What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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I just did a swap a week ago and doing a proper speak polarity test showed they were reversed. I also helped another forum user who also confirmed they are swapped.

I strongly suggest Speaker Pop to test this as it confirms that regardless of the wiring between the amp and speakers that the polarity is correct. And that is what matters for your listening pleasure.

Professional installers always test this way - what the speaker is actually doing.
Can this be checked with a Multimeter?
 

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Not to or with the Jeep, but for it. And me. :)

Wanting to eliminate my constant reliance on the flip key to unlock the doors or tailgate (thus allowing the fob to stay in @Blkjak 's superlative holster), I sourced the correct key blade.

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That was just the beginning. After multiple conversations over multiple days with multiple dealers' parts departments, and locksmiths, I finally found a quasi-local pro shop that had the machine necessary to router cut (the correct terminology here) the key blade for my use. 10 minutes and $27.00 later, and it works as smoothly as the factory key.

(As an aside, I priced a new fob, coupled with the compulsory dealer programming service. $215.00. Not this time, thank you.)

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I have a brand new drill press in the box, waiting to be set up. Maybe I'll get around to it now, since poking a hole for a key ring will require precision.
 

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So, for the first time since I got my JL a year ago, yesterday I hit the ESS OFF button.

Without doing anything, ESS now remains off, and the off button is lit up every time I start the vehicle.

Is this how it is supposed to work? I thought you had to press the button every time you wanted to turn ESS off.

I’m not complaining, just surprised.

PS - I’m not touching the button just in case it is a “malfunction” and won’t be able to get it to do it again.

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So, for the first time since I got my JL a year ago, yesterday I hit the ESS OFF button.

Without doing anything, ESS now remains off, and the off button is lit up every time I start the vehicle.

Is this how it is supposed to work? I thought you had to press the button every time you wanted to turn ESS off.

I’m not complaining, just surprised.






PS - I’m not touching the button just in case it is a “malfunction” and won’t be able to get it to do it again.

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I have to turn it off each time.
 

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So, for the first time since I got my JL a year ago, yesterday I hit the ESS OFF button.

Without doing anything, ESS now remains off, and the off button is lit up every time I start the vehicle.

Is this how it is supposed to work? I thought you had to press the button every time you wanted to turn ESS off.

I’m not complaining, just surprised.

PS - I’m not touching the button just in case it is a “malfunction” and won’t be able to get it to do it again.

1605824963988.jpeg
Early holiday gift for this tough year. Nice.
 

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So, for the first time since I got my JL a year ago, yesterday I hit the ESS OFF button.

Without doing anything, ESS now remains off, and the off button is lit up every time I start the vehicle.

Is this how it is supposed to work? I thought you had to press the button every time you wanted to turn ESS off.

I’m not complaining, just surprised.

PS - I’m not touching the button just in case it is a “malfunction” and won’t be able to get it to do it again.

1605824963988.jpeg
This is like when Joey and chandler found porn for free and refused to turn off the TV incase it was a “malfunction”
 

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I wonder how I can make mine malfunction so that happens to mine. Would be nice to not have to press it each time I start the jeep.
 

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I wonder how I can make mine malfunction so that happens to mine. Would be nice to not have to press it each time I start the jeep.
Yeah. I wish I could tell you. Sorry.

Well, there’s one thing I did: a few days ago I turned off TravelLink using a Tazer Mini. The non-stop Weather Alerts were driving me nuts.

I wonder if that did anything to the ESS button...
 

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Yeah. I wish I could tell you. Sorry.

Well, there’s one thing I did: a few days ago I turned off TravelLink using a Tazer Mini. The non-stop Weather Alerts were driving me nuts.

I wonder if that did anything to the ESS button...
It’s possible, my rear door window buttons weren’t working the other day, I could raise lower rear windows from front seat buttons, but the ones on the back of console didn’t work, and yes I made sure the lock button was off, lol. Took the buttons out to make sure everything was connected, couldn’t find anything wrong. So I took a break from it and added a little bit of power steering fluid, it wasn’t empty but it always bugged me that it hovered around the minimum line. Anyway, I shut the hood and decided to try the buttons one more time, the sonsabitches worked....:swear:.... so now I don’t rule anything out as cause and effect.....:)
 

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Can this be checked with a Multimeter?
Absolutely. Put your meter in DC voltage and just confirm by polarity. If the voltage reads (-), then the lines are swapped.
 

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It’s possible, my rear door window buttons weren’t working the other day, I could raise lower rear windows from front seat buttons, but the ones on the back of console didn’t work, and yes I made sure the lock button was off, lol. Took the buttons out to make sure everything was connected, couldn’t find anything wrong. So I took a break from it and added a little bit of power steering fluid, it wasn’t empty but it always bugged me that it hovered around the minimum line. Anyway, I shut the hood and decided to try the buttons one more time, the sonsabitches worked....:swear:.... so now I don’t rule anything out as cause and effect.....:)
You flex so much you are stretching the interior wiring...
 

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Get a start stop eliminator, works great, you can also disable it forever with a tazer.
Yeah I had/have the superchips with my JK and just continued to use it for my JL. I guess if I could sell it, I’d buy the Tazer but otherwise it’s hard to justify buying a Tazer when I have the superchips and it does most things. Had I known, I would have gone with the Tazer instead.
 

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Yeah I had/have the superchips with my JK and just continued to use it for my JL. I guess if I could sell it, I’d buy the Tazer but otherwise it’s hard to justify buying a Tazer when I have the superchips and it does most things. Had I known, I would have gone with the Tazer instead.
Yea, I have a superchips flashcal, but I bought a start stop eliminator type device. We need to get on superchips to up their support game.
 
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