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Post by Mike-H » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:19 pm

Anyone done the update FCA sent out recently? My 13 Wagon keeps pestering me to perform the update. I’m hesitant after seeing the story of people’s system freezing up and continually restarting. Anyone here have any issue after they updated their system?

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Re: Update

Post by DocPaulo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:46 pm

Yup. No issues
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Re: Update

Post by waldo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:37 pm

No, I don't have uconnect on either truck. :P
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Re: Update

Post by Mike-H » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:01 pm

waldo wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:37 pm
No, I don't have uconnect on either truck. :P
Lucky you. It’s a terrible idea to connect everything in a vehicle to on location.

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Re: Update

Post by scoutpappa » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:34 pm

2017 with Uconnect. Just ran out on the 6 month "free" trial so renewed for the year because I'm a slave to the voice text feature (here in TX there are plenty of cities that are outlawing phone use while driving, which I absolutely agree with) so they get me for $150 a year. That being said I updated the system firmware to 17.11.07 and it's been stable. I did it with a thumb drive and have never received an OTA request. According to the guy I was talking with they are phasing that option out due to the file size.

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Re: Update

Post by waldo » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Mike-H wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:01 pm
waldo wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:37 pm
No, I don't have uconnect on either truck. :P
Lucky you. It’s a terrible idea to connect everything in a vehicle to on location.
My trucks live in the NRQZ where none of that magic stuff works. :lol:
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Re: Update

Post by RustyPW » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:06 pm

I have a 3G, and got none of that crap. :rockon:
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Re: Update

Post by Ducky's Dad » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:43 pm

I have a 3G, and got none of that crap.
My 2005 is even better, because it doesn't even have the dreaded can bus. Old school is my school.

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Re: Update

Post by TwinStick » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:16 pm

Olds-cool . :lol: See what i did there ? :lol:

I have u-have-2-connect in my 3rd Gen. ...................You want something connected, you have 2 connect it ! :lol: Actually, my phone did link up once, scared the shit out of me...........I have a nice loud sound system & my daughter called me (I have sirens for her ring tone), & I was driving & jammin out & all of a sudden I hear these loud sirens-----scared the shit out of me, thought i was being pulled over !!! :lol:
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Re: Update

Post by Black Pearl » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:21 pm

Yes.
It took around and hour I believe.
Works great👍
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Re: Update

Post by Mike-H » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:25 pm

Thanks. Went ahead and updated mine. Seems to be working fine. Although now it’s even more insistent on starting Apple Music when you start the truck. Even if you were listening to a podcast or Amazon Music. Before it would restart whatever was last playing.

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Re: Update

Post by cb1987 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:26 am

havent been bothered with updates but got recall notice for the transmission might let the vehicle roll away. maybe ram and ford can put all their brilliance together and make a shift lever that stays in park

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Re: Update

Post by olyelr » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:18 am

cb1987 wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:26 am
havent been bothered with updates but got recall notice for the transmission might let the vehicle roll away. maybe ram and ford can put all their brilliance together and make a shift lever that stays in park
Yea i got that recall as well. Have yet to take it in... not thinking i am going to either. It works, sooo...

Does anyone know if they actually change anything, or do they just confirm it doesnt slip into gear and they are done?
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Re: Update

Post by cb1987 » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:05 am

im not taking mine in. i dont want any dealer touching my truck unless its emergency

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Re: Update

Post by KevinABQ » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:49 pm

olyelr wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:18 am
Does anyone know if they actually change anything, or do they just confirm it doesn't slip into gear and they are done?
It was an inspection and a reflash of the BCM. I needed an TSB for uconnect done so I got the recall done at the same time.
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Re: Update

Post by olyelr » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:10 pm

KevinABQ wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:49 pm
olyelr wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:18 am
Does anyone know if they actually change anything, or do they just confirm it doesn't slip into gear and they are done?
It was an inspection and a reflash of the BCM. I needed an TSB for uconnect done so I got the recall done at the same time.
So they basically just try to put it in gear without pushingthe brake, and if it wont move then thats it? If thats all it is i sure as heck aint taking it in. My notification said nothing about needing a reflash.
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Re: Update

Post by waldo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:15 pm

cb1987 wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:26 am
havent been bothered with updates but got recall notice for the transmission might let the vehicle roll away. maybe ram and ford can put all their brilliance together and make a shift lever that stays in park

I got that notice for my 16, but it said they didn't have a fix yet and would notify me when they did.
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Re: Update

Post by MJockey » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:36 am

olyelr wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:10 pm
KevinABQ wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:49 pm
olyelr wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:18 am
Does anyone know if they actually change anything, or do they just confirm it doesn't slip into gear and they are done?
It was an inspection and a reflash of the BCM. I needed an TSB for uconnect done so I got the recall done at the same time.
So they basically just try to put it in gear without pushingthe brake, and if it wont move then thats it? If thats all it is i sure as heck aint taking it in. My notification said nothing about needing a reflash.
Yea I was wondering the same thing. I tested mine and it's fine. So I don't wont to waste time taking it in if they aren't going to replace anything.
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Post by KevinABQ » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:21 pm

The failure mode has to do with long periods of ideling with your foot on the brake. Not exactly sure what the reflash does, but is supposed to keep it from locking the interlock.
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Re: Update

Post by Mike-H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:04 pm

Another question on the update. Now that you can drag and drop icons to the bottom of your screen and change the locations of most of them, not the center one unfortunately. Has anyone figured out how to move something out of the bottom of the screen? I can get stuff to replace what’s there and you can add more. I added one more then I really wanted down there but I can not figure out how to get to the original number of icons.

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Post by BoldAdventure » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:16 pm

Drag it out of the bottom.

I really wish they would of gave me camera controls. Ours finally updated and it seems mostly trivial and useless. Probably mostly bluetooth support.
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Re: Update

Post by Mike-H » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:47 pm

MikeKey wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Drag it out of the bottom.

I really wish they would of gave me camera controls. Ours finally updated and it seems mostly trivial and useless. Probably mostly bluetooth support.
Maybe there’s a technique to it that I’m not doing quite right. Long presses on my icons just send you to that page. Pulling them down is easy, up doesn’t seem to want to cooperate.

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Re: Update

Post by scoutpappa » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:38 am

did the recall. had them flash the tranny as well due to horrible downshifts 3-2 and 2-1. did the 17.07 update myself. the recall had a bcm reflash as well. as for the ram box issue...well when they change the box for warp they keep the painted cover...and if they don't know what the f:"k they are doing you have to wait until they can get more double sided tape from the oem and then give them pointers on how it probably should be installed as to actually fix the issue you had originally, in this case the new box fixed one, the warp, as for the cover coming off there should be something a little more informative...fo the installer. tranny shift well now. never had an issue with the shifter but the parts are replaced. the 17.07 update I did myself and had no issues. with all of the module firmware shuffles, the only thing i had to reset was the horn on setting with lock feature.

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Re: Update

Post by Chromolykid » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:59 am

scoutpappa wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:38 am
did the recall. had them flash the tranny as well due to horrible downshifts 3-2 and 2-1. did the 17.07 update myself. the recall had a bcm reflash as well. as for the ram box issue...well when they change the box for warp they keep the painted cover...and if they don't know what the f:"k they are doing you have to wait until they can get more double sided tape from the oem and then give them pointers on how it probably should be installed as to actually fix the issue you had originally, in this case the new box fixed one, the warp, as for the cover coming off there should be something a little more informative...fo the installer. tranny shift well now. never had an issue with the shifter but the parts are replaced. the 17.07 update I did myself and had no issues. with all of the module firmware shuffles, the only thing i had to reset was the horn on setting with lock feature.
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Re: Update

Post by MJockey » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:21 am

Chromolykid wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:59 am
Haven’t figured out how to straighten out the bowing yet, though. Mine still look tweeked and sit a half inch higher than the bedside. Thinking about attaching some kind of angle iron to the bottom side to see if it will straighten them out.
Do you have the RAM box organizer kit? I had to grind down the center dividers to get my boxes to close completely.
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