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New remotes can a new remote be programed without going to the dealer

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Hi iam manjit singh from india new delhi in my jeep cherokee 1996 in remote som problem to start so request to sugetion how to start, i direct start from self to conect wire toch battery two second jeep start after stop engine so help me if u know bro regds manjit singh

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Assuming that this is concerning a 1996 Grand Cherokee, a new remote needs to be programmed via the Jeeps computer connector, It cannot be programmed by the user for this model.  If you buy the remote from the dealer, see if they will program it at no charge (they should).  If you bought it elsewhere, you will most likely have to pay for the programming.  I got a quote a few years ago for $30, but last week I answered the same question for another user and it cost them $60.  Yes, it is a rip-off especially since it takes just a few minutes.  Check with other repair shops as some may have the programing equipment needed, at a lower price.

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1. When relatively new or in good condition, if remote stops working, the button battery inside is dead or too low.

2. If battery is new, & remote still doesn't work, a solder joint on the circuit board inside may have come loose or broken.(You can try re-soldering using a low-heat pencil iron & thin RESIN-core solder -- even if you're not great at it, what do you have to lose?)

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