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Old 06-19-2015, 01:50 PM
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But Acura and Subaru do it automagically!
So if you upshift using the paddle shifters on the freeway, and get into top gear and are cruising along, it turns them off regardless if you want them to or not?

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So if you upshift using the paddle shifters on the freeway, and get into top gear and are cruising along, it turns them off regardless if you want them to or not?
Yes! Both go back to D! Going down a hill, they might hold the gear longer until the road flattens out.
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:59 PM
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The same way Chrysler was doing it before the paddles, (like the 11-13 WK2 with the wiggle worm shifter). In Drive, the gear stick moves side to side for manual shift. Left for downshift, right for upshift.
As for the paddle shifters, very useful when driving in the mountains or towing, and the manual has a section on disabling them, but the option does not show in UConnect on my '14.

Paddle Shifting — If Equipped

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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I have no use for them on my '14 Overland. I've bumped them accidentally on two occasions. Once, in heavy 4 lane traffic when I wanted to accelerate and was momentarily stuck in 8th gear, so there was no acceleration. The second time was pulling out into traffic from a stop and it was stuck in first and revved nearly to red line. Embarrassing.

Before you tell me to learn to drive, my other car is a supercharged manual 6-speed '04 GTO. I just have no use for paddle shifters on my Jeep.

Does anyone know of a way to disable the paddles? My wife is afraid of it happening to her. Can I pull a fuse?
The paddle shifters move toward you, through a gap between the front surface of the paddles and the rear surface of the steering wheel. Orbit sells an "O-ring and Washer Kit" (Walmart - $1.16). The O-rings are slightly thicker than the gap in my 2015 Grand Cherokee, so they must be compressed slightly to fit into the gap. However, the compression holds them in place. They can be removed easily if someone wishes to use the paddle shifters; and, can be replaced easily later, if desired.
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Old 07-05-2015, 05:10 PM
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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.
Where is the apps button?

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Where is the apps button?

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Apps button is in the bottom right corner of the touchscreen. The owner's manual can be very helpful!
Perhaps it's country specific as mine has the settings button bottom right.
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Oops - didn't see the Canadian location! Good luck!
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I live in the mountains and make good use of them while navigating steep dirt roads. Guess I could live without them, but I'd rather not...
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I wish they would just program the transmission to go back to D after a few secs of not using the paddle shifters. Acura and Subaru do this. Just a programming change.
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So if you upshift using the paddle shifters on the freeway, and get into top gear and are cruising along, it turns them off regardless if you want them to or not?
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Yes! Both go back to D! Going down a hill, they might hold the gear longer until the road flattens out.
Terrible idea.

The whole point of a manual mode is to be able to select and KEEP the gear you choose to be in.

If it clicked off after a certain time, the stupid auto transmission would be kicking down gears when it doesn't need to on hills, just like it does in auto mode now.

I want to be able to lock it into 8th gear in the interstate and only downshift manually if I need the extra power on a hill.

If I keep it on auto mode, it sometimes jumps down as far as 6th for no good reason at all when all I do is give it a little bit of gas to maintain speed. Further, it drives me nuts when it jumps down to 5th or 6th just because I give it some gas to pass someone and get back to the right before the line of cars cooking up on me in the left lane catches up.

If it went back to auto mode after a while, I would constantly be caught by surprise when it suddenly blasts down a couple of gears when I was expecting it to be in the gear I specifically manually set.

Further, when pulling a trailer, I may not want it to upshift when it wants to.

Having it jump back to auto mode defeats the entire purpose of manual shift controls.

Having said that, there should be a lockout to prevent bumping them when reversing and a delay to prevent using them for a few seconds after shifting from reverse to drive. That would prevent accidentally going into manual when your hands are in non-standard positions on the wheel.

Either that, or have them turn on when you tap both buttons at the same time. That way you can't possibly turn the paddles on accidentally. That should also be the way to turn the feature off. Pressing and holding the + paddle bugs me because then it's displaying "shift not allowed" in the EVIC when I'm trying to go back to auto. It also would instantly go back to auto with the double tap instead of delaying for a couple seconds while it clicks off.
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The whole point of a manual mode is to be able to select and KEEP the gear you choose to be in.
Not if you are going to damage the transmission in the process. And or put unnecessary stress or load on the engine. The ZF 8-Speed is computerized. Regardless if the transmission is in "Auto" or "Sport Mode", (manual), the computer must "OK the shift". It does this in milliseconds. If the computer deems the shift to be compliant to both the transmission and engines capabilities and operating parameters without damaging either, it will then allow it. If not, it will then reject the shift.

In this regard it is not a fully "manual transmission".... Or was it designed to be.
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