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I never noticed this until I drove around for a week in a rented Grand Cherokee...but my 2006 Commander does NOT have the PAD light on the center "information center" area.

It's at the dealer now to fix a loose passenger mirror, so the dealer is looking into it....

Does anyone else NOT have a PAD light?? Mine has just a plastic piece there. Is mine an export model? How would I know? Canadian?? Uggh!!!

It's supposed to come on for a few seconds at start up...needless to say, mine never did.

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I never noticed this until I drove around for a week in a rented Grand Cherokee...but my 2006 Commander does NOT have the PAD light on the center "information center" area.

It's at the dealer now to fix a loose passenger mirror, so the dealer is looking into it....

Does anyone else NOT have a PAD light?? Mine has just a plastic piece there. Is mine an export model? How would I know? Canadian?? Uggh!!!

It's supposed to come on for a few seconds at start up...needless to say, mine never did.

Wierd?
As far as I know the Commanders don't have this. Anybody else ?
 

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What is a PAD light?
 

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From wkjeeps.com


Passenger Airbag Disable feature

The Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light (an amber light located in the center of the instrument panel) tells the driver and front passenger when the front passenger airbag is turned off. The "PAD Indicator Light" illuminates the words "PASS AIR BAG OFF" to show that the passenger airbag will not inflate during a collision requiring airbags. When the right front passenger seat is empty or when very light objects are placed on the seat, the passenger airbag will not inflate even though the "PAD Indicator Light" is not illuminated.

The "PAD Indicator Light" should not be illuminated when teenagers, most children in a forward-facing child restraint or booster seats, most children that can properly wear the vehicle's seat belt, and when an adult passenger is properly seated in the front passenger seat. In this case, the airbag is ready to be inflated if a collision requiring an airbag occurs.

For almost all properly installed rear facing child restraints, the "PAD Indicator Light" will be illuminated indicating that the front passenger airbag is turned off and will not inflate. If the "PAD Indicator Light" is not illuminated, DO NOT assume the airbag is turned off and move the child restraint to the rear seat. A deploying passenger airbag can cause death or serious injury to a child in a rear facing infant seat.

NOTE: Even though this vehicle is equipped with an Occupant Classification System, children 12 years and under should always ride buckled up in a rear seat in an appropriate child restraint.
 

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So in a nutshell the answer is yes. Commanders do have a warning light to show that the front passenger airbag is disabled.
 

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So in a nutshell the answer is yes. Commanders do have a warning light to show that the front passenger airbag is disabled.
Well, you quoted from wkjeeps.com which is the Grand Cherokee site. What you quoted applies to the Grand Cherokee, not the Commander.
 

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I found this in my Owner's Manual (2006) but my Commander does not have it.


Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light
(an amber light located in the center of the instrument
tells the driver and front passenger when the
front passenger airbag is turned off. The “PAD Indicator
Light” illuminates the words PASS AIR BAG
OFF to show that the passenger airbag will not inflate
during a collision requiring airbags. When the right
front passenger seat is empty or when very light
objects are placed on the seat, the passenger airbag
will not inflate even though the “PAD Indicator Light”
is not illuminated.
 

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Funny....my 2006 Commander has one...It lights up at start and will illuminate if I place light objects on the front passenger seat. And I know where I got the quote from. It also applies to the Commander.
 

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Funny....my 2006 Commander has one...It lights up at start and will illuminate if I place light objects on the front passenger seat. And I know where I got the quote from. It also applies to the Commander.
Where is the light in yours ? The manual shows a pic of it and says it is in the center where the a/c etc. controls are.
 

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To the right of the switch that turns off the rear heat/AC
Nope. I just have a blank there - a place for something but nothing there. But mine was one of the last '06s built and it had a new 2007 color so basically it is a 2007. Maybe they deleted it for 2007 ? Either that or the guy on the line that installs them took a break when mine went by.
 

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I even just went outside to take a picture of it... The neighbors probably think I'm crazy
Yes that is like the pic in the manual. My neighbors too, because I have run out 2 or 3 times to look at mine.
 

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Well I guess that 'splains it. Mine was built 10/05 so it's an early build 2006. Good detective work there.
 

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Well I guess that 'splains it. Mine was built 10/05 so it's an early build 2006. Good detective work there.
Thanks. I do what I can.:icon_biggrin:
 
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