Clutch override - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 02-24-2007, 07:57 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Hank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Iraq, till they let me go home!!!
Posts: 214
Clutch override

I want to install a clutch override on my 03 TJ. I have read a little about this and I was wondering if it is really as simple as replacing a fuse? I would like to install some sort of a switch to prevent my wife from running into anyone. Has anyone done this before? Any help would be appreciated.

__________________
03 TJ without enough stuff on it. Is there really enough things ever done to a Jeep?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=152881111
Hank is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 08:15 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
Vector6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Morgantown,WV
Posts: 1,025
I just put the fuse in the fusebox slot labeled "clutch interlock" like the owners manual says to do.

__________________
USN 1985-1993
Vector6 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Hank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Iraq, till they let me go home!!!
Posts: 214
What do you think about having a switch to turn it on and off?
__________________
03 TJ without enough stuff on it. Is there really enough things ever done to a Jeep?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=152881111
Hank is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Vector6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Morgantown,WV
Posts: 1,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hank View Post
What do you think about having a switch to turn it on and off?
why?

I just never saw the need to have a switch... I just verify its in neutral, parking brake is set and turn the key.. my 01 has been this way since ive owned it.

my 14 yr old can go start it for me in the morning before work and we have never had an incident, (he wheels it pretty good to)
__________________
USN 1985-1993
Vector6 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 12:42 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Hank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Iraq, till they let me go home!!!
Posts: 214
I just put the fuse in and I no longer have to use the clutch to start it. Is there anyway I could install a switch to have some added saftey? How could I do this when I only had to put a fuse in? I'd really like to be able to turn the clutch override on and off with the flip of a switch. Sorry for all the ?'s
__________________
03 TJ without enough stuff on it. Is there really enough things ever done to a Jeep?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=152881111
Hank is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 02:52 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 185
what is the purpose of this switch. this is the first time i have ever heard of this and i am very curious. Please explain>>>>
Wr@ngler00 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
amerijeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Mississippi.
Posts: 4,041
Could be anti-theft measure?
__________________
To all who serve, Thank You.
amerijeep is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 05:21 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
This could be preatty usefull with remote start Anti theft is preatty much the only reason why i would install it.
Triple88a is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
jherrin215's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Glasgow, KY
Posts: 1,002
i think he wants to install a switch so his wife can't get in it and try to start it with it in gear without pressing the clutch and run into somebody. I am not sure that's what he means but that's what I got from his messages.
__________________

2003 Light Khaki Sahara
jherrin215 is offline   Quote
Old 02-24-2007, 11:20 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
binaryking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Elverson
Posts: 1,249
Send a message via Yahoo to binaryking
You can do that. Just run a switch to the fuse in the fuse panel. So that when the switch is off, it opens the circuit to that fuse, and when the switch is on it closes the circuit. This should be a pretty easy thing to accomplish with a little bit of trial and error.
__________________
Victory shall be mine!!!

2000 TJ Sport 4.0L
2002 WJ Sport 4.7L

Buncha junk I've spent hard earned money on.


Sorry I couldn't resist. It's the third grader in me coming out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...chris/logo.jpg
binaryking is offline   Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 02:05 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8,286
Send a message via AIM to Triple88a Send a message via MSN to Triple88a Send a message via Yahoo to Triple88a Send a message via Skype™ to Triple88a
Quote:
Originally Posted by jherrin215 View Post
i think he wants to install a switch so his wife can't get in it and try to start it with it in gear without pressing the clutch and run into somebody. I am not sure that's what he means but that's what I got from his messages.
I'm guessing he is tired of pressing the clutch to start his jeep so he wants to get rid of the pressing the clutch part but he wants to wire a switch so he can turn back to normal when his wife is driving so she doesnt run over some1 on accident.
Triple88a is offline   Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 06:10 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Hank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Iraq, till they let me go home!!!
Posts: 214
^^^Thats exactly what I'm trying to do.^^^ This switch is not going to be an anti-theft device as much as it will be an anti-wife running over a honda. I just want to be able to go outside in the morning, flip the switch, put the key in, and start my Jeep without have to jump in.

Binary would you mind explaining a little more how to put my switch in. I'm not trying to be a pain, I just don't want to set my Jeep on fire.
__________________
03 TJ without enough stuff on it. Is there really enough things ever done to a Jeep?
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm...ndid=152881111
Hank is offline   Quote
Old 02-25-2007, 09:32 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
Moab Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Sunset, Utah
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wr@ngler00 View Post
what is the purpose of this switch. this is the first time i have ever heard of this and i am very curious. Please explain>>>>
The purpose of the switch is (government mandated) safety so that you can't start it in gear.

Reasons for overriding.

1. Not having to climb into the thing anytime you need to start it.

2. In low gears, if you stalled it, you can drive forward off the starter and start the vehicle while in gear. Some steep angles can prove to be a challenge if you had to push in the clutch to restart.
__________________
MoabJeeper Magazine
Moab Man is offline   Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 02:49 PM   #14
Newb
 
xpertshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Duluth, MN
Posts: 11
Fuse Location and Type

I am very curious in doing this to my jeep as well. Could anyone be so kinda as to identify the location of this overide fuse and which size to install? Thank you.

xpertshooter is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Clutch Problems and How I Resolved Them linz TJ Tech Forum 7 08-30-2014 06:36 AM
Problem with clutch? Paul.mea TJ Tech Forum 9 01-16-2009 07:25 PM
1990 need help transmission or clutch problem ?? sxmjeepdriver YJ Tech Forum 13 11-02-2008 11:01 AM
Clutch problem locorogue YJ Tech Forum 0 07-09-2008 09:06 PM
Clutch Exposed to Water? soupy1957 General Jeep Discussion 6 05-10-2008 07:00 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC