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post #1 of 5 Old 11-29-2018, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Locker Bypass using SPOD

Did tons of searching and found lots of threads on this topic all over the internet; however, I never did find a single actual diagram of how to actually wire up a locker bypass using an SPOD. Found some broken links that may or may not have been a diagram at one time, but mostly just found folks saying it's "easy" to do without providing any actual detail, or that it's a waste of an SPOD and to just run a separate ground switch. Well, I don't want additional switches. I want to use the ones I already have. That's the great thing about the SPOD. The switches are already ran. It would take 2 minutes to wire the switches to something else should I change my mind later.

As most may or may not know, the SPOD only switches (+), not (-), which is what makes it a little more difficult than simply wiring the SPOD directly into the locker relays, which are ground activated. Here is a solution I came up with using a number of additional Bosch style relays. Would take up x3 switches in my SPOD: (1) Master/Safety switch which would have to be activated first, and then one additional switch each for front and rear relays. Looking for any feedback to shoot holes in this diagram before I attempt to wire things up.



I'm aware that this means bypassing Jeep's safeties, and would assume any risk associated with doing so and accidentally activating a locker at speed.

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post #2 of 5 Old 11-29-2018, 12:52 PM
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check this out. SPOD wiring starts at post #28

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/write...witches-2.html

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check this out. SPOD wiring starts at post #28

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/write...witches-2.html
Thanks, but no. That's an example of someone that didn't know what they were talking about. Either didn't understand that the locker relay was ground operated, or doesn't understand automotive wiring. He recommends connecting the purple/light green or purple/dark blue wire to the (+) on the SPOD terminal. If I'm understanding him correctly, he's actually recommending to also run a short lead from there to the (-) terminal. Someone finally call him out on it in post #77 letting him know that would cause a short. Another issue is he's not talking about running any kind of safety switch that would have to be flipped before the locker switches would go live. I don't think it'd ever happen, but who knows. I want to make sure I'm using a third switch as a safety since i'm bypassing the safeties with the factory setup.


Thanks for looking into it though! I'm going to give my above setup a shot, hopefully this weekend, and will let folks know if the above diagram works. Maybe it will help folks in my shoes that were looking for a straight answer for using the SPOD, along with a diagram.

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-02-2018, 03:25 PM
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Please post a follow up. Been thinking about this for some time but have been too laz.-- 'er, busy to follow through on it.

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Please post a follow up. Been thinking about this for some time but have been too laz.-- 'er, busy to follow through on it.
Will let you know. Just waiting on wiring to arrive in the mail. It's surprisingly difficult to find automotive wire in smaller gauges here in Germany. Wiring will be here this week and will provide update next weekend on how it went.

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