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Just took possession of my first Jeep and it only sat on the dealer's lot for two hours, so the staff wasn't very well versed in it's features. I have the 9-speed auto and nowhere in the manual is there an explanation for the "+" symbol on the shifter. I can't say the manual is very well written, BTW.
 

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Just took possession of my first Jeep and it only sat on the dealer's lot for two hours, so the staff wasn't very well versed in it's features. I have the 9-speed auto and nowhere in the manual is there an explanation for the "+" symbol on the shifter. I can't say the manual is very well written, BTW.
is there a ( - ), next to it, or on the other side, if so, its probably to manually shift by bumping the gear lever to the left or right like most cars. just my guess
 

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The manual devotes probably 75% to the infotainment system. I guess I'm old enough to want to be better informed on the car's function and not Sirius Radio. So, if you have an automatic (haven't had one in years) what's the point of bump-shifting through gears? Seems like you'd be more prone to accidentally bumping it into neutral.
 

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Yes that is for manual shifting, all you'd have to do is, once the shifter is in 'D', you push it towards the (-) (+), from their you can manually shift, at least that's how most manual shifting auto's work:

 

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just took possession of my first jeep and it only sat on the dealer's lot for two hours, so the staff wasn't very well versed in it's features. I have the 9-speed auto and nowhere in the manual is there an explanation for the "+" symbol on the shifter. I can't say the manual is very well written, btw.
wait a second?!?!?! Do we have our first owner in the u.s.???
 

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I only see the option to download. Where does one go to have a hard copy mailed?
At the above link there is also a User's Guide. I believe that comes with the vehicle. Just before the table of contents it states that there is also an included DVD with the manuals and warranties. Above that it give a phone number for the first registered owner to use to get a printed copy.
 

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Looky that big A*$ wing in the back. Yep, its in America.

Oops, that's a tailgate. Sorry. My bad.

Congrats.

Let us know if the tranny programming still overrides your manual shifting - all for your protection.

 

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Yes, but is there a way to lock the shifter so it isn't accidentally bumped into +/-? Find that is a problem when sailing down the highway with a person or dog in the small front seat.
This is the biggest problem I have with the 9 speed transmission, even more so than the laggy shift points. My wife accidentally bumped it into manual mode twice on her test drive.

It's just too easy to move into manual mode, why not use the trigger on the front as a lockout just like the other gears (reverse, etc). You press it to open the gate to enter manual mode.

That or just implement paddle shifters like the 9 speed on the Grand Cherokee...or even a 'S' sport mode in addition to 'D' that you have to be in before you can shift. That stuff seems pretty standard on most vehicles these days to prevent 'accidental' engagement of manual mode.
 

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Yes, but is there a way to lock the shifter so it isn't accidentally bumped into +/-? Find that is a problem when sailing down the highway with a person or dog in the small front seat.
Can't lock it as far as I know. I do sometimes knock it over accidentally, but not very often. Probably should take a little more effort to go to "auto-stick."
 

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Auto Shifter

I agree with many of the comments regarding the auto shifter. It is for "playing" manual if you want, the only real use would be on a hill as stated by another. And as for the comment about people from the US, I am from the great state of Maine.
 

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I use it for two main scenarios:
- Downshift when getting ready to accelerate to pass someone, making it shift a little sooner than it would normally.
- Shifting into 9th gear a little earlier than it would normally. It doesn't usually shift to 9th until the conditions have been prime to do so for a short while.
 
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