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    A Repository for Jeep Systems Override/Disable Procedures

    I've posted this into the Electrical & Electronics forum because everything affected is electrical in nature. Community leaders, if this thread takes off, we may wish to make it a sticky just to keep it handy.

    There are many different procedures "dances" that allow us to disable systems or notifications on our Jeeps. Owners may want to temporarily or permanently disable a system for various reasons. Maybe we don't want to hear the seat belt chime while we are cruising around on a hunting lease or the beach. Maybe you'd prefer to be in control of your Jeep's stability rather than have the Jeep do it for you. Maybe you've always had your oil changed by the dealership and now you do it yourself and you haven't figured out how to turn off the annoying wrong-cased CHAngE OIL notification. Whatever the item is, however it's done, here is the place to post up the applicable "dance", into a single repository, where everybody can find them. Sure some are easily found in our owners manuals, but some may be a bit more obscure, while others may be closely guarded secrets gleaned from sources in the know. If you know of one and haven't found it on here, post it up.

    Also, please keep editorial comments to a minimum, only reporting errors found for a given dance. If you post a "dance" and someone finds an error, please edit your post to correct the problem. We want to keep this thread accurate for future generations of JK Freaks. Finally, please abstain from posting advice regarding the soundness of mind in disabling given items. We are all big boys and girls fully capable of making and living with our choices.

    And remember to always read the warnings found in the owners manuals when disabling any of the vehicles safety systems.

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    Turning off the CHAngE OIL notification

    Turning off the CHAngE OIL notification


    1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not start the engine).
    2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times within 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.

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    Permanently disabling the Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

    Permanently disabling the Electronic Stability Program (ESP)


    1. Make sure that the steering wheel is centered, and the front wheels are straight.
    2. Turn the igition to the ON position (Do not start the engine).
    3. Set the transfer case to 4hi.
    4. Set the parking brake.
    5. Turn the steering wheel to the right, (clockwise) 180 degrees. The Jeep logo should be upside down at this point
    6. Depress and hold the ESP button for 7 seconds. You may hear a chime at 5 seconds, and ESP OFF may show up on the instrument panel, but keep holding for 7 seconds. This is crucial to success of this procedure.
    7. Release the ESP button.
    8. Turn the steering wheel back to center (counter-clockwise) then turn the steering wheel to the left (counter-clockwise) 180 degrees. The Jeep logo should again be upside down at this point.
    9. Depress and hold the ESP button for 7 seconds.
    10. Turn the steering wheel to the right (clockwise) 180 degrees back to center. The Jeep logo will be right side up.
    11. Depress and hold the ESP button for 7 seconds.
    12. Turn Jeep off.


    To verify a successfully completed sequence, turn on the Jeep again. You should see the ESP beacon illuminate and "ESP OFF" will appear in the odometer for 12 seconds and then extinguish. It will reappear every time you start your Jeep. The ESP beacon will remain illuminated as long as ESP if permanently disabled.

    Repeating this procedure will re-enable the ESP for the vehicle.

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    Adjusting Throttle response:

    1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (Do not start the engine).
    2. Wait for all of the dash lights that normally come on at start up to go out.
    3. Depress the gas pedal to the floor and back one time***
    4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF/LOCK position.

    ***the throttle response is adjusted based on how quickly or slowly you send the gas pedal to the floor and back... the quicker you floor it and let go, the faster the throttle response will be.

    Also note that this is NOT a permanent adjustment, the ECM will continue to learn and adjust to your driving habit's. If you drive it like you stole it, it will last a while, if you hit 30 mins of traffic it will probably be back to normal in a day or two.
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    Bump for more.

    Btw, the throttle response works great. Easy too!

    Beamed over from transporter room 3. All errors a result of a malfunctioning Heisenberg compensator.

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    This is good info, I knew about the oil light. We missed the seat belt chime though.

    1) Turn the ignition on (do not start)
    2) Buckle and unbuckle the seat belt (driver's) 3 times within 10 seconds
    3) Turn off the ignition.

    Your seatbelt buzzer should be disabled, but you'll still get the light on the dash.
    Please remember to always use your seatbelt.
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    Freaking JK Guru Hook-em's Avatar
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    I saw a thread earlier this morning that reminded me of this thread and figured I'd give it a bump. Anybody add to it if you have a procedure to add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hook-em View Post
    Bump for more.

    Btw, the throttle response works great. Easy too!

    Beamed over from transporter room 3. All errors a result of a malfunctioning Heisenberg compensator.
    Oh, so clear now, my wife drives the Commander with the V8, It feels like a damn rocket when I get in to drive it, touchy pedal!!!!! Balls to the wall driver. Busted!!

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    Compliments of dgnr8.


    "When installing new power or performance accessories how does the computer for the Jeep know that it has a new accessory? Most of the time the computer does not. The computer would need to be reset to take full potential of the performance accessories you have added.

    The Electronic Control Module, or ECU as its commonly called, stores the information for your vehicle and your driving habits in its memory. The memory is maintaned by a series of capacitors that hold a charge and maintain power for the ECU when the vehicle is turned off. The following procedure will allow you to reset the memory and allow the computer to 're-learn' how to drive by adjusting to the drivers habits and the vehicles modifications.



    1. Disconnect the battery by removing the positive battery cable. Remember, the positive battery cable.

    2. Ground the positive cable to the negative cable for 30 seconds to erase the electric charge in the capacitors.

    3. Reconnect the positive cable to the battery.

    4. Turn the key to on but do not start.

    5. Turn the headlights on.

    6. Turn the headlights off.

    7. Turn the key off.


    The ECU has now been reset to its factory settings. For the next 50 warm-up periods the ECU will re-learn the engine and driving habits for your driving conditions and the newly installed parts."

    Note: It is not yet understood what the impact would be if a JK has a SuperChip Flashpaq tune on the ECU with the SuperChip locked to the vehicle. It is very probable that the SuperChip tune would be lost and the SuperChip Flashpaq would have to be unlocked for a fee. To be as safe as possible, it is recommended that anybody with a SuperChip program, wishing to perform this dance on their Jeep, first return their ECU to stock with the SuperChip.

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    This is a great thread and I'm glad you made it a sticky. Any word on disabling the horn when you lock the Jeep? I'm looking at adding a horn from a semi and the horn on lock has kept me from doing it so far. Also, how do you disable the light flash on lock and unlock?
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