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Unread 12-18-2011, 08:59 PM   #6301
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Having installed three remote starts in ZJs (all 96-98), I highly recommend this. Makes your life much much easier. http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/Products/453055268-model-chr-1-t-harness.aspx

It's called a T-Harness. It goes between the ignition switch and its wiring. If you get a bulldog system, the colors are matched and will plug right in with what the installation manual says. Otherwise, go to the12volt.com and look up wiring.

I'm using the Bulldog RS-82. Got it on ebay for cheap. Decent system with sub 300ft range (crap compared to Vipers 1 mile range, but it was like $19 and been using it for over a year. Works as it should. Also put it in my sister's Jeep. She loved hers too). It can use either voltage sense or tach-learn to determine how long to crank. Voltage automatically "senses" when the engine is running, but doesn't always crank for enough time, so it's not perfect. Tach learn will continue to crank until it sees the preset amount of revs, so this might be better for folks that have worn-out fuel pumps/regulators (I set mine when the engine was warm and idling, so at around 750rpms the starter will stop).

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Unread 12-19-2011, 04:27 AM   #6302
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Just ordered a rear wiper motor and a new rear wiper arm..

Does anyone have a write up on how to remove the rear wiper motor?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 05:57 AM   #6303
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Put new front brake pads and rotors on it yesterday, along with a new pass side axleshaft and wheel bearing. Then, I filled it up with gas and drove home from Boston.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 08:19 AM   #6304
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Unread 12-19-2011, 08:21 AM   #6305
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Just ordered a rear wiper motor and a new rear wiper arm..

Does anyone have a write up on how to remove the rear wiper motor?
Check this thread. You may be able to save some money & use your existing motor.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/s...-motor-398760/

On topic: I had to change out my fuel pump. The stocker with 240K miles finally crapped out. Took me & a buddy about 45 minutes to complete in the gas station parking lot. Wasn't nearly as difficult as I expected. It has quicker acceleration at WOT now.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 08:31 AM   #6306
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Having installed three remote starts in ZJs (all 96-98), I highly recommend this. Makes your life much much easier. http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/Products/453055268-model-chr-1-t-harness.aspx

It's called a T-Harness. It goes between the ignition switch and its wiring. If you get a bulldog system, the colors are matched and will plug right in with what the installation manual says. Otherwise, go to the12volt.com and look up wiring.

I'm using the Bulldog RS-82. Got it on ebay for cheap. Decent system with sub 300ft range (crap compared to Vipers 1 mile range, but it was like $19 and been using it for over a year. Works as it should. Also put it in my sister's Jeep. She loved hers too). It can use either voltage sense or tach-learn to determine how long to crank. Voltage automatically "senses" when the engine is running, but doesn't always crank for enough time, so it's not perfect. Tach learn will continue to crank until it sees the preset amount of revs, so this might be better for folks that have worn-out fuel pumps/regulators (I set mine when the engine was warm and idling, so at around 750rpms the starter will stop).
I'm using a Viper 5301 I got refurbished for $75. 2000 foot range and auxiliary option Link. I could have got a Bull Dog one off a buddy but I just liked the Viper remotes more. Plus it's compatible with Smart Start which would be a fun package to add on at some point haha. Kinda pricey though.

My biggest struggle right now is figuring out if any of the wires need to be cut and run through the remote start and if so which ones... Other then that I'm doing alright. I'm thinking I might just power up unit and use a test light to figure some things out. The way it's trying to describe things is about as stupidly confusing as it gets...
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Unread 12-19-2011, 09:27 AM   #6307
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What did I do to my jeep today?..

Bought it! Well, yesterday, actually.

1995 Orvis Edition. I'll be using it mostly as a mall crawler, but I live on 14,000 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains, so it will see plenty of offroading, too. Nothing too serious, though. Just logging trails and open meadows and stuff.
So we're all coming to your house to go wheeling? Lol

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Unread 12-19-2011, 09:32 AM   #6308
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I'm using a Viper 5301 I got refurbished for $75. 2000 foot range and auxiliary option Link. I could have got a Bull Dog one off a buddy but I just liked the Viper remotes more. Plus it's compatible with Smart Start which would be a fun package to add on at some point haha. Kinda pricey though.

My biggest struggle right now is figuring out if any of the wires need to be cut and run through the remote start and if so which ones... Other then that I'm doing alright. I'm thinking I might just power up unit and use a test light to figure some things out. The way it's trying to describe things is about as stupidly confusing as it gets...
Using a test light can be a bad idea. You'll want to use a DMM. They can be had for pretty cheap. You don't need anything super high end to do this kind of install, but you will need to know how much current some circuits pull, not that there's current. You can mess a lot of stuff up if you incorrectly connect a wire to a low current circuit. Fair warning.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 01:50 PM   #6309
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Not my jeep, but today is a sad day for all zj owners.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #6310
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Not my jeep, but today is a sad day for all zj owners.
Maybe hes doing what I did a few weeks ago.....id had too much to drink and had to get home, so I called a two truck. Paid the bill and gave him a tip, so he was happy.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:55 PM   #6311
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Won 600 bucks last night and either going to get IRO's double sheer track bar or control's arms.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #6312
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Get the control arms
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Unread 12-19-2011, 04:06 PM   #6313
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Fixed the only blow heat on low issue be replacing the 3switch cluster
also picked up some spare 44a shafts and brake cables with backing plates one of mine had a tab broke off
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Unread 12-19-2011, 04:16 PM   #6314
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does your d44a howl ?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 04:35 PM   #6315
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Drove it for almost 20 hours straight, picked up a front bumper for some protection before the drive.
Also flexed out my rear long arms, pass side tire stuffed pretty good and the drivers side flare was at my chest lol no picture cause it was dark
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