Contents of Rubicon Express Hand Throttle Kit - Part# RE1000.
Jeep/MOPAR Throttle Return Spring - Part # 52078102
Locate, center punch and drill a hole to mount your "L" shaped cable bracket here.
This is what the "L" shaped bracket should look like with all the parts assembled on it.
With a very small flat-head screwdriver, pry off the cap to your shifter. This will reveal the nut holding the knob on the lever. Once you remove this nut, the knob can be screwed off.
Ream the rubber grommetonto your shifter lever.
Mount the bike shifter to the rubber grommet
Drill a small hole through this rubber grommet on your firewall and feed the black rigid cable into your engine compartment.
Here you can see the black cable coming in to the engine compartment.
You will notice that the steel bike cable supplied with this kit has two different ends to it. This is the end you need to keep.
Feed the cable through the bike shifter and the rigid black cable.
Routed the hand throttle cable using the path and snap bracket made for the cruise control.
Using a pair of pliers, straighten out the hooked end of the return spring and remove the gray plastic piece.
Attach the gray plastic piece to the cruise control connection on the throttle lever and crimp wire.
Rubicon Express Jeep Hand Throttle

So, you're climbing up a tricky section on a trail with big rocks, a bit off camber and really steep just as your engine stalls on you. With one foot on the clutch and the other standing on the brake for dear life, what do you do? Well, anyone who's ever wheeled a Jeep with a manual transmission knows exactly what I'm talking about. If only you had a third foot right? Well, a hand throttle is cheap and easy to install mod that is just that and more. Truly a must have for any Jeeper with a manual transmission.

What You Will Need
• Rubicon Express Hand Throttle Kit - Part# RE1000
• Jeep/MOPAR Throttle Return Spring - Part# 52078102
• Basic Socket Wrench Set
• Pliers
• Wire Cutters
• Power Drill
• Drill Bits for Metal
• Center Punch
• Petroleum Jelly


Installation
1. Before you start this installation, be sure to pick up the Mopar Throttle Return Spring listed above from your dealer. This part should only cost about $4.

2. Open your box and check the contents of it. I have found that a few of these kits have come with differing specific parts but you should have everything you need to make this work. Anyway, look for the "L" shaped bracket, a regular bolt and nut to fit and a hollow center thumb screw. The thumb screw is where your throttle cable will be routed through in your engine compartment and it should come pre-assembled.

3. Remove one nut on the hollow thumb screw. Make sure that the remaining nut is close to the head of the screw and then slip it through one of the holes on the "L" shaped bracket so that the head is on the inside of the "L". Fasten the screw to the bracket using the nut that you removed earlier. In the end, the screw should be attached to the "L" shaped bracket with the two nuts sandwiching it.

4. Open up your hood and look for the black bracket just in front of your air intake tube where your throttle return spring is attached to. If you examine this bracket closely, you will see your throttle cable passing through the far end it and a square hole next to it (if you do not have cruise control like me that is). Using your assembled pieces, locate, center punch and carefully drill a hole into the engine bracket as show in the pic to the right.

5. Mount your assembled pieces to the engine bracket as shown in the pic to the left.

6. Okay, now to the inside of your Jeep.
With a very small flat-head screwdriver, pry off the cap to your shifter. This will reveal the nut holding the knob on the lever. Once you remove this nut, the knob can be screwed off.

7.
Supplied with this kit is a small rubber grommet You will need to ream this bugger onto your stick, locating it just at the bottom of your shifter knob. This will require some effort but to not trim the inside of the grommet as it is meant to sit on tightly. If necessary, I found that a little Petroleum jelly helps to slide this on. Attach the bike shifter to the rubber grommet with the lever on the passenger side of your shifter lever.

8.
Underneath the driver side dash, you will see a large round rubber grommet attached to your firewall. Drill a small hole here and feed the black rigid cable into your engine compartment. Try to make sure that the hole you drill is a hair smaller than the black cable to insure a tight fit. If the hole is too big, you will risk water coming into the cab.

9.
Take the opposite end of the black rigid cable and route it through your center consol and up the rubber shifter boot along side your shifter lever. Insert the end of this cable to the bottom of your bike shifter.

10.
You will notice that steel bike cable supplied with this kit has two different ends to it. On one end, the cable enters the lead cylinder from the flat bottom side as shown above in the pic to the right (this is the end you need to keep). The other end enters the lead cylinder on the curved side and this is the end you need to cut. Make sure you get this right or else you're screwed.

11. Carefully insert the cut end of the ste
el cable through the top of the small hole in the bike shifter as shown in the pic to the left. Continue to feed the steel cable all the way through the black rigid cable to the very end. You should notice that the lead cylinder you kept will fit nicely into a counter sunk hole in the bike shifter.

12. Underneath your hood again, take the black cable and route it in a way that follows your throttle cable. Use the snap mount on your valve cover which was intended for your cruise control cable to hold the black cable in place.

13. Carefully feed the steel cable protruding from the black rigid cable through the hollow screw you had assembled onto the "L" shaped bracket earlier. Shove the end of the black rigid cable into the head of the hollow screw.

14. Now, grab
the return spring you picked up from the dealer. Using a pair of pliers, straighten out the hooked end of it and remove the gray plastic piece from it.

15. If you look at your throttle lever, you should see a round connection on the side facing you (opposite side of the throttle cable connection). This is where your cruise control would have been hooked up to. Snap on the gray plastic piece to this connection and feed the remaining steel cable through it.

16. Make sure your transmission shifter lever is in neutral and the bike shifter in the off position. Slide the supplied crimp on to the steel cable so that it touches the gray plastic piece you attached to your throttle lever.

17. Lightly pull the steel cable taught but not so much that you cause anything to shift or move and then fasten the crimp to the cable.

18. Trim the excess steel cable but be sure to leave a little extra behind... just in case.

19. Climb into your Jeep, make sure no one is in front of you, your parking brake is on and that you're in neutral. Turn on your engine, leave your transmission in neutral, put your foot on the brake and test out your new hand throttle by slowly pulling up on the lever. Make adjustments as necessary.

That should be it. You now have that third foot to save your ass on the trail. A hand throttle is also great to use when negotiating rough terrain that would otherwise cause your foot to bounce around on the gas pedal. Let me know if you have any questions.

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