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The remote starter in my 2012 Chrysler will not operated and

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The remote starter in my 2012 Chrysler will not operated and has a error message saying the hood latch is not set. I have ensured the latch is properly set and even when I do start the car with a key, the error message does not appear. Please help , Thank You
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

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The remote start won't operate if the TIPM sees that the hood is open. There is an ajar switch that opens and closes to put a reference voltage through a resistor so hood position can be monitored. It will take some electrical testing of the switch and circuits to determine what is going on, it could be a wiring issue, connection issue or the switch itself. Wiring damage is possible but not that likely unless the problem started after an accident, a repair where the switch was unplugged, etc. If no work was done in that area then the most likely cause would be the ajar switch itself.

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