Question about 2008 Jeep Commander Sport

1 Answer

Alarm wont set 2008 jeep commander

I don't know if my alarm is on or not.Alarm indicator light does not flash when I push the remote lock button, if I push the panic button it goes off. Tried to set it off by putting the key in the door and unlock it does nothing. By the way my remote is what I put in the ignition to start the vehicle. The actual metal key only opens the door.

Posted by on

  • 13 more comments 
  • Elisha Kane
    Elisha Kane Apr 30, 2014

    I received 1 key. The dealer that I purchased my Jeep from said that he had a new key made for me before I drove to Tulsa, OK to pick it up maybe that has something to do with it. When I push the lock button the horn beeps and the lights flash like its supposed to. I don't know how to set if off so that I know that it's actually working or not.

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    you want to test the system? the operators guide explaines that, you lost that? in the glove box? here it is, next

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/manuals/

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    free fora ll.

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    page 17? fashes dash lamp , then off means it works and is armed.

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    the alarm monitors many points on the car, are you saying you wish test (breach) each alarm point? or what? 8 points in all. read page 20 and 21. see the 16second rule, exiting car with alarm set, that is one test. want more? one other trick, not tried by me (i can thing of many) is to arm the car with the fob and driver window down, then reach in and open the door, past window , at inside, and open it from the the inside, if the dash lamp fails to show the red lamp flash ,as you arm it with the fob, that would mean its smarter then us. (dig?)

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    the panic feature is an option , added to alram, id ignore that for your tests. its just the 9th alarm point (option)

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    page 189 , (more light facts)

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    if the system says its armed it is, after all if one of the 9 switches fail to close, it tells you that too. via that same light. try my window test.

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ Apr 30, 2014

    btw, if you keep 2 fobs working you can make a 3 at home, saving huge cash outlays. DIY, does work. not to mention tow charges, and lack of use.

  • Elisha Kane
    Elisha Kane May 11, 2014

    dash lamp does not flash, that's what made me courious

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ May 11, 2014

    i guess you lost the operators guide? the alarm can be shut down. or activated. with the instuction there. lets see if we can find it, ok, here is the book,http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/manuals/ now lets read the page together, page 20, see that page? and the page for disarming the system page 21.? it the flashes fail per those 2 pages, the system needs service. page 20 to 25, read those.

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ May 11, 2014

    http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/manuals/

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ May 11, 2014

    The alarm will set when you use the remote keyless entry transmitter to lock the doors and liftgate or when you use the power door lock switch while the door is open. After all the doors are locked and closed, a red light (located in the instrument cluster) will flash rapidly for about 16 seconds to signal that the system is arming. During this 16 second pre-arm period, opening any door or the liftgate will cancel the arming. If the system successfully arms, the red light will flash at a slower rate to indicate the alarm is set

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ May 11, 2014

    if this fails, on BOTH fobs, get service or use a SCAN tool to read the DTC errors. not having 2 fob (3 is best) invites the battery going dead and having problems. replace the battery. the book you lost, on page 25,shows how to replace the FOB battery, RKE device.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Jeep Master
  • 20,706 Answers

The car came with 2 RKE FOBs
are both dead.?
alway have 3 FOB if not you can not reprogram a new one. self.
can cost you $300 for more to tow your car to the dealer if the 1 fob dies. never run one fob. or bad happens.
put in a new battery in the FOB for door issues
the transponder part does not use the battery .
the transponder must be good, or the car would never run.
the jeep cuts fuel after 2 seconds if the transponder fails.

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

  • _-__-___-_
    _-__-___-_ May 11, 2014

    again, are both FOBS dead? why not answser the 1st question?

×

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 232 Answers

SOURCE: Cant get 1996 jeep grand cherokee to start after alarm stopped

The alarm might have a relay to kill the ignition. Disconnect the negative or ground from the battery, wait five minutes then connect it again. This is to try and restart the alarm. Then lock and unlock the car to get the remote in sync. Try and operate your vehicle now and let me know.

Posted on May 06, 2009

  • 67 Answers

SOURCE: The remote on my 2008 Jeep Commander is totally

try replacing remote batteries, but must have a second programmed key to reset first one in case its gets uncoded, best advise do not take long time to replace battery, if problem persist have a good honest mechanic inspect door key cylinder security switch if it is not disconnected, but before you do this, if right side front door or rear door has cylinder try opening vehicle from this doors, if they unlock vehicle and alarm doesn't go off you might have problems inside driver's door cylinder switch, on this year vehicle must use STAR SCANNER from chrysler jeep dodge to solve problems

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

Testimonial: "Excellent advice. Thanks!"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

5 Answers

Security light flashes and it won't start


top
CODE ALARM SYSTEM
information is always subject to change and correction Used on:
Impreza 1996-2001
Legacy 1995-1999
Forester 1998-2000
codealarmremote2.jpgBattery GP-23A
Lock: Left button will lock all doors. Double chirp indicates locked.
Unlock: Right button will unlock driver's door only. Hold unlock button app 6 seconds, it will unlock all doors including rear gate. Single chirp indicated unlock.
If the car chirps or lights flash 4x the alarm was triggered.
Panic. Press both buttons to activate emergency honk and flashing lights.
Valet mode: With optional alarm only Press the red alarm button on the left of the steering wheel. The light will quickly double flash. To re-set back to normal mode, press the red alarm light button again

Battery failed and lights flashing?
Parking lights will flash when the vehicle's battery is disconnected and reconnected.
To stop lights from flashing, either:
Press remote transmitter “UNLOCK” button once OR turn the ignition switch to the “ON” position and press programming button for one second (see below).
The vehicle interior (courtesy) light and door open warning light (DOOR AJAR indicator) will then illuminate for 60 seconds when the ignition is turned off, or until the doors are locked with the remote transmitter. Yes, the dashboard instrument panel lights will flash when the parking lights flash.
Programming or Overriding the Alarm when you have lost the remote
Open driver's door.
Turn ignition key to 'On'
Press and *hold programming button* in (see diagram, button under dashboard)
After 15 seconds the the door locks will cycle 3 times. Do not release Programming button
Press lock (left) button the remotes to be programmed. The door locks will cycle one time.
Exit programming mode by releasing Programming button under dashboard and turning key to off.

codealarmremote1.jpgCode Alarm Programming Button is under dashboard on the kick panel by the driver's left knee, left of the steering column. If you can't find it, it might still be tucked up in the wiring harness higher up in that same general area. The botton is recessed in a plastic ring (see diagram).
This button must be pressed while programming remotes or if the battery was disconnected and the lights are flashing.
top

Jul 10, 2008 | 1996 Subaru Legacy

Tip

How to set & cancel theft deterrent system or how to set & cancel security...


Theft deterrent system (on some models)

Theft deterrent system is designed to deter vehicle theft. The system flashes the turn signal lights and turns on the interior light or the signal lights only (depending on the model), and sounds security horn and vehicle horn when it detects abnormalities such as follows:

• Any door or hood is forcibly opened.
• The batter terminal is disconnected and then reconnected
• The system control is disconnected and then reconnected.
• Abnormal impact is detected when the impact sensor function is on.

The system flashes the turn signal lights and turns the interior light or the signal lights only (depending on the model), and sounds security horn and vehicle horn if someone attempts to damage or break into your car.

Setting the system

You can set the system with or without the impact sensor function. For details, see "Canceling the impact sensor" below.

1. Turn the ignition key to "LOCK" and remove it.
2. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
3. Push the lock (set) switch on the wireless remote control key once. At this time, the turn signal lights flashes once and the security indicator light comes on.

The system is set after 30 seconds. At this time, the security indicator light start flashing slowly.

Once the system is set, you cannot start the engine until you cancel the system.

The system will not be set in the following cases.

• When any of the door is open; security horn sounds for 1 second, close the door and set the system again.
• When the hood is open; close the hood securely.

Canceling the Impact Sensor

The impact sensor can be cancelled to prevent false alarms from being triggered incase of the following conditions:

• When parked in the noisy area
• The vehicle body or glass is subjected to a strong impact from the (such as in highly pressurized car wash).
• When transporting by a car carrier or ferry.

To cancel the impact sensor;

1. Lock the door by pushing the lock (set) switch on the wireless remote control key once, and turn signal light flash once
2. Then push the lock (set) switch twice within 5 seconds. At this time, the turn signal flash 5 times to indicate the impact sensor function is disable.

The impact sensor is deactivated as long as the system remained armed.

Canceling the system

The system will be cancelled by the following two ways:

• Turn the ignition key from "LOCK" to "ON" position.
• Unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch

If the turn signal lights flash 3 times, the system has been alarmed. Check to see if there is any abnormality with your vehicle.

If any of the doors is not opened within 30 seconds, all doors will be automatically locked and the system will be set.

When the system is set

Activating the system; When the system detects abnormalities such as follows, it flashes the turn signal lights and turns on the interior light or the turn lights only (depending on the model) and sounds the security horn and vehicle horn of 30 seconds.

• Unlocking any door without using wireless control
• Any door or hood is forcibly opened.
• The battery terminal is disconnected and then reconnected.
• The system control assembly is disconnected and then reconnected
• Abnormal impact is detected when the impact sensor function is on.

Reactivating the alarm;

Once set, the system automatically resets the alarm after the alarm stops.

The alarm will activate again under the same circumstances described in "Activating the system".

Stopping the Alarm

The alarm will be stopped by the following two ways;

• Turn the ignition key from the "LOCK" to "ON" position.
• Unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch.

The system can be cancelled by these ways at the same time.

If the battery becomes discharged due to the vehicle being unused, for a long time etc., when the battery is recharged or replaced, the system will activate the alarm. If this happens, immediately unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch, and the alarm will stop.

Testing the system

1. Set the system
2. Insert a wireless remote control key into the key hole on the driver's door handle, and unlock the door.
3. Open the door, and an alarm will sound.
4. Stop the alarm by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch.
5. Repeat this operation for the front passenger's door.

Good luck.

on Nov 08, 2010 | Toyota Pickup Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I bought a 1996 Subaru Impreza L 4dr 5speed AWD that runs and starts fine but when I was installing fog lights i noticed that there appears to be an alarm hooked up (it says "code alarm elite DM...


Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire (+): Black/Yellow
Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Starter Positive Wire (+): Blue/Red
Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Ignition Positive Wire (+): Red
Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Accessory Positive Wire (+): Red/Yellow
Accessory Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

Parking Light Positive Wire (+): Red
Parking Light Positive Wire Location: Low In Drivers Kick Panel

Power Door Lock Negative Wire (-): Add Actuator. This vehicle uses a central door locking system. When connecting a keyless entry, you will need to add a door lock actuator and some units will also require (2) extra relays.
Power Door Lock Negative Wire Location: To Drivers Door Only

Power Door Unlock Negative Wire (-): Add Actuator. This vehicle uses a central door locking system. When connecting a keyless entry, you will need to add a door lock actuator and some units will also require (2) extra relays.
Power Door Unlock Negative Wire Location: To Drivers Door Only

Door Trigger Negative Wire (-): Red/White
Door Trigger Negative Wire Location: In Black Plug, Above Hood Release

Domelight Supervision Wire: Use Door Trigger, Requires Relay
Domelight Supervision Wire Location: N/A

Horn Negative Wire (-): Red/Green
Horn Negative Wire Location: At Steering Column Harness

Tachometer Wire Negative Wire (-): Black/Blue
Tachometer Wire Negative Wire Location: At ECM, Under Drivers Side Dash

Brake Light Positive Wire (+): White/Black
Brake Light Positive Wire Location: At Switch Above Brake Pedal

CODE ALARM SYSTEM

Used on:
Impreza 1996-2001
Legacy 1995-1999
Forester 1998-2000

codealarmremote2.jpgBattery GP-23A

Lock: Left button will lock all doors. Double chirp indicates locked.
Unlock: Right button will unlock driver's door only. Hold unlock button app 6 seconds, it will unlock all doors including rear gate. Single chirp indicated unlock.
If the car chirps or lights flash 4x the alarm was triggered.
Panic. Press both buttons to activate emergency honk and flashing lights.
Valet mode: With optional alarm onlyPress the red alarm button on the left of the steering wheel. The light will quickly double flash. To re-set back to normal mode, press the red alarm light button again

Battery failed and lights flashing?
Parking lights will flash when the vehicle's battery is disconnected and reconnected.
To stop lights from flashing, either:
Press remote transmitter "UNLOCK" button once OR turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position and press programming button for one second (see below).
The vehicle interior (courtesy) light and door open warning light (DOOR AJAR indicator) will then illuminate for 60 seconds when the ignition is turned off, or until the doors are locked with the remote transmitter. Yes, the dashboard instrument panel lights will flash when the parking lights flash.

Programming or Overriding the Alarm when you have lost the remote
Open driver's door.
Turn ignition key to 'On'
Press and *hold programming button* in (see diagram, button under dashboard)
After 15 seconds the the door locks will cycle 3 times. Do not release Programming button.
Press lock (left) button the remotes to be programmed. The door locks will cycle one time. Exit programming mode by releasing Programming button under dashboard and turning key to off.


codealarmremote1.jpgCode Alarm Programming Button is under dashboard on the kick panel by the driver's left knee, left of the steering column. If you can't find it, it might still be tucked up in the wiring harness higher up in that same general area. The botton is recessed in a plastic ring (see diagram).
This button must be pressed while programming remotes or if the battery was disconnected and the lights are flashing.

Jan 05, 2011 | Subaru Impreza Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Alarm not working proper


try this. lock car door with key and hold key over for 30 secs then unlock the car with the remote holding button down for 30 secs.assuming the battery in the remote is okay...it should reset the alarm system.

Mar 08, 2010 | 2003 Ford F150 Regular Cab

2 Answers

How do i reset my alarm on a 97 jeep Grand


Here is excerpt from the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Service Manual ... i know you posted under 1997 JGC but this information may be helpful ... by "reset alarm" i believe you meant disarming the alarm?

Arming
Passive arming of the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) occurs when the vehicle is exited with the key removed from the ignition switch, the headlamps are turned off, and the doors are locked using power lock switch. The power lock switch will not function if the key is in the ignition switch or the headlamps are on with the driver’s door open. The VTSS will not arm if either front door or the liftgate are locked using the key in the lock cylinder.
Active arming of the VTSS occurs when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is used to lock the vehicle, even if the doors and/or the liftgate are open when the RKE transmitter Lock button is depressed. However, the VTSS arming will not be complete until all the doors and the liftgate are closed.
Following successful passive or active VTSS arming, the VTSS set lamp on the top of the instrument panel will flash rapidly for about 15 seconds after the illuminated entry system times out. This indicates that the VTSS arming is in progress. If the light stays on steadily during the arming, it indicates that the hood switch is closed (the hood is open). The VTSS will still arm if the hood is open, but the engine compartment will not be protected. Once the 15 second arming function is complete, the set lamp will flash at a slower rate to indicate that the VTSS is armed. Disarming Passive disarming of the Vehicle Theft Security Sytem (VTSS) occurs when the vehicle is unlocked using the key to unlock either front door or the liftgate. Active disarming of the VTSS occurs when the vehicle is unlocked by depressing the Unlock button of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Once the alarm has been activated (horn sounding, exterior lights flashing, and the the engine no-run feature), either disarming method will also deactivate the alarm. Depressing the Panic button on the RKE transmitter will also disarm the VTSS, but the horm will sound and teh exterior lamps will flash for about three minutes as a part of the Panic feature function. ..." And as an additional note, if you have the courtesy interior lights set at 30 seconds like i do, you have to wait until lights go out (with alarm still sounding) before you can disarm the alarm via passive disarm method... what a pain when you don't have the actual RKE handy... Good Luck!

Feb 14, 2010 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. Alarm sets off when unlocking doors with remote and will not shut off with remote, or by pressing the reset button behind blinking alarm light under dash,or by using key in...


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.

Dec 12, 2009 | 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

My jeep wont start. The alarm went off so I


this is a warrenty issue. have the dealer look at it.

Nov 18, 2009 | 2008 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

Alarm not working on 1999 jeep cherokee


If this is an after market alarm, the alarm is in the off position.
Look under the dash on the drivers side for a push button or switch.
Turn the key to the run position without starting the car, either push the button or move the switch in the opposite direction and turn the key off.
This should turn the alarm back on.

Oct 14, 2008 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

6 Answers

Jeep alarm will not turn off


The ignition security on/off is located at the trunk lock. unlock and lock rear gate and the alarm will turn off. My jeep sat in my drive for a month before a jeep tech told me this. It still triggers the security sometimes when I unlock the passenger door with the key and I go straight to the rear gate lock and it shuts off instantly.

Jun 27, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
2008 Jeep Commander Sport Logo

220 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jeep Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Kevin Daniels

Level 3 Expert

1455 Answers

Are you a Jeep Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...