Originally Posted by redtomatoman
I have a 2011 Journey R/T and so far I have been very happy with it. I have 2 questions that I have not been able to find answers to.
The first is in regards to my DRLs. They do not work. Even when I enable them on the touchscreen, they don't work. Not sure why this is. I thought the R/T model was pretty much loaded, so I assume the option is on the vehicle.
The second is in regards to the keyless pushbutton start option. What happens if my fob dies? Is it possible to start the vehicle using the physical key? I know it can be used to enter the vehicle, but can I start my Journey with it?
I live 2 hours from my Dodge dealer, so that's why I haven't just gone there.
Not sure what you mean by DRL's but if you send me a PM with your VIN and an explanation I will check for you.
As far as the FOB and the push button goes, your 2011 Journey will still be able to be started per below. See your owners manual under A Word About Your Keys
for more information.
The Key Fob also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and an emergency key, which stores in the rear of the Key Fob.
The emergency key allows for entry into the vehicle should the battery in the vehicle or the Key Fob go dead. The emergency key is also for locking the glove box. You can keep the emergency key with you when valet parking.
To remove the emergency key, slide the mechanical latch on the back of the Key Fob sideways with your thumb and then pull the key out with your other hand.
Once inside your vehicle the WIN module will read your FOB and allow you to start the vehicle via the push button.
Keyless Ignition Node (KIN)
This feature allows the driver to operate the ignition switch with the push of a button, as long as the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is in the passenger compartment.
The Keyless Ignition Node (KIN) has four operating positions, three of which are labeled and will illuminate when in position. The three positions are OFF, ACC, and ON/RUN. The fourth position is START, during start RUN will illuminate.
Note: In case the ignition switch does not change with the push of a button, the RKE transmitter (Key Fob) may have a low or dead battery. In this situation a back up method can be used to operate the ignition switch. Put the nose side (side opposite of the emergency key) of the Key Fob against the ENGINE START/STOP button and push to operate the ignition switch.