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I have a 96 jeep grand cherokee that won't hold a start

I have disconnected the negative battery cable, removed the screw securing switch to the right inner fender ledge. Disconnect chassis wiring from switch and remove switch.
Jeep still won't hold a start and alarm is flashing.
Can someone Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese Help me out.

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    mike ryner May 11, 2010

    Are you haveing a alarm disarming problem?



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The alarm might be on so getout of the jeep lock it with the key and then unlock it do that twice and then the jeep should stRt right up

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Check your starter wire as mine was loose and did the same thing every time you interupt power to the alarm system it will flash the lights unlock the drivers door with the key and this will rearm the alarm and the jeep should start up if this is the problem rember to have good battery conections and a good batt first or else this will keep hapening also after 20 starts you may have to do the key thing again

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