Question about 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
I have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee that has a sentry key system. I lost my sentry key, and now am stranded 300 miles from civilization. Is there a way to bypass the sentry system and use my regular key! Help! I am running out of water! Can I cut a couple of wires or something to temporarily bypass?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just replaced my battery today and noticed a switch that the battery sits on. I havent looked in to it but I would guess the car wont start or maybe even not turn over it it thinks the battery has moved from where it belongs. Hope this helps some.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
SOURCE: how do i bypass key sentry
try taking the battery off for about twenty minutes..let it set...then stick key in ignition turn all the way except to start position make sure key is brand new with correct resistor pellet for make of car.... let set for about five minutes..start up car, if security light doesn't go out there's a problem with the security computer and will need to be repaired or replaced.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
If anyone has this problem also where you start your Jeep and it dies in about 2 seconds and the key symbol lights up on your dash I can help. I had this problem yesterday after jumping the battery, I had the correct key but it wouldn't read it. I had a locksmith come out and if you take off the steering column plastic there's a small black module in the column behind the key switch. Unplug that module for 5 minutes and it will reset. My Jeep started up right after. You MUST have the correct key though, mine is gray not sure about other years.
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
Jeep 2001 Grand Cherokee turns over but never starts. Doesn't run for 2 seconds and turn off. Immobilization indicator does light, flash once and remain on. All analog gauges on instrument panel are not functioning. Everything else electrically works in vehicle.
Posted on May 29, 2010
Hello, This is not a Brand I normally service. If you have a Dash light indicating that you have a "Security Lock-out" then I would look at your Owners' Manual for instructions on Reactivating the system.
You can call a Jeep Dealer and ask basically the same thing. "How do I get my Jeep started once the Security system has been activated?".
Some of the Security systems have their own Weird procedures like hitting the doorlock button 3 times after the Keyswitch has been turned 3 times within a number of seconds.
Your Battery could be bad in the Jeep and this is sometimes picked up as attempted Theft when the wiring Voltage fluctuates. The Security system views the Voltage fluctuations as Wire Tampering.
Posted on Oct 18, 2011
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The short answer is you can't!
All modern cars have alarms and immobilizers. There is a chip in the key and a chip in the ignition lock. If both are present, the ECM (engine control module) releases power to the ignition circuit. When you turn the key, the starter spins the engine and you get a spark. If any one of those three items are not in the chain, you get the engine to turn, but no spark. There is no way to beat the system.
The immobilizer is in place to stop exactly what you are trying to do.
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