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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

According to the online owner's manual, it looks like the paddle shifters can be disabled iin the uconnect settings.

Paddle Shifting
Selecting this feature enables the use of steering wheel
paddle switches for shifting in manual mode. To make
your selection, touch the Paddle Shifting soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, indicating that the
setting had been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:49 PM
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

That was what I was looking for! I'll have to check it out when The Mrs. gets home with it. Big thanks.
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

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According to the online owner's manual, it looks like the paddle shifters can be disabled iin the uconnect settings.

Paddle Shifting
Selecting this feature enables the use of steering wheel
paddle switches for shifting in manual mode. To make
your selection, touch the Paddle Shifting soft-key, until a
check-mark appears next to setting, indicating that the
setting had been selected. Touch the back arrow soft-key
to return to the previous menu.
Haven't found this soft-key in "Settings."
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:59 PM
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

bumping paddle shifter just happened to me.geeeeez........50 miles on a new summit an wow what a sound. There was a guy in a g t o in front of me an I thought he was really working his first gear,but I tried to step on gas to speed up an wow what a sound.........it was me in first gear....geez, I hope I didn't do any damage to the new engine or trany.....It only lasted a few seconds but didn't have a clue how to get back in drive. I finally held the plus shifter forward an it went into drive..........Geez,shared hell out of me.....when in econ mode when jeep is in drive, is the gear number always located next to the "D" on the dash????.......Will it only go up to "7"?..............sonny
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

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bumping paddle shifter just happened to me.geeeeez........50 miles on a new summit an wow what a sound. There was a guy in a g t o in front of me an I thought he was really working his first gear,but I tried to step on gas to speed up an wow what a sound.........it was me in first gear....geez, I hope I didn't do any damage to the new engine or trany.....It only lasted a few seconds but didn't have a clue how to get back in drive. I finally held the plus shifter forward an it went into drive..........Geez,shared hell out of me.....when in econ mode when jeep is in drive, is the gear number always located next to the "D" on the dash????.......Will it only go up to "7"?..............sonny
Gear number is always displayed whether or not you are using the paddle shifters. I think this and the paddle shifters are great, just need to understand how they work. Operation is in the owner's manual.



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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

I agree.....not crazy about them, esp the location. At least when it was part of the shifter it made sense like you were shifting a manual transmission.

I hit it once when new and was like what the heck the car would't really move....got into left turn lane, turn off car and restarted. I know, I know, I shoulda done my homework on them in advance. Just haven't tried them out. Will do soon as I gotta know what to do if I accidentally hit them.

They should made them disablable and then only turn on if you hold for like 5 seconds or something. I'm not crazy about them and have no use for them.

So, by holding down the + for about 2 seconds automatic reengages and also by pulling back the electronic shifter the automatic also reengages?
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So, by holding down the + for about 2 seconds automatic reengages and also by pulling back the electronic shifter the automatic also reengages?
Yeah, either way works. For me, pulling back on the shifter seems faster. No waiting, except for the time it takes for your hand to get their.
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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

Paddle Shifters aren't for everyone.

Of course, IMHO, far too many "drivers" barely ARE Drivers. They are more like Passengers who happen to be sitting behind a steering wheel.

Some folks don't really CONTROL their vehicle. They are far too busy texting, or putting on makeup, or doing anything other than what they Should be doing... which is Driving.

IMHO Paddle Shifters are for ACTIVE DRIVERS who want as much CONTROL of their Vehicle as possible.

So... if you know how many cup holders your vehicle has but don't its engine specs...

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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

I have never had a problem accidentally bumping them and I have huge hands. I wear 3xl gloves for my motorcycle and have yet to find a pair of mechanics gloves that fit. In not sure how guys are accidentally bumping them when you have to pull them in. Shifting the car into neutral when resting your hand on the hear shifter though? That's an issue that both me and my wife have. That thing is a little to easy to move. Needs a bit firmer detent on it.


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Re: Paddle Shifters - Hate 'em

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Paddle Shifters aren't for everyone.

Of course, IMHO, far too many "drivers" barely ARE Drivers. They are more like Passengers who happen to be sitting behind a steering wheel.

Some folks don't really CONTROL their vehicle. They are far too busy texting, or putting on makeup, or doing anything other than what they Should be doing... which is Driving.

IMHO Paddle Shifters are for ACTIVE DRIVERS who want as much CONTROL of their Vehicle as possible.

So... if you know how many cup holders your vehicle has but don't its engine specs...

Being the OP, I'm not sure whether this was directed at me or not but imo, paddle shifters are strictly boy racer in a luxury SUV. Of course, if you do a lot of off-roading that would be an exception, but most are commuter/grocery getters.

As previously stated, I also drive a supercharged manual 6spd coupe that makes 470hp and 470ft/lb torque at the crank. (Kind of like and SRT8 but 1500lb. lighter.) I did the complete supercharger install myself.

Tell me, how does knowing engine specs make you an ACTIVE driver in CONTROL of a vehicle.
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Paddle Shifters aren't for everyone.

Of course, IMHO, far too many "drivers" barely ARE Drivers. They are more like Passengers who happen to be sitting behind a steering wheel.

Some folks don't really CONTROL their vehicle. They are far too busy texting, or putting on makeup, or doing anything other than what they Should be doing... which is Driving.

IMHO Paddle Shifters are for ACTIVE DRIVERS who want as much CONTROL of their Vehicle as possible.

So... if you know how many cup holders your vehicle has but don't its engine specs...

Well said!

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As previously stated, I also drive a supercharged manual 6spd coupe that makes 470hp and 470ft/lb torque at the crank. (Kind of like and SRT8 but 1500lb. lighter.) I did the complete supercharger install myself.

Tell me, how does knowing engine specs make you an ACTIVE driver in CONTROL of a vehicle.
I cant speak for the op and dont take this personal but the point is to properly drive a car you need to have an understanding of how and why things work the way they do (not specifically just ur engine spec). This also means knowing your hp/tq # doesnt mean you can drive, again not personal towards you as I don't know you or how u drive (u could be Jeff Gordon fire all I know). I personally feel no one first getting their license should drive an auto. If they all learned manuals and really learned how the car operates, and they would be too busy to text b/c they had to shift, there would be a lot fewer accidents.
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Haven't found this soft-key in "Settings."
Hit the Apps button, then settings. It is in there under one of the headings. Lots of interesting settings that can be changed in there.
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