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My 1997 jeep Cherokee will only run for about 3 seconds because the immobilizer needs resetting how do i do this.

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I just put an earth switching solenoid on mine. cuts the earth to the whole car. when i want to start car, i just flick switch, to activate earth and start the car. this is a solution if ya got no money or live like i do 1000kms from the nearest dealer.

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Need to go to your nearest dealer and get reset with special tool

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