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Old 05-25-2019, 02:37 PM
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Default Clutch bypass

Saw several posts about clutch bypass. All seemed a bit different in location of said wire to ground either momentarily via a switch or permanently. I chose the latter.
On my 2017 JKU, the clutch pedal switch is on the engine side of the firewall, just below two relays and the horn. .
I disconnected the horn and two relays directly above to gain access (10mm box wrench and body panel tool). Removing the wiring harness required use of the body panel tool pried against the body to depress the clip inward. Can never tell how some of those wiring harness mate together.
I then removed the split loom to gain access to the YELLOW/ORANGE wire. I used a green jumper wire with alligator clips to test the wire before cutting. There’s a grounding post merely inches away that seemed perfect. I cut away 1/4” of the yellow/orange insulation and made a 3-4” grounding wire (20AWG) with a closed end terminal fitting and then soldered everything together. Presto!

Using body panel tool to unclip wiring harnesss.

Finished splice before wrapping things back up.

Jumper wire to test before actually cutting wire.

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Old 05-25-2019, 02:58 PM
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Curiosity has my interest- why'd you bother with a clutch bypass? 4lo has it built in.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:10 PM
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Default Reason for clutch bypass

As mentioned in many of the other similar threads, I too wanted to be able to start the Jeep by just reaching in and turning on the ignition. Habit from my recently sold CJ7 to let it warm up before getting in; especially in winter. Call me “old school”, but I let my cars warm up more than 5 seconds before driving.

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Old 05-29-2019, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by karls10jk View Post
Curiosity has my interest- why'd you bother with a clutch bypass? 4lo has it built in.
I just learned something new. I figured I was going to have to tinker with wiring to allow for emergency hill starts; this is great news.
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Default Hold your horses

So yesterday, first time driving after the mod, I discovered that this bypass causes a check engine light and the cruise control not to engage. Logical but I was hoping it wouldn’t happen. There definitely needs to be a momentary switch in the bypass for this to work and not cause the error and the cruise to be inoperable. I’ve seen a few other threads with this setup.
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