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post #166 of 439 Old 07-23-2013, 07:28 PM
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I used to have a 06 Crown Vic equipped with the fire suppression system (ex New York State Trooper bought at auction)...
The system is designed to deploy automatically, upon sensing an impact, but there is also a manual override switch, just in case the sensors fail and the operator is still alive and capable to deploy it...
The problem with the manual override was, that it was placed overhead, where a interior light switch would be positioned on most cars...
The switch was housed behind a plastic cover, but it was designed to be activated, even if someone has hit the plastic cover with enough force....needless to say, I was scared to even look at it the wrong way...

I was very nervous, when I let someone else drive this car, as I would call it "the $3000 dollar button".....once deployed, the recharging of the system would cost more than the car was worth.....and all it would take, was for someone to mistakenly assume, that it is the interior light switch.....


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post #167 of 439 Old 07-23-2013, 07:34 PM
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Yea I definitely would not let ppl drive it.
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post #168 of 439 Old 07-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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I was very nervous, when I let someone else drive this car, as I would call it "the $3000 dollar button".....once deployed, the recharging of the system would cost more than the car was worth.....and all it would take, was for someone to mistakenly assume, that it is the interior light switch.....
If it was mass produced and installed in every new vehicle , you'd soon pick it up for the same price as a AC recharge kit .

Thanks for that video , that works awesome . Impact sensor with a heat switch overide . I'd be game for whatever system is used in the vid .
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post #169 of 439 Old 07-23-2013, 08:55 PM
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Here is the system explained with some drawings:
http://advancedextrication.com/2012/...ession-system/

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post #170 of 439 Old 07-25-2013, 12:03 AM
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I used to have a 06 Crown Vic equipped with the fire suppression system (ex New York State Trooper bought at auction)...
The system is designed to deploy automatically, upon sensing an impact, but there is also a manual override switch, just in case the sensors fail and the operator is still alive and capable to deploy it...
The problem with the manual override was, that it was placed overhead, where a interior light switch would be positioned on most cars...
The switch was housed behind a plastic cover, but it was designed to be activated, even if someone has hit the plastic cover with enough force....needless to say, I was scared to even look at it the wrong way...

I was very nervous, when I let someone else drive this car, as I would call it "the $3000 dollar button".....once deployed, the recharging of the system would cost more than the car was worth.....and all it would take, was for someone to mistakenly assume, that it is the interior light switch.....
Its almost as close as you can get to a self-destruct button lol
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post #171 of 439 Old 07-25-2013, 10:40 AM
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Does anyone know if they are going to add the electrics with the hitch or just the hardware
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post #172 of 439 Old 07-25-2013, 11:06 AM
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Does anyone know if they are going to add the electrics with the hitch or just the hardware
i would be VERY, VERY surprised if they gave us wiring. im sure they'd be happy to install it, but you will pay for it.

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post #173 of 439 Old 07-25-2013, 11:23 AM
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Just bought a jetski and neeed a hitch ASAP, would it be wise to wait or just suck it up and buy my own
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post #174 of 439 Old 07-25-2013, 11:36 AM
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Just bought a jetski and neeed a hitch ASAP, would it be wise to wait or just suck it up and buy my own
I would just get one. You have no idea how long you'll be waiting for the hitch from Chrysler.

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post #175 of 439 Old 07-25-2013, 03:27 PM
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when i was at the local dealership getting the shifter recall done on mine i asked about the hitch and the service rep said probably another 6-9 months
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post #176 of 439 Old 07-26-2013, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Just bought a jetski and neeed a hitch ASAP, would it be wise to wait or just suck it up and buy my own
You could get them from your local JY for cheap, unless your looking for new.
The one Chrysler is going to supply us will probably be the lowest quality for towing purposes.
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post #177 of 439 Old 07-26-2013, 08:53 AM
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i wouldnt be surprised if they give us the cheapy 1-1/4" reciever ones

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post #178 of 439 Old 07-26-2013, 11:44 AM
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i wouldnt be surprised if they give us the cheapy 1-1/4" reciever ones
I would be surprised if they did anything useful.
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post #179 of 439 Old 08-01-2013, 02:37 AM
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Just wondering if there has been any update on this yet?
As in any official word from Chrysler?

I will not be affected by this at this point my self as I bout a solid used factory hitch and skid plate from a junk yard in CA. And am installing them after a fresh coat of paint over the week end. (Needed a hitch and this was a good deal. Hitch and skid cost me $20 less then new hitch from U-haul.)

I do not intend to have Chrysler do any thing to my rig at this point. Unless they change what they want to do to something other then the hitch idea they have right now. (And I don't think a hitch would help in any thing other then low speed impacts where there is little to no risk in the first place.)

Just want to stay on top of this in the event they change the "fix".

Depending on what they decide to do I may take my Jeep in. As it stands even if I had no hitch I do not see adding a hitch as being any safer then not having one. So if they stick with there current plan I see no reason for any one to take there Jeep in for this "Token fix".

But hey that's just me. I'm sure there will be a lot of people that will get the "free" hitch.

I do have one question thou. Where is Jeep going to get these hitches from?
They don't make them any more. I know because I called the dealer last week to see if I could get a stock hitch when I was pricing hitches and was told there not longer in the system as able to order. And a dealer search showed none in stock at any dealer any where in the country.

So if they stick with this as there "fix" there going to have make them again from what I can tell.
That will likely delay the implementation of this "fix" at least 4-8 months.
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post #180 of 439 Old 08-01-2013, 05:38 AM
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Just wondering if there has been any update on this yet?
As in any official word from Chrysler?

I will not be affected by this at this point my self as I bout a solid used factory hitch and skid plate from a junk yard in CA. And am installing them after a fresh coat of paint over the week end. (Needed a hitch and this was a good deal. Hitch and skid cost me $20 less then new hitch from U-haul.)

I do not intend to have Chrysler do any thing to my rig at this point. Unless they change what they want to do to something other then the hitch idea they have right now. (And I don't think a hitch would help in any thing other then low speed impacts where there is little to no risk in the first place.)

Just want to stay on top of this in the event they change the "fix".

Depending on what they decide to do I may take my Jeep in. As it stands even if I had no hitch I do not see adding a hitch as being any safer then not having one. So if they stick with there current plan I see no reason for any one to take there Jeep in for this "Token fix".

But hey that's just me. I'm sure there will be a lot of people that will get the "free" hitch.

I do have one question thou. Where is Jeep going to get these hitches from?
They don't make them any more. I know because I called the dealer last week to see if I could get a stock hitch when I was pricing hitches and was told there not longer in the system as able to order. And a dealer search showed none in stock at any dealer any where in the country.

So if they stick with this as there "fix" there going to have make them again from what I can tell.
That will likely delay the implementation of this "fix" at least 4-8 months.
Did you consider the possibility that they pulled the hitches from their saleable inventory to prepare for the recall?
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