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Old 02-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #1
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Starting without depressing the clutch

A few months ago I put a 10 amp fuse in the clutch override slot in the fusebox. This allowed me to start the Jeep without depressing the clutch pedal. The other day I disconnected the negative battery terminal for an unrelated issue. When I hooked it back up I had to push in the clutch to start it again. I checked the fuse and it was fine, I even swapped it for a brand new fuse and it still didn't work. Any ideas on what happened? It's an 05' with the 4.0 I6 and a 6 speed trans if that matters. Thanks for your help.
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Just a guess here, but maybe after dc'ing the battery, your computer relearned with the fuse in instead of out. Try pulling the fuse, then disconnecting the battery again, reconnect the battery (with the fuse out) then drive it a while before reinstalling the fuse. Someone can correct me if I'm all wet..!

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Just a guess here, but maybe after dc'ing the battery, your computer relearned with the fuse in instead of out. Try pulling the fuse, then disconnecting the battery again, reconnect the battery (with the fuse out) then drive it a while before reinstalling the fuse. Someone can correct me if I'm all wet..!
Couldn't hurt. I'll try this in the morning.
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I disconnected and jumped out the switch under the dash. Permenent fix.
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I disconnected and jumped out the switch under the dash. Permenent fix.
Any more info on this? Where under the dash? I tried disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it with the fuse out, that didn't help.
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Mine does same thing. Any one else figure out why the jumper fuse failed and how to get it back?
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just bypass the switch on the clutch master cylinder rod.
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The 2005 doesn't use a fuse to defeat the clutch interlock, it's done by moving a cable above the driver's side footwell. I just verified that with my copy of the 2005 Jeep Factory Service Manual.

Your Owner's Manual should also describe the procedure, mine does.
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Jerry, what page is that on in the '05 FSM?
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jerry, what page is that on in the '05 fsm?
Page 6-11 in the 2005 FSM. The image I posted is actually from my '97 FSM I had saved years ago but they went back to the same move-the-plug procedure for the 2005.
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I have read that you have to remove the fuse start it with the clutch in then reinsert the fuse to get it to wok again. Have an auto so cant verify though.

Thanks, I found that but didn't see one with a jumper. I know the '97 had a jumper. Still an easy way to do a bypass.
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There's nothing that needs to be done with a fuse on an '05 to activate or deactivate the clutch bypass described in the procedure. All that needs to be done is to move that cable connector. This is an unbelievably complex issue for some people because there are two different procedures used depending on the model year TJ. Many refuse to believe that the cable connector method was reintroduced in at least some later model years.

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