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Old 10-19-2009, 10:44 PM   #15
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I have now road tested the Cool Tech battery disconnect and it is much easier to use than pulling the IOD fuse. Key is still in position one and battery disconnected with the turn of a knob. I"M HAPPY!!
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #16
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Hi Ronnie

Does the Cool Tech Battery Disconnect cut power to the 12Volt Cigarretteplug auxillary power source???? as i need that 12volts for my Brake Buddy.

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as far as I can tell it cuts all 12 volt to the vehicle.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:33 AM   #18
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Thats what I was thinking!!! So it will not work for me with the Brake Buddy!!!

What Auxillary Braking system are you using???


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I use the M&G air brake system with break away. This is a proportional system that I have been using for about 6 years on both of the Jeeps I've owned. I am totally satisfied with it and the ease of attaching from Jeep to M/H.
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Kyp J and all:

I, too, am jealous of you owners of 2009 and up Wranglers with no steering lock. I have a 2007 Sahara and have gotten caught twice with the steering not quite unlocked when turned to the first (acc) position. Fortunately both times I was going slow and not very far when I felt and heard the front tires scrubbing after a sharp turn. I have found that if I turn the key to the "run" position and then turn it back to "acc" the steering lock is defeated and all is well. I also tie a white sock to the top of the steering wheel so I can "see" that all is working okay.

I understand that all 2007 and 2008 Wranglers have locking steering wheels at one-half turn either way with the key off or out.
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I use a BrakeBuddy in my 09 Wrangler. On this toad, and previous toads, I've always avoided draining the toad battery by plugging the BrakeBuddy into a Xantrex Powerpack (Portable Backup Power Source)
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Some 08 Jeep Wranglers can be towed with out key

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Kyp J and all:

I, too, am jealous of you owners of 2009 and up Wranglers with no steering lock. I have a 2007 Sahara and have gotten caught twice with the steering not quite unlocked when turned to the first (acc) position. Fortunately both times I was going slow and not very far when I felt and heard the front tires scrubbing after a sharp turn. I have found that if I turn the key to the "run" position and then turn it back to "acc" the steering lock is defeated and all is well. I also tie a white sock to the top of the steering wheel so I can "see" that all is working okay.

I understand that all 2007 and 2008 Wranglers have locking steering wheels at one-half turn either way with the key off or out.
One of my Jeep buddies has an 08 Rubicon that he tows with no key. Actually he is the person that told me to check to see if I had steering lock which I did not so I do not use a key in my 09. Check to see if you have steering lock. I verified this bu jacking the front wheels off of the ground and with out the key I turned it left and right all the way.
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