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Old 12-09-2014, 05:03 AM   #1
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The manual gives instruction on putting transfer case in Neutral for towing but says nothing about unlocking steering wheel. An owner of a few years older GC says he has to pry out the start button and insert key, then turn to put in ACC position.

So on the 2015 what needs to be done to unlock steering wheel? Where is it documented?

Is it necessary to run a charge line or follow some other procedure to avoid running down the battery? In my Honda CR-V I had to run a charge line to keep the supplementary brake operating and not run down the battery.

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Old 12-09-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:40 AM   #3
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In my 14 Cherokee no charge line is needed, I have never heard that a Grand Cherokee needed one either
Documented in the 709 page manual found on line see page 554

Jeep Owners | Download an Owners Manual 2004 - 2011 | Jeep

10. With the transmission and transfer case in NEUTRAL,

press and hold the ENGINE START/STOP

button until the engine turns off. Turning the engine

off will automatically place the transmission in


11. Press the ENGINE STOP/START button again (without

pressing the brake pedal), if needed, to turn the

ignition switch to the OFF position.

12. Firmly apply the parking brake.

13. Attach the vehicle to the tow vehicle using a suitable

tow bar.

14. Release the parking brake.

NEUTRAL (N) Switch


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The steering wheel in my 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn't lock.
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Thanks to all for the great information. I had read the procedure in the manual for putting into neutral but was surprised there was nothing mentioned about steering wheel lock since both my Honda and a previous year GC required action to unlock.

Happy towing everyone!
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