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The only problem I have is the light show randomly turns while driving. It usually happens when I am off roading. It very well could be that bouncing around, I hit the correct button combination on the steering wheel.
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Are there any current known issues with the Tazer mini and the JL Wrangler? Looking at picking up one of these for my new Sahara. I looked at the seller's website for a known bug list but don't see anything mentioned.

Is it safe to assume that there are no longer any known bugs?

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I've used it a few years now, update it and really no big issues. If you keep it plugged in, the Uconnect won't update, if you use the app.
 

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Are there any current known issues with the Tazer mini and the JL Wrangler? Looking at picking up one of these for my new Sahara. I looked at the seller's website for a known bug list but don't see anything mentioned.

Is it safe to assume that there are no longer any known bugs?

TIA
I've had mine installed permanently for the last few weeks with no issues. I am using non live and live features. So far so good.
 

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I've used it a few years now, update it and really no big issues. If you keep it plugged in, the Uconnect won't update, if you use the app.
Can you manually update it? Do you even bother? Thanks for your comment
 

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Ive owned the Tazer Jl for over a year, no issues or concerns. I have updated as updates come out.
 

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I haven’t updated mine in about a year! Not exactly sure which firmware I have on it, but everything works just fine. I do use the live features, so since everything I use works I really see no need to update it every time a new firmware update is released.

Well worth purchasing. I believe it’s the best money I’ve spent on my Jeep!
 

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The only problem I have is the light show randomly turns while driving. It usually happens when I am off roading. It very well could be that bouncing around, I hit the correct button combination on the steering wheel.
That's pretty funny, though I do believe that turning the steering wheel sometimes causes random button pushes. Occasionally when I turn, the next radio station or next song in my Spotify queue starts for no reason.
 

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Are there any current known issues with the Tazer mini and the JL Wrangler? Looking at picking up one of these for my new Sahara. I looked at the seller's website for a known bug list but don't see anything mentioned.

Is it safe to assume that there are no longer any known bugs?

TIA
I’ve had my original two piece installed since 6/2018. It’s been very stable since 11.1.4 (now up to 11.2.3). I only use it for ESS, disabling TravelLink, TPMS, and keeping fogs on with brights. Zero problems.

RTFM carefully, and then read it again. Most common issues reported boil down to not following the sleep-cycle process after changing settings.

Personally, I like the two piece better than the mini. Jeep is gonna sit a while? Pullout the Tazer to eliminate parasitic draw.
 

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I’ve had my original two piece installed since 6/2018. It’s been very stable since 11.1.4 (now up to 11.2.3). I only use it for ESS, disabling TravelLink, TPMS, and keeping fogs on with brights. Zero problems.

RTFM carefully, and then read it again. Most common issues reported boil down to not following the sleep-cycle process after changing settings.

Personally, I like the two piece better than the mini. Jeep is gonna sit a while? Pullout the Tazer to eliminate parasitic draw.
Yeah I noticed that a lot of people seem to be in that camp of keeping the fog lights on while the high beams are engaged? Why is that so popular? I realize that may sound like a stupid question to people who already own this vehicle, but please keep in mind that I am still awaiting delivery on mine... since May 25. I have no idea or real experience on how it behaves.

I printed out the manual today, I will take your suggestion and familiarize myself with it well, thank you.

Is it really killing as many batteries as what it sounds like from parasitic draw?

Why, in your opinion, is the two piece Tazer better than the mini?
 

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Yeah I noticed that a lot of people seem to be in that camp of keeping the fog lights on while the high beams are engaged? Why is that so popular? I realize that may sound like a stupid question to people who already own this vehicle, but please keep in mind that I am still awaiting delivery on mine... since May 25. I have no idea or real experience on how it behaves.

I printed out the manual today, I will take your suggestion and familiarize myself with it well, thank you.

Is it really killing as many batteries as what it sounds like from parasitic draw?

Why, in your opinion, is the two piece Tazer better than the mini?
It gives just a little more peripheral light, IMO. I've also never had a battery issue with the Tazer. I can't help but wonder if the funky 2 battery setup has something to do with it rather than the Tazer. But I'm just guessing. I use live features, so mine is always plugged in but has never drained the battery.
 

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Is it really killing as many batteries as what it sounds like from parasitic draw?

Why, in your opinion, is the two piece Tazer better than the mini?
The original release did have parasitic draw, but ZAuto fixed that eons ago. That said, its draw is not zero... nor is UConnect’s. Personally, I throw a tender on mine if I know I won’t drive it for a few days, or when I see the battery voltage hit 12.2 or below. (I have this installed under my hood: Battery Tender LCD Voltage Indicator https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DJ5KE9A) Search the forum and you’ll find endless posts about AUX batteries going bad; a tender is highly recommended.

I like the two piece because it gives me the ability to unmarry and pull the Tazer without having to deal with the hard to reach secure gateway wires. I do this, for example, when I want to bring it inside to upgrade firmware

As for why fogs and high beams at the same time:

 

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Yeah I noticed that a lot of people seem to be in that camp of keeping the fog lights on while the high beams are engaged? Why is that so popular? I realize that may sound like a stupid question to people who already own this vehicle, but please keep in mind that I am still awaiting delivery on mine... since May 25. I have no idea or real experience on how it behaves.

I printed out the manual today, I will take your suggestion and familiarize myself with it well, thank you.

Is it really killing as many batteries as what it sounds like from parasitic draw?

Why, in your opinion, is the two piece Tazer better than the mini?
We live way out in the country here in Wyoming, and this is one of the feature we use every time we drive at night. Wildlife is abundant here! You don’t just see a few deer or antelope when you take a drive at night. It’s nothing for us to see 100 plus just on a trip into town. That’s about 10 times the number of vehicle that we’ll see on the trip. Just being able to have a little extra light with the high beams makes a big difference.
 

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It gives just a little more peripheral light, IMO. I've also never had a battery issue with the Tazer. I can't help but wonder if the funky 2 battery setup has something to do with it rather than the Tazer. But I'm just guessing. I use live features, so mine is always plugged in but has never drained the battery.
The 3.6l has two batteries? Or is it just specific trims?
 

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The 3.6l has two batteries? Or is it just specific trims?
There are 2 batteries for the ESS. There is a big one and a small one. The small one is buried under the big one.
 

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There are 2 batteries for the ESS. There is a big one and a small one. The small one is buried under the big one.
Which are in addition to the main 12v starting battery, or the count of two batteries include the main one?

Thanks for the knowledge!
 
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