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Alarm activated,lights are flashing can't start vehicle

Lost remote,locks are seized, 95 jeep grand cherokee limited

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  • ricklldoit Apr 19, 2009

    horn, interior lights, and high beams flashing, as well as a security light on the dash board. i unplugged the battery, but that on ly stopped the horn. while the lights and dash are flashing, i tried to start it anyway, runs for a second then the killswitch is enabled. ???

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If alarm is activated, it could be shutting off the starter, hence no starting....you may have to have a locksmith or electronics place disable the alarm so you can at least drive the thing

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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Put key in driver side door and unlock it only way to turn it off anytime battery gets disconnected or looses power you will have to disable it by unlocking the door in the driverside really annoying also it will do it if you open any other door than the driver's door first when your unlocking it

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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Use the key in the rear hatch to override the alarm.

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You have to unlock and open the rear hatch to silence and reset the alarm. If you get a dead battery or replace the battery you might have this happen also so be warned.

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It didnt work for my 95 jeep gc, but if the factory alarm is still engaged and the lighs are flashin, fuses 6 and 7 combined will stop the flashing. as far as the killswitch, im at a standstill. i keep getting lame answers like "unlock the rear hatch" and "did you unplug the battery". im waiting for a crankshaft sensor. if that doesnt work, im gonna try a pcm. crank shaft psition sensor from dealer $100. pcm from the dealer $450.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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