takin doors off - 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 03-11-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12
takin doors off

im taking off my doors, but when i do, the car beeps as if a door is open. is there something I can put over the little button to make the beeping stop, or is there another way? Thanks

akfisherman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
I got nothin'

WF Lifetime Member
 
jeeperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,896
There is a fuse (located behind the glove box) that you can pull so that the light doesn't come on and the beeping stops when you pull the doors.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scout View Post
I like "prick".

Go ahead...quote me on that.
"Hold my beer while I kiss your girlfriend... you have to be good for something"

--Aaron Pritchett

If you have to ask what it is or what it does, you don't need it, and you will need help to install it!
jeeperman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2006, 03:31 PM   #3
coilovers are damn flexy
 
bluvikng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,260
10 amp fuse on the right side, at the bottom
__________________
bluvikng is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2006, 05:15 PM   #4
Newb
 
kameel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 11
Or put this in
$10 ..or make it yourself


__________________
Instant human...just add coffee.


My ride: a happy 1997 TJ.
kameel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-11-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 12
how do you make one of those...nifty...or where can i buy one?? thanks.
akfisherman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-12-2006, 01:04 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
mswilder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: a FORT named SMITH
Posts: 200
Send a message via Yahoo to mswilder
lights off doors off

we talked about this in a earlier thread, i think it was rondmc that came up with the idea if iam not misstaken, but if you are a bit of a handy man, you can do this your self, but here is the thread to read up on.

Lights off with doors off
__________________
Matt W. RN, NREMT-B
EMT/firefighter
Barling Fire department

2008 rubicon unlimited
yellow, soft top half doors, otherwise stock till I
get some money!

My first jeep, 97 wrangler SE **sold***
4 cyl, 5 spd, soft-top, 3 in. black dimaond lift, 32x11.50r15 Copper discover STT, 4.0 throttle body, 2" TBS, Underwindshield light bar with 6 lo-pro lights.

89 cherokee
mostly blue, just a helpless shell. future rock crawler!
mswilder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-12-2006, 01:25 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: So. Cal.
Posts: 28
Make the switch thingy like Quadratec sells, I did and its much easier that pulling the fuse all the time.
wndrlst is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2006, 08:12 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
SouthTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis
Posts: 696
This is what I use and it works nicely. You can make it pretty easily as well.


http://www.quadratec.com/cgi-bin/sgi...06031309084135
__________________
13 JK Rubicon
SouthTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-13-2006, 04:16 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Buster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Western Pa.
Posts: 168
I guess I am cheap...I pull the #4 fuse when the soft top goes and...and replace it when the hard top goes on
Buster is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-15-2006, 09:30 PM   #10
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 9
yep, i used the "drill the switch and insert cotter pins" method for a while... i think i originally got that idea here on WF.... but now i've built my own version of the quadratec switch, tapped into fuse #4 (with a new fuse holder, etc) and ran to a switch i mounted in one of the switch blanks above the shifter.

while i was there, i also did the garage door opener mod and installed a nearly-invisible pushbutton switch in the same area. i'll put some pics up later if anyone's interested. i did it the easy way first, leaving the battery in the garage door opener. but tonite, i ran some wires to the battery (genies and craftsmans, at least, are 12v - cool!) and now i don't have to worry about replacing those little $5 batteries anymore!

rondmc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2006, 08:34 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
SouthTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis
Posts: 696
Quote:
Originally Posted by rondmc
while i was there, i also did the garage door opener mod and installed a nearly-invisible pushbutton switch in the same area. i'll put some pics up later if anyone's interested. i did it the easy way first, leaving the battery in the garage door opener. but tonite, i ran some wires to the battery (genies and craftsmans, at least, are 12v - cool!) and now i don't have to worry about replacing those little $5 batteries anymore!

I'd be interested in seeing that write up. I'd like to do that myself.
__________________
13 JK Rubicon
SouthTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2006, 08:44 PM   #12
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 9
ok - the writeup i followed for the garage door opener came from jeepforum.com... but the search function is offline and i couldn't find it in the last hour of looking... so i'll see how much i remember.


----------------------------
MOUNTING THE NEW SWITCH

what you need:
(1) - momentary "on" switch from Radio Shack or wherever

i wanted to hide the switch as much as possible, in case i have to park outside in the driveway overnight... i don't like uninvited guests in my garage!

the switch i bought had a black housing but a RED button... i put blue painter's tape around the threads and contacts on the bottom, then shot the red button with a black rattlecan. after it dries,

take the fascia off the center dash... prob. need to pry up the piece on top of the whole dash, with the defrost vent in it. then 2 screws hold on the whole center cover, which is then pulled off, straight forward. then 4 screws hold on the switch panel just above the shifter. i have the "X" model, so no switches in there at all - just blanks.

to keep it as much out of sight as possible, i mounted the new button just above the blank switch covers, facing down. the case for this switch panel has a "lip" that comes out over the top of the switch covers that is about an inch wide or so... i centered and drilled a 1/2" hole (may vary, depending on your switch), then mounted the switch button. it was all plastic, including the nut, so i couldn't get it really tight - just finger-tight, right before it started stripping. but it's held just fine.


--------------------
WIRING THE REMOTE

here's what you need:
(1) - garage door opener remote (prob. on your visor now... :-)
(1) - set of self-adhesive velcro
(2) - 3' long pieces of 16- or 18-ga wire

basically, you need to take your existing garage door opener remote off your visor, and take it apart. my Genie was in 3 pieces: 2-piece case, plus a circuit board with a button on it inside. also, take the battery out.

the button completes the circuit and opens the garage door. so what you want to do is solder in a new switch button that completes the circuit instead. (actually, the new and old buttons will still work)

the button in my Genie opener has 4 solder points on the circuit board. so i took a short piece of wire, stripped both ends, and experimented until i found the 2 points that opened the door when i touched them with the wire.

i then soldered one 3' piece of the 16/18-ga wire to each of those points and routed them out of the case through an existing hole. it's no big deal to dremel a new or enlarged hole if you need to...

i decided to use the velcro to mount the remote on a plastic support "beam" i felt behind my climate control knobs. i stuck one side of the velcro to my remote, then stuck the other side to that and removed the paper backing. next i wriggled the remote up to where i wanted it and stuck it in place.

next i routed the free ends of the wire through all the other wiring mess in there and out under the climate control stuff near my new switch button.

then i soldered the free ends of those 2 wires to the 2 contacts on the back of my momentary-on switch and tested it all out. all that was left was to cram the extra wire in the hole and put everything back together.


-----------------------------------------------
BONUS: WIRING DIRECTLY TO THE JEEP BATTERY

what you need:
(2) - lengths of 16ga wire - long enough to run from your garage remote through the firewall, to your battery
(2) - crimp-on spade-style terminal connectors, female half only

Genie remotes (and Craftsman, i hear) are 12v-powered, which is a great plus! it's a pain to get to the original remote which is now stuck behind the climate control stuff. and when the battery in there starts to go, i had to keep reaching under there to open the garage! for some reason, the weak battery didn't like my new button.

anyway, i pulled the remote out (thus the 3'-long wires...) and removed the battery. on my Genie remote, the battery contacts are very thin metal that is bent in the shape of a circle on a stick. it's also about 1/8" or 3/16" wide. so i flattened the circles with set of needlenose pliers and found the female half of a crimp-on terminal connector fits perfectly.

from here, it's easy... run the 2 wires (one red, one black!) through the firewall to the battery. (red wire positive, black wire negative...) i went through the firewall at the rubber plug on the driver's side right behind the clutch pedal. my CB power goes through there also...

the other ends of the wire get the crimp-on terminal connectors. then i pushed the connectors on to the now-flat battery contacts, matching the positive and negative contacts, of course.

i had to use the dremel to create space on the inside of the plastic garage remote's casing for the new connectors, as well as a couple new holes for the battery wires to exit. after that, i put it all together and stuck it back in its hiding place.


THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST FUN-TO-USE MOD I'VE INSTALLED YET! especially for my wife, who loves buttons...

good luck and i'll be happy to answer any questions this write-up may raise. no pics at this point, but i may try to take some and post them later.

keep it rubber-side down!
rondmc is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-16-2006, 09:24 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
SouthTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Memphis
Posts: 696
I'd never thought of that and it seems so simple. Thanks.

SouthTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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
half doors tiny terror TJ General Discussion Forum 24 11-05-2012 09:39 PM
Soft doors (upper and lower) or Half doors JCS05Rubi Classifieds Archive 6 04-07-2009 07:58 AM
1/2 doors for JK rbtp JK General Discussion Forum 3 03-22-2008 11:45 PM
Half Doors MrHumpty JK General Discussion Forum 7 03-11-2008 02:07 PM
Factory half doors CTtjRJ TJ General Discussion Forum 3 03-27-2006 02:26 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 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