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Unread 04-28-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Lift Gate Programmable?

I looked through the manual but didn't see that it is possible to program the power lift gate to stop short of fully open (GC Summit). In my garage the door hardware sticks down. When I open the lift gate it tries to take over, then as I pull down to stop the motion it of course tries to close. Stop it again and it will cease trying to open or close under power, but will return to the fully open position slowly. I have to put something between the gate and open garage or it would hit it and scratch things. Is it really not possible to change this?

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Unread 04-28-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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AFAIK, there is no programability to the lift gate opening.
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Unread 04-28-2014, 06:02 PM   #3
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I dunno about 2014, but was not programable for 2011-2013. I think I read somewhere of either adjusting the struts, or shorter struts that limit the opening. I'm sure someone will jump in here soon.
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Unread 04-28-2014, 09:13 PM   #4
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Does your Summit have the air suspension? If so, maybe if you set it on the lowest height, your lift gate may have room to open all the way ... ?
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Unread 04-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #5
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Yes, park-mode with the air suspension combined with backing into the garage so the open lift gate will be in back of the garage door raising mechanism may be the best way to handle this.
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Unread 04-29-2014, 01:56 PM   #6
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i don't know if this works for jeep but on my moms gmc acadia you open the lift gate then manually lower it to where you want it then hold the button for 5 secs or till it beeps.

and when you reopen it it should stop at that position at least for gm lol
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On my Overland, and on the '12 Overland Summit we had, if you push the button on the lift gate a second time with a short delay after the first push, it goes into manual mode and you can lift it yourself. I haven't tried pushing the button on the overhead console twice to see if it works from there, it may or may not work the same as the button on the lift gate.

I'd put some foam or a rag or something on the overhead door hardware if you can. I wouldn't want to count on programming the lift gate, manual mode or anything else to prevent it from hitting.
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Wow, that's surprising. My folk's lowly Subaru has lift height programming. The extra inch or so from the suspension wouldn't do it.
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Wow, that's surprising. My folk's lowly Subaru has lift height programming. The extra inch or so from the suspension wouldn't do it.
Yeah the topic has been discussed here often over the years. Seems like there is alway that 1 in 50,000 that would like the program height, others either just have quality garages or would not want to pay extra for the feature, or not want another gimmick that can break. I wouldn't trust the program, would rather rely on mechanical stops... but thats just me. My neighbor has all kinds of trouble with her programable Subaru hatch. I think they ended up disabled it somehow.
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Yeah the topic has been discussed here often over the years. Seems like there is alway that 1 in 50,000 that would like the program height, others either just have quality garages or would not want to pay extra for the feature, or not want another gimmick that can break. I wouldn't trust the program, would rather rely on mechanical stops... but thats just me. My neighbor has all kinds of trouble with her programable Subaru hatch. I think they ended up disabled it somehow.
Oh, I see, it's my inferior garage that is the problem. Do you get much satisfaction from making comments like that?
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Unread 04-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #11
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"quality" might not have been the best choice in wording, but I will say you must have a garage door that is not traditional in regard to height or construction. I have inches of clearance with our standard 7' overhead door, not the opposite like you are apparently dealing with.

To attempt to be constructive, you could look at having the tracks extended to raise the door up some. Depending on the exact type of overhead door you have, they might be able to change panels and extend tracks to raise it when it is retracted, also assuming you have clearance above it to raise it up. I'm saying all this wondering if it will be possible at all because overhead doors that are lower than normal are usually that way for a reason, usually because there isn't enough clearance above it in the first place.

You could always post some pics of the door and maybe get some ideas of how to change it, possibly....
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Unread 04-29-2014, 06:45 PM   #12
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Oh, I see, it's my inferior garage that is the problem. Do you get much satisfaction from making comments like that?
No, I just get a kick out of pulling the leg of someone that thinks the Subaru is so superior and gives the air of an arrogant "its all about me" personality. A thicker skin may be needed if you are going to be hanging around here criticizing Jeep for lacking a feature no one here wants... or cares about. Makes it hard to provide constructive suggestions other than to go get yourself a house with a garage the WK2 will fit in.
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Oh. People actually put their Jeeps in garages?!

Silly me. For some reason I though my garage was simply a storage space for all my kids junk.....
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The responses here are quite harsh. I don't think the question is unreasonable given that just about every other vehicle with a power lift gate has this feature. There are plenty of people that would like to have this feature available. You never know when you might have to park somewhere with questionable "quality", including the OP's house I guess.


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Unread 05-01-2014, 03:18 PM   #15
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For what it's worth, I would support this type of thing. I'd love to have a programmable height.

For what it's worth, my garage is normal height and normal specs, and I'd like to have this for my JGC. My wife doesn't back in to the garage. It'd be nice to be able to adjust the lift gate height such that it doesn't hit the garage door or come close.
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