Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Export Grand Cherokee 2011+

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:17 AM
Mark_38's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 237
Thanks: 56
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 551
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Dash Lights?

Maybe a really stupid question, but is there a way to sit in the car listen to the radio and turn OFF all interior lights including the dash and Uconnect screen?

Looking at heading to the Drive in Movies so will have the tailgate up and would like to have radio on for the duration of the movies and all lights off

Thanks
Mark
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Hobart Tasmania OZ
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 542
Silverhammer is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Try the dash dimmer, a roller wheel near headlight switch\knob. Also there's a hard button below Uconnect screen and on left that switches screen off. Useful on long trips at night.
Silverhammer
__________________

__________________
Silverhammer
MY14 JGC Laredo, white with grey leather and sunroof
" I offer every bit assistance short of real help!"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Silverhammer For This Useful Post:
  #3  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:44 AM
Mark_38's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 237
Thanks: 56
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 551
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

I tried the wheel and it only seems to adjust the cabin lights does nothing to the dash lights which differs to every other car I have driven?
But have to thank you, I did miss the big button that says "Screen Off" below the Uconnect screen.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-11-2014, 10:45 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Hobart Tasmania OZ
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 542
Silverhammer is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Yeah the dimmer probably only works with headlights on, the first stage working the interior lights then dimming. Duh...my mistake. Been awhile since ive seen a driveIn let alone go to one. What about changing the brightness in the Uconnect settings for daytime use?
__________________
Silverhammer
MY14 JGC Laredo, white with grey leather and sunroof
" I offer every bit assistance short of real help!"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Silverhammer For This Useful Post:
  #5  
Old 07-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Dreamer's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lismore Northern NSW Aust
Posts: 54
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 511
Dreamer is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Can't listen to the radio in the dark without the dash lit up like Luna Park!!!!!


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dreamer For This Useful Post:
  #6  
Old 07-11-2014, 07:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 6
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 185
Iguana is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Took the kids to the drive ins the other night and tried everything, Ended up putting a blanket over the dash and during the movie had to turn acc back on twice as after a certain period of time everything switches off.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Iguana For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 07-11-2014, 10:32 PM
Mark_38's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 237
Thanks: 56
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 551
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silverhammer View Post
What about changing the brightness in the Uconnect settings for daytime use?
The wheel and the Uconnect settings seem to change the brightness only when the car is in run, when in Accessories the dash is at full brightness with no apparent way of adjusting as Iguana and Dreamer have confirm.
Thought I was having one of my blonde moments and overlooking the obvious.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iguana View Post
Took the kids to the drive ins the other night and tried everything, Ended up putting a blanket over the dash and during the movie had to turn acc back on twice as after a certain period of time everything switches off.
Blanket over the dash seems to be the way to go, but having to keep pressing the button sounds like a pain in the bum when all comfortable in the back
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-11-2014, 11:36 PM
Sege's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Perth Western Australia
Posts: 186
Thanks: 25
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1506
Sege is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Can you pull a fuse?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-12-2014, 07:21 AM
ENFORCER's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,053
Thanks: 23
Thanked 100 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 322151
ENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dash Lights?

You can pop out the start button and use the key to keep the ACC on.
As for the dash, I would say the blanket is the way to go.
__________________
Previous Ride = 2011 JGC CRD Overland
Current Ride = 2014 Silver JGC SRT with Pano, HK and Spider monkeys.
Mods = CLSTech Ribbon Mod

Best 1/4 13.4@102Mph
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ENFORCER For This Useful Post:
  #10  
Old 07-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Mark_38's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 237
Thanks: 56
Thanked 21 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 551
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Re: Dash Lights?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ENFORCER View Post
You can pop out the start button and use the key to keep the ACC on.
As for the dash, I would say the blanket is the way to go.
Hahaha wish I had seen that before I left last night Enforcer
Double movie and climbing into the front to press the button every 30 minutes and then waiting for it to boot up kinda spoilt what was meant to be a relaxing night
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Zhe Wiz's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central NY - Ithaca
Posts: 455
Thanks: 81
Thanked 62 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 2313
Zhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond reputeZhe Wiz has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dash Lights?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ENFORCER View Post
You can pop out the start button and use the key to keep the ACC on.
Not on the 2014's! Can't pop out the start button.
__________________
Zhe Wiz

Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-13-2014, 02:47 AM
ENFORCER's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 6.4L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 2,053
Thanks: 23
Thanked 100 Times in 82 Posts
Rep Power: 322151
ENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond reputeENFORCER has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Dash Lights?

I did not know that about the '14 models. Pity, my old '11 has so many great features that they have silently removed for the newer models.
__________________

__________________
Previous Ride = 2011 JGC CRD Overland
Current Ride = 2014 Silver JGC SRT with Pano, HK and Spider monkeys.
Mods = CLSTech Ribbon Mod

Best 1/4 13.4@102Mph
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dash Removal for dash kit Claytown24 Interior/Exterior/Visual 7 07-06-2014 03:55 AM
Center Dash (Radio) Surround and Lower Dash - Below Steering Wheel Removal mickey53usa Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 7 09-25-2012 01:30 PM
upgrading dash lights. anybody use a kit? help!!!!! ronsaun Interior/Exterior/Visual 15 01-16-2012 04:08 PM
whats wrong with my dash lights jdubgrand Grand Cherokee - WK 19 12-24-2009 04:20 PM
whats wrong with my dash lights jdubgrand Grand Cherokee - WK 10 12-23-2009 11:13 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.