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08-08-2008 06:45 PM
calnhobes
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Originally Posted by wenkebach View Post
I put electric locks in my 2005 - they work great! I added a "quick disconnect" feature so I can take the doors off. Made from electric guitar cord (1/4" male/female jack). Works perfectly.

That is an awsome idea with the guitar cord and jack. I don't plan on adding power widows though.
08-08-2008 06:43 PM
calnhobes You guys all rule thank you so much for your answers. I have a soft top and I totally agree with leaving the doors unlocked, It's more for a convience factor for when I have the wife and kids and I am trying to get everyone in and the doors are locked.
08-05-2008 12:43 PM
BlueFlame I did both windows and locks. Well worth it - with ebay cheap prices why not?
Pics in my gallery.
08-05-2008 10:23 AM
Wheelin98TJ
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Originally Posted by CanadianCon View Post
and you honestly think "punk" kids now a days dont carry around knives?? if all it takes is to cut a top to maybe make a few bucks, i gaurantee one of these "punk" kids you are talking about would do it... at least where i come from anyways. And i know all this crap doesnt contribute to what the thread was about, but when someone makes a smartass coment on something i say im going to defend myself.
So now everyone carries knives, but yet they also all try to open your doors first because they are considerate thieves who want to spare your soft top.
08-05-2008 10:18 AM
spyder6 smart ***? i was just taunting you - the OP might have a hard top. i have a hard top, i like to lock my doors when my hard top is on because i can keep relatively valuable things in it thanks to the added security. a thief willing to break a window is going to have a lot more balls than the "punk" who is going to cut your window open

i lock my doors when the top is off just because i dont want people opening my door - but thats apparently about as dumb as a screen door on a submarine.
08-05-2008 10:11 AM
CanadianCon and you honestly think "punk" kids now a days dont carry around knives?? if all it takes is to cut a top to maybe make a few bucks, i gaurantee one of these "punk" kids you are talking about would do it... at least where i come from anyways. And i know all this crap doesnt contribute to what the thread was about, but when someone makes a smartass coment on something i say im going to defend myself.
08-05-2008 07:43 AM
Wheelin98TJ
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Originally Posted by CanadianCon View Post
actually all i mentioned was save yourself a top, so really i didnt say anything about a hard top. but does it really matter?? whats the point in locking your doors with a soft top on?? its almost as bad as locking your doors with no top on at all....
It was already mentioned, but I'll say it again in case you missed it.

It prevents the punk kids from rumiging through your Jeep. Not the hardened criminal who breaks a window or slashes a top, but the ones who randomly check car doors to see if they are open.

Your are entitled to your opinion on whether or not you lock your doors, but it doesn't really help the OP much in regards to the question that was asked.
08-05-2008 01:45 AM
CanadianCon actually all i mentioned was save yourself a top, so really i didnt say anything about a hard top. but does it really matter?? whats the point in locking your doors with a soft top on?? its almost as bad as locking your doors with no top on at all....
08-04-2008 03:04 PM
HipCheck_1
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Originally Posted by wenkebach View Post
I put electric locks in my 2005 - they work great! I added a "quick disconnect" feature so I can take the doors off. Made from electric guitar cord (1/4" male/female jack). Works perfectly.

I don't really care for electric locks on my Jeep but that is a nice install and good use of non standard parts.

As far as the lock the doors, don't lock the doors debate I have read quite a few posts where people that did not lock their doors still had their top cut. Sometimes the thief doesn't even take the time to tug on the handle just cut and grab.

When I lived in an Apartment complex with little kids around I would lock my doors so they didn't climb into my Jeep and take it out of gear.
08-04-2008 01:15 PM
spyder6 did you do a writeup? id like to see pictures of all your stuff
08-04-2008 12:50 PM
Bryan H Everyone is going to have an opinion on this (just see above). My choice was to install power windows and locks on my '01 TJ. Like some of the above examples, I also added an actuator to the tailgate. Since I was adding contact connectors to power the tailgate actuator, I went ahead and wired in the dome light to operate when the tailgate is opened. Very easy and very convienent.

As far as taking the doors off, you can use the contact connectors (do a search, there have been some very clean installs), but I preferred to use plastic plugin connectors so everything would work when the doors are open. I just unplug the connectors before removing the doors.

Oh yeah, if you want one more thing to make fun of me about.......I also have heated seats!
08-04-2008 10:02 AM
iMTB That's a nice feature, but I don't lock my doors. I don't keep anything in there to steal anyways.
08-04-2008 09:35 AM
spyder6
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Originally Posted by rmb2485 View Post
Actually the hard/soft top thing was brought up by you. Sky Hye contributed to the thread in his first post, and questioned your comment about not locking your doors with a soft top in his second post.

good call!



something that crossed my mind. couldnt you use the button connectors like what are used in the tailgate as a way of connecting your doors easily? it seems like the wedge shaped box thats on the tailgate could be easy to reproduce out of light sheet metal on a smaller scale
08-04-2008 06:52 AM
rmb2485
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Originally Posted by CanadianCon View Post
i was talking about sky hye, because his comment was the one who started the whole soft top hard top thing
Actually the hard/soft top thing was brought up by you. Sky Hye contributed to the thread in his first post, and questioned your comment about not locking your doors with a soft top in his second post.

08-03-2008 10:47 PM
CanadianCon i was talking about sky hye, because his comment was the one who started the whole soft top hard top thing
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