Remote Proximity Keyless Entry Functionality

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THE SYSTEM WORKS GREAT.

To unlock the door grab the door handle (ONLY)

To lock the door push the button (ONLY)

If you grab the handle and push the button your door will do nothing.

You have to do one or the other.

TRY IT WORKS VERY WELL.





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That happened to me also. The dealer said I have it and I don't. I really want to add it I'm tired of digging for me keys everytime I get to my door.
I've learned not to trust what a car sales person says. I'm sure there are exceptions, but if I had a dime for every time I got the wrong info from them, I could buy a second JL. When I'm selecting a sales person, first, I call the service department and ask them who is the most technical savvy sales person. The service team never gives out the name of someone who is constantly causing them trouble by giving customers wrong information or who just started working for them a month ago. This eliminates the randomness of who is up next on the call rotation in the sales dept. Then, I do some research with some "mid-level" technical questions and ask that sales person. If they give me the wrong answer or say they don't know, I hang up. If they give the right answer or say they will find out and they promptly call me back with the right answer, then we continue the conversation. Treat it like an interview. Then, document everything, do your research at home on your computer, spend time with the car and make sure it has the features you were told. If they don't let you spend time with the vehicle, then move on to another dealer or ask to change sales persons.
 

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If anyone hears that the proximity entry can be added please send me a message please. The dealership is really no help when asking questions about JLU add ons
 

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If anyone hears that the proximity entry can be added please send me a message please. The dealership is really no help when asking questions about JLU add ons
Can't be added..... Well, in the year 2018 one should not say "can't", but reality is, if it could be added, it would cost you tons of money.
Forget proximity entry as it will be a no go for your JLU.
 

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In today's world, things are easier to add on later than they used to be. On the truck I traded in (2013 F-150) the only thing you needed to do to "add" remote start was turn it on in the ECU. Once people figured that out, they stopped giving hundreds of dollars to dealerships and started doing it themselves at home with free programming software they found online.

My guess is that on the Wrangler JL, there are LOTS of things we could easily add on later, we just haven't discovered it yet. We already know that the Tazer JL lets you "turn on" some of the safety features like blind spot monitoring, etc. I bet in the future we'll easily be able to turn on remote start, proximity entry, etc. The only hard part will be swapping out door handles, sensors, lights, etc. And that's not really hard at all.

Side note: I've been monitoring the new JLs being delivered to dealerships, and FCA has definitely fixed the window sticker issue now. Before, ALL JLs were being listed with Keyless Enter-N-Go as standard equipment. Now, the new stickers say "Keyless Go" instead. Lol. Very easy to see how people were confused...especially those of us who had been driving Chrysler brand vehicles for years.
 

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Can't be added..... Well, in the year 2018 one should not say "can't", but reality is, if it could be added, it would cost you tons of money.
Forget proximity entry as it will be a no go for your JLU.
I hate that because it is a real pain to dig in my purse looking for the key. My Lexus GS350 fsport has it and I love it. Not having it on my jeep almost makes me want to just drive my car when ever I need to go somewhere. That's how serious this is for me . If it cost 600-1000 that would be fine I would pay it.
 

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I hate that because it is a real pain to dig in my purse looking for the key. My Lexus GS350 fsport has it and I love it. Not having it on my jeep almost makes me want to just drive my car when ever I need to go somewhere. That's how serious this is for me . If it cost 600-1000 that would be fine I would pay it.
Agreed...just picked up my JLU last Thursday and the key fob is way too big and I hate carrying groceries and having to dig through my pocket to push the stupid unlock button. Additional annoying missing features are not having front collision safety sensors, being able to permanently disengage the engine turn off when stopped, power windows should have the quick touch feature where they roll down and up, rear seat absolutely should be able to recline further, android auto via bluetooth and no usb cord needed.
 

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Pushing the button on the door handle does not unlock the Jeep with the fob on your person. It only locks the Jeep. Grabbing the handle will unlock it, if you have the $495 Proximity Remote Access option. It'll unlock the passenger side when you grab that handle as well as unlocking the rear door when grabbing that handle. It won't unlock the driver and passenger rear doors. I for one love the option and glad I ordered it.
So, if equipped, there is no way (in settings or other) to have it unlock all doors (4 plus rear door) when you grab the handle?! Damn! That is disappointing. I consider this a must have as I have had it on every car now for years.
 

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So, if equipped, there is no way (in settings or other) to have it unlock all doors (4 plus rear door) when you grab the handle?! Damn! That is disappointing. I consider this a must have as I have had it on every car now for years.
Yes, it can be made to open all doors. I have mine set to unlock all doors when the handle is grabbed, whether it's the driver, front passenger, or rear gate, all unlock on touch.
 

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So, if equipped, there is no way (in settings or other) to have it unlock all doors (4 plus rear door) when you grab the handle?! Damn! That is disappointing. I consider this a must have as I have had it on every car now for years.
Yes you can. It's a setting in Uconnect that you must check to unlock all doors. Default setting only unlocks the driver door. I didn't make that clear when I originally posted the other post.
 

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Yes, it can be made to open all doors. I have mine set to unlock all doors when the handle is grabbed, whether it's the driver, front passenger, or rear gate, all unlock on touch.
Yes you can. It's a setting in Uconnect that you must check to unlock all doors. Default setting only unlocks the driver door. I didn't make that clear when I originally posted the other post.
Sorry to be redundant but, to be clear, when you say all doors, it means ALL doors. This would include the REAR passenger doors, correct?
 

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Sorry to be redundant but, to be clear, when you say all doors, it means ALL doors. This would include the REAR passenger doors, correct?
Correct. All 5 doors unlock with the grab of one of the three handles that have the touch sensors.
 

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The only thing you can't do is grab the rear doors to unlock anything. No sensors installed in them. Sensors are in tailgate and both front doors.
 

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Agreed...just picked up my JLU last Thursday and the key fob is way too big and I hate carrying groceries and having to dig through my pocket to push the stupid unlock button. Additional annoying missing features are not having front collision safety sensors, being able to permanently disengage the engine turn off when stopped, power windows should have the quick touch feature where they roll down and up, rear seat absolutely should be able to recline further, android auto via bluetooth and no usb cord needed.
I hope a lot of people complain about the proximity entry so that it could be added
 

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I hope a lot of people complain about the proximity entry so that it could be added
Agreed...I'm going from a 2015 Honda Accord with a little key fob with proximity entry and great forward collision warning. It sounds petty, but carrying young kids and having to manually get the key fob out gets old real fast. Both of these features should be standard in 2018!
 

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