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Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I had 2015 Ltd as a loaner for 2 days and found them really annoying. After bumping them twice accidentally when turning steering wheel and once when using volume controls I had to pay attention to place my hands just right. "You are holding it wrong"??? I don't think so.

I spent some time exploring all menu options but didn't find a way to disable them.

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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

No, they aren't on the 14-15 but you'll be able to on the 16.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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No, they aren't on the 14-15 but you'll be able to on the 16.
I must not be the only one who doesn't like them. I wish paddles could be physically removed. They just get in the way for me.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

They can be physically removed of course.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I think I've done this once in 50K miles.

I think they are completely useless and should be user disable though.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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They can be physically removed of course.
"Officially" by the end user? Even on the current model?
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

If you bump the paddles it's not A big deal

You just yank on the shift knob and it will go back to auto shift

I never ever use my paddles either

I tried using them for 0-60 launches and it seemed to me that there was more delay in the shifts than letting the transmission shift itself

So as far as I'm concerned their useless to me
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I personally love the paddle shifters for winter driving here in the mountains, where you want to up and downshift in bad weather without taking your hands off of the wheel. One trip over Bethoud pass in near whiteout conditions had me really appreciating them. That said, that is really the only time that I use them. I can imagine that they are great four wheeling as well, especially using the ascent/descent control. I should find out on our next trip to Moab.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

Paddle shifters are great when using the hill ascent/descent controls with the QuadraDrive.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I absolutely love the Paddle Shifters on my 2015 Overland!

They make sporty/energetic driving much more fun!

I'm a big guy (6'1 @ 220lbs) with fairly large hands, & I've never hit mine by accident. Heck, I've never even come close! The steering wheel on the 2014-15 is vastly improved over what is in the 2011-13 models. I often hit various buttons by accident while turning in my 2012 WK2. I find the steering wheel in the 2015 light years ahead in regards to design, function, & appearance.
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

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I personally love the paddle shifters for winter driving here in the mountains, where you want to up and downshift in bad weather without taking your hands off of the wheel. One trip over Bethoud pass in near whiteout conditions had me really appreciating them. That said, that is really the only time that I use them. I can imagine that they are great four wheeling as well, especially using the ascent/descent control. I should find out on our next trip to Moab.
I fully agree and as someone else also stated they are excellent for low speed hill ascent/descent with my quadra drive
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Re: Can steering wheel paddle shifters be disabled?

I love them and I used them for HAC/HDC. I don't use them all the time, resorting to sport mode mainly, but they are helpful in certain overtaking maneuvers. I wish they were bigger (taller) and skinnier - like the Infiniti Q50 ones.
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