Any way to disable auto park?

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    Have any of you looked at AlfaOBD to change the autopark settings? This will allow you to turn it off. You just need to determine which variable(s) need to be changed.

    A combination of AlfaOBD ($49 from FCA) and OpenLink MX+ ($79 on Amazon) and an Android device that has wifi capability to run AlfaOBD on.

    You can turn on/off any features for the FCA vehicles that the dealership can control.

    I'm not sure where the best Jeep forum for AlfaOBD may be, but there are over 700 hundred pages on AlfaOBD on the Ram Forum at https://www.ramforum.com/threads/alfaobd.123982/
     
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    A quick scan and it looks like the setting to disable auto park is in the section called "Vehicle Config 3:"
    The setting that needs to be changed is "Auto Park Present: Not set"

    Maybe someone can try it and let us know if it works.....

    These is also additional settings in the section called Vehicle config 5:
    "Semi-Automatic Parking System Present: Not set"
    "Park With Stop Present: Not set"

    And in Vehicle Config Customer Settings Menu 1:
    Auto park customer settings menu: Not set
     
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    Sell the Jeep, find a vehicle with no safety features.
     
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    Truly, I just don't understand the need for auto park on a Jeep Wrangler.
     
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    I’m curious as to how you connected to your Jeep with alphaobd I have two jls and have not been able to connect to either I have updated my software but the option for our bcm is not present
     
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    Any update on how you connected to your jl?
     
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    Auto park is for stupid people, if you know how to drive a car you know to put it in park when you stop, or for a manual transmission you engage the manual brake. Intelligent people do not need software controlled vehicles to decide how to drive. If you get out of the car and leave the transmission in drive or reverse and then get run over, then that is unfortunate , but it is natural selection . Sorry, but if you are dependent on software to prevent your driving mistakes YOU SHOULD NOT BE DRIVING a vehicle.


     
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    Problem is, the courts and juries will reward the Darwin award candidates with huge settlements to "compensate" them for the results of their stupidity. This puts economic pressure on corporations to try and idiot proof ( never works, idiots are far more creative at coming up with new ways to put themselves and others in harms way than any engineer is at coming up with ways to thwart them) their products or, our nanny government will rush in to protect us from ourselves. Either way, all of us pay the price.
     
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    In 2011 when Chrysler started using the 8 speed ZF, they paired it with a really stupid shift lever that would 'simulate' shifting and then pop back to the upright position. The simulating involved a fairly complicated mechanism that would click as you pulled it down from park to drive, and up from drive to park. But it wasn't perfect - if you held the button just right you could easily be fooled into thinking you shifted into park, when you really shifted into neutral.

    To make things worse, at the time, Chrysler only used one audible warning for everything. So if you put the car in neutral and opened the door, you'd get the exact same bong-bong-bong that you would if you opened the door in park.



    This video kinda details exactly why they did that. As for why they probably kept it, I can think of two reasons: 1. The software for the transmission control is probably the same on everything. 2. Because you don't have a key in the ignition, there's no interlock to keep you from removing the key when the car isn't in park. That's what usually kept people from doing this back in the 90s!
     
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