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Old 07-02-2008, 06:51 AM   #29
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If you keep track of engine time you need to record that info as ET resets when you pull the IOC fuse. Also no mention of auxillary brake hookup.

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Old 07-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #30
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Davidx,

That seems like a good checklist that you have developed. Perhaps you may want to consider a disconnect list as well - and make sure to include the re-insertion of the IOD fuse.

Maybe it would be a good idea to have a spare "dumb" key made at the local hardware store. These dumb keys cost about $2 and lack the transponder for the key to start/run the Jeep. However, they are great for towing and getting your Jeep in this first key position. Wehn you are confident in your checklist(s), you can laminate them and attach them to the dumb key.
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I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Does it have an "IOD Module"?

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Old 07-17-2008, 05:57 PM   #33
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Can't wait to see the pics of the gas hood strut. You beat me to it. Good job.
In regard to the IOD question. Gut instinct says no, you do not have one but if you will post a picture of your fuse box. we'll know for sure.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:00 PM   #34
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Hey Kendall,

Here is a project for ya! I have been thinking about a remote switch to toggle the IOD fuse without opening the fuse box. Any ideas? I found an old link to one where a guy on a Jeep forum made a remote switch by installing a "blown" fuse, then running two wires from the fuse to a toggle switch. I been playing with that idea.......

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Hi Sarge, I like that idea but I'd be uncomfortable without having a fuse somewhere in that circuit. As long as we are working up a cool mod, let's include the M1 fuse as well.
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Good idea Rick. Let's do this thing right!!
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Sounds like a great idea, but my son and I handle this simple task in a few minutes. I'd hate to take away his job!
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I must admit. Pulling two fuses takes me about a minute or less and this project wouldn't be on the top of my gotta do list. I do think with a relay and a switch it could be a fun project.....one of these days.
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I have a 2008 Wrangler X Sahara and I used the cool tech harness. However, when I hook up the Jeep to the MH and apply the toad brakes (the M1 fuse in place) the MH brake lights go on. First question, will this pose a problem? Second question, if I pull the M1 fuse will this prevent the MH lights from going on and will this prevent any electrical problems?
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The idea behind removing the M1 Fuse is simple.
If your motor home uses the same bulb for braking as it does for blinking and you are using the cooltech harness, the Jeep will interrupt the mh blinkers if the brakes are applied. Removing the M1 fuse, stops this from happening. No electrical problem will result.
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Ok, I am super educated on the wiring part of towing a JK. But now this is the problem I am having. I have an 07 sahara 4 door with the automatic trans. After I tow the jeep by the methods used about I cannot get the transfer case to shift back into gear. first would be 4H then 2H. Seems as if the transfer case gears setting into a spot that clash with sifting it back into gear. I hove only towed it twice now and both times I have ended up turning on the engine putting the trans in drive then neutral and waiting for a few seconds then try to shift the transfer case. what happens is not right. When the transfer case grabs it is hard on the equipment. What are you other JK owners doing about this? Are you having the issue at all?
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I have the same problem. I've read on a Jeep forum that others are also having this problem. There seems to be a dealer fix. I even have a hard time putting it in neutral sometimes.
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