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Unread 01-08-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
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Removing steering wheel lock

Is it easy to remove or disable the steering wheel lock on a 2007 Wrangler. I want to tow my JK behind my motorhome with the ignition key at OFF. I have an automatic transmission.

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Unread 01-08-2007, 01:44 PM   #2
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I want to tow my JK behind my motorhome with the ignition key at OFF.
Why not just tow it as described in the manual?
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Unread 01-08-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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Because of battery draw after hours of towing...when it's OFF, it's OFF!
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Unread 01-08-2007, 04:01 PM   #4
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Because of battery draw after hours of towing...when it's OFF, it's OFF!

Why can't you just disconnect one of the battery cables?
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Unread 01-08-2007, 04:56 PM   #5
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Why can't you just disconnect one of the battery cables?
No...I don't want that steering lock...Why a steering lock when there is none on the Grand Cherokee since 2005! Having to leave the ignition key in the ACC position (to keep the steering unlock) for towing behind a RV is really poor engineering design.
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Unread 01-09-2007, 06:55 AM   #6
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Funny, mine's an automatic and it doesn't have a wheel lock.......... I thought that strange when I got it. (2007 Unlimited Rubicon)
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Unread 01-09-2007, 07:50 PM   #7
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There should not be a battery draw when the steering wheel is just unlocked. Nothing is turned on. I tow mine all the time. I did get a spare key to unlock wheel, but will not run my Jeep.
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Unread 01-09-2007, 10:43 PM   #8
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On the JK the first click on the ignition switch locks the steering wheel and is "accessory" power on. Things like the radio will work in this position. If you turn the radio off I suspect there is very little power draw. You could tow it all day without any dead battery issues.

Mine is an automatic and contrary to what the owners manual states there is a steering wheel lock! You can test this by removing the key and turning the wheel more than 1/2 turn.
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Unread 01-10-2007, 06:35 AM   #9
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Wow! There IS a lock! I stand corrected. I just had never turned my wheel that far after ignition off. How about that. I guess I wasn't curious or concerned enough about the (ahem, assumed) lack of a lock to investigate.......
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