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Old 01-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #31
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I have a '03 rubicon. Your button is not factory, and it doesn't seem to release your "trunk monkey" security system. In all seriousness, it looks like a cheap kill switch. I'd get rid of it.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #32
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OK its an automotive battery disconnect device, but no manufacturer listed on it. I take it this isn't factory? Also why would someone put one on?

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I found the specific one in case anybody was wondering.

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that's stupid! pull that crap of and save you some trouble, as long as you don't have a draw in your system you will never need it, and if you want battery dicos than install some normal ones on the terminals

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #33
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I have a '03 rubicon. Your button is not factory, and it doesn't seem to release your "trunk monkey" security system. In all seriousness, it looks like a cheap kill switch. I'd get rid of it.
Yeah I'm gonna do that, but I'm faced with an issue. This is the description for the product.

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Automatically disconnects at 11.8 volts or by hand-held remote control. Reconnects by pressing the solenoid mounted button or the hand held remote.

If it automatically disconnects at 11.8 volts then what could be causing my battery drain? The radio is aftermarket but it completely turns off when the vehicle is off. There doesn't "appear" to be any other modifications.

Maybe a bad battery?
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #34
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Where did you find the build sheet / And maybe your keyed wire to the radio is hooked up to the battery source
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #35
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Yeah I'm gonna do that, but I'm faced with an issue. This is the description for the product.

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Automatically disconnects at 11.8 volts or by hand-held remote control. Reconnects by pressing the solenoid mounted button or the hand held remote.

If it automatically disconnects at 11.8 volts then what could be causing my battery drain? The radio is aftermarket but it completely turns off when the vehicle is off. There doesn't "appear" to be any other modifications.

Maybe a bad battery?
how old is that one? they are good for about 3 years
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #36
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how old is that one? they are good for about 3 years

Can't find a date on the battery. I was going to replace it with an optima red top anyway. I guess I can just start with that.

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Old 01-25-2012, 12:42 PM   #37
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could be a bad battery, or a bad unit. I would pull it off and see if it is actually draining. If not, insert unit into trash and be on your way.
If so, find whats draining it and fix it. This work around is going to be nothing but headaches.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #38
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...maybe the "BATTERY BRAIN" is draining your battery. And look up battery threads here before you decide on an Optima battery.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #39
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...maybe the "BATTERY BRAIN" is draining your battery. And look up battery threads here before you decide on an Optima battery.
Good call. I used to used them in my SUV. I guess it was before they moved manufacturing to Mexico. UGH. God damn NAFTA.....Anyway yeah I'm gonna rip it off and most likely replace the battery.

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Link to how you get the build sheet for your vehicle:

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #41
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Good call. I used to used them in my SUV. I guess it was before they moved manufacturing to Mexico. UGH. God damn NAFTA.....Anyway yeah I'm gonna rip it off and most likely replace the battery.

Thanks guys!
So I just removed this piece of crap and it was an irritation. They had to flip the battery around to connect it so I flipped it back. Took about 10 mins to do everything. There was a red and black wire to the button which I kept intact under the dash. Never know when you might need extra wires. The culprit, besides this POS device, could have been the black wire going to a white wire that you see in the pic. The white wire wasn't connected to anything? So that might have been the battery drain if it was sparking on something. Ugh.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:40 PM   #42
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So I just removed this piece of crap and it was an irritation. They had to flip the battery around to connect it so I flipped it back. Took about 10 mins to do everything. There was a red and black wire to the button which I kept intact under the dash. Never know when you might need extra wires. The culprit, besides this POS device, could have been the black wire going to a white wire that you see in the pic. The white wire wasn't connected to anything? So that might have been the battery drain if it was sparking on something. Ugh.

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So everything is working the way it should now?
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #43
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Alright!!!
If it starts, then its time to close up shop with a win and crack a brew while you tell your wife the AMAZING job that you just tackled!
Now is a good time to tell her an approx amount of money that you just saved so that when you buy a winch/tires/lift/skids/etc you can say "but baby, you remember when I saved us all that money doing work myself"
It doesn't work, but its fun to try it anyway.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:53 PM   #44
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Dude! You SHOULD NOT HAVE REMOVED THAT BUTTON!!!! Have you never seen LOST!!! Now we know that Shadews is the one responsible for the end of the world in 2012!
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #45
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^^HA!
Looks like everyone is having a slow Wed.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:02 PM   #46
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So everything is working the way it should now?
Yeah everything seems to be working good now. This is why a bought a jeep with very few modifications. I didn't want to deal woth their "good ideas". Lol
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:07 PM   #47
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waiting for the "Mysterious Jeep Button For Sale" on Craigslist
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Maybe it sat for long periods? Easier than opening the hood and disconnecting the ground cable from the battery.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #49
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Every time you push that button my wife's clothes fall off!

Keep on pushing it!
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #51
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I kept the button just in case . The device is in the trash. Lol
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #52
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Sell it on EBay!
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You guys made my day with this thread...

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