Question about 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
My alram system on my 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee keeps going off usally at night because it only goes off in cold weather and when I start it up in the morning the lights are flashing and the doors keep locking and unlocking there selfs. Right now I have to keep unhook the battery and hook it back up in the morning because when I deactiveate my alarm the lights wont go off. Any ideas how I can fix this?
This happened to me recently with my 96 grand cherokee. the battery got drained by the alarm going off randomly at night. i pulled the fuse for the horn so at least my neighbors would only be bothered by flashing lights. then i couldn't jump the car because the alarm was still going off. i hooked my car to jump it to another car, and then i had to deactivate the alarm first by putting my key in the driver side door and unlocking the car. then i left it hooked to another car and still getting power but didn't jump it for at least 5 minutes in case the computer needed to reset. then it jumped fine. from what i've read online, this is a common problem that can be avoided if you stop using the power locks and always manually lock and unlock the doors with your key. its a little annoying, but apparently the power locks are connected to the alarm issue. hope the same works for you.
Posted on May 28, 2009
Have you had your battery load tested & charging system checked? I'm suspecting your battery is draining down during the night, and if a battery is getting weak, the cold really takes it toll on it. A load test will confirm if battery is weak & testing alternator for charging, will assure that the battery is, or is not getting charged as it should. Having both tested, shouldn't cost much, if not free, especially from a parts supplier that you are considering buying parts as needed from.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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