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Old 01-13-2016, 10:51 AM
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Re: Finding features years after

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All or most of the features will work in ACC or Run with the engine off.
I know but I don't think that does the battery any good.

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Old 01-13-2016, 01:10 PM
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I know but I don't think that does the battery any good.
On my '08 MY I could sit in the Jeep WITHOUT the motor running and have the seat heaters on.....did this many times a year and still had a good battery after 6 years. Sitting on the Vancouver to Vancouver Island ferry is about 2 hours that you can't run the engine....and sometimes we just don't want to go up to the restaurant/lounge area and would rather stay in the Jeep and watch a movie. Can't do that on my '14 MY....even though the heated seats are so weak that it probably takes more power to charge a phone!
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On my '08 MY I could sit in the Jeep WITHOUT the motor running and have the seat heaters on.....did this many times a year and still had a good battery after 6 years. Sitting on the Vancouver to Vancouver Island ferry is about 2 hours that you can't run the engine....and sometimes we just don't want to go up to the restaurant/lounge area and would rather stay in the Jeep and watch a movie. Can't do that on my '14 MY....even though the heated seats are so weak that it probably takes more power to charge a phone!
Weak heated seats? Mine get real toasty....you can fry an eye on the steering wheel. One comment - some have notes that you can adjust the auto-on comfort features (heated wheel/Steering) with a push button start or remote start - I can only turn the feature on or off with ANY start. Perhaps I need a UCONNECT update? This feature would be much more handy If I could choose auto-on comfort with a remote start versus ANY start (push button) Any thoughts on this?

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Old 01-13-2016, 05:21 PM
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Re: Finding features years after

My heated seats / steering wheel come on automatically if the outside dashboard temperature is below 40F. Supposedly this is a normal function on 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee's. Once they come on you have to turn them off manually. Both get real hot real fast. The seat automatically defaults to "HIGH", when it turns on. I can find no way to keep them off if the temp is below 40F. It's a PITA, and I don't want them to come on automatically, regardless of the outside temp. 40F is nowhere near cold enough to need these things.

This morning my wife went to Wal-Mart. When she got in the car in the garage it was just warm enough not to trigger the heated seats / wheel. When she came out of Wal-Mart after the car sat outside it was, and they both turned on. She was driving on her way home when she noticed both the seat and wheel getting hot. She didn't want to be distracted trying to turn them off while driving. By the time she got home her ass and hands were frying. This is ridiculous not having a way to keep these things off unless you want them. But that's "progress".
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:10 PM
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I know but I don't think that does the battery any good.
I've done radio and map updates that take over 1.5 hours....
All on the "run" mode without the engine running and I've never had a problem.

Living in MN, my Jeep even sits outside in sub-zero temps some times and still fires right up with nary a problem.

I'm going to have to check out the nav settings the OP mentioned.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:18 PM
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Re: Finding features years after

When I took mine in for the U-Connect update, the dealer told me they always leave the cars running when they do updates. When I asked why he told me it's much easier on the battery. Go figure.
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Re: Finding features years after

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When I took mine in for the U-Connect update, the dealer told me they always leave the cars running when they do updates. When I asked why he told me it's much easier on the battery. Go figure.
That sounds like SOP to avoid loss of power during an update, for example to avoid loss of power from a battery that was near the failing point. Like when doing a personal computer operating system update when you get the warning "leave your computer turned on and plugged in" while the updates download and install.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:28 AM
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Re: Finding features years after

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That sounds like SOP to avoid loss of power during an update, for example to avoid loss of power from a battery that was near the failing point. Like when doing a personal computer operating system update when you get the warning "leave your computer turned on and plugged in" while the updates download and install.
Most likely correct. Why depend on just battery power alone, when by leaving the engine running you're providing power with the workhorse of an alternator under your hood, keeping power supplied to everything?
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:19 AM
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Re: Finding features years after

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one of your posts. I'm 76 years old and I love playing with and finding out the neat things that Uconnect is capable of providing.

And, I read and reread the manuals as well as search the net(and this and one other board) for 'hidden' info. No luddite here. ��

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Re: Finding features years after

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Got to disagree with you built on
one of your posts. I'm 76 years old and I love playing with and finding out the neat things that Uconnect is capable of providing.

And, I read and reread the manuals as well as search the net(and this and one other board) for 'hidden' info. No luddite here. ��

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Don't get me wrong, I love all of the new technology. It is all very fascinating. I just can't seem to find much use for it in everyday applications. For me it's mostly fancy fluff. Perhaps if I was a real estate agent, and drove people around looking at houses in unfamiliar neighborhoods, I could make better use of the navigation.

As far as the manuals. I'm glad I have them for reference over that DVD. As I mentioned it's much nicer to be able to have the manual in your lap while you're in the drivers seat trying to figure all this stuff out. For me a lot of this stuff has lost it's allure. My Jeep was purchased off the lot, and came with the U-Connect 8.4 system. I wouldn't have ordered it. And like most, I don't see much worth paying almost, if not over, $30.00 a month for, when the free trial runs out.
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Though Jeep may say otherwise, the decision to eliminate the flipper glass from the liftgate was strictly a bean counter decision. Unfortunately some manager approved it. Hope he's been terminated by now and is looking for employment at Yugo.
Probably for weight reduction, two fewer shocks.

have flipper glass in my WJ and could care less if the hatch has flipper glass or not. never used it other than another nook and cranny to clean when washing.

Also on WK2, the rear wake spoiler at top of hatch would have to go if the flipper glass was used since it would hit it when fully open. Not willing to give that up.
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I have had my jeep for a few months, just noticed the volume switches/Control behind the steering wheel :-)
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