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Old 02-26-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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2014 Rubicon X - Rear locker problem?

I went to the car wash and sprayed up under the undercarriage today while the vehicle was running, when I got back in the Jeep the rear locker icon in the cluster was blinking, while it was in 2WD. I couldn't shutoff the icon with the switch, it would just keep cycling between rear and front lockers. I shut off the Jeep and restarted it and all was well, but does the rear locker have issues when wet?

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Old 02-26-2014, 06:32 PM   #2
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No, these Wranglers are designed and advertised to be able to go through water up to 30" at a given speed. Obviously there is something that is not sealed properly.
I would take it back to the Dealer, and have them fix it!

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No, these Wranglers are designed and advertised to be able to go through water up to 30" at a given speed. Obviously there is something that is not sealed properly.
I would take it back to the Dealer, and have them fix it!
that'd be how i go about it. bring the spray bottle with you so you can replicate the problem. and i would ask you keep us posted. if this becomes a more common problem - it'd be good for our members to have something to refer too.
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that'd be how i go about it. bring the spray bottle with you so you can replicate the problem. and i would ask you keep us posted. if this becomes a more common problem - it'd be good for our members to have something to refer too.
Bob, have you heard of anybody else having this issue?

Mine is a 2013 Rubicon, and last summer when we had some heavy rains up in the mountains, I probably went through about 20 inches of water a couple of times, but without a issue!
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Bob, have you heard of anybody else having this issue?

Mine is a 2013 Rubicon, and last summer when we had some heavy rains up in the mountains, I probably went through about 20 inches of water a couple of times, but without a issue!
no i haven't. and hopefully it's a freak thing. but in the off chance it isn't i would love to know what the dealership is doing about it. i am not certain, but i believe the electric locker is the same??? i'll do some research; maybe a bad fuse or harness? maybe water got into the fuse box? idk...
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I'll have the dealer check it out when I get the first oil change, sooner if it continues to have issues.
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I'll have the dealer check it out when I get the first oil change, sooner if it continues to have issues.
right on, well - i hope it doesn't happen again. maybe a gremlin in the harness. please keep us in the loop, Dave.

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right on, well - i hope it doesn't happen again. maybe a gremlin in the harness. please keep us in the loop, Dave.

thanks!
It was very cold out, as in water freezing quickly, so not sure if it had anything to do with it. I have washed the underside a couple of times before, but this was a first for this issue. I am hoping its just a fluke, would hate to have the lockers engage while driving at say highway speeds.
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It was very cold out, as in water freezing quickly, so not sure if it had anything to do with it. I have washed the underside a couple of times before, but this was a first for this issue. I am hoping its just a fluke, would hate to have the lockers engage while driving at say highway speeds.
yeah. that'd be catastrophic.
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yeah. that'd be catastrophic.
Just out of curiosity, what would happen?
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Just out of curiosity, what would happen?
if your axle locked at speed, and they weren't lined up - it could shear the axle, it could grenade the ring and pinion... assuming you're not in 4wd - it wouldn't wreck the jeep.... shouldn't anyhow.

but don't quote me on that. i'm sure some with experience would chime in here. thankfully this is something i have no experience with
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Just out of curiosity, what would happen?
Not sure, but I have memories of driving my ATV with locked rear wheels on tar, yikes!
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:19 AM   #14
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Ok, now I know what it feels like when a newbie doesn't

There is nothing wrong with the Jeep, I must have hit the button by accident while removing or inserting the rubber mats after washing them. The switch is designed to blink when in 2wd HI, and will cycle between rear and front, until the newbie realizes the top of the button clicks up for "OFF", Duh Ok, now I am going to go slither back under a rock, thanks for the help guys!
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Ok, now I know what it feels like when a newbie doesn't

There is nothing wrong with the Jeep, I must have hit the button by accident while removing or inserting the rubber mats after washing them. The switch is designed to blink when in 2wd HI, and will cycle between rear and front, until the newbie realizes the top of the button clicks up for "OFF", Duh Ok, now I am going to go slither back under a rock, thanks for the help guys!
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Ok, now I know what it feels like when a newbie doesn't

There is nothing wrong with the Jeep, I must have hit the button by accident while removing or inserting the rubber mats after washing them. The switch is designed to blink when in 2wd HI, and will cycle between rear and front, until the newbie realizes the top of the button clicks up for "OFF", Duh Ok, now I am going to go slither back under a rock, thanks for the help guys!
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