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Unread 07-09-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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How do I start without a key?

I'm not trying to steal anything. We have a parts jeep that we got a few months ago and it ran and drove when we parked it. We are trying to sell the motor and would like to get it running for people to hear. Some how the key has disapeared. We would really to start it. Any suggestions?

It's on a 95

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Unread 07-09-2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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If it is a parts Jeep and you don't care about the steering column lock a big-*** screwdriver should suffice for a key.

Option B would be to remove the ignition switch and turn it by hand.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 06:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, removing the ignition cylinder and then pushing the little nub by hand would be might first choice. That way you know for sure you can turn it back off again.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 07:46 PM   #4
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If you can't turn it manually, the ignition should have a few wires:

Constant hot
Ignition
Accessory
Start

Twist the constant hot and the ignition together - that will send power to the coil, ECU, ect. Touch the start wire to the newly twisted wires and the starter will turn. Remove the start wire when the engine is started. Disconnect the wires to stop the motor.

You'll have to take apart/break the column to get to these wires.
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Unread 07-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #5
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Ok sounds good. Anyone have a wiring diagram of the column?
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Unread 07-13-2010, 10:01 PM   #6
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