Any way to disable auto park?

  1. Jondrew

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    Good point. I didn’t think of that. That’s the way you set up for flat tow, so I’d think that would work for what I want.
     
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    You can also leave the transfer case in neutral but this really is not necessary You'd want the transfer case in neutral if the distance was very long.

    Anyway, buckle fastened or use the belt clip and your JL will not go into Auto Park and will move freely through the car wash.

    @Jondrew

    In your situation I would do the same. Easier to do then fooling with flat tow like approach. Simple is always/usually better. 8-)
     
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    Does this not work in the cold? Mine stopped working. No idea why.
     
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    Auto-park is the WORST!! I hate this feature more than anything. Just installed my new winch and can't get in / out of the vehicle to check the line or leave it in N to reel it in. How the hell am I supposed to do this??
     
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    Plug your seatbelt in, or use your transfer case for winching, not the tranny.
     
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    Ships from USA. You will have in 4-5 days:
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    I just use a basic seat belt extender in my F150. In my case I couldn't disable the alarm thru the normal channels because of a burnt out bulb in the instrument cluster.

    The extender hardly extends much at all and I actually really like it 'cause I don't have to dig down so far to clip in. I'm 5'10"/160 so I don't exactly need an extender for the typical reasons

    Example:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Car-S...655735531?epid=8018885688&hash=item3d631b40eb
     
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    To get all the trail dust to blow out. I've done it lots of times.

    I would recommend goggles or a helmet though. It's like a sandstorm for a few seconds.
     
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    I used to open the door sometimes when parallel parking to see how far off the road I am. Can't do that now. There are several times when backing I would want to open the door. It's an annoyance
     
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    Just plug in your seat belt.
     
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    Who wants to attach the seat belt everytime they just want to back up to a boat or trailer, or flip the Jeep around in the driveway so the teenagers can leave and go to town? And who wants to fool with a device that simulates a seatbelt and then have to swap it out everytime you need the real belt? That's just as much of a PITA as the AutoPark feature itself.

    The real solution here is for a programming expert to find a way to disable the system in the computer so it doesn't activate at all and until that happens I'm going to continue to be ticked off at FCA over this. It's a stupid feature that is being forced upon Wrangler owners simply because two or three idiots out of hundreds of thousands didn't put their vehicle in park before getting out and going into the house. It's the nanny-state B.S. that really gets under my skin. Jeep Wrangler is supposed to be all about FREEDOM.
     
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    I’m sure you’ll spend more time complaining about this feature than you would waste plugging in your seatbelt for the niche scenarios where you feel the need to move around with your door open.
     
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    When offroad it's not at all uncommon for me to open the drivers door to see where a tire is at. Auto park seems like an answer to a question no one asked...
     
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    Autopark is disabled when you're in 4 Low. I would think any situation where you would need to peek out of the door to see your tire positioning you would already be in 4 Low.
     
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    Lots of apologists for dumb not really needed safety features. I think some love their jeeps so much they hate anyone talking badly about them. lol
     
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