Quick tips, hidden features, quality of life improvements, etc.

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Share your quick tips here and I'll make a neat list of them in this post for easy reference.

Quick tips and hidden features


Frequently asked questions with answers
  1. Can you use the key FOB to lock your doors while a door is open?
    • No, you'll hear an annoying beep and will need to tell your wife to hurry the hell up and shut the door so you can lock it.


Quality of life improvements
  1. Vehicle OCD center console organizer and top tray - big improvement over stock. Link: https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/CE1B16A9-A99D-4C66-B2A5-055CEC701734
 
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There is a little thing under the center console to hold the key for your tailgate.
 

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There is a little thing under the center console to hold the key for your tailgate.
Yup! Gotta grab a picture of that so it can be easily shown to those that don't know.
 

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Yup! Gotta grab a picture of that so it can be easily shown to those that don't know.
Where is it at? Maybe mine doesn't have it aha
 

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Shit, I forgot to get the picture. I’ll show you next time I’m in my truck.
Is this what you are referring to?
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I used to keep my spare key there, now I just leave it in my dresser.
 

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I just found the reset button for the TMS under the steering wheel to the left....no more warning signs when air down for beach/offroad
 

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You can use the key from your key fob to lock and unlock the tailgate as well as your glove box.

Switching to manual on the 6AT and holding up will automatically shift it to 6th gear (better for highway)
 

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You can use the key from your key fob to lock and unlock the tailgate as well as your glove box.

Switching to manual on the 6AT and holding up will automatically shift it to 6th gear (better for highway)
Didn’t know about that shifting shortcut.
 

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But only up to like 35-40 mph. After that it will still kick on.
Hiw man lights turn on when you do it ?it shouldn't, if it's just traction then yes it will turn back on at certain speeds
 

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Clutch Start Cancel can be used to crawl the truck short differences with zero roll or wheelspin in a pinch.

Different models have different traction control modes but in most cases pressing the traction control button turns TRAC off and enables Auto-LSD, but pressing and holding the traction control button for at least 5 seconds turns off TRAC, VSC and Auto-LSD. Unfortunately none of it does anything to disable or retard the ABS.

The little side cubby to the left of the steering wheel is, in fact, completely useless.

You can use an app such as Carista along with an OBDII connector to alter the quick turn signal function, disable seat belt and ignition warning chimes, and alter or reset a number of other built-in features hidden from the standard menus.