I have had enough of the fake bake suntan I was getting from my dash lights.. I have/had the all of the following glowing for some time now..
The skidding car
Sway Bar Disco
Low Tire Pressure Warning
This thread will document my war efforts against these dastardly lights..
I have thus far killed the ESP/BAS, ABS, BRAKE, and skidding car in my opening battle... though a good fight was put up by the enemy.
I have had these lights since I put the RJ60 in.. I knew it had to have something to do with the wheel sensors and since they were cheap I ordered all 4. The fronts are the same and the rears are the same.
So 2 weeks ago I changed them out.. and low and behold no traction control oriented lights on the dash.. woohoo that was easy... fast forward a week and blam.. all the lights appear once again and this time they brought back up... now along with the ESP/BAS, ABS, and skidding car i got the BRAKE light.. WTF!
I look quickly to see if I ripped out a wire.. nope.. all looked good.. that is until a few days later I looked closer. Apparently the wires coming out of the hub were rubbing on an inner lip of the RJ60 rotor and finally cut through both sides.
The way the wires are molded they are directed outward toward the wheel so the wire has to bend around itself and head back inward.. this loop was what rubbed. I thought for sure there had to be a left and right sensor with the wires molded differently for each side... nope.. they are the same. It is the rotors that are used on the RJ60 that have a inner lower lip than on a factory setup. So I have put in new sensors and tried my best to take out all the slack and pull them taught but even then they are extremely close to the lip of the rotor.. its probably only a matter of time before it happens again.
Here is a shot of the sensor turned 180 in its hole and shows how you would think it would go with how its molded but the sensor wont work put in like this.
So now that I have a majority of the lights at bay.. I want to tackle the airbag light since I have changed my front seats to a pair of Twisted Stitch's and my rig was originally equipped with side impact airbags in the seats. Since the swap I have had this damn airbag light on.
Venom gave me this advice..
since your airbag light is on because you swapped seats and no longer have the side air bags, might try just putting a 3.3 ohm resistor across the jeep side harness to trick it into thinking it sees the bag.
that has worked on several vehicles that I changed the steering wheel out on - Ford, chevy and honda computers all fell for it.
Do this at your own risk!
Disabling such monumental safety features such a small light on the dash may cause you to be less safe in your lifted, modified, high COG vehicle!
Removal of a safety light may lead to:
Death, injury, dismemberment, alcohol allergy, constipation, hemorrhoids, anal leakage, an erection lasting longer than 4 hours, the extinction of several unrecognized rain forest species, a bent axle, an unbent axle or internet verbal assault by safety nazis - or more probably a slightly better driving experience with a slightly dimmer dash.
Well, sadly, this doesn't work.
I have searched the innernets a bit and found that different OEM's use different parameters so its hopefully just finding the correct resistor to fool the system and turn off the light... I will report when/if I find the right one. I don't want to measure the ohms on the factory seat cause I don't want to potentially blow the bag.
Next is the sway bar light.. it blinks incessantly since the removal of the e-disco. This light should
be solved soon by an update to my Diablo Sport trinity programmer. (fingers crossed)
Then all I will have left is the low tire pressure warning light.. Diablo Sport programmers can turn this off IF you still have the sensors in your wheels.. duh.. the reason the light is on is because I don't have the sensors anymore so I don't have an answer for this one yet... if you do please let me know.