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Learning to Use the Jaguar Dynamic Mode Settings

July 8, 2014 rednoland Jaguar Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

Many of the Jaguar vehicles come with a Dynamic Mode feature that allows drivers to alter how their vehicle handles. They can adjust the steering, suspension, gear shift, and engine performance all with a couple button presses. This gives the driver a new level of control over the vehicle, and just makes it more enjoyable to use overall. Learning how to use this technology isn’t too difficult, but you will have to spend a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the menu’s as well as the different settings before changing things around.

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Turning on Dynamic Mode

If you want to benefit from the Dynamic Mode feature that comes with many Jaguar vehicles it’s important to know how to turn it on. There is a small toggle switch next to the shifter that depicts a race-flag. Simply toggle this to the “On” position by lightly pulling it down away from the dash. Now you can begin setting the Dynamic Mode settings.

Setting Up Dynamic Mode

The best part about the dynamic mode feature offered in many Jaguar vehicles is being able to set your car to perform just the way you want it to. Enter the dynamic mode settings by tapping “Extra Features” on the home screen and the choosing “Dynamic-I”.

By default the vehicle is set to the Factory setup, but you can change it to a personal setup by simply tapping any one of the four different setting boxes around the car icon. These are “Gear Shift”, “Engine”, “Steering” and “Suspension”. By tapping each of these settings you can choose the configuration that you want.

After you have all of the settings where you want them you can test them out by driving around. If you decide that you don’t like something you can enter the same menu and simply set “Factory setup” to “On”. To switch back to your custom settings again set “My setup” to “On” instead.

Further Setting Testing

The Dynamic Drive feature also comes with a set of additional features for testing your configuration to see if it is optimal. From the Dynamic Drive menu you used to change your settings around you can access a stop watch, a G-Meter and a Pedal Graph. The stop watch is the clock icon and can be used for generating split times as you drive around. The G-Meter gives you information about how many G-forces are being put on the vehicle from each angle as you drive. The Pedal Graph gives you a quick look at both acceleration and braking. You can use these settings to see how power and performance have been improved, and they’re just fun to play with.

 

Tech Tuesday: Jaguar Bluetooth Pairing Tutorial

May 20, 2014 rednoland Jaguar Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

It’s possible to connect your smartphone or tablet to your Jaguar multimedia system to enable additional applications as well as give yourself more control over the system. This simple tutorial covers the steps involved and helps you quickly get your vehicle and your phone paired to one another.

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The Quick Connect Guide

First you need to ensure that your ignition is on so that your multimedia system is powered up. Now select the “Phone” softkey from the home menu. Choose “Search New” to look for a new device to connect with your vehicle.

Now you’ll be presented with two different options, choose the “Device to Vehicle” option to carry out most of the syncing via your phone. After making the selection you will be prompted with a message letting you know that you have three minutes to pair your vehicle to your phone.

Open up your phone and navigate to the Bluetooth settings. Search for Bluetooth devices and look for the entry that says Jaguar. Choose this device, and create a 4-digit pin.

Now you’ll see a connection request appear on the screen of your vehicle’s multimedia system. Select “Yes” and enter the 4 digit pin that you just created a moment ago. As long as you enter the right number you will now see a confirmation letting you know that the device is connected to your vehicle. It’s possible to connect up to five different devices to your car, but only one of them may have an active connection at a time.
Getting Compatibility Information and Additional Directions for Your Device

Enter www.Jaguar.com into your web browser on your computer. When you make it onto the website select your continent as well as your country. From there you need to choose the “Owners” tab above the central graphic. Choose the “Manuals & Guides Tab” and scroll down to choose “Visit the Jaguar Bluetooth Connectivity Center” near the bottom of the page.

When inside the connectivity center pick the photo that matches your vehicle and then enter the last six numbers of your vehicles VIN. If you are unsure of the VIN number it can be found on the lower left side of your windshield, or on your title. Choose “Next” to be taken to pick your phone. Navigate to your phone using the scrolling arrows and you can now see instructions about how to connect your phone to your Jaguar vehicle.