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Unread 09-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Since soft tops are easy to get into i need a better way then just having a regular then a turn the key and it starts any way I can change the wires to were it needs more then just a turn if the key to start the jeep

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Unread 09-29-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Since soft tops are easy to get into i need a better way then just having a regular then a turn the key and it starts any way I can change the wires to were it needs more then just a turn if the key to start the jeep
Probably some kind of battery or starter kill switch, mounted somewhere inconspicuous. I'd imagine there are a few different ways to do it.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 01:16 AM   #3
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What year Wrangler? Later models have SKIM, which is an effective deterrent against casual thieves. I know from experience...
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Unread 11-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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What year Wrangler? Later models have SKIM, which is an effective deterrent against casual thieves. I know from experience...
it's a2004
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Unread 11-02-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Add a secret switch that kills the fuel pump. SKIM is effective, but has a tendency to fail, that increases as it gets older.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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Just checked and it depends on model spec, not year. You either have SKIM factory fitted [your Jeep key is grey] or you don't [your Jeep key is black]

If you have a grey key, setting up a kill switch is pointless and far more likely to fail or be forgotten than SKIM. Your car is already immobilised when you remove the key.

If you have a black key then you could get an aftermarket immobiliser which would be far more practical than a kill switch.

Tendency to fail with age is not a noted issue with SKIM, and since you can't remove it if installed, then a moot point.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #7
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SKIM can be installed on a TJ that did not originally have it, with parts obtained from another TJ (or possibly an XJ) or the Dealership if they still have the parts available. It can also be removed if malfunctioning, which does happen.

There are threads here on JeepForum that detail both modifications.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f140/skim-sentry-key-immobillizer-module-install-742054/

The SKIM function is programmed into all the ECM's. The only difference is it's either activated or not. Once activated, it can not be circumvented, deleted, or turned off in the computer. If you wish to have SKIM deleted, you have at least two choices. Either buy another ECM that doesn't have the SKIM function activated, or send the ECM to a vendor for reprogramming. It may also be possible to install a SKIM bypass module that is used when installing a remote start system.
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