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Unread 06-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Clutch Override Solution (VERY SIMPLE!)

I hated pushing in the pedal every time to start my 06 TJ. So I did some research and found that adding a 10 amp fuse to the "Clutch Override" slot on the fuse block near the battery fixes this.

It did indeed fix the need to depress the clutch on startup, however another problem surfaced: the 4wd light on the dash was continuously on. This is almost as annoying as having to depress the pedal.

Now for the SIMPLE solution that fixes BOTH problems.

1) Remove the 10 amp mini fuse in the "Clutch Override" slot
2) Look under the dash at the clutch pedal and find the only two wires that come from the clutch pedal
3) Disconnect the wires (there is only one place to disconnect them; it is a plastic quick disconnect that unsnaps)
4) Take the fuse removed in step one and jam it into the female sided plastic disconnect unhooked in step 4 (it fits perfectly)

Congrats! You did it! You can now start your Jeep without pressing the clutch pedal and the 4wd light comes on only when it should: when four wheel drive is engaged. And you didn't even need to cut, solder, crimp, or splice any wires!

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Unread 06-12-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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yes that should would but no need for the fuse. Adding the fuse just shorted the two wires together, that is all the switch did when you pushed in the clutch. A wire or attaching the two wires together would do the exact same thing.
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Unread 06-12-2010, 12:14 AM   #3
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yes that should would but no need for the fuse. Adding the fuse just shorted the two wires together, that is all the switch did when you pushed in the clutch. A wire or attaching the two wires together would do the exact same thing.
The owners manual tells you how to do this also if you have one, but it also says not to do it for extended periods(The clutch safety defeat)
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Unread 06-12-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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that might be the dumbest "mod" i have ever heard of.

Along with one of the laziest.....
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Unread 06-12-2010, 07:04 AM   #5
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I'm glad your problem was fixed, but if the clutch override fuse affected your 4WD light, then something is not right.

I put in that clutch override fuse years ago, and have suffered no ill effects.

[edit-looks like it is year dependent-my 01 does not affect the 4WD light with the clutch override]
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Unread 06-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #6
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Had a 2002 where clutch override fuse went into the fuse panel behind glove box. Worked fine for years.

My 2005 LJ Rubi, 6 speed has the sticker in the PDC for fuse 28 as clutch override, but no electrical contacts. PDC harness number is 56051479AC based on sticker at PDC. Also, my copy of the FSM lists PDC Fuse 28 as "Fused Sensor Ground". When Transfer Case is in 4LO, clutch switch is over-ridden. My 2005 Owners Manual says to put fuse in space 28 in PDC. No note in Owners Manual that "not so in LJ".

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Unread 06-12-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
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This is kinda how it works for the older Jeeps. For my 97 you just unplug the switch at the pedal and plug it into another connector to turn off the interlock system. Much simpler then a fuse and no stupid side effects.
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Unread 06-12-2010, 10:18 AM   #8
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On my '98 I just put a fuse in the bypass, that was it.
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Unread 06-12-2010, 10:57 AM   #9
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can someone please explain the gains from doing this?

I'm not seein it lol
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Unread 06-12-2010, 11:01 AM   #10
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You get the possibility of accidentally starting your jeep in gear without your foot off the brake?
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Unread 06-12-2010, 11:04 AM   #11
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nice to use on steep hills when you stall out

older wranglers , fuse in automatic tranny spot defeats the saftey switch

it works well to start when the throw out bearing goes too
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To the OP. I also did this. My interlock switch broke, and would not let me start the Jeep. I put the fuse in and drove like that for a while. I D/C the battery when doing some work, and the fusr would no longer work for the override. I didn't feel the need to spend what the dealer wanted for the switch so I did the samething. It's funny how you get so many haters for doing this when cars and trucks where made for years with out them.


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that might be the dumbest "mod" i have ever heard of.

Along with one of the laziest.....
No one asked you.

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I'm glad your problem was fixed, but if the clutch override fuse affected your 4WD light, then something is not right.

I put in that clutch override fuse years ago, and have suffered no ill effects.
Maybe so for your older model TJ, but on the newer ones (03 and up I believe) it does come on.

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can someone please explain the gains from doing this?

I'm not seein it lol
Please stop being a troll. If you don't like it then don't do it. Ever get stuck in the mud or water? I guess that's hard to do at the mall?

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You get the possibility of accidentally starting your jeep in gear without your foot on the brake?
This is for a manual. That means you need to push the clutch in or not have it in gear when you start. People where adult enough for numerous years to start cars and truck with out them.



Lets take the warning signs off everything and weed out the stupid people!
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Unread 06-12-2010, 11:42 AM   #13
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My 2005 LJ Rubi, 6 speed has the sticker in the PDC for fuse 28 as clutch override, but no electrical contacts. PDC harness number is 56051479AC based on sticker at PDC. Also, my copy of the FSM lists PDC Fuse 28 as "Fused Sensor Ground". When Transfer Case is in 4LO, clutch switch is over-ridden. My 2005 Owners Manual says to put fuse in space 28 in PDC. No note in Owners Manual that "not so in LJ".
It doesn't work on the Rubicons - Not sure why they did this other than maybe they figured since it is bypassed in 4-low, that would suffice. You have to modify/jump the clutch pedal switch if you want to override it.
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can someone please explain the gains from doing this?

I'm not seein it lol
The reason the engineers designed a way to over ride the clutch interlock system is so when you are off roading you can use the starter to get out of certain situations. One example would be if you stall in water. You DO NOT press in the clutch when in water, so you can use the starter to slowly get out.

Mostly people defeat the system so you do not have to push in the clutch to start the car. I did it so on cold mornings I do not have to get in the jeep and push the clutch in to start it, just reach in, turn it on and go back inside the house.

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You get the possibility of accidentally starting your jeep in gear without your foot off the brake?
No, only a numskull would hit something with the system disabled. First, if you drive a manual you should ALWAYS have the parking brake on when you are parked. If you do happen to try and start the car in gear it won't go anywhere with the parking brake on. Second, the other concern is if small children try and start the car it won't start. Only and idiot would leave their kids in a car alone with the keys.
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Unread 06-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #15
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On my '98 I just put a fuse in the bypass, that was it.
It's only '97 you unplugged the switch and plugged it into another plug.
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