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Unread 12-11-2006, 06:34 PM   #1
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Radio Button Lights and Fan

Hello,

I noticed something odd this morning and have not had a chance to check the owners book so I figured I check here.

I started my compass this morning to let it warm up. The fan was on low and I noticed that all the radio buttons were lit up. When I put the fan on the highest setting, all the button lights went off. I reduced the fan speed and the button lights came back on. I put it back on high and lights again went off. If the head lights were on the fan setting had no affect on the buttons.

On a seperate note, when starting the car, the "ding, ding" that comes when the car starts was muffled and was sort of odd sounding. I noticed that the molding that is along the inside of the wind shield was loose. When I snapped it back into place, the "ding" was pack to normal. These two items were probably not related but figured I'd throw it out there.

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Unread 12-11-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Hello,

I noticed something odd this morning and have not had a chance to check the owners book so I figured I check here.

I started my compass this morning to let it warm up. The fan was on low and I noticed that all the radio buttons were lit up. When I put the fan on the highest setting, all the button lights went off. I reduced the fan speed and the button lights came back on. I put it back on high and lights again went off. If the head lights were on the fan setting had no affect on the buttons.

On a separate note, when starting the car, the "ding, ding" that comes when the car starts was muffled and was sort of odd sounding. I noticed that the molding that is along the inside of the wind shield was loose. When I snapped it back into place, the "ding" was pack to normal. These two items were probably not related but figured I'd throw it out there.

Thanks!
-JV
JV,

I had to try that one out. No headlights and no radio (or other) lights, turn the fan up and down, no change. Headlights on, everything on. Sounds like there is an electrical problem behind the dash that the dealer needs to look at.

Is it related to the muffled ding? Probably not. You may have fixed that by snapping the molding down. The diner is probably on a bracket that may not have been tight with the molding out of position. I'd have the dealer look at that too.

LynnK has had electrical problems with her fog lights too. They may be all related in the headlight circuitry.
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Unread 12-12-2006, 08:35 AM   #3
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On a side note, I didn't realize I had fog lights until yesterday.
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Unread 12-26-2006, 11:04 AM   #4
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you never looked at the front of the car?
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you never looked at the front of the car?
In g3cko's defense, he may have seen them, but thought they were parking lights or turn signals. They're so well integrated into the front fascia that I have to admit that I wasn't sure they were fog lights when I looked at the vehicle prior to my test drive, and finally confirmed they were fog lights during the test drive, when I saw the pictogram on the turn signal stalk.

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got a picture of the front with the fogs?
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Unread 12-26-2006, 05:17 PM   #7
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got a picture of the front with the fogs?
Should be one on the Jeep website (www.jeep.com).
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Unread 12-26-2006, 08:47 PM   #8
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yeah. no kidding, i could have figured that one out.

looking at Gramp's red one though, its pretty obvious that those be fog lights down there.
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...its pretty obvious that those be fog lights down there.
That's your opinion, but it may not be perceived the same way by all. It's not too uncommon for vehicles (especially trucks) to have turn signals down in the bumper. g3cko's comment isn't that far off the mark for ANY feature, especially for those of us who don't buy new cars every couple of years. For example, I wasn't sure I had heated mirrors until I got a copy of my Monroney sticker, and saw it listed as an option.
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On a side note, I didn't realize I had fog lights until yesterday.

Hey, this was my morning laugh the other day! Unless you're almost down on all fours or standing way back, they're not the easiest things to see. Especially maybe when it's something new and trying to take it ALL in as a whole.

Now I'm the kind of guy that's still trying to turn the ignition key backwards for "accessory" and the wife had trouble figuring out the High Beams (they're not spring loaded).

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Now I'm the kind of guy that's still trying to turn the ignition key backwards for "accessory"

i know what you mean
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Now I'm the kind of guy that's still trying to turn the ignition key backwards for "accessory" and the wife had trouble figuring out the High Beams (they're not spring loaded).


Could be worse...could be like I was at one time and looking for the high beam switch on the FLOOR! Remember those?!?
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Could be worse...could be like I was at one time and looking for the high beam switch on the FLOOR! Remember those?!?
Did you get your foot caught in the steering wheel? I still have that on the Challenger, I may be in trouble!!
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Did you get your foot caught in the steering wheel? I still have that on the Challenger, I may be in trouble!!
You have a Challenger? I hope it's not a TA or you'll have a visitor this summer. I can't wait to see the new ones when they hit in 08.

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my dad couldnt figure out why on my cherokee whenever he pushed the little button on the floor with his foot a really loud horn would sound...

i was like, dad, have you never used the high beams on your yukon?
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