Glad to see an option out there for those who were waiting.
Please though, if you have small children or pets riding in the car, think twice about this product because it likely does not have auto reversing when the windows rise. These windows go up with over 80 pounds of force and can be...
Still a pretty good chance...eventually. Unfortunate family circumstances forced all development of new products to halt early last year. The plan is to resume the work already started on this and other products this year, but I cannot promise availability dates at this time.
Agreed, quite a few people are bothered by the warning light.
Also, some people want the capability to turn the ESS feature temporarily back on at times from the cabin, such as in heavy stop and go traffic, where it might actually save a measurable amount of gas.
If you have SmartStopStart installed and manually re-enable ESS, SmartStopStart WILL re-enable ESS.
If ESS does not kick in it could be because the the battery is a little low or the cabin temperature has not been reached, or the outside temperature is too low or quite a few other reasons that...
SmartStopStart has been confirmed to be compatible with all 2018 through 2021 JL models and engines.
SmartStopStart is a popular and easy to install Engine Stop Start (ESS) memory module that always restores your last setting for the ESS override button.
Built to rugged automotive quality...
Unlike a lot of consumer grade aftermarket electronics, our devices are built to meet or exceed automotive design and quality standards. They are assembled in the US and Canada. Our JL module's electronics are weather and environmentally sealed, which can be important in a Jeep...
The physical ESS override switch in the JL is an integral part of a circuit board module. It is not connected with wires. Most folks would not want to start messing with the electronics on a circuit board, esp. on a new(er) vehicle.
Not entirely true. The SGW disable hacking hazard is true for the Tazer because as you say it bypasses the SGW. The SGW is NOT bypassed or disabled with the SmartStopStart. I do not have knowledge or any other manufacturers device.
SmartStopStart have been a forum sponsor for three years and...
Even with the system turned off, the aux. battery will always be kept charged. This is an AGM battery, so it is more tolerant to cycling than a standard wet cell battery. That said, NOT cycling should have the effect of actually improving the life of the battery.
For those who are considering the AMP Power Step, the XL model is SO MUCH nicer looking on the JL and completely covers the pinch-weld. It also provides a bit of protection (but these are not serious off-road steps in any version). Personally, I have them and love them.
Anti-pinch with automatic reversing is the 'gold standard'. Just current sensing to stop motion that the generic modules on the market have can still result in entrapment and injury. Even with the current limiting the upward force of the Jeep Wrangler windows is WAY over the accepted standards...
I have the Mopar slush mats and it does not interfere. The mount has a lot of adjustability. You have to adjust it during installation so it does not interfere with the seat forward/backward handle for your preferred seating position.
Mine is mounted using their seat rail mount: https://elementfire.com/collections/element-accessories/products/seat-rail-mount at the front of the driver's seat.
If fits the JL fine, but takes a bit of fussing to get the installation just right. I added a velcro strap around one clip just for a...
Jim, thanks for your support!
PM me with the details of your Cherokee (regular or GRAND Cherokee, model year, trim (Laredo, Limited, etc) and I'll work up a good deal for you. Also provide me your email address in the PM.
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There you will be able to download detailed factory service instructions for removing and installing the top.