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I own a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L V8. My keyless entry is broken so I have to manually open the locked driver's door. When I do this, the car alarm goes off until I start the engine. I am looking to ground the wire that goes to the car alarm so when I manually open the car door, nothing happens. How do I do this?

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  • matthewshea Oct 13, 2010

    Do you have any idea why Jeep makes it impossible to manually open the door with the factory key?

  • matthewshea Jan 17, 2011

    Thank you for actually giving me a valid answer to my problem! This is much more helpful than experts telling me "Just don't do it, shell out $180 and buy a new key."
    Ooooor you can just manually lock the doors (the way you described above) and save almost $200. Thanks again for being helpful!

  • matthewshea Jan 17, 2011

    I kind of wish there was an option to give out ratings below one thumb. In this scenario, that's what I would use



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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 !!!!!.)

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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  • matthewshea Oct 13, 2010

    I'm just wondering what color wire goes from the dashboard to the car alarm. Not if it's simple to do. Yes, I can obvious shell out $180 and get a new key FOB but I'd rather spend practically nothing and ground the wire. If it doesn't work, I can always un-ground the wire and I'm back to square one

  • geoff hunter Oct 13, 2010

    if you dont blow out the main computer.........but its your car. if you must try something,try disconnecting the sounder.....(silent alarm.....)but be prepared for the cost of replacing the main ecu.(electronic control unit)

  • geoff hunter Oct 13, 2010

    because they want you to buy another remote unit.....hey,,,, only one thumb ????gotta be worth more.......

  • kristina1317 Jan 16, 2011

    Solution to alarm sounding: I have the same issue, my remote fob works intermittently, most of the time it doesn't unlock, but usually can lock the doors. If I open the door manually, the alarm sounds. I figure out a way to prevent the alarm from sounding. Before you get out of the car, make sure all doors are shut, and lock the doors using the lock/unlock on the driver door, then open the driver door to get out, shut it and lock it with the key manually. The alarm will not sound when you unlock it with the key manually. This only works if you follow it exact, no other doors can be open and you must lock it with the door shut and open it after you lock from inside.
    That's the only way I've found to get around the alarm sounding. I believe I have a bad connection in my remote fob, is there anyway for me to fix it myself? I have a second remote rob and I have the same problem, which is strange.

  • matthewshea Jan 17, 2011

    Thank you for actually giving me a helpful answer! This is way better than experts giving me no solution and just telling me "Don't do it, shell out $180 for a new key"
    Or ya know, you could just manually lock the doors for free like you described above and save almost $200. Thanks again for your HELPFUL advice

  • kristina1317 Jan 17, 2011

    Did you try it? Did it work for you? It could just be a weird thing with my Jeep that I figured out, so I'm anxious to see if it works for you too......let me know! Thanks! =)



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SOURCE: 1995 jeep grand cherokee laredo the keyless entry remote is lost-

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SOURCE: 1994 Jeep Cheerokee Laredo: The remote keyless

If it is a factory alarm you can't unhook it. Replace the switch attached to the lock cylinder inside the door. In the meantime, the switch on the passenger door may still be good. Cycle the key in the passenger door to see if it turns off the alarm.

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SOURCE: How do I program a new Keyless entry remote to my

Programing Sentry keys: 1. Dealer-Programming additional Sentry Keys (requires ONE original key)
In situations where only one key is available, keys must be programmed by the dealer via the Secured Access Method. The Secured Access method applies to all vehicles. This method requires the use of a DRBIIIt scan tool and will also require that you have access to the unique four-digit PIN code that was assigned to the original SKIM. The PIN code must be used to enter the Secured Access Mode in the SKIM. This PIN number may be obtained from the vehicle owner, from the original vehicle invoice, or from the DaimlerChrysler Customer Center. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information for the proper Secured Access method programming procedures.

2. Self-Programming additional Sentry Keys (requires TWO original keys)

"A" through "G" below is a quick summary of the steps that are required for programming. Following this list, "1" through "6" takes you through the same process in greater detail.
Quick Steps:
A. Purchase a blank key and have it cut
B. Insert original key #1 into ignition and turn to On
C. Wait 5 seconds and turn key to off
D. Immediately insert original key # 2 into ignition and turn to on
E. Wait 10 seconds for SKIS indicator in dash starts to flash
F. Turn ignition off, insert new blank key and turn ignition back on
G. Once SKIS light stops flashing and turns off, your new key is programmed

You can find more details in Sentry Key® Immobilizer System (SKIS)

Hope helped with this information (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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Try ebay or a local junk yard.

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SOURCE: The alarm system was activated

False activation of the factory security system is caused in most cases by a defective door switch or a battery that has dropped below about 10 volts, so your choices for why the system activated are this, one of the door lock switches is defective and the system sensed a break in (key not being turned in lock) or the battery ran down and set the alarm off (have the load battery tested by a Kragen or Autozone, it is free) or the security system has some other malfunction, in the case of the battery being the cause the alarm should have shut down after 5 minutes or so. Here is what you should do have the battery tested as I suggested, replace or fully recharge it, I suspect the battery will be found to be defective, then to reset the the system use the door key and lock and then unlock the passenger door, if this doesn't reset the system the dealer will need to scan the system to see where the malfunction is, the defective part will set a fault code.

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