JK Disable procedures
Jeep Stuff
Dave
July 7, 2014
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Need to turn off a feature you find annoying?

This is the procedures that were current of the 2010 model JK Wrangler. Later models have different procedures (I believe the EVIC system controls many of them now)

Procedure to turn off the HSA system (follow this procedure within 90 seconds):

  1. Start with the engine off and vehicle in PARK (automatic transmission) or NEUTRAL with clutch out (manual transmission) with wheels straight. Apply parking brake on manual transmission vehicle.
  2. Start the engine.
  3. With the engine running, the brake applied, and the clutch out, rotate the steering wheel 180° counterclockwise from center.
  4. Press ESP OFF switch four times within twenty seconds.
  5. Rotate the steering wheel 360° clockwise (180° clockwise from center).
  6. Cycle ignition switch OFF then ON.
  7. If the sequence was completed properly, the “ESP/TCS Indicator Light” (the pic of the car with the sqiggly lines underneath it) will blink several times to confirm HSA is off.

Procedure To Turn ON (or OFF) The Permanent ESP Disable Feature:

  1. Verify that the automatic transmission selector is in the “Park” position, and that a manual transmission is in neutral gear.
  2. Shift the transfer case into the 4H range position and ensure parking brake is firmly set.
  3. Turn the steering wheel until it is centred and the wheels are pointed straight ahead.
  4. Turn ignition on (and optionally start engine to make turning the wheel easier – will work with or without engine running) and wait approximately five (5) seconds for the system bulb check to complete.
  5. Turn the steering wheel one-half (½) turn to the right (clockwise).
  6. Press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for 7 seconds exactly then release and wait for chime.
  7. Turn the steering wheel back to centre, then continue turning the steering wheel one-half (½) turn to the left (counter clockwise).
  8. Press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for 7 seconds exactly, release and wait for chime.
  9. Turn the steering wheel back to centre.
  10. Press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for 7 seconds, release and wait for chime.
  11. Cycle the ignition switch to the “OFF” position.

 

Procedure to reset “Change Oil” warning

  1. From off position turn the ignition to on without starting it
  2. Depress the accelerator pedal to the floor 3 times
  3. Turn the ignition all the way off.

 

Auto-lock at 15 mph with NO auto unlock all when either front door is opened

  1. Insert the key and cycle the key from insertion position to “on” position 5 times.
  2. Upon completing the 5th cycle make sure the key ends in the “on” position,
  3. Press the Unlock switch up once.

 

Auto-lock at 15 mph and auto unlock all when either front door is opened

  1. Insert the key and cycle the key from insertion position to “on” position 5 times.
  2. Upon completing the 5th cycle make sure the key ends in the “on” position,
  3. Press the Unlock switch up twice.

One-touch unlock all the doors with Remote

  1. Press and hold the Lock button on the fob for at least 5 seconds but no more than 10.
  2. While still holding the Lock button press and hold the Unlock button.
  3. Release both and test.

 

Lights flash when locking with Remote

  1. Press the Unlock button on the fob for 4 to 10 seconds.
  2. While still holding the Unlock button press and hold the Lock button.
  3. Release both and test.

 

Seat Belt Chime Disable

  1. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position
  2. buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt.
  3. Turn the ignition key to the ACCESSORY/RUN position (engine does not need to be running), and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off.
  4. Within 60 seconds, unbuckle and then re-buckle the driver or front passenger seat belt at least three times within 10 seconds, ending with the seat belt buckled.
  5. Turn the ignition key to the OFF position.
  6. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming.
5 Responses
  1. Thanks Heaps Dave 🙂

  2. Hey Dave, anything on disabling the auto headlights coming on when you unlock the Jeep? Or is that turned off with the lights flash disable? Cheers

  3. Hey Damo,

    the only way that can be done on the earlier versions (pre EVIC systems, ie 2007 to 2010) is via the Dealer StarScan tool.

    Later models with the EVIC system (all of ours 2011 onwards have EVIC, some US spec ones don’t) have an “illuminated approach” user programming option and you should be able to set it to 0.

    Hope that helps! Cheers, Dave.

  4. Hi dave,
    Greetings from down under. Have an 07 4 door rubicon. 2 questions for you.
    1: This is my work vehicle. I’m in and out of it many times a day and was wondering if the keys left in the ignition when the drivers door is opened warning chime can be turned off?
    2: The sway bar disconect dash light flashes all the time. I’ve disconected one of the sway bar links and have determined that the sway bar is indeed locked which signifies there is some fault with the sensor in the smart bar telling the vehicle’s management system that the sway bar is not locked when I know it is. I’m not fussed enough about the disconect sway bar feature to pay the money to have it fixed (as I know it is locked), but can the flashing dash light be turned off permanently?
    Cheers,
    Mick.

    • Morning Mick,

      The quickest and dirtiest way to stop the door chime is to close the latch, just use a screw driver to flip it as though the door was closed. The switch is in the latch. Of course you have to remember to press the door handle Tom open the latch again before closing!

      The sway bar indicator always on usually indicates the electrics are full of water. Pull the connector off and you can removed the cover for the electrics and most likely water or mud will be in there. If you are really lucky simply cleaning it out will fix the problem. Otherwise grab a Procal from Murchison’s or similar and you can turn off the warning light permanently. This is usually done in combination with a manual over ride – I have seen a manual thumb screw version and a mechanical in cab version as well.

      Cheers, Dave.

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