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Huntinjunkie
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:58 am    Post subject: How difficult is it to install a hood lock? Reply with quote

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Anyone install a hood lock on your Jeep? What brand and how difficult was it to install? How long did the installation take? How do you like it & any complaints or problems?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There are two different types; one that locks the safety latch and another type that locks the "hold downs" on the fenders.

The hold downs are tied on the fender using two bolts and nuts. That is an easy swap. Just make sure you don't go sloppy with them bolts as they hold the hood down.

The other type locking the safety latch is even easier as no installation is needed, this is only true for 98 and above. I think 1997 has different version of safety latch. I doubt that would be hard to install.

HTH,

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have this..... I also have a 97 Sport


This is a picture from www.quadratec.com where I bought it from.

I also changed out the lock in it to a tuffy lock to match all of my tuffy lock boxes to lessen my keys on my keyring.

It is supper easy to put on it just clamps onto the hood catch inside the grill. like 30 seconds to install.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the replies. Seems like it should be pretty simple then. I'm wanting to put an ignition kill switch but didn't want anyone having access to see where the wires went to under the hood. club
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I thought it was 97 that had different style safety hood latch. It was YJs that had the different latch. It has been a while since I looked into this stuff. Sorry for the confusion.

If you want a true fool proof way to kill your truck, just pull your fuel pump relay. It will never run on its own unless someone puts a new on in.

It is under the hood inside of the power distribution center on the passenger side.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DailyDrivenTJ.com wrote:
I thought it was 97 that had different style safety hood latch. It was YJs that had the different latch. It has been a while since I looked into this stuff. Sorry for the confusion.

If you want a true fool proof way to kill your truck, just pull your fuel pump relay. It will never run on its own unless someone puts a new on in.

It is under the hood inside of the power distribution center on the passenger side.


Is there any risk of damage to the fuel pump or injectors from being off and then if hot wired & run without having fuel delivered? If not it sounds easy enough and I do like easy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Huntinjunkie wrote:
Is there any risk of damage to the fuel pump or injectors from being off and then if hot wired & run without having fuel delivered? If not it sounds easy enough and I do like easy.


There is no risk of damage. When you turn on your key the fuel pump comes on and brings the fuel line up to pressure and when you take the key to start the starter motor, The engine starts.

Without the fuel pump relay the fuel pump never comes on and the jeep will only turn over and never start. They theif will give up think your out of gas and move on to the next easier target.

I do this when I go Hiking and camping, I keep the relay in my pocket or locked in my Tuffy console.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would say that would be the least you should worry about when your vehicle is broken into.

Factory service manual instructs to use such method to depressurize the fuel line but does not mention about fuel injectors being damaged. Fuel injectors do not get damaged unless you give them continuous current that last a few seconds.

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Thanks for the info. When I leave my TJ I want to be sure its there when I come back to it. Not worried about them using a wrecker just busting the steering colume to steal it. I'll be looking to get a relay switch to wire it up to the fuel pump & ignition. Just in case they figure one out the other will prevent it from leaving me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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personally,

I would not recomend putting a switch in the fuel pump power circuit.
The pump pulls some current and a switch might fail when it is very inconvienient. Like out in the middle of the woods.

It is really easy to just remove the relay. Just open the hood, open the relay cover on the passenger side fender, use the diagram on the inside of the cover to figure out which one it is. Pull it out and stick in your pocket, replace the cover and shut the hood. No one will ever figure it out.

I do this to my wife's liberty when we are parked in Seattle.

I showed my sister how to do it to my Niece's car when she is grounded. "she still get's mad at me over that" club


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gpw1942ford wrote:


I and showed my sister how to do it to my Niece's car when she is grounded. "she still get's mad at me over that" club


Thats freekin hilarious!!!
I'll do that and tell the wife that It's broke and I have to take her car to work... I'll save gas in my jeep and have enought to go wheelin!!!!

Great Idea...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gpw1942ford wrote:
personally,

I would not recomend putting a switch in the fuel pump power circuit.
The pump pulls some current and a switch might fail when it is very inconvienient. Like out in the middle of the woods.

It is really easy to just remove the relay. Just open the hood, open the relay cover on the passenger side fender, use the diagram on the inside of the cover to figure out which one it is. Pull it out and stick in your pocket, replace the cover and shut the hood. No one will ever figure it out.

I do this to my wife's liberty when we are parked in Seattle.

I showed my sister how to do it to my Niece's car when she is grounded. "she still get's mad at me over that" club


If I put it in my pocket it might disappear like all my money & change does, ha. Might better pull it and hide it in some nook or cranny under the engine. Even better have a backup in case I lost it. Thanks for the great suggestion.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gpw1942ford wrote:
..I would not recomend putting a switch in the fuel pump power circuit.
The pump pulls some current and a switch might fail when it is very inconvienient. Like out in the middle of the woods.
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X2, it is also dangerous.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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gpw1942ford wrote:
I have this..... I also have a 97 Sport


This is a picture from www.quadratec.com where I bought it from.

I also changed out the lock in it to a tuffy lock to match all of my tuffy lock boxes to lessen my keys on my keyring.

It is supper easy to put on it just clamps onto the hood catch inside the grill. like 30 seconds to install.
any problems with the lock cylinder freezing in the winter? thanks..dave
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't have that problem down here in the South.
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