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Locking beep

UK commander. Lock the car and the lights flash. Wait a couple of seconds and then do a double click on the lock button on the key and the lights flash again and there is a beep. No idea if it changes anything on the alarm but can be useful if you want folk to definitely know the car is alarmed.
 

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Not sure if it's really a "easter egg" but I ran into something this last weekend that caused me a little panic, a undocumented "feature" I'm guessing built into uConnect...

Driving down the highway, talking/playing with the kids in the back, daughter was starting to act up so I said "Don't make me use the ejection seats!". She laughed and called me on it so I said "Ok, you asked for it!" and pressed the voice command button (my phone was paired at the time as well).

I said, "Commander, fire the rear passenger ejection seat!", looked back for the reaction on her face (wasn't disappointed) and then waited for the regular voice recognition error reply but instead what I heard back was a unexpected "Dialing 911"...

Not, "would you want to dial 911?", there was no "are you sure?" but "Dialing 911"...

I tried to disconnect, buttons did nothing, tried to hang up my cell, but because of the lovely features of my phone (and apparently uconnect) which when 911 is dialed you can't just hang up, the phone basically locks hanging up for 5 minutes and won't accept incomming calls other than from 911 for 10 minutes, so I couldn't hang up and was shortly thereafter greeted by the voice of the 911 operator... I explained what happened, appologized (while sweating a little) she laughed and that was that.

I then spent the next 10 minutes looking sheepishly over at my GF & kids who were just killing themselves laughing...

Tl;Dr: Don't joke around with the Commander and uConnect with certain "trigger" words, it has no sense of funny haha.... and no, I'm not going to try to figure out what other trigger words there are lol...
 

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Wow..... what an unexpected experience !

I'll be a little extra careful now myself.. thanks for sharing !
 

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Something Similiar, I added the Mopar Uconnect Bluetooth kit to the factory radio, the Mopar Bluetooth Uconnect kit will read out your text messages on your phone to you, using a female computer voice. So a few non words or new words that people put into text messages will come across pronounced in a totally surpsing way.

A dumb sitcom my sone and I like, the characters use the term "Duh-hoy", pronounced like the words "Duh" and "Ahoy" merged together.

I used that word in a text "Duh-hoy" and the Mopar Uconnect Bluetooth read it out in a female computer voice, pronounced as "Dumb Whore".

So running joke, anyone driving the commander always got a text from another family member saying something like "You Duh-hoy" and guess what it sounded like as it was read out. :p
 

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A nice little feature I noticed the other day: when you shift into neutral as for a drive through carwash, the automatic wipers turn off completely until you put it in drive or park. I always had to remember to turn them off in the WJ or else I'd get funny looks from the attendants.
 

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I wouldn't really call this an Easter egg (since everyone knows about it) but I love how you can open the back windshield without opening the gate very helpful when you think stuff will fall out if you open the gate.
 

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I figured this out about a month ago.. I have had my Jeep since 2011 🤦🏼‍♀️ 🤣
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I found this under the hood a few years back & thought it was pretty cool;

 

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Folding mirrors/tilting mirrors

To fit my jeep in the "garage" (more like a big closet) of the house we just moved into I have to fold the mirrors. When I backed out, I was wondering if the tilting mirror feature would engage and if so, would the mirror tilting mechanism be damaged. Happily, the answer is: no. The tilt on reverse is disabled while the mirrors are folded in.


You have tilting mirrors?
 

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You have tilting mirrors?
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They removed the Feature on many Chrysler Vehicles starting in 2009, I think it was 2010 for the Jeep Commander. I know my 2010 won't do it, tried it 3 dozen times. I'm NOT sure about 2009 Commander's.

This is for the later RKE Fobik (2008-2010?), NOT the early transponder key with built in remote. People get the two mixed up all the time.

RKE FOBIK

POD KEY (same as RKE FOBIK, except no remote and a key blade to open locks)

I have this POD Key as well, it works very nicely, a little smaller than the oversized FOBIK, but still huge and way bigger than a regular key.

Chrysler has a procedure to program remotes yourself, google it, I don't know it off hand, but this is for earlier remotes, the RKE FOBIK you can't program the remote portion yourself, it all programs together.

You want to get the key cut first, the RKE FOBIK System will only allow 8 keys to be programmed to your vehicle, after 8 no more will be programmed. The number varies from vehicle to vehicle. So if you loose 8 keys, you stuck, no more can be programmed that will work. I can't believe the vehicle will NO longer be useable, I've even written Chrysler and got no answer as too what happens if you loose all the keys and can't program more. I suspect all the RKE equipment in the vehicle has to be replaced and programmed by the dealer to reset it, and I'm sure they'll charge you at least $2k to do it. So don't waste programming one of your 8 keys on a key the locksmith messes up and you have to throw away.

Google the Procedure, I'm doing it from memory, and probably got something wrong.

Once a key is programmed it can never be reprogrammed for another vehicle. So you can only use new RKE FOBIK keys, never a used one. So hopefully you didn't get ripped off with an ebay seller selling a used key.

  1. You need to valid working keys
  2. You insert the 1st valid key and turn it to on
  3. Within 8 sec you have to remove the 1st key and insert the 2nd valid key and turn it to on
  4. Wait until you hear a chime and Security light lights on the instrument cluster.
  5. Remove the 2nd valid and insert the unprogrammed key and wait until you get a chime, and the security light to go out, it should be programmed and work with the vehicle.
  6. You may get messages in the EVIC giving you status of the programming
Again, google, I know I probably got something wrong in there.
I only have ONE .. am I SOL?
 

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