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Old 03-01-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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Help disabling clutch start

I have a 2010 JK Jeep Wrangler and I would like to disable having to step on the clutch in order to start the vehicle. I have been doing a search on the Internet, but could not find and info. One page said that it required a fuse to bypass this option, but it is not listed in the fuse box. Does anyone know how to bypass this potion?

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Old 03-01-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I know in my TJ atleast there is a fuse you pull. I'm not sure why you want to disable it anyways. I feel like I might forget to take it out of gear before I start! Plus when you do take it out of gear you're already on the clutch so it doesn't bother me. To each his own I guess.

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Why do you want to disable this? Its typically a bad idea. If you're trying to figure out how to install a remote starter kit, any kit worth installing actually addresses this issue on its own. Other than that, the first time you forget to make sure you're in neutral your starter motor is going to be very angry at you.
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Why do you want to disable this? Its typically a bad idea. If you're trying to figure out how to install a remote starter kit, any kit worth installing actually addresses this issue on its own. Other than that, the first time you forget to make sure you're in neutral your starter motor is going to be very angry at you.
so is the mercedes parked in front of you. but this can be very useful ive heard. many good reasons to want to do it. i know in my tj there is a clutch override fuse slot.. and all you do is just get a fuse and put it in. not sure of the jk. ill look it up
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #5
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so is the mercedes parked in front of you. but this can be very useful ive heard. many good reasons to want to do it. i know in my tj there is a clutch override fuse slot.. and all you do is just get a fuse and put it in. not sure of the jk. ill look it up
What is the point of disabling it? What are the uses?

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ive heard when going through water/mudhole, etc. if you open the clutch, it can do some serious damage. so if you stall out midway, youre screwed.
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ive heard when going through water/mudhole, etc. if you open the clutch, it can do some serious damage. so if you stall out midway, youre screwed.
Oh yeah I've always wondered what you do if you stall out of get stuck in water or deep mud. I guess in 4lo you can start it in gear?

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yeah. you could probably even get away starting in 4hi, it just might not be comfortable to do haha. but with the clutch overridden, you can start in 4lo with no problems and just be on your merry way lol
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still not finding anything on a clutch override for the jk.. sorry haha
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i cant find anything about it in the JK manual.. but in the TJ manual im reading it only works in 4 lo. so excuse my mistake earlier. you can only do it in 4lo
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i cant find anything about it in the JK manual.. but in the TJ manual im reading it only works in 4 lo. so excuse my mistake earlier. you can only do it in 4lo
You can only start it in gear in 4lo or the clutch start override only works in 4lo?

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good question. im not sure. it never said anything about neutral in 4hi
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I put the override fuse in on my TJ and I start without the clutch anytime I want (in neutral of course) The reason I did it is so I can walk out to the garage open the passenger door reach over and start it to warm up without having to climb in and get out again. I always use the E-brake and leave the trans in N when I park it, unless I'm on an incline then I let the brake catch and leave it in gear also.

Anytime I start a manual trans I always jiggle the shifter to make sure it's in N before turning it over so I'll never accidentally start it in gear with or without the clutch in
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I put the override fuse in on my TJ and I start without the clutch anytime I want (in neutral of course) The reason I did it is so I can walk out to the garage open the passenger door reach over and start it to warm up without having to climb in and get out again. I always use the E-brake and leave the trans in N when I park it, unless I'm on an incline then I let the brake catch and leave it in gear also.

Anytime I start a manual trans I always jiggle the shifter to make sure it's in N before turning it over so I'll never accidentally start it in gear with or without the clutch in
any experience with a clutch override in a jk?
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to the op.. i read somewhere on the newer jk's if youre starting in 4lo, it will start without the clutch.. im not sure about neutral, but it should in 4lo.

and this is stock
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any experience with a clutch override in a jk?
Trans neutral, T-case 4LO and you are good to go, Other than that I dunno. I would think there is a switch somewhere by the clutch pedal that you could bypass but I'm not sure about that one.
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If you are in 4L you can start in 1st gear without the clutch. If you are afrais of stalling during a water crossing put it in 4L first and you're good to go.
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:01 AM   #18
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Not sure if there is one or two switches on the clutch pedal, as to start the pedal has to be almost to the floor, but if cruise control is on pressing the clutch only half in or so will cancel the cruise.

But agreed, if the only worry is for stalling in water, it will start in gear in 4lo stock.
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Looks like there is no information on this. I want to put a remote start on the vehicle, but have not purchased the kit yet. Maybe they will have directions. Thanks.
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Looks like there is no information on this. I want to put a remote start on the vehicle, but have not purchased the kit yet. Maybe they will have directions. Thanks.
I've seen some hilarious things happen when people install a remote start and disable the clutch switch....lol
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This would mean you have to park and leave the vehicle in neutral with just the handbrake right?

Have you tried this yet? The handbrake on a JK is not the best, I would not want to be relying soley on it.
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Looks like there is no information on this. I want to put a remote start on the vehicle, but have not purchased the kit yet. Maybe they will have directions. Thanks.
My understanding is that remote start systems for a manual transmission will provide--as part of the kit--the way to override the clutch start. This isn't something you should have to do separately before installing the kit. So you should be good to go. There's some folks on the forum here with remote starts in their manual transmissions.

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This would mean you have to park and leave the vehicle in neutral with just the handbrake right?

Have you tried this yet? The handbrake on a JK is not the best, I would not want to be relying soley on it.
You're correct. I've heard it's something you really only want to use on a flat surface. This is the situation though for most folks driveways, so I've heard people are pretty happy with these systems.
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This would mean you have to park and leave the vehicle in neutral with just the handbrake right?

Have you tried this yet? The handbrake on a JK is not the best, I would not want to be relying soley on it.
Really? The handbrake on my 2007 grabs extremely well. It doesn't take much to lock up the rear tires for some sweet 180s.
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There is only 1 switch on my 08.. I disabled it for my Viper Remote Start simply because I was expecting 2 switches. However only having 1 switch caused my cruise to not function. I will be fixing this now that I dug out my relay..


As for parking in neutral with only E brake on, I've used this method for 14 years now on 4 different vehicles...

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