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Old 10-14-2014, 10:12 PM
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Check your settings in the uconnect menus. There's a setting for turning them on/off.

Good call. The daytime running lights were in fact unchecked. Not sure how that happened, I don't recall being in those settings since I got the car. Curious though, the steerable lights was also unchecked, and when I check them, exit the setting screen, go back into the setting screen, they uncheck themselves. I know they used to work, I could see the lights moving left and right with the steering wheel.


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Old 10-14-2014, 10:39 PM
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Good call. The daytime running lights were in fact unchecked. Not sure how that happened, I don't recall being in those settings since I got the car. Curious though, the steerable lights was also unchecked, and when I check them, exit the setting screen, go back into the setting screen, they uncheck themselves. I know they used to work, I could see the lights moving left and right with the steering wheel.


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Did you have a system reset or was a flash update done?

Try doing a battery disconnect for 10-15 minutes and then reconnect. Then try setting them again.

If that doesn't work, you may have a faulty AFLS module.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:49 PM
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Did you have a system reset or was a flash update done?

Try doing a battery disconnect for 10-15 minutes and then reconnect. Then try setting them again.

If that doesn't work, you may have a faulty AFLS module.

When I had my Jeep in to replace the CAT when I got it back a number of things on Uconnect had been reset, including all my XM favorite channels. So the dealer may have done something like a reset or software update that they didn't tell me about....


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When I had my Jeep in to replace the CAT when I got it back a number of things on Uconnect had been reset, including all my XM favorite channels. So the dealer may have done something like a reset or software update that they didn't tell me about....


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Try doing the battery disconnect. It often fixes these kinds of things (where the setting won't stay checked).
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Old 10-15-2014, 02:53 AM
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My daytime running lights don't seem to turn on any more, or perhaps they never did? Which light bulbs are the daytime running lights? Don't the LED lights that go around the main headlight turn on with the daytime running lights or are they the running lights? I've always just had the light switch in the A (auto) position. I had my wife sit in the car and put in it Drive while I watched, no lights came on with the switch in the Auto position.


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Same thing happened to me after the last flash update. Just need to go into Uconnect settings and turn them back on. I noticed a bunch of settings had changed, so I went thru every menu and changed them back.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

I'm curious about the cost of diesel fuel as it relates to gasoline prices. Before I ordered my car (still waiting) I did a random check and diesel was about 10% higher than regular. Since the ecodiesel gets roughly 20% better mileage than the V-6 gas engine I figured it was a smart choice. Since the cost of gasoline has been declining sharply the past few months I have noticed the delta between regular and diesel is growing.

Does anyone have any past experience or industry insider knowledge to have a good guess of what the price differential may do in the future, and/or if there is any correlation between them.

I have read that there are more taxes on diesel (I knew that) and since there is less demand than for gas, the refineries charge a premium for it. But I'm not sure why the difference in price should not be a relatively constant percentage.

If this is already covered in another thread, I'd appreciate being pointed there. Thanks!

PS - I know that other posters have said that economy is NOT the reason to buy the diesel, but for a lot of us I'll bet it is.
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The annoying thing is that in most of the rest of the world diesel is cheaper than gas...
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

In the fall, diesel prices always rise as the refineries are producing more #2 Heating Oil for the North East.. Heating oil and #2 diesel are essentially the same, so it increases demand, hence the price rise..
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In the fall, diesel prices always rise as the refineries are producing more #2 Heating Oil for the North East.. Heating oil and #2 diesel are essentially the same, so it increases demand, hence the price rise..

One other contributing factor to consider is that in the fall, farmers are using more diesel for harvesting of crops-and at least in this general area, diesel is pegged a little bit higher as sellers feel they can capitalize on the market demand. in about two short weeks the price of diesel will go down as the full harvest will draw to a close. I would expect to see gasoline prices start to rise as we get closer to the American Thanksgiving holiday.


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Old 11-11-2014, 07:02 AM
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I'm curious about the cost of diesel fuel as it relates to gasoline prices. Before I ordered my car (still waiting) I did a random check and diesel was about 10% higher than regular. Since the ecodiesel gets roughly 20% better mileage than the V-6 gas engine I figured it was a smart choice. ....................



PS - I know that other posters have said that economy is NOT the reason to buy the diesel, but for a lot of us I'll bet it is.

A better comparison is between the diesel and the hemi, not the V-6. Yes the hemi may be faster off the line, but when it comes to things like towing and the purchase price, they are more comparable. Then you are talking more like a 50% difference in fuel economy. We went on a camping trip with friends, both towing trailers around 5,000 - 6,000 lbs. We averaged 17-18 mpg, they got 9- 10 with their hemi GC. Huge difference, and they had to stop about every 300 miles for fuel, we easily went 450 miles or farther.

If you just look at fuel economy, don't do any towing, impact on the environment isn't an important consideration, won't keep the vehicle at least 4 years, don't do a lot of freeway driving, etc etc, then the V-6 is probably the better bargain, and for many people that will be the right choice. For us, environmental impact was a huge part of the consideration and we were willing to pay the higher purchase price and price at the pump, and that's why my wife and I both drive diesels. Not unlike many who pay the premium price for hybrid vehicles.


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I tow frequently but also go on several long road trips every year. Plus I like the ability to off road as well so the WK2 fits the bill (it's a midsize SUV with full size pickup capability). The diesel (this is my 2nd as I had a WK diesel as well) really puts it over the top when I can get a real world 50% better mpg towing (usually can make it to the destination and drop off the trailer before I'd have to refuel which is a great capability). I also really enjoy how calm and relaxed it is when towing with a diesel as the engine doesn't have to hold a frantic RPM level to make it up inclines (so I'm better relaxed when I reach my destination). Even when not towing I can get up to 800 miles a tank if almost all highway miles then to add to the fact that I can still get mid 20's City where I live (I leave buffer distance when in heavy NYC traffic and the diesel just plugs along at 1,500 RPM). I average high 20's combined where I live.
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Re: Welcome ALL 2014+ Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners!

Has anyone experienced or heard about the fuel cover coming off/loose? Mine seems to be separating from the plastic arm. I'm able to fit my fingertip in there when in the closed position. Anyone know if this is a problem that Jeep knows about?


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