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Jeep refuses to start

Our jeep had been getting a little hard to start lately. Sometimes I would have to turn the switch on a couple of times before it would start. Yesterday I thought I heard a strange electronic noise coming from the steering column near the key switch and this evening I went to start the jeep and it refused to start. We figured the battery might be dead, since it is ages old, and we tried to jump it off with no luck. We took it to Advance auto and they charged the batter for 45 min but told us it was dead, we put another battery in our jeep but it still will not start and there is a light on that shows a pic of a key with an x. Any suggestions much appreciated! God Bless You for your help.

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If you leave your battery out of your jeep for over 30-45 minutes it will start dumping codes from the computer. You will have to have it reprogrammed because of the security features in that vehicle. The best way to replace a battery is to jump it when it won't start, leave the vehicle running, and then hook up the new one.

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