Okay, got another noob question. Was reading the manual today and came across article about the clutch switch by-pass switch. Got 97 4.0 5sp TJ new to us. Looks like this is for using starter while in gear for tricky off-road situations. Why can't this be used all the time on-road or off? All the old stick shift rigs you could use starter for starting while in gear if needed. Any feed-back appreciated. Bet it's a safety thing. Thanks.
I've had my '97 TJ's clutch safety interlock bypassed since the first weekend I had it home after buying it new. If you know to step on the clutch or shift into neutral before starting the engine, there's no need for the bypass. People didn't need them before the lawyers got involved.
While newer TJs bypass it by inserting a fuse, the '97's is bypassed by moving a cable connector just above the driver's side footwell. How to do so is fully described in your owner's manual and is nothing more than moving a small connector to a different location.
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sorry to bring up an old dead thread, but i am trying to engage the clutch bypass by moving the connector and i have the diagram, however when i look under the steering wheel i cant seem to locate this connector.... can someone post a real picture of the wire i am supposed to move because i cant wrap my head around where this is lol. 97tj btw