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Old 11-10-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Bypass the Inertia Switch?

Can I bypass the inertia switch altogether? I jumpered it today because I think it is pretty much dead. Is there a way to test this switch? Is there a more permanant and reliable fix then just a simple jumper wire? I am hoping for a cap to put on top of the connector, so I won't have to worry about the wire coming loose while driving and having the pumps shut off.

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Old 11-10-2008, 04:51 PM   #2
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You can jumper it...someone on here recently fixed their intermittent stalling by doing that...but you can also go to a junkyard and get one for next to nothing and have a working switch...they are designed to shut off the fuel pump in the event of a crash so it's not a good idea to jumper them permanently...a temp fix if fine...but I'm not exactly sure what wires you need to connect to bypass the circuit...
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:40 PM   #3
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I bypass mine. I've had more fail than not. Just remember though, As Mark said, in the event of an accident the pump won't shut down. Ford is the only company to use them.
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Old 11-10-2008, 06:07 PM   #4
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i dont know how it happened on my 94 2.3 but i don't seem to even have an inertia switch.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:06 PM   #5
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ive had my truck airborne without tripping the switch. i know it works because it trips if i smack it with a hammer.

id get a junkyard switch.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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You won't catch me bypassing an inertia switch unless hillary clinton is chasing me...
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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Mine is bypassed, never got around to hooking it up after the 4.0 swap.
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I had a bunch of fuel pump/wiring issues about 5 months ago and after ward the switch started tripping, so I jumped it. Do it right, don't just jam some wires in the plug. They fall out and it gets annoying, lol.
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those dam switches can be hit or miss. Ive had soem that I could have droped off a 3 story bulding and it would not hav gone off, have had some that switched hitting a speed bump hard.

If you do bypass it, wire it to a toggle switch.That way if you do get in a wreck, there is some chance of shutting off the fuel pump if the lines get broken etc.
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Or just wire the fuel pump to a switch so you can slow down thieves at the same time...turn the pump off at night when you leave the truck parked somewhere that it might get jacked...
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