LED Headlights & Tail Lights turn on / off at the car wash

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My 2021 JL has Remote Proximity Keyless Entry. When I am at the do it yourself car wash with shift lever in park, ignition off and fob in my pocket, I have noticed the LED headlights & tail lights flash sometimes. I notice it mostly when I spray the water on the the tailgate handle. It is like I am touching the handle with my hand but only the water spray is touching the handle. I am hoping this is normal for vehicles with proximity entry and is due to the water spray changing the capacitance of the door handle, causing the lights to cycle on until they time out.

Anyone else noticed this?
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I would try leaving the keys in the car. I don't think you can lock the car with the keys inside and that should prevent it from thinking you are trying to get in
 

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My 2020 Recon does the same. There's something to do with water hitting the proximity locks that sets it off. I've grown accustomed to it. I've had the same happen on other makes with proximity locks.


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My 2020 Recon does the same. There's something to do with water hitting the proximity locks that sets it off. I've grown accustomed to it. I've had the same happen on other makes with proximity locks.


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OK, thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure I was not the only one that noticed this. Sounds like it is normal for us with the Remote Proximity Keyless Entry. Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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Mine does that as well, it is normal my Ford Raptor did it and the dealer said that was normal for that so I figure it is the same for the Jeep.
 

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That’s just the Jeep telling you the water’s too damn cold! :LOL:
 

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It's normal. Happens on my JL and also happened on my Grand Cherokee when I was washing it.
 
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