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post #1 of 30 Old 08-07-2010, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Child Safety Switch Bypass for XJ Windows **Write Up**

This is a good solution for bypassing the child safety lock for all passenger windows. After doing this, the child safety lock is no longer operable. However, your passengers will finally have control over their windows rolling up and down.

Items you will need:

2 blue wire splice connectors

16 gauge stranded wire

7/16 Nutdriver

Screwdrivers

( wire cutters were to shorten the length of the wire )




First you need to remove the driver side kick panel by the hood release



Use the 7/16 nutdriver to remove the nut holding on the kick panel



Then remove the two screws on this trim piece and gently remove the kick panel by sliding it out from behind that trim piece.



After removing the kick plate, find the lowest connector with wires that are BROWN, YELLOW, AND BLACK. Disconnect the two parts of the connector from each other.



This is what you should have to work with



Use the blue wire splice connectors with the 16 gauge wire and 'jump' the yellow wire with the brown wire. Leave the black wire alone.


Plug the white connectors back in to each other and check your windows. If the child safety switch was the culprit then this should have fixed your problem.

Reinstall your kick panel the way it came out.

Celebrate victory.

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post #2 of 30 Old 08-08-2010, 04:51 AM
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I did this in the door itself, like in this link here.

I like this set up better though as it is a PITA to remove the door panel and you have to jump two separate wire tails and inside the cabin behind a trim panel is a better spot for keeping dry.

I'm bookmarking this one.
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Thanks for the post - still applicable in 2013 I cleaned the switch a last year when I bought this XJ, but it stopped working reliably after only a couple months and now quit completely.

I could only scrounge one blue connector and didn't have any wire so did a slight variation.

I just drilled out the inside tube on the blue connector and then snapped it over both the brown and yellow wires, squeezed it shut and job done
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Thanks for bringing this TTT. I would have never seen it otherwise, and this is something that has been bugging me since i bought my XJ a few months ago.

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Theres an easier way to do this trick. Take one of the blue connectors shown in the op's post. with an 1/8 inch drill bit, drill the short side of the connector all the way through so you have two wire holes in it. Then slide both wires in and crimp it together.

This will save you a piece of wire and a connector.

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Get the right saddle splices and you can do it with just one. Here's mine.


My build thread has pics again. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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Even easier:

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I did that first but it fell out when wheeling.

My build thread has pics again. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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I think that im going to try to do this... but I'm going torun the (red) jumper wire in the picture up into the dash and use a toggle switch. That way I can retain the "child lock" feature simply have to flip the toggle on or off.

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There have been many posts about this and every XJ I have fixed never needed any extra wires. Take the switch assembly out, Gently pull apart the switch assembly and re-solder the contact points on the board.
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I just did this on my Manche. Did it in the door though.

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Even easier:

That a paperclip?

I need to do something for this, wifes getting tired of asking permission to adjust the window. Hasnt really been on my priority list.

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Why waste your time. For the $20 buck at the JY you can get the cluster.
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Why waste your time. For the $20 buck at the JY you can get the cluster.
... that would likely do the same thing. Ive owned 5 97+ XJ's and they have all had this problem.

Everything is fully functional, only the passengers dont have control half the time. Running a jumper seems best, I have no use for child lock.

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Why waste your time. For the $20 buck at the JY you can get the cluster.
HMMM

1. Get in the rig, drive to junkyard, pay $20, drive home, pull the old one out, have it work for XX days/months, used one fails, repeat.

2. Pull a panel, jump the wires, done.

I'll take option 2.

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