Originally Posted by Keith1975
HELP!!! My 95 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 keeps stalling all the time and rough idle when started. Check Engine light comes on all the time and the alarm light comes on and blinks and exterior lights flash on and off and I have to keep the Brights on just to prevent the light from flashing!? The horn beeps anytime any of the doors are opened or closed or the door lock/unlock button is pushed.
The engine temperature guage doesn't even work now and the factory Infinity Gold CD Radio turns on display and all but no sound at all!? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have not been able to use my Jeep for quite some time now and I don't want to get financially drained!! I can't even trust it to even drive down the road a mile because it will just cut out completely!! I've had it to my original dealer where I got it from and two Authorized Jeep Dealerships and no resolution. Thank you.
First off, always give a thread a couple of hours. There aren't always folks on that have any thoughts to your problem, and if that's the case they won't post.
Second, check your battery connections. It sounds like your alarm is going off and needs to be deactivated. To deactivate the alarm, place your key in either front door or the hatch and turn it. The beeping should stop and the lights should no longer flash. If your battery connection is loose, it could cause the alarm to go off at any time.
Third, how old is the battery? If it's more than two years old, I'd replace it. GC's are picky about having good batteries. If they get worn and aren't putting out as much power any more, electronics start acting weird.
Engine temp won't read if the alarm is going off.
Also, Chrysler radios suck. I've put an aftermarket in all the Chryslers that both myself and my folks have had. Most didn't last four years before going out.
If it's cutting out, that's probably because of the alarm. It arms itself when you press the door lock switch with the door open and then close the door. The only way to disarm is by putting the key in the lock and unlocking it. However, many folks report that only one of the three doors work for disarming the door. In this case you want to open the driver's door panel and look for a yellow wire with a purple tracer. Ground this wire and it should disable the alarm. I have done this to mine as I have installed a remote door lock/unlock system and it triggered the alarm all the time.