Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: JL JOURNAL : Getting Your JL Wrangler to Work After an FAD Delete Using a Tazer

  1. #1
    Administrator wayoflife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Carson City, NV
    Posts
    6,594

    JL JOURNAL : Getting Your JL Wrangler to Work After an FAD Delete Using a Tazer

    Because the all new FAD or front axle disconnect on a Jeep JL Wrangler is directly tied to the transfer case, removing or deleting it can prove to be a problem, especially if you have a Rubicon. Without the FAD to to tell the transfer case what position it's in, your dash will display a warning light above the fuel gauge that states, "SERV 4WD". On a Rubicon, you will also get a locker warning light that that'll appear intermittently in the same location as well. On top of that, the transfer case indicator on your dash will be grayed out and it will no longer show what position it's in. Fortunately, the transfer case on a JL Wrangler is still mechanically operated but if the computer doesn't know what position it's in, you will not be able to use things like your sway bar disconnect or factory rear locker if you still have one. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see these problems first hand and how we were able to zap the FAD using a Tazer JL, made by Z Automotive. We hope you enjoy.



    PLEASE SUBSCRIBE
    If you enjoyed this video, Cindy and I would be grateful if you could please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!
    https://www.youtube.com/wayalife?sub_confirmation=1

  2. #2
    Meme King WJCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Mom's Basement
    Posts
    3,197
    Wow. Cool that it can be fixed that easily with the Tazer.

    Off topic, but with your new front ARB locker, I assume you'll no longer use the OEM switch and rather use an ARB rocker switch? Just like we've been doing for years?

  3. #3
    Knows a Thing or Two NFRs2000NYC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    785
    Nice, it's nice to see a product with constant development to move with other products on the market, definitely something that's head and shoulders above other units similar to the tazer. Hopefully he can make another plug that can not only solve your problem, but even allow you to use either your OEM switch to control your air locker, but also an aftermarket e locker.

  4. #4
    Administrator wayoflife's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Carson City, NV
    Posts
    6,594
    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Wow. Cool that it can be fixed that easily with the Tazer.

    Off topic, but with your new front ARB locker, I assume you'll no longer use the OEM switch and rather use an ARB rocker switch? Just like we've been doing for years?
    Actually, I have the ARB wired up to the factory aux switches. One for the compressor and one to activate the locker.

    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Nice, it's nice to see a product with constant development to move with other products on the market, definitely something that's head and shoulders above other units similar to the tazer. Hopefully he can make another plug that can not only solve your problem, but even allow you to use either your OEM switch to control your air locker, but also an aftermarket e locker.
    That might be a lot to ask being that the OE locker switch isn't just a standard on off switch. Not saying that it can't be done, it just may require someone else to do it. At this point and time, I'd just be happy to get the damn light off my EVIC.

  5. #5
    Meme King WJCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Mom's Basement
    Posts
    3,197
    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Actually, I have the ARB wired up to the factory aux switches. One for the compressor and one to activate the locker.
    That makes sense. Much cleaner look.

  6. #6
    Been Around the Block
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Land of no Open spaces!
    Posts
    268
    wow, the FAD seems to be a real PIA but good the aftermarket is trying to get it handled.

    Why can't the existing locker switch be used on a new axle? is it only an issue with ARB or an issue with any aftermarket locker?

  7. #7
    Meme King WJCO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Mom's Basement
    Posts
    3,197
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeeep View Post
    wow, the FAD seems to be a real PIA but good the aftermarket is trying to get it handled.

    Why can't the existing locker switch be used on a new axle? is it only an issue with ARB or an issue with any aftermarket locker?
    https://jlwrangler.com/showthread.ph...0208#post40208

  8. #8
    Been Around the Block
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Land of no Open spaces!
    Posts
    268
    well that's the shits....

  9. #9
    Resident Smartass OverlanderJL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    NorCal
    Posts
    3,660
    Cool video. Hopefully Tazer can fix the light on the dash sooner rather than later.

    And I see no snow so. Guess it’s time to head over the hill soon.


    Sent from my iPad using JL Wrangler Jeep Forum mobile app
    2012 Jeep Jk - 37’s
    2012 Jeep JKU Rubicon - 40’s
    1975 Jeep DJ5

  10. #10
    Knows a Thing or Two RMC2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    KC,MO
    Posts
    548
    It will be cool if Joe or someone can up up with a plug that will run an ARB locker selenoid and satisfy the computer and allow the use of factory switches. Plus get rid of the stupid “idiot” light.

    Good to know info.....if I ever get a prorock.
    Matt

    Do the speed bumps at the mall count as crawlin?

    N.S.D.Q.! and Army ........... ummm, we don't have a slogan anymore.

    18 JLUR - white, 13 JKUR - white (gone), 09 JKUR - white (gone), stock 85 CJ7 - red - in storage.
    6 other 4x4 trucks (but only have 1 now-of course it is white too).

    My build thread https://jlwrangler.com/showthread.ph...kopelli-begins

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •