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Topic Review (Newest First)
11-12-2012 11:49 PM
obidya you could wire in a 3 way switch,

clutch switch on
clutch switch off
start disabled
11-02-2011 02:29 PM
Jerry Bransford That's a good idea that wouldn't be difficult to do!
11-02-2011 12:37 PM
Rocky Bar
Clutch Safety Switch

While on this subject has anyone installed a hidden switch in line with the bypass to disable starting? Thinking of doing this to my TJ, as a rip-off slow down.
11-02-2011 11:34 AM
Jerry Bransford It's above the driver's side footwell, above where you put your feet.
11-02-2011 11:26 AM
slyr114 thanks for that i seem to understand it on the picture, however i cant seem to actually find this? do you have an actual picture so i can see where it is lol.
11-01-2011 08:15 PM
Jerry Bransford Here ya go. Note you only have to move a plug at the end of a small electrical cable from from the Clutch Interlock Safety Switch Fastener to the By-Pass Connector.
11-01-2011 05:57 PM
slyr114 ok thank you
11-01-2011 05:55 PM
Jerry Bransford I will repost that illustration later tonight, pm me if I don't by 6 or 7 o'clock.
11-01-2011 05:52 PM
slyr114 sorry to bring up an old dead thread, but i am trying to engage the clutch bypass by moving the connector and i have the diagram, however when i look under the steering wheel i cant seem to locate this connector.... can someone post a real picture of the wire i am supposed to move because i cant wrap my head around where this is lol. 97tj btw
07-08-2010 07:54 AM
Originally Posted by Nairb View Post
Why can't I see the pictures?

1997 tj
there are none in this thread so far.. as for other threads, are you not seeing them there either?
07-08-2010 07:31 AM
Nairb Why can't I see the pictures?

1997 tj
05-03-2010 05:53 PM
HighlanderMike Hi can anyone tell me how to bypass it on my 2007JK? thanks,Mike
02-08-2010 08:55 PM
Rocky Bar
Clutch Switch

Thanks Jerry for the info and pic. Will be changing ours over to starting in gear. Don't want to be crawling under dash every time we go off-road. Brian.
02-08-2010 08:41 PM
Jerry Bransford Found my copy of the photo showing how to do it...
02-08-2010 08:04 PM
Jerry Bransford I've had my '97 TJ's clutch safety interlock bypassed since the first weekend I had it home after buying it new. If you know to step on the clutch or shift into neutral before starting the engine, there's no need for the bypass. People didn't need them before the lawyers got involved.

While newer TJs bypass it by inserting a fuse, the '97's is bypassed by moving a cable connector just above the driver's side footwell. How to do so is fully described in your owner's manual and is nothing more than moving a small connector to a different location.
02-08-2010 07:42 PM
Atthehop Yes, it's a safety thing but to each his own.
02-08-2010 07:10 PM
Rocky Bar
Clutch Interlock Switch By-Pass

Okay, got another noob question. Was reading the manual today and came across article about the clutch switch by-pass switch. Got 97 4.0 5sp TJ new to us. Looks like this is for using starter while in gear for tricky off-road situations. Why can't this be used all the time on-road or off? All the old stick shift rigs you could use starter for starting while in gear if needed. Any feed-back appreciated. Bet it's a safety thing. Thanks.

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