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Old 11-10-2013, 12:04 PM
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Does anyone have any information on by passing the diff lock only being able to be locked in 4-low? Any information helps!
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I've been pondering this myself, I would really like to be able to lock my rear diff in 2wd, I've asked BullyDog to add the option to their tuner , but the said I was the first to make the request , that there wasn't enough interest, now I will have to do it mechanically
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Actually its pretty easy. Its big with the Jeep guys and I have done it a few times.

First you need to locate the axle locker relays. Find the power lead (purple w/black stripe IIRC) and tap into that. Run it to a switch somewhere and set up the switch as a switched ground. When the lead gets grounded the locker engages. You locker will engage and your light will come on, but the light will only flash, not stay steady.
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Actually its pretty easy. Its big with the Jeep guys and I have done it a few times.

First you need to locate the axle locker relays. Find the power lead (purple w/black stripe IIRC) and tap into that. Run it to a switch somewhere and set up the switch as a switched ground. When the lead gets grounded the locker engages. You locker will engage and your light will come on, but the light will only flash, not stay steady.
This happens to be the only way of doing this i assume? This sounds like the way to go after warranty has expired on the truck, which is what i am running into.
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This happens to be the only way of doing this i assume? This sounds like the way to go after warranty has expired on the truck, which is what i am running into.

Not the only way. The easiest by far. Your other option is to actually wire up the relays like you would to any other circut. You could then have the ability to have a lighted switch ect. The most simple way is to just ground the circut though.
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There are a lot of people who have done the locker mods, the best I've seen so far is one that is a plug 'n play that offers:
1) Locker function in any t-case gear (2wd, 4wd high, 4wd low)
2) No cutting or splicing of wires, uses OEM connectors to plug right in
3) Fully able to return to stock if need be (like for warranty work)
4) Uses the OEM locker switch so, no need to hook up extra switches
There's a guy with a 2012 developing it for 10-12 trucks, he's looking at what has to be done for 2013s too.

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There are a lot of people who have done the locker mods, the best I've seen so far is one that is a plug 'n play that offers:
1) Locker function in any t-case gear (2wd, 4wd high, 4wd low)
2) No cutting or splicing of wires, uses OEM connectors to plug right in
3) Fully able to return to stock if need be (like for warranty work)
4) Uses the OEM locker switch so, no need to hook up extra switches
There's a guy with a 2012 developing it for 10-12 trucks, he's looking at what has to be done for 2013s too.

I hope who ever is doing it gets it to work. They have been talking about that for years with the Jeeps and the two most feasible solutions so far have been the hand held programmer ($300-600) or the one wire splice that I have described ($20). Great thing about the one wire splice is it still works as factory intended, just gives you the option of using it outside those parameters as well and is cheap.

Realistically you could do just about anything as the lockers are simply relay activated. I have seen them wired to the auxiliary switch panel, second set of switches installed, even a hacked tuner. I will stick with the grounding mod as its one wire, and doesn't affect the factory functioning of the locker, and its cheap!
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TrailWhale is right. There is a guy working on it. Seems to be pretty good. He is in the process of getting parts and making them now. I'm not sure about posting about other forums on here, so if you wanna know the site, PM me and I'll let you know. And like he said, best part is it takes 5 mins to take off when you need to go to the dealer.
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There are a lot of people who have done the locker mods, the best I've seen so far is one that is a plug 'n play that offers:
1) Locker function in any t-case gear (2wd, 4wd high, 4wd low)
2) No cutting or splicing of wires, uses OEM connectors to plug right in
3) Fully able to return to stock if need be (like for warranty work)
4) Uses the OEM locker switch so, no need to hook up extra switches
There's a guy with a 2012 developing it for 10-12 trucks, he's looking at what has to be done for 2013s too.
That would be awesome, great idea too. Its a win win for everyone.
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I just got mine from him, my wife got it for me as a Christmas present! It is designed to work just as I described in my previous post. I haven't installed it yet but, opening the box and looking at it, it looks like the guy making it does a great job!!!! I am coming up on my next free oil change at the dealership real soon (300 miles more to go) so, I'll likely wait until after that to do my install.
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