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Old 05-02-2014, 07:59 AM
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Anyway to stop this?

So I have been reading my owners manual and the DVD, trying to get comfortable with my 2014 JGC Summit with Hemi. Its been sitting in the garage since I've bought it, lol. So one thing I noticed that is kind of annoying for me, is that even though I've unlocked the car already with the key fob, and/or the vehicle is already unlocked, that when I go to get into the car and open the door, the headlights turn on and the parking lights flash. My other vehicle, 2013 Passat TDI, if the car is already unlocked, it will not flash the parking lights or turn on headlights (if its dark enough), the door just simply opens and that's it.

I have turned off the headlights so they don't come on and the parking lights as well. Is there anyway to have the vehicle setup so that it will only flash headlights and parking lights only once, which is when I first unlock the vehicle? It just got to be annoying b/c I was going in and out of my vehicle when I was testing stuff and I just don't want it to constantly turn off and on the headlight/parking lightswhen I get into the car and its already unlocked.

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Old 05-02-2014, 08:15 AM
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Re: Anyway to stop this?

I have not looked but could you go into your UConnect tab on the screen and select SETTINGS. There is a huge amount of options to adjust when parking lights flash, horn beeps, etc...
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:28 AM
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Re: Anyway to stop this?

I think it only flashes when you touch the outside handle because you had the FOB with you (within around 5 feet of the handle). Perhaps if you leave the FOB in the house when you go in and out it won't do that. If you find it really annoying you'll have to leave the FOB at home and just use the key. Other than that, it'll flash I believe.
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:09 AM
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Re: Anyway to stop this?

If you go to the lights section of the uConnect setup page you'll see an option to uncheck the 'lights flash with lock/unlock'. I think that should fix it for you.
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If you go to the lights section of the uConnect setup page you'll see an option to uncheck the 'lights flash with lock/unlock'. I think that should fix it for you.
Not sure if that will work here, as the OP wrote "that even though I've unlocked the car already with the key fob".... so he isn't unlocking, he is jus touching the handle (with the FOB in his pocket probably).
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Not sure if that will work here, as the OP wrote "that even though I've unlocked the car already with the key fob".... so he isn't unlocking, he is jus touching the handle (with the FOB in his pocket probably).
Yes, that is exactly it. I have the key fob on my person and I am pulling open the door handle to get into the car. But I would like to have it only flash the first time I touch the door handle to unlock the car and not every time there after, lol. Its just my OCD about turning off and on lights when you don't really need to. lol! But for now, I will just disable the headlights and parking lights, since I don't think there is another way around it, or just use your suggestion and not have the key on me. Thanks Dan!

Thanks all for the suggestion!
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OP wrote "that even though I've unlocked the car already with the key fob".... so he isn't unlocking, he is jus touching the handle (with the FOB in his pocket probably).
Well...technically, touching the inside of the handle with the fob nearby is treated as an "unlock" event and the lock in the door actuates. Just because it is already unlocked doesn't mean it won't "unlock" again.

OP, how I get around this is with door-opening technique. If I don't want it to flash again, rather than wrapping my fingers around the backside of the handle, I grip only the top and bottom of the handle with my fingertips on top and thumbtip on bottom and pull it open. That way, I don't touch the inside of the handle and trigger another "unlock" event. You might have to grip fairly hard to get enough friction so your fingers don't slip off when you pull.
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Well...technically, touching the inside of the handle with the fob nearby is treated as an "unlock" event and the lock in the door actuates. Just because it is already unlocked doesn't mean it won't "unlock" again.

OP, how I get around this is with door-opening technique. If I don't want it to flash again, rather than wrapping my fingers around the backside of the handle, I grip only the top and bottom of the handle with my fingertips on top and thumbtip on bottom and pull it open. That way, I don't touch the inside of the handle and trigger another "unlock" event. You might have to grip fairly hard to get enough friction so your fingers don't slip off when you pull.
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Re: Anyway to stop this?

Maybe you can wrap the FOB in aluminum foil.....or put tape on the inside of the handle? Or have a one armed neighbor pirate come over and open it with his hook?

I know, I know, we are going way too far with this...
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Well...technically, touching the inside of the handle with the fob nearby is treated as an "unlock" event and the lock in the door actuates. Just because it is already unlocked doesn't mean it won't "unlock" again.

OP, how I get around this is with door-opening technique. If I don't want it to flash again, rather than wrapping my fingers around the backside of the handle, I grip only the top and bottom of the handle with my fingertips on top and thumbtip on bottom and pull it open. That way, I don't touch the inside of the handle and trigger another "unlock" event. You might have to grip fairly hard to get enough friction so your fingers don't slip off when you pull.
Thanks for the suggestion! Wouldn't hurt to try right? lol! I did get a suggestion from JeepForum, to turn off Passive Entry, which works for my purpose of getting in and out of the vehicle frequently when I was testing stuff, but if I want to leave this option off constantly, I'll have to use the key fob to lock and unlock the doors.
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maybe you can wrap the fob in aluminum foil.....or put tape on the inside of the handle? Or have a one armed neighbor pirate come over and open it with his hook?

I know, i know, we are going way too far with this...
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Re: Anyway to stop this?

WOW this is a great thread, OCD indeed.
Funny how some things drive us nuts. Personally I like how they come on. I am sure there are many that don't think about it either way.

Wait until you wash the car with the FOB on you. Every time the stream of water hits the handle the lights go off. My guess is you will leave the FOB in the car when washing now.

This is when I washed it the other night, FOB in pocket, and lights are only on because the water just hit the handle.

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