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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Jeep
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Experience:  Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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My jeep alarm is going off and won't let me start it, I

Customer Question

Hi my jeep alarm is going off and won't let me start it, I think it's because the key got wet.
JA: Have you tried locking and unlocking the driver's side door using the key itself?
Customer: No I will
JA: What is the model/year of your Jeep?
Customer: 2006 grand Cherokee
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Disconnected the battery I'm at the beach don't have many tools
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I pulled out the hoen relay
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

A SKREEM key won't usually survive being submerged. If the key was dropped in the water and now will not work then it has most likely failed. The engine controller has to receive a message from the wireless control module that the key has been validated. If it doesn't then the engine will start and die three times and then lock the starter out.

Is this what happened when you tried to start it?

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