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Old 01-04-2014, 10:39 AM
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

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Why do so many Jeep owners feel the need to belittle those who don't agree with every one of their opinions?
I think because "real" Jeep enthusiasts are tired of the whining. Chrysler is partly to blame for this with the introduction of FWD, RWD and luxury Jeep models. Jeeps are supposed to be rough and tumble vehicles, that shift rough, and get poor gas millage. But now that Chrysler has begun making mall cruisers and grocery getters for soccer moms the whining is non stop. Jeeps are not supposed to ride and drive like Cadillac Escalades. Chrysler should have called everything that is not a heavy duty 4X4 Jeep model a Dodge to get out from under this. You have to remember that the Jeep pretty much started its life as a military vehicle, not as a boulevard cruiser. I love my 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited II and love how it runs and drives. It drives like a Jeep should. A bit rough and doesn't get the best gas mileage. But the things I love about it have both this forum and The Jeep Cherokee Club forum filled with complaints because it doesn't run and drive like a foreign luxury car. The complainers bought the wrong vehicle for their life style and shouldn't be blaming the vehicle for their mistake.
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Old 01-04-2014, 01:48 PM
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I think because "real" Jeep enthusiasts are tired of the whining. Chrysler is partly to blame for this with the introduction of FWD, RWD and luxury Jeep models. Jeeps are supposed to be rough and tumble vehicles, that shift rough, and get poor gas millage. But now that Chrysler has begun making mall cruisers and grocery getters for soccer moms the whining is non stop. Jeeps are not supposed to ride and drive like Cadillac Escalades. Chrysler should have called everything that is not a heavy duty 4X4 Jeep model a Dodge to get out from under this. You have to remember that the Jeep pretty much started its life as a military vehicle, not as a boulevard cruiser. I love my 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited II and love how it runs and drives. It drives like a Jeep should. A bit rough and doesn't get the best gas mileage. But the things I love about it have both this forum and The Jeep Cherokee Club forum filled with complaints because it doesn't run and drive like a foreign luxury car. The complainers bought the wrong vehicle for their life style and shouldn't be blaming the vehicle for their mistake.
Oh, "real" Jeep enthusiasts. Right. The old "Real Scotsman" argument hasn't worked in a long, long time, dude.

And really, you're saying a 2014 Cherokee rides like a Jeep should? Give it up man, I drive a 96 ZJ, and a 73 J2000,and even the ZJ is loads more comfortable than a Jeep should be. You speak as if you've never driven a Willy's.

The new Cherokee is possibly the least Jeep-like Jeep Jeep has ever made.

Anyway, thanks for showing me that this forum is likely not going to be any more helpful than the other forums out there, just another forum of guys beating their chests at each other.

Cheers.
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

Jeep could probably make the "mute" button work like an "off" button with a simple software update. It need only retain the last mute setting on startup. (It remembers what radio station or device was in use and at what volume -- it just isn't smart enough to remember if it was "muted".)

While turning the volume all the way down works for the radio, it isn't the same for USB devices. "Mute" causes the USB media to pause, while turning the volume down lets it continue to play with no sound. It matters if you want the USB device to resume where it left off when you choose to start listening again.

Oddly, a 2014 Chrysler 300 C I drove with a nearly identical setup had an "off" button. I'm not aware of any Chrysler owners complaining that they have to turn the radio back on after their car was parked with the radio off.

Still, software is a magical thing. Jeep (and Chrysler) could add a setup option to "retain mute setting on startup (Yes/No)".
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

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Still, software is a magical thing. Jeep (and Chrysler) could add a setup option to "retain mute setting on startup (Yes/No)".
I think you are correct. Over time a lot of the little things will be refined. With these 'new' electronic systems being used across the Chrysler line, they probably have their hands full just getting the major things working right.


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I think you are correct. Over time a lot of the little things will be refined. With these 'new' electronic systems being used across the Chrysler line, they probably have their hands full just getting the major things working right. ---
I do not want a mute button. I want to personally turn on any music decide whether Aux, IPod, Sirius, AM, FM, or whatever.
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

Picked up our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Friday afternoon and spent the entire weekend figuring out how to turn OFF the radio!!! After spending hours with the manual and instructional cd provided I went to the web to find out more. THANK GOD I found your website and forum to find out I cannot turn OFF the radio!! I thought I was nuts. I agree that Jeep should rebate us (as someone suggested). When we were test driving the vehicle, we mentioned to the salesman that we never use the radio. Ya think he would have mentioned you cannot turn the darn thing off!

I am new to forum messaging so forgive my ignorance on how this works; but I will be coming back to find out more about our new Jeep. Thanks for being here for us forum and Jeep "newbies".

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Re: How do I turn the radio off

I agree CarolPrzy - I love the vehicle and the poor design on the radio auto unmuting is the only real complaint I have about the vehicle. Seems it would be easy to fix by providing an option to either remember last state or not, but at least give me the choice. Guess I'm too old to be swayed by the 'it ain't a bug, it's a feature' argument.' Had too many cars over the years where I chose when I got to listen to the radio, not some oblivious, out-of-touch decision manager who probably thinks he/she did me a favor by selling the car to me. I do wish I had noticed it before signing the contract - it is my only regret about the purchase.
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

sfogden thanks for your post to my message. I too am too old to be told when I want my radio on (or off). My husband and I found a work-around to this problem. If you insert a thumb drive in the audio/aux USB port the radio will not be on. Evidently the system overrides the radio and looks for audio files. We found this out after inserting a thumb drive with audio (wav) files to play some favorite tunes. Then we inserted a thumb drive without any files and the computer looked for a file but no radio started. We now keep a blank thumb drive in the USB port. You can still access all other touch screen controls (and the radio--if you choose).
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

The best way that I have found to turn the radio off so that it will not play when restarting the vehicle is to program one of the channel preset keys to Sirius channel zero. I find key number one to be the most convenient on the left side of the screen above the keys that started the radio. This is a dummy channel used to display the SiriusXM Radio ID. It has the same effect as turning the radio off and it will not play when you restart. Itís a simple one button solution. However, this only works with the SXM radio, not the AM/FM radio. I only listen to SXM so the channel zero solution works for me. If you listen to music on memory cards or USB flash drives, using a blank card or flash drive also works.
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Re: How do I turn the radio off

As a big complainer about how the mute button doesn't work like an on/off button, I finally realized that if I turned the volume to 0 (zero), it will remain there till I turn it up again. Essentially, 0 is the 'off' setting. It works. Just took a lot of heartburn to realize that. Some sadistic software engineer is laughing at all of us...
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