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Hello all, a tyro here

I recently bought an 03 Rubicon (automatic). Is there any way to tow this thing without logging miles on the odo?
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Speedo is electronic. Unless you tow with the key on, it's not going to register anything.

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I need the key on so the front wheels steer when towing 4 down
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Welcome tyro
Thanks. I'm currently a total beginner but looking to get my feet wet - so to speak...
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I need the key on so the front wheels steer when towing 4 down
Maybe mine is broken, but I can't get my steering column to lock even if I try. It's always unlocked. Place the transfer case in neutral and you're good to go...although, the best way to tow is on a trailer.

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This may help, not sure if it applies........to yours
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Originally Posted by 2008 owners manual p.345
Towing – 4WD Models
NOTE: The transfer case must be shifted into N (Neutral)
for recreational towing.
Shifting Into Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
recreational towing.

CAUTION!
It is necessary to follow these steps to be certain that
the transfer case is fully in N (Neutral) before recreational
towing to prevent damage to internal parts.


1. Depress brake pedal.
2. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress
clutch pedal on manual transmission.
3. Shift transfer case lever into N (Neutral).
4. Start engine.
5. Shift automatic transmission into D (Drive) or manual
transmission into gear.
6. Release brake pedal and ensure that there is no vehicle
movement.
7. Shut the engine off and place the ignition key into the
ACC position.
8. Shift automatic transmission into P (Park).
9. Apply parking brake.
10. Attach vehicle to the tow vehicle with tow bar.
11. Release parking brake.
12. Disconnect the negative battery cable, and secure it
away from the negative battery post.
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CAUTION!
Damage to the transmission may occur if the transmission
is shifted into P (Park) with the transfer case
in N (Neutral) and the engine running. With the
transfer case in N (Neutral) ensure that the engine is
off prior to shifting the transmission into P (Park)
(refer to steps 7 – 8 above).


Shifting Out Of Neutral (N)
Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for
normal usage.
1. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress
clutch pedal on manual transmission.
2. Shift transfer case lever into desired position.
3. Shift automatic transmission into D (Drive) or release
clutch on manual transmissions.
NOTE: When shifting out of transfer case N (Neutral)
on automatic transmission equipped vehicles, turning
the engine off may be required to avoid gear clash.

WARNING!
You or others could be injured if you leave the
vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the N
(Neutral) position without first fully engaging the
parking brake. The transfer case N (Neutral) position
disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from
the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move
despite the transmission position. The parking brake
should always be applied when the driver is not in
the vehicle.
EDIT>wait did you say '03.....you might want to search online for the owners manual pdf. That's what I have here for the 2008.

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EDIT>wait did you say '03.....you might want to search online for the owners manual pdf. That's what I have here for the 2008.
Good catch. I didn't even notice that he said "03". My dyslexic eyes thought it was '08

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Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

I have and follow the manual and that all seems to be working OK. The manual decrees that the key be in the "on" position to have the front wheeels free to steer. Seems a bit odd to me not to have a provision to shut off the odo when the transfer case is in neutral - it's not like it will go anywhere.
I may be out of luck because I need power to at least the cigar lighter to run my aux brake system.
Bummer.
Any ideas from the much reviered (by me anyway) Mr. Fixit Masters that may be listening in?
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