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post #1 of 28 Old 01-22-2007, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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clutch pedel switch bypass

hello everyone does anyone in here know how to bypass a clutch pedel switch the switch tha wont let your vehicle start unless you push down on the clutch.

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post #2 of 28 Old 01-23-2007, 01:51 PM
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Look in your owner's manual. If your year has the feaure, the manual will tell you which fuse to pull to bypass the clutch switch.

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I did something like this a while back for my corolla. I poked a hole into the ducting and ran a hose to stick into my shorts. It didnt work thew best cause I never plugged up the vents, but it did help.
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post #3 of 28 Old 01-25-2007, 12:48 PM
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Look in your owner's manual. If your year has the feaure, the manual will tell you which fuse to pull to bypass the clutch switch.
If I am not mistaken, there is a fuse you put in, rather than one you pull. Don't have my manual with me and the Jeep is not at home either, but I am sure someone will pipe up. There have been other threads about this. You can search or even look in the TJ forum, might be there somewhere.

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post #4 of 28 Old 01-25-2007, 01:16 PM
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you can wire in a momentary switch tied into your starter. have done it to several vech's in the past.
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post #5 of 28 Old 01-29-2007, 10:32 PM
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I used to have one on my 01 TJ then after a few wheelin trips it doesnt work anymore. Maybe it was the drownin the jeep in water that allowed the jeep to be started without the clutch depressed now. Im not sure why it starts now like this but i enjoy it.

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post #6 of 28 Old 02-02-2007, 11:48 AM
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I did this to my TJ so I could put a remote starter in it. There is a fuse under the hood on 03 (?) up TJ's that you insert to disable the clutch safety switch. The only problem with that is, it leaves your "4WD" light on on your dash. Even when you're in 2WD. So I just pulled the connector off of the switch itself and inserted an electrical spade connector into the harness end of the connector. Doing this "jumped" the two terminals. Voila. No need to push the clutch anymore to start it.

And P.S., (I was worried about this for a while until I tested it) Cruise control still works normally with the switch disconnected and jumped.

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post #7 of 28 Old 02-13-2007, 08:15 PM
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i read in the TJ forum that in the fuse box behind the glove box there is a place where you can insert a fuse in very bottom left hand side that says something like auto trans that you can insert a 20A fuse and it will bypass... havent tryied it yet.

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i read in the TJ forum that in the fuse box behind the glove box there is a place where you can insert a fuse in very bottom left hand side that says something like auto trans that you can insert a 20A fuse and it will bypass... havent tryied it yet.

Read my reply above your's.

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post #9 of 28 Old 02-15-2007, 10:59 AM
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hello everyone does anyone in here know how to bypass a clutch pedel switch the switch tha wont let your vehicle start unless you push down on the clutch.
Having the safety of needing to depress the clutch to start the rig is a good thing. I think the best way to overide the clutch deal is to install a button that goes directly to the starter. That way should you stall on the trail just push the button. The button should be fed from the switched side of the ingition switch. That way someone can't just push the button while the Jeep is parked in gear and cause an accident.

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post #10 of 28 Old 02-15-2007, 01:12 PM
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Bypass the interlock permanently and never look back. We drove clutch-based cars since the early 1900's without a clutch interlock and did just fine. It was some lawyer not many years ago who caused the interlock to start being used after some yahoo screwed up and didn't depress his clutch while starting his engine. '97 TJs bypass the interlock by moving a plug, newer TJs only need a fuse to be inserted into the bypass fuse location.

If you can learn to drive and maneuver a vehicle without running into other cars and your trash cans, you don't need an additional interlock to prevent you from doing something stupid.

Some people think there can't be too many warnings and interlocks... like the warnings on McDonald's coffee cups warning the consumer of the hot beverage inside that could scald them or hair dryers with warnings against using them while taking a bath, etc.

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post #11 of 28 Old 02-15-2007, 02:27 PM
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Long Story short, I burnt up my starter, and replaced it with a used Grand Cherokee starter since there the same , but the Starter was from a Auto Grand and when I did that I can now start it with out pushing in the clutch

crazy but thats what I did and discovered it on accident

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post #12 of 28 Old 02-15-2007, 04:39 PM
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ummmm, the starter has nothing to do with it. the interlock is just like the neutral safety swich on an auto. so something else had to have been done to your jeep for it to start without the cluch being depressed.
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post #13 of 28 Old 02-16-2007, 10:38 AM
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ummmm, the starter has nothing to do with it. the interlock is just like the neutral safety swich on an auto. so something else had to have been done to your jeep for it to start without the cluch being depressed.
got me, all I know is the starter burnt up replaced it with a Grand Auto Starter LOL and dont have to push in the clutch

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post #14 of 28 Old 02-16-2007, 11:35 AM
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I'm going to put a switch inline to bypass the interlock. It's also going to have a nice bright warning LED. We have both automatic and manual vehicles, and though I don't consider myself stupid, I have, on occasion, tried to push down the clutch pedal on the automatic, or forgotten to push it down on the manual. I figure it's an easy mod, and will be much more convenient than having to deal with the fuse.

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post #15 of 28 Old 12-14-2007, 01:49 PM
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Hi , first time poster/new member.... so, this fuse method to bi pass the clutch safety works on 2006 rubi unlimited aswell?
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