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Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:49 pm

Okay found out something today while washing my CJ, there is no warning on the dash when the bonnet is left open or popped but on the safety latch. Is this the case with all CJs or just older ones with a red dash display.

Its a bit strange when my doors and boot warn me but not the bonnet, would also be nice for the fuel flap.

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Postby D » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:15 pm

There should be, my 08 X MR did aswell as my 08 VRX
Should flash up "close bonnet" and beep
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Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:30 pm

I didn't, I know this as I forgot to fully close the bonnet before going to the shops, it was clipped so no chance of it coming back but defiantly no warning.

I gather there is a switch some place, anyone know where that might be?
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Postby lancerdarryl » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:10 pm

The switch should be around the latch mechanism
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Postby Lancer1993 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:33 pm

Thanks, I'll check tomorrow.

Anyone know the type of switch it is?

I mean some are designed to be active when the wires are not connected, so when the circuit is broken the warning comes on. I mean if there is an issue its usually with the switch stuck in the (bonnet) closed position. Which is not good for warning the driver and not good for the factory security if it doesn't know if someone has opened the bonnet.
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Postby Shaun Patterson » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:05 am

my 08 vrx didnt have it either, the RA i have now does tho

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Postby Lancer1993 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:17 pm

I found a thread on the site with a pick of the bonnet release and checked mine, no wire so I guess it doesn't have it.

Next question is this something that can be added, wired up and hooked into the warning system in the future if the wiring harness is in place for it to plug into?
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Postby Shaun Patterson » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:59 am

Lancer1993 wrote:I found a thread on the site with a pick of the bonnet release and checked mine, no wire so I guess it doesnt have it. Next question is this something that can be added, wired up and hooked into the warning system in the future if the wiring harness is in place for it to plug into?


if the year model didnt feature it will probs require some etacs additions to register it, might have to acually pin it into the ecu harness tho

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Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:06 am

I'll ask next service but sound like more trouble than it's worth at this point given how much they wanted to charge to add revers sensors, which is plug in and play with my CJ.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:08 pm

I know this hasn't been used in a while but found some info I thought I'd share.

Found this website with info on how to do this and it looks easy.
http://lynspira.blogspot.com/2013/09/ho ... witch.html

Not sure if it is as simple as getting the switch and wiring it up, thoughts?
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby AJjnr86 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:45 am

Easy way to check, if you have the wiring there for the switch, get a paper clip and bridge the 2 contacts in the connector, make sure the paper clip doesn't touch any metal of the vehicle, and check if the light is on in the dash
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Quismiff » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:38 am

Not on my MY08.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:35 pm

Mine looks like that.

This is the one you need part number 5908A009 for RHD (Australia), LHD has a different part number 5908A010.
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Annoying you only really need the wire park which appears to fit the other latch, I'm gonna check with some wreckers this week.
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Quismiff » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:47 am

Lancer1993 wrote:Mine looks like that.

This is the one you need part number 5908A009 for LHD, RHD has a different part number 5908A010.

You have the LHD/RHD round the wrong way? The link I posted was for the 5908A010 from Amayama :lol:

Micro switch from Jaycar could do the job if you can't find one on a wreck?
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Re: Bonnet Warning Light

Postby Lancer1993 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:52 pm

Sorry, I'll correct my other post...

Anyway I called the dealer today and its about $75 from them for the 5908A009 (RHD) one.

Not checked the wreckers yet, might tomorrow if I get time.

Its a shame someone doesn't just supply the cable, its all you need and it screws right on. Not sure if something from Jaycar would work, needs to be the same plug and exact switch for it to work.

You'd assume a couple of wires with switch and plug would cost way less than the whole metal latch thing. So if the wire brakes or the switch stops working they need to replace the whole latch? I'd also assume a latch like this would be a common item with the exact same part found on many Mitsubishi cars.
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