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Old 02-18-2019, 11:31 AM
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2012 JKUR Locker Mod/Direct Switch/Bypass

I posted this in "General" without much response, thought I would try here.

I have read various threads about installing separate switches for Rubicon lockers so they can be activated outside the factory parameters. I would love to see specific examples. I am interested in getting this done but have been told that it might cause the dash locker lights to be on all the time or that I might need to add a switch pod to accommodate this on top of the three switches I have in the A-pillar so that everything has a switch.

What I want is to end up with a set up like I would have with ARB lockers. I am willing to add extra switch capacity with a pod. I don't know if the factory switches should stay active or get bypassed, and whether there is an effect on lights showing the status of the lockers (front axle lock indicator?).

I don't really want a programmer solution where I can only do this when I have something plugged in.

I appreciate any suggestion.



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Hi, you can add switches that override the default logic of the factory locker system. The relays that control the lockers are triggered of a switched ground. All you have to do is splice that wire to a switch that completes the ground. When on, outside of 4lo the locker lights will blink instead of going solid. I think you can fix that with a programmer. But when the lockers are off, no lights)

The other way is to completely disconnect the lockers from the computer and run your own circuits to power them and optionally a proving light wired to the sensor. This will totally bypass the stock switches. This method is used for arb or ox lockers (when not fully cable actuated)
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Find your factory locker relays on the passenger side over by the battery.
It is easier to do this mod with battery removed as the wires are tight.
Pry the plastic clip/s out that hold the relays to the body.
Find the violet wire w/dark blue strip for the front locker, and the violet wire w/light green stripe for rear locker.
Tap into each one of these wires with a wire tap. run a wire from each wire tap across the firewall, and into the drivers compartment to a switch for each locker. Connect the other side of the switch to ground. Lockers will work independent of the Jeep computer with these switches, and the lights on the dash will flash when activated. Your OEM switches will also work as they were intended too with these switches off.
Most people do wire your new switches to a master/safety switch so they can't be activated by mistake/unintentionally.
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Here's the wiring diagram. Let us know the result, or better yet publish a how-to thread when you're done!

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publish a how-to thread when you're done!

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I posted this in "General" without much response, thought I would try here.

I have read various threads about installing separate switches for Rubicon lockers so they can be activated outside the factory parameters. I would love to see specific examples. I am interested in getting this done but have been told that it might cause the dash locker lights to be on all the time or that I might need to add a switch pod to accommodate this on top of the three switches I have in the A-pillar so that everything has a switch.

What I want is to end up with a set up like I would have with ARB lockers. I am willing to add extra switch capacity with a pod. I don't know if the factory switches should stay active or get bypassed, and whether there is an effect on lights showing the status of the lockers (front axle lock indicator?).

I don't really want a programmer solution where I can only do this when I have something plugged in.

I appreciate any suggestion.



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I completely bypassed with lighted rocker switches. The led light shows when the lockers are engaged/disengaged. It works well. No issues.


https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/a...l#post34007285
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I completely bypassed with lighted rocker switches. The led light shows when the lockers are engaged/disengaged. It works well. No issues.


https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/a...l#post34007285
That is how I wired my Sport.
Works perfect. Any speed, any gear, any range
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a shop in the DFW area of Texas to do this? I have used Collins Brothers in the past, just asking around if there is someone else I should consider?


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So I surrendered and orders the Trail Dash 2 with Dash Pod...will post about that when I get it.
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Nice. Let us know how it works out.
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Nice. Let us know how it works out.



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I posted some pics and a brief description in the thread in my sig and also here:


https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/t...a-2353943.html


Have not yet messed with the locker controls because I am stuck on the pavement at the moment....may do it in the drive just because.

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