than 20 mph (32 km/h)
for greater than 70 seconds.
The vehicle is driven greater than 40 mph (64 km/h)
(HDC exits immediately).

Feedback to the driver:
The instrument cluster has a HDC icon and a HDC switch which has an LED which offers feedback to the driver about the state HDC is in.
The cluster icon and switch lamp will illuminate and remain on solid when HDC is enabled or activated. This is the normal operating condition for HDC.
The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several seconds then extinguish when the driver presses the HDC switch but enable conditions are not met.
The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash for several seconds then
The cluster icon and switch lamp will flash when HDC deactivates due to overheated brakes. The flashing will stop and HDC will activate again once the brakes have cooled sufficiently.
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Re: Down Hill assist

SNUKE, now that wasn't so hard, was it? Glad to see someone helping another member in a time of need!
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Re: Down Hill assist

They don't try, they get no help. They try, I will help all day.
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Re: Down Hill assist

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Gotcha. Grabbing my manual now. No wait it's on the DVD. I need to grab that now
Oh, that user guide is worthless compared to the owner's manual. I don't even have the DVD. Here's what I use instead: Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Brochures, manuals and literature

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They don't try, they get no help. They try, I will help all day.
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Re: Down Hill assist

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They don't try, they get no help. They try, I will help all day.
I just figured it was a quick and simple answer Sunke. Turns out it's not to complicated.

Full disclosure, I opened the manual the day I picked it up and read through it to find out more about features that I wasn't familiar with. Auto High beams, What the different modes do like Snow , Mud etc. An a host of other features. It's loaded with tech. I still reference it every now and then.

My last vehicle had the same feature and all I had to do was put it in park and push the button.

All good Snuke. Thanks for your help. Very detailed reply.

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