Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Thompson Falls, Montana
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The short answer is no. The factory switches do not actually control the lockers, they just tell the computer that you would like to have them on. A bunch of other factors come into play. The computer checks to see if you're in 4 wheel drive high or low, and if your speed is below a certain speed. Then, and only then, will it send power to the locker to engage.
You *might* be able to trick the computer into thinking you are in 4 low, but I suspect the lockers would disengage automatically when the speed threshold is hit. I'm not sure anyone has been able to trick the computer into thinking it's in 4 low, but it might be remotely possible, if the transfer case position sensor is a simple ground circuit and not some freaky CANBUS weirdness.
'76 CJ-7, '43 CJ-2a, '78 Bronco,'78 CJ-7, '75 CJ-5, '78 CJ-7, '80 CJ-7, '78 SJ, '79 SJ, '78 and a '76 FJ-40 , '90 XJ, '91 XJ, '86 CJ-7, '95 ZJ, '68 CJ-101 Commando, '00 TJ, '68 M-715, 2 '86 Military Blazers, '96 LR Discovery, '86 CJ-7, '91 YJ, '99 TJ, 07' JKU Rubi, 1988 YJ, 1973 Commando, 3 Diesel Excursions....
Now back to a 2013 JKU Rubicon with "stuff", planning 37's with minimal lift.
I've tried them all... Jeeps are still the best. (0||||0)