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Old 02-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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clutch switch override not working

I was under the impression that if I put a 10A fuse in #28 that I would be able to start my manual 2005 Wrangler, 4.0L without engaging the clutch. It is not working. Do I need to have it in a gear? I used a fuse checker and that seems to be ok. I cannot tell any difference in vehicle operation with vs without the fuse. The problem is, everyone and their brother is telling me my starter is dying, the dealer is telling me it is the clutch switch. Guess which one is covered under my extended warranty... Easy enough test is to override clutch switch, but I try to start with bypass without using clutch and it doesn't work until I give in and push it.

I doubt it's related, but just in case, I did the key dance yesterday before taking it to the dealer with no results, today it gives me P0522, "Oil pressure sending unit (sensor) voltage input below the minimum acceptable voltage," but the oil level is fine. Seems like a fishy electronic coincidence. I just don't trust the Jeep dealer where I live and it's an island so I don't have options!

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Old 02-06-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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Location 28? Isn't that supposed to be slot #20 behind the glove box or was that changed?

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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Let me run out and look at each, but it is the one that says something about a clutch as worded in the manual. BRB
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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Fuse 20 behind glove box is just a spare. Fuse 28 by battery is Clutch Override.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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A highly interesting new thing: we have had the override fuse in place for some time. Until today, the 4wd light was always lit. I never actually tested that it started without depressing the clutch, so I can't really compare that. But it just occurred to me to check and, no, it is no longer lit now that I got it back from the dealer! Could they have done something to interfere?!?!? Switching out the fuse isn't helping. I am at a loss here and am waiting for a call back from their manager. And freaking out. It's just so strange that two things changed when they say all they did was try to diagnose, no actual work.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:34 PM   #6
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The manager just keeps saying he doesn't know what override I am referring to and neither do his Jeep certified mechanics. AAARRRGGGHHH!
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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And, yes, if I put the jeep in 4wd, the 4wd light comes on.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:21 PM   #8
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Switched fuse, also tried a 15A. The manager mentioned that when they were testing they found an open switch near the pedal and they closed it. He's convinced I opened it...

I guess I'll keep adding until someone answers...

I found out there is another dealer on island, called and asked if they knew what the override was, they said no. I guess that means even if I took it in no one could fix it.

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