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Unread 12-27-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Lights on too long

Hey all! Have had an '08 Patriot one week and it's great! When I press the remote unlock button the headlights stay on for a really long time. Is this an adjustable feature? I don't mind it so much at night, however it seems like a waste during the day. Jeep is a Sport model, E pkg. Thanks!

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Unread 12-27-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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Do you have the EVIC/Drivers Convenience group that has all of the display info in the left instrument cluster? If yes then push the button until you get tho the personal preferences settings and hold it in, then you can get to the settings like you're asking about. Starts on pg 177 of the owners manual. You can download a copy here:

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Unread 12-28-2007, 04:51 AM   #3
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for unlocking, as Gramps said, the evic is your only option.

for locking and having the lights come on, if you dont have evic (and even if you do) its a selectable feature - if you just tap the lock button the headlights wont come on, if you hold lock down for more than a sec, the lights will come on for whatever the delay is set to.
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Unread 12-28-2007, 05:18 AM   #4
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Hi Gramps- Thanks for the info. I don't have the evic feature, but I'll look into the lock/unlock sequence on the keyfob. Last year I was looking at selling my Mitsubishi Eclipse for a '98 5.9 Ltd., or Range Rover, but poor reviews of the RR, gas costs and the selection of 5.9s in my area turned me off. Time went on and I saved my money still looking for a car, and then the Patriot turned up! Everything I hoped it would be! Thanks for the welcome.
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