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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Security System, SUV
#24 of 36 Ravelco engine immobilizer - never a theft? Really?
Oct 30, 2011 (12:39 pm)
I just bought a 2012 Jeep Compass 4x2 CVT here in Vegas, the #2 city in the USA for car thefts; so obviously I'm a bit paranoid about it. Got a great end of October discount, $20K out the door, even my color choice. Dealer claims he took a $2K loss just to make factory sales incentives. Maybe, but I could not get this price just a week ago when I was shopping around.
Anyway, local comprehensive insurance rates are sky high so I'm looking to cut costs. After a lot of internet research, I've read about the RAVELCO engine immobilier which claims to have a perfect record over 30 years of NEVER allowing a car to be stolen by driving it away! No protection against towing, obviously.
Does anyone with this Ravelco system care to offer any feedback about it? I also plan to use a deadbolt hood lock and heavy duty Unelko brake pedal jack lock to layer my security.
Typical car alarms are ignored. Lojack and GPS tracking don't prevent theft, just track down what may be a stripped or destroyed car, and very expensive. The Jeep comes with a coded ignition key that I've read can be bypassed by thieves using laptop computers and car remote decoders.
Does anyone have a better solution, short of a 24-hour armed guard, to secure their car?
#25 of 36 Timer Switch/Electric Problems
Nov 05, 2011 (12:02 pm)
So I bought my '98 Grand Cherokee Limited about a year or so ago and the alarm system kept going off so I couldnt start my car, I found out how to get rid of that by cutting the purple and yellow wire but now I have to hook and unhook my battery up everytime I want to drive or I leave the car for too long because the battery will die. My dad thinks it's the timer switch and Ive tried two different ones so far but neither worked, anybody know what the problem might be? HELPPPP
#26 of 36 Re: Disable the factory alarm system on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee by yourself? [wildlifer]
Feb 12, 2012 (12:43 pm)
I just bought a 97 Grand Jeep Cherokee Laredo 2 nights ago and the alarm sytem messed up and it wouldnt start. I google the info and read your how to disarm and my brother did it and my Jeep started right up. Thank you so much for having that very helpful info on here. Thank you si much.
#27 of 36 Factory alarm disable
Mar 19, 2012 (7:45 pm)
I was in Indonesia, I have a 1998 Grand Cherokee 4.0, the alarm always goes off and the engine will not turn on. I've tried to lock and unlock using the usual keys and remote key, but failed to stop the alarm. I read a suggestion from the forum to grounding purple / yellow wire.
After opening the driver door panel, I do not find the purple / yellow wire. I think it's possible for Asia to have different wire colors. Please help me to explain exactly which wire to ground.
#28 of 36 Re: Factory alarm disable [jawstien]
Mar 21, 2012 (5:11 am)
I had problems with the security system with my 2001 Jeep . I can give you the benifit of my experience . I had to take the jeep to the dealership . I had to replace the PCM . I had some things start working that had never worked quite right before. I purchased the module from a place in Miami Fla. for less than 200 dollars. I could have installed it my self . The PCM is located in the passenger side of the fire wall. Once you remove the cover and screws the PCM just plugs in. It was programed before they mailed it to me . You need to give them your veihicle number so they can program. cliick on this site to order a new one currently on sale but you can always find them for 199.00
#29 of 36 Re: Factory alarm disable [billy65]
Mar 21, 2012 (10:51 pm)
Thank you for your answer, I forgot to explain that I also had replace a new PCM few days ago, but still no results
#30 of 36 Re: Timer Switch/Electric Problems [jeepersheepers]
Sep 06, 2012 (2:57 am)
I've got the same model jeep V8 5.2. Same problem, did you solve it, and how? Scratching my head in Chicago!
#31 of 36 alarm went off took me a couple minutes to shut off now car will not start
Sep 08, 2012 (7:04 pm)
I have had jeep cherokee 2005 for 2 months alarm was set off accidentally and when we finally got it off now it will not start any one have suggestions I did the key bob reset and alarm reset but it is not in the remote. Help I had to leave my jeep at the beach and get a ride home
#32 of 36 Re: Disable the factory alarm system on a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee by yourself? [wildlifer]
Oct 18, 2012 (9:09 am)
Will this work on 94 GC ltd? My alarm can only be deactivated using the key on the passenger door. I recently had a squirrel chew some wiring but that has been repaired, but the car turns over but will not start. I think it might be the security system causing the problem, any ideas?
#33 of 36 95 jgc 4.0 3rd dead battery alarm's not off???
Dec 01, 2012 (11:08 am)
few months ago ,my horn went off.did the key sequense lrl in pass & driver's doors.horn faded out finally stopped.next morn. car was dead.i got a jump from AAA and drove to walmart. they replaced the battery,checked the charging system all was fine.All was ok for week or so. i noticed there was no horn cherp when i used key fob to lock vehicle. then dead as a door nail,replaced batt.again.Researched alarm probs at diff web sites(i.e.ask.com).recommended finding the factory alarm wire,purple w/yellow stripe and ground to chassis.that didn't work.Then they said to disconnect the security moduale while car is running.its said it was located by glovebox under the dash. followed the steps, took it all apart, could not find it.I have new battery again,but afraid to install.PLEASE HELP!!!