Remote Proximity Keyless Entry (GXD) vs Remote Keyless Entry (GXM)

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Greetings all,

I’m on the final count down on ordering my new JL.
I noticed that there appears to be two Keyless Entries (KE).

On most JLs, with the exception of the base Sport & Willys, Remote KE (GXM) is standard. Remote Proximity KE (GXD) is a $645 option.

what am I missing here? What is the diff? Appears to be a waste of money, no? Is proximity KE worth $645?

Does the GXD offer keyless start?

TYIA/Cheers,
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The remote keyless entry requires the key fob button be pushed to lock and unlock the door or the key. The remote proximity has a button on the door handle to lock and a sensor in the handle that picks up the key fob and unlocks when you reach your hand behind the handle to open the door. Key fob does not have to be touched.
 

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only the fob has remote start. And I believe you have to have a fob (regular keyless entry) for the proximity to work? Not sure.

The proximity stuff has a lot of praise from youtubers....i don't have it currently but I can see the appeal.
 

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They all have push button start. I ordered the Proximity sensor, apparently it unlocks automatically when you grab the door handle but it does not lock the door automatically. You have to lock the doors inside, with the button on the door or use the fob to lock the doors.
 
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^^^ Gents, understood!
TY all for your response. Much appreciated!
I’m a minimalist when it comes to convenience/electrical options, so I’m going to cancel this option.

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Tks again/best,
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FWIW, Mine didn’t come with the proximity locks and I missed that feature. My wife’s car has it and it really makes life easier. I ended up adding it myself (which involved buying the wiring harnesses and rewiring the three doors) for the same price as I could have ordered it new.
 

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Even being a minimalist this option is worth getting from the factory and is worth the money.
 

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FWIW, Mine didn’t come with the proximity locks and I missed that feature. My wife’s car has it and it really makes life easier.
Even being a minimalist this option is worth getting from the factory and is worth the money.
Yeah...this is one that you don't really appreciate until you've had it and gotten used to it. It spoils you quickly!
 

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agree on getting it, i had it on my renegade but don't on my wrangler. 4 months later i still just grab the handle and pull sometimes, forgetting i need to use fob now. i miss it.
 
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