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Aftermarket alarm hello I hope I can get and answer here since I searched the internet and could not find an answer! I believe I have and after market alarm that stopped chirping when I press the button to lock or unlock the door. It started happening after my battery went dead and I had to manually unlock the door with the key to open the hood to jump start the car. I am very grateful for any ideas!! thank you, Robert

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  • Shade Tree All Repair

    First and formost most aftermarket alarms need programmed to chirp. Some like it some do not so it is an option. If you do not know what alarm it is it is virtually impossible to reprogram the system because every alarm is different. My best answer for you is it is old already and unless it had remote start just have another system installed. 1 for safty because all old systems already have Cracks or all there flaws revealed and the info is all over the net. 2. how many remotes are out there for your system?? who knows so if i were you now would be the time to update even cars computers have updates as home PC's laptops so dont struggle with a system you dont have the book for just buy new and this one you will have all the books for it.IMO

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    Robert Politano Apr 13, 2014

    thank for the timely reply ShadeTree! I just happen to be speaking with a frend of mine that does some auto body work and he said it sounds like you disarmed it somehow by manually inserting the key into the door when the battery died. he said ask someone who know about alarms on how to I guess re-arm it? he said he thinks it has something to do with putting the key back in the lock and either pressing the buttons or maybe the interior lock switch. Does any of this sound familiar or make sense to you?i

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    Robert Politano Apr 13, 2014

    PS~ not sure why this got posted under 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee but the issue I have is with mt 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee....don't know if that makes any difference in the solution!

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    big diffr that, huh? slure, dont they all have stock security systems in 04.?? see the manual here. look it up. WJ jeep. its called VTSS. and SKIM. see page 8Q-3 here, arming! "RKE FOB push LOCK , arms it, RTM , see next link

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    have you lost the FOB's the RKE's ? came with 2 new.

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    if both are dead, replace the batteries inside now. its easy.

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    cording to this, its STANDARD in 2004, read the product page.

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    solid bullet means standard on all 3 models. easy huh?

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    oops sorry its an option on laredo, but IMMO is standard.

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    if not standard, then post name on the aftermarket box and p/n. nobody can guess, that , ever....

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    car starts and runs now, just secuity dead? if it dont run , look at the dash IMMO light for why./?

  • Shade Tree All Repair

    Sure but car alarms are actually seasonal now, which means by the time we buy it before the season is out. The crooks have all the info on them and their workings a thief only wants your car, now i am a mechanic and an expert, they on the other hand are expert thieves and can have your ride in less than 15 seconds so IMO it is time for a change but you do as you wish there, if you can find the book for your alarm in PDF format on the net you will be ok. Another thing you still have not determined it is for real an aftermarket alarm start there first have a great day.

  • Scott Schoemann
    Scott Schoemann Apr 15, 2014

    when you say chirping you need to define "chirping", is it the horn or is it an elecronic type alarm? The GC LTD came with Security standard but utilized the horn and you need to either use the key or the remote to disable it depending on year and option package...



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SOURCE: Can not disarm alarm on 2002 jeep grand cherokee

First, try to re-programme the RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) transmitters before searching for anything else. Assure that the batteries in the transmitters are in working condition and replace them if you are not sure. To pro-gramme the transmitters, perform the following:

Open the driver's door and let it be open throughout the programming process. Then, shift the mechanical door lock lever to the LOCK mode, turn the ignition key to the rUN mode. Within a period of twenty seconds, point a transmitter at the receiver dome and push the lock button for a period of five seconds at least. After the receiver has accepted the programming code the driver's door will unlock on its own. The first transmitter has been programmed, in the same extra transmitters up to four may be programmed in the same way, within twenty seconds.
If the alarm does not work properly, you may have a faulty alarm module and may have to be replace and its common problems with and older model. the systems work like a security systems, if you arms your system with the remote you have to disarm it also with the remote in order for the engine to start and run. The logic in the PCM prevents the VTSS engine no-run feature from arming until the engine start; Its one of the security systems jeep has and if you ask for my opinion its junk. hope that help some..

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SOURCE: alarm went off, car wont start. reset switch??

Pull the battery cables, hold them together for 3-5 minutes, this resets the cpu in the car. That should fix it.

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SOURCE: The car won't stay on without giving it gas

Jeep Cherokee Limited Crank, No Start
Q. Hi! The Jeep has periods when it will not start for a couple days (cranks fine but won't fire), then it will mysteriously start again. A friend suggested that it may be the CPS - I checked it has 200 oM - when I'm cranking by hand it's little bit changing - it should be OK. But again, wouldn't this also effect the engine during those times that it was running?
mechanic.jpg This problem occurs during rainy and sunny weather so I don't think it's a moisture or water intrusion problem. Is there any part of the ignition system that only affects starting that could be causing this problem?

  • 1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited
  • 4.0 liter
  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles
I found some forum where some guy had the same:
"I am having the same or similar problem with my wifes 1990 Cherokee. I have found a place that tests the ICM. It may take a while to find a place in your area. I suggest you go in person and talk to the people in your better parts stores.
I have been unsuccessful so far in finding the fault. My ICM has been tested twice and passed both times. I have power to the ICM and the coil checks within parameters. This has been a very frustrating problem for me. I'm about ready to drive it off a cliff and call it a day. Good luck."

So my question is; what is the reason of that? Thanks for help...
A. This was a widespread problem for Chrysler and they issued a couple of TSBs to address the problem. The first was:
1989 MJ & XJ Bodies
4.0L No-Start, Hard Restart, or Engine Die-Out. Vehicles Equipped With Automatic Transmission Only.
Date: December 29, 1989 No.: 18-57-89 (C18-23-9) P-14 Body Code Legend:
Some 1989 vehicles equipped with the 4.0L engine and automatic transmission may experience an engine no-start, hard restart, or an engine die-out. This condition may be caused by low signal strength from the crank position sensor due to a larger than desired distance to the flywheel sensing ring.
42257289.gif Check to see if the vehicle has a slotted crank position sensor:
  1. If the vehicle is equipped with a slotted crank position sensor (see Figure 1), check to see if the CPS grommet on the top of the transmission bell housing has been updated (see Figure 2). If the CPS grommet has not been updated, replace the CPS grommet per the Repair Procedure outlined below.
If the vehicle has a slotted crank position sensor and new CPS grommet, do not install a new sensor, but reinstall the slotted sensor that was on the vehicle and verify that it is good using procedures in the 1989 Jeep Service Manual 81-370-9045 on page 14-87.
  1. If the vehicle does not have a slotted crank position sensor already installed, then proceed with the Repair Procedure.
1 Crank Position Sensor (slotted) P/N 83100067 1 Crank Position Sensor Grommet P/N 83100068 REPAIR PROCEDURE:
  1. Turn the ignition switch to the "OFF" position.
  2. Disconnect the Crank Position Sensor (CPS) from the engine harness.
  3. Raise the vehicle using a lift.
  4. Remove the old CPS and grommet.
  5. Install the new CPS grommet.
  1. Install the new Crank Position Sensor and loosely attach the retaining bolts.
  2. Firmly press down on the slotted hole side of the CPS until it bottoms on the machined lip of the bellhousing. While holding the CPS down against the bellhousing, tighten the bolt on the slotted side of the CPS to 16 ft.lbs.
  3. Tighten the remaining attaching bolt to 16 ft.lbs.
  1. Secure the lead of the CPS to the retaining clip on the bellhousing to prevent its contact with the exhaust manifold.
  2. Lower the vehicle.
  3. Connect the CPS to the engine harness.
If this repair has been made, or hasn't fixed the problem, the other TSB is 18-54-89 REVISION A recommending cleaning of the throttle body assembly, DIY: Cleaning Throttle Bodies, and replacement of the PCM.
1 ECU (Automatic Transmission) P/N 53007842 1 ECU (Manual Transmission) P/N 53007843 1 Mopar Choke and Linkage Cleaner P/N 4549619

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SOURCE: 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Alarm sets off

I found a solution on another site showing if i turn the ignition on and hold the reset button on behind the alarm light untill it turns to solid blue light then turn off the ignition , it will disable the alarm.

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SOURCE: I own a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L V8.

PLESE DONT EVEN aint that simple,the computer tells the engine that you have the right key but as you dont have remote locking anymore it thinks your trying to STEAL NEED to replace the remote fob.(you call it keyless entry)think of it this way if it were that simple why fit an alarm system in the first place....(someone asked if you could take out a fuse to stop the alarm !!!!!.)

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