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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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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 have a regular Tazer and really have no issues with it at this point. I mainly use it to shut down the ESS, adjust for tire size, and keep fog lights on when the bright headlights are on. I also use it to reboot the Uconnect when it goes wonky. Fortunately, after the latest update, the Uconnect hasn't been requiring it. (knock on wood.) Works great!
 
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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
It really depends who you talk to. some have issues, some don't. Only issues I have with mine is if I leave it connected for more then a week my electrical system seems to go on a fritz. I've had anything from Uconnect constantly restarting to most recent I had the service ESS light come on(no issues with the system). I purchased this system for mainly tire size/TPMS sensors. so I really have no reason to keep it connected. I had left it connected this last time to utilize the constant ESS off and 2wd disconnect features. but after this last issue, I will only be using it for the "non-live" features and keeping it disconnected.
 

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It really depends who you talk to. some have issues, some don't. Only issues I have with mine is if I leave it connected for more then a week my electrical system seems to go on a fritz. I've had anything from Uconnect constantly restarting to most recent I had the service ESS light come on(no issues with the system). I purchased this system for mainly tire size/TPMS sensors. so I really have no reason to keep it connected. I had left it connected this last time to utilize the constant ESS off and 2wd disconnect features. but after this last issue, I will only be using it for the "non-live" features and keeping it disconnected.
I have the JL Mini. Personally, I think the directions suck. But you once you become familiar with navigating through the menu and understand what each function does, it’s not so bad. Just be sure to full reboot and sleep after you make changes.
Knock on wood... I have not had any issues leaving it connected.
 

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I had a couple of small uconnect "things" that happened so I also just leave mine disconnected and use the non-live functions. Nothing major but the radio would remain black for a minute or 2 after starting or one time the reverse camera took a while to turn off after putting in drive. I don't really have a need for the live functions so I just remove and put in the glove box. If I ever have a situation I need it, I can just intall quick.
 

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the feedback. Hope to find a decent price from a Canadian retailer.

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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?

TIA
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?

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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?

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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.
 

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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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