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Old February 15th, 2006, 04:56
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Extended Idle Switch???

Found this while looking at a parts supplier:

Extended Idle Switch


What's it for?
What does it do?
What type of XJs used it? Police?
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Old February 15th, 2006, 05:05
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

it ups the idle to about 1K RPM for extended idling. Cools the engine better, generates more electricity for lights and radios and such.
Used on police XJs
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Old February 15th, 2006, 05:57
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

It's funny then that they pictured it on a woodgrain (foo-foo) panel.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:07
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

The one I've seen on a police package XJ ('93) looks the same as the defrost and power/comfort switch.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:30
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

Yeah I've got a 96'aw4,242 with one of those. Mine isn't on the foo foo panel.lol. Mine was a process deputy's jeep, real bare bones, black vinyl flooring, except for the back that has no carpet because the police dog ruined it! I've been trying to get it back into shape, but it's taking some time. Lots of guys have told me it would be good for a winch or extra lights but i thought it may be good to have while running a winch.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:33
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

what else is associated with that switch?? Module?? Is the wiring there from the factory??

If I get a chance I'll have to comb through the FSM for info....
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Old February 15th, 2006, 09:38
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

I remember a thread from a few months back. That switch either ground or send voltage to a wire on the ECU. I don't be lieve the ECU had a different part number, so if you find it in the FSM you should be able to wire one in useing whatever switch you like.
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http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...=extended+idle

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Old February 15th, 2006, 09:58
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

It's the same as the A/C high idle.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 19:51
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

The picture is of my dash panel. Sorry you don't like my foo-foo Limited wood grain.
The site you got the pic from is Jeeps-are-Us. They got the pic from me to help sell old stock. The ext idle package never came bundled with the wood grain panel.
Full sized:

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Old February 15th, 2006, 21:57
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

I just thought it funny to call it foo foo. I wish my jeep looked that nice!
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Old February 15th, 2006, 22:16
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

gotta love that genuine fake wood.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 22:21
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

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The picture is of my dash panel. Sorry you don't like my foo-foo Limited wood grain.
I like it, but then I have the same foo-foo Limited woodgrain in mine

Dumb question: do you happen to know the part number for that four-switch panel the extended idle switch is mounted in? There's a switch I'd like to mount down there keeping everything looking as stock as possible, and the extra switch hole would be perfect.
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All you guys who want to get the extended idle switch, the wiring is already there. Most of the dash panels don't have room for the fog lights and ext idle switch though. I know mine doesn't. I think only the limiteds that had both originally have the extra slot. I also know that if you want to order one through a dealership you need a VIN from a police built XJ or one that had it originally. Same goes for the european built taillights. I tried ordering a set of them and I couldn't. The euro taillight's colors are layered differently.

ex, US top to bottom: tall red, amber, white
Euro : short red, amber, white, tall red
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:15
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

Gotta love that Police dog....it ruined the infamous cancer causing carpet......lol
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Old February 16th, 2006, 06:11
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Re: Extended Idle Switch???

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Cool! Your console is famous.

Now take it apart and look for the part number on the 4-switch bezel.
Serious...what is it?
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