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Old 12-13-2012, 06:27 AM
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Anyone have any ideas how to bypass the inertia switch without causing any issues? Like many others I've had mine pop every once in awhile. About a month ago it got kicked & now I am constantly resetting it. I could replace it but I'd much rather be rid of it.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:30 AM
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Replace it. It is there for a reason.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:31 AM
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If you are constantly resetting it that just tells me its bad and just needs replaced. It should work fine after that. You dont want to delete a safety feature like that.
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Anyone have any ideas how to bypass the inertia switch without causing any issues? Like many others I've had mine pop every once in awhile. About a month ago it got kicked & now I am constantly resetting it. I could replace it but I'd much rather be rid of it.
Just wondering? Is the emt in your name short for EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN?

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I know its a safety feature & I was thinking its probably better to just replace it. I've seen all the issues people have with them & wondered if anyone had tries bypassing it.

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Yes, it is.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:16 AM
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I know its a safety feature & I was thinking its probably better to just replace it. I've seen all the issues people have with them & wondered if anyone had tries bypassing it.

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Yes, it is.
Then you have to replace it I don't know the year or model of your truck but they start around $25 for an aftermarket

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:22 AM
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O6 4x4 Sport. No aftermarket switch available, not around here anyway. I ordered a new switch for it. Was just wondering about the possibility of bypassing it. Before the switch went bad it seemed almost every time I take the thing off the road it pops within acouple days. Maybe its been bad since I bought the truck, don't know.

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O6 4x4 Sport. No aftermarket switch available, not around here anyway. I ordered a new switch for it. Was just wondering about the possibility of bypassing it. Before the switch went bad it seemed almost every time I take the thing off the road it pops within acouple days. Maybe its been bad since I bought the truck, don't know.

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Hopefully it didn't hurt the wallet too much. I think it is the right move to replace it!!!

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:45 AM
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Nah, found it at a dealer for $50.

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Yeah,bypassing it is a bad idea.

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:12 AM
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O6 4x4 Sport. No aftermarket switch available, not around here anyway. I ordered a new switch for it. Was just wondering about the possibility of bypassing it. Before the switch went bad it seemed almost every time I take the thing off the road it pops within acouple days. Maybe its been bad since I bought the truck, don't know.

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Im thinking after you get it replaced you'll be fine. I had a bad one when i first bought my truck in 07. Got it replaced and have been wheeling numerous times since and never had a problem.
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