'93 JGC Laredo Manufacture's Alarm Problem
My battery was drained the other night & when I went to jump it the next day, the manufacture's alarm would activate (brights flashing, kill switch on starter activated, "SECURITY" light flashing on dashboard). No problem, it's done that before. All I have to do normally is just unlock the door manually with the key & the alarm will turn off. Now the problem I am having is when I disarm the alarm as normal, then put the key into the ignition and start the engine to jump-start the vehicle, the manufacture's alarm triggers again, preventing me to turn the engine over! I can hear the starter want to kick in, but it sounds like a kill-switch.
I called serveral Jeep dealer's service departments and have been told serveral different things:
Assuming it was just a bad switch in the door, to disarm the alarm, I tried manually unlocking the passanger side door as well as the cargo door. Same problem. That was apparently not the factor.
Next I had a duplicate key made and had one in the door to disarm the alarm, and one in the ignition to start the car. Same problem. I even reached in through the window to try & start it that way. No go.
Next, I cleaned the terminals of the battery. No difference. Then I spent $60 on a new battery - NO DIFFERENCE.
I don't know what else the problem could be, and I don't want to have to pay $150 to tow it into a service shop then spend hundreds on diagnostics.
If anyone has had a similar problem out there, or might know the answer to my dilema, I would love to hear from you!
Thank you SO much!