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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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It's funny how I can own a vehicle for a while, and keep discovering things I never even knew existed:

1. Somewhere, I saw a picture of the inside of a Cherokee's driver's door. The leading edge of the side of the armrest was made to look like some kind of light colored wood. So, I went out looked at my doors. That area is covered with what appears to be Black Zebra Wood. I never noticed it, because my interior is black! I doubt if it is real wood; it is very hard to see unless you are looking for it.

2. The second Rotary Knob. Ambient Light Dimmer. I never had a clue what this was for. Last night I was out on the Interstate, with no street lights and I noticed the door handle lights and the lights in the door bins. I am always in a lit area at night, so I never noticed these! I did not see the one in the overhead console, nor the ones under the i/p or the door map pocket lights. I don't even know what they mean by door map pockets! I have been fooling with this rotary switch for 3 months, but never noticed any change of light because I was always in a lit area. The Dodge Journey used to have this feature, but it was eliminated: now I know why. These lights are useless unless you are in a completely dark area.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-27-2016, 02:41 PM
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Yeah, it took me a few months to figure out if the ambient lights were actually working too (your item #2). I was in my garage doing something on the interior and the conditions were finally right to see that the second rotary knob was doing what it was supposed to...
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Just to reiterate what you found but in list format, not sure if you mentioned #5

Ambient light locations
  1. Door Handles, not sure if only the front have them
  2. Map pockets
  3. Map light
  4. Front foot wells
  5. Front media bin, where the SD card goes
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I'm still trying to figure out what the heck this silver circular thing is. The middle of it pushes in like a trap door or something..,
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I'm still trying to figure out what the heck this silver circular thing is. The middle of it pushes in like a trap door or something..,
Where is it? I don't think that I have seen this!
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I'm still trying to figure out what the heck this silver circular thing is. The middle of it pushes in like a trap door or something..,
Hahaha..
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I'm still trying to figure out what the heck this silver circular thing is. The middle of it pushes in like a trap door or something..,
I tried to fit my USB Thumb drive in there, but it won't quite fit. What is the purpose of the trap door if it doesn't fit a thumb drive?
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I tried to fit my USB Thumb drive in there, but it won't quite fit. What is the purpose of the trap door if it doesn't fit a thumb drive?
MicroSD card slot ?
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I tried sticking a micro SD card in there and I swear my transmission is shifting better!
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I'm still trying to figure out what the heck this silver circular thing is. The middle of it pushes in like a trap door or something..,
Looks like the key should fit into the slot. Where did you say it is located?
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