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Yesterday 06:24 PM
Gojeep Thanks guys.
I'm hoping to trick the PCM that the airbags are there and think the seat not being plugged in yet might be why it is not going off yet.
There maybe another option as in the 2006 workshop manual I have it states you could turn the airbag checking function off in the software with the Star Scanner as not all markets had them. Hoping it is the same for my 2008.
08-08-2020 09:11 AM
NashvilleTJ
GrandWillys Project

Always enjoy seeing your creative solutions, Marcus. The wiper sweep correction was elegant.
08-08-2020 07:27 AM
222Doc Unless you can pull the codes from the SRS when you test will be hard to say what is being triggered. But yes every single one of the SRS functions must work or it will code out. Seat belts one, should just be a open closed circuit. On our 12 jkr when I did the change from stock seats to after market to get the seat belt chime to stop, i use harnesses. All i did was make a jumper wire and placed into the seat belts female plug. that is my extent of knowledge and is lacking.

I still have the SRS light on as i wont run airbags. So are you looking to get the air bag circuit to think its there? I will be watching to see if are and how you did and what resistor worked.

This is the best build thread on the forum by far. Simply outstanding.
08-08-2020 06:25 AM
Gojeep
My resistors for the airbags came in. Got 10 packs of three different values in case I need to increase them a bit.


Just folded the legs in half and then they were a good fit for the sockets. Tried to see if the airbags light went out and.......it stayed on. So I plugged in all my actual airbags in and tried them without the resistors and it did the same thing. The seat plugs are also wired into the airbag module to detect, and some models, weigh the occupants. Maybe because they are not installed it is doing it? Will have to wait for another time.


Decided to fit a CJ7 Jeep antenna as the donor one was in the rear quarter glass window. Cut a backing plate for the mount out of some scrap stainless steel.


Plug welded the stainless backing plate in so there wont be any flexing of the cowl once the antenna is installed.


As the cowl is angled, I made a new 3* wedge gasket out of some high density plastic. Just slowly whittled it down on the linisher.


I put it on the drivers side as less likely to get trees striking it that way.


Now the antenna is perfectly vertical from every angle.


I knew the wiper sweep would be too short when I ordered the wiper motor as it came with a 110* drive gear. This is where it stops if started from perfectly inline with the bottom of the screen.


I measured how much the drive rack sticks out in this position. 51mm or 2".


With the rack disconnected from the drive gear I could move it to where I would prefer it to stop. This was a total of 125* of sweep.


Now the rack sticks out 56mm or 2-5/32"


Now you can just go out and buy a 125* drive gear and swap it in as they come in 5* increments from 90*-130* for the 14w motor. https://www.s-v-c.co.uk/product/14w-wiper-drive-gear/


But to save some money, and a lot of time waiting for a gear to come from the UK to Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic, plus I like to do things myself, I thought I would move the pivot point instead. Now I need a total of 5mm-3/16" of extra movement of the drive rack. So that means only having to move the pivot half of that as you gain movement at each end of the stroke. I thought it was easier to cut a piece of the plate out with the pivot point and reweld it further out. I also moved it to the other side of the plate as it worked out better getting an extra half turn on to my donor wiper motor shaft adaption. No need to do this with a standard 14w motor setup.


Placed some copped plate under it and filled in the gaps with weld.


Cleaned up the welds and took away the excess radius around the pivot point.


All back in place with the extra sweep I wanted.


Just before going into lockdown for the COVID-19, I was able to pickup my rechromed pieces.


I finally got to put in my emblem that I bought 10 years ago! Bought it directly from the maker back then, but now are sold through Willys suppliers. https://www.thejeepsterman.com/produ...station-wagon/


A few more pieces done.
08-06-2020 06:36 PM
Gojeep Many thanks guys for the replies.
08-06-2020 08:30 AM
99sajeep My 05 WK has a weight sensor in the passenger seat that detects when there is something in the seat, but not big enough to warrant an adult's weight. When I place my laptop backpack in the seat, it detects the weight of the backpack, and illuminates a light on the center console stack that says "Passenger Airbag turned off" (or something to that effect).

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_airbags.htm
08-06-2020 07:49 AM
caulk04 I suspect there would be some differences between WK and WH models in regards to the passenger restraint stuff, but on my 08WK there are no airbag indicators of any kind with or without passengers.
08-06-2020 02:21 AM
Gojeep I am about to try the resistors instead of the airbags and wondered if not having the seats plugged in will affect the light going out?
Does it still go out on these models when there is no one seated in either seat?
Just asking as the seat plug does have wires running to the airbag module.

Cheers
08-05-2020 06:19 PM
Gojeep
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Sure is a good time to be home and have a big project to work on !!!!
Sure is. We just went into stage 4 lockdown this week and not allowed outside the property for no more than 1 hr a day with a mask on and socially dististancing and between 5am and 8pm. Can't even go for a walk with your own family as only 2 people max at a time from the same household!
$200 fine without a mask and $1652 if caught outside a 5km radius of home without a special work permit. Even have the defence force out checking homes of those that have tested positive with fines of $4954 and can be fined up to $20,000 for repeat offenders as they are not allowed to leave at all!
Will be like this for at least 6 weeks with longer or stricter conditions coming if the numbers don't drop.
We live on the outer fringe of Melbourne which has 5 million people and got 725 new cases and 15 deaths from COVID-19 yesterday. Small number compared to you guys in the USA for sure. Mind you we were down to zero cases about a month ago until there was bad management of a quarantine hotel which you had to stay in for 2 weeks and test negative at the end of it. State government hired a cheap security company to make sure they did stay in their rooms, rather than using the police like the rest of the states. But they were having sex with some of the returnees and letting them go to the the local supermarket etc! It all broke out from there to create the second wave we are now in.
08-05-2020 05:44 AM
TomParham Sure is a good time to be home and have a big project to work on !!!!
08-04-2020 05:49 PM
Gojeep
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Originally Posted by caulk04 View Post
No, the HID headlight option on these wouldn't do anything for your application. The expensive housings were auto adjusting and took comparative readings from front and rear suspension height to keep the beam level.
Thanks for the information.
I was just thinking from the point of view of the lower resistance value.
08-04-2020 07:36 AM
caulk04 No, the HID headlight option on these wouldn't do anything for your application. The expensive housings were auto adjusting and took comparative readings from front and rear suspension height to keep the beam level.
08-03-2020 05:55 PM
Gojeep
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Originally Posted by jlcoble View Post
Will you be using the dash from the donor jeep
Yes, the whole interior as well. The theme is 1948 outside and 2008 inside and underneath. Limited the miss-match as much as possible within the areas.

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Originally Posted by caulk04 View Post
Funny the subtle differences with the export model gauge cluster, only someone like me with an 08-10 WK would notice. I had also forgotten that I changed my gauge needles to red.

Yes, there was an optional DVD player. That, and the HID headlights are the only options not on my model...back when options were pretty straightforward.

I'm sorry to do this to you, but does the mis-match of switchgear colors bother you? White on the gauges, blue-green everywhere else. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/m...stall-2999513/
No it hasn't as never driven it at night before the pull down. Only around the block once and that is it.

Interesting on the HID's. Wonder if selecting that will be better for my LED headlights?
08-03-2020 06:22 AM
caulk04 Funny the subtle differences with the export model gauge cluster, only someone like me with an 08-10 WK would notice. I had also forgotten that I changed my gauge needles to red.

Yes, there was an optional DVD player. That, and the HID headlights are the only options not on my model...back when options were pretty straightforward.

I'm sorry to do this to you, but does the mis-match of switchgear colors bother you? White on the gauges, blue-green everywhere else. https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/m...stall-2999513/
08-02-2020 11:36 PM
jlcoble Will you be using the dash from the donor jeep
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