I am completely NOT mechanical. So be forwarned if I use the wrong terminology or thingamabob.
I'm also a JeepForum noob - so please be gentle! My husband will most likely read this post & frown at me since he's the vehicle god...
I have a '95 Ltd that's having what started as a security issue. I walked out to get something out of it, opened the door (it wasn't locked - I work for the state police & was in our parking lot) & the security system went off. My husband says the horn hasn't been working - well, it worked for the alarm!!
Its really embarrasing to work for the police & have it sound/look like you're trying to steal your own vehicle!
I tried the after-market fob = NOTHING. I shut the door & tried left, right, left, right, etc = NOTHING. I tried starting it. It cranked & turned over, but quickly died. The next turn resulted in a click - no crank or firing. The alarm was still going off. The horn finally quit, but the lights & clicking were still present about 5 minutes into this fiasco. Finally, the lights & clicking stopped, but turning the key results in NOTHING. No gauges, no lights, no alarm, no click, nothing. I've gone to the passenger door & rear door to do the LRL thing = NOTHING.
I had a buddy (with a '98 XJ) try a jump from Jeep to Jeep
with absolutely NOTHING happening. Well, once or twice we actually got the gauges & lights to come on & a click when turning the key, but no crank or firing. He did the no-no
of touching the leads together while they're still connected to my ZJ -- sparks flew, so the battery seems ok. Battery doesn't look corroded & wires look kind of iffy, but not horrible.
Does this sound like the security system malfunctioning or like an electrical issue? Any fixes?