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Old 11-26-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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I heard a guy talking at a rally last year about another guy who knew how to "pull a pin" to disable the steering wheel lock process on Jeeps. If we didn't have the steering wheel lock, that would eliminate most every negative in towing this vehicle. Then no key would be required, turned to the first position that has too great a battery draw to drive all day without pulling a fuse or disconnecting the battery.

So does anyone know about this? I'm sure the dealer wouldn't want to do it, because it isn't in their book of activities with pricepoints. But there should be no liability for anyone but me since it is an anti-theft thing and not a safety thing.

Is this something the average car owner who works on their cars now and then can do? Inquiring minds are curious. Thanks in advance.
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I heard a guy talking at a rally last year about another guy who knew how to "pull a pin" to disable the steering wheel lock process on Jeeps. If we didn't have the steering wheel lock, that would eliminate most every negative in towing this vehicle. Then no key would be required, turned to the first position that has too great a battery draw to drive all day without pulling a fuse or disconnecting the battery.

So does anyone know about this? I'm sure the dealer wouldn't want to do it, because it isn't in their book of activities with pricepoints. But there should be no liability for anyone but me since it is an anti-theft thing and not a safety thing.

Is this something the average car owner who works on their cars now and then can do? Inquiring minds are curious. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hi Donna,
I can not answer your question about pulling the pin. However, consider this as an alternative. I use the product. It is an easy install and works as advertised. I would make the purchase again.
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According to the manual in the 2008 Jeep Liberty the steering wheel lock is only on the stick shift version, not on the Automatic. I haven't tested it yet, but it sounds like it will solve a lot of problems.
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The Lock pin is used to met the US MVSS requirement to sell in the USA. ie -lock the trans, or Strg. Don't think a Service center would do it. You would need the Vehicle Service manual to help guide you to remove it. Most have special J-# tools to remove air bag,ect. The Design intent was to make it difficult to remove or defeat. (Thus the name Lock pin)

Some new Vehicles can met the MVSS req by electronic means.
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