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post #1 of 6 Old 09-06-2013, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Slow to unlock

2010 JK Rubicon, hard to unlock the electric lockers?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-06-2013, 09:09 AM
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No need to back. They do require a bit of time but more importantly some axle movement to fully lock/unlock. Usually I hit the switch while approaching allowing about 5-10 feet for the light to go solid. Then when unlocking I just hit the switch and go - sometimes it takes a few feet to unload enough to unlock - especially if axle bound from trying to turn. I would say that if you need to turn tight so dont have the few feet to spare - rock back and forth to unbind and it should unlock pretty quick - i have had to do this when going from both locked to rear only - the fronts do bind more (as they are steering).

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Sounds like this is a fairly common problem. I don't have a rubicon so i haven't followed it much but try some searches and see if you can find the root cause.

Some guys have to use a screw driver to move the ring inside to get it to unlock.
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post #4 of 6 Old 09-06-2013, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by duneslider View Post

Some guys have to use a screw driver to move the ring inside to get it to unlock.
Just be sure to do that while your Jeep is facing UPHILL or it could become messy.

And duneslider is talking about unlocking the front locker like this:

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also turn the wheel slightly left to right it unloads the splines to let it unlock/lock quicker.
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post #6 of 6 Old 09-07-2013, 06:45 PM
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my 13 JKU Sport is slow to unlock...I think it's because i don't have keyless entry

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