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Unread 09-20-2007, 07:42 AM   #1
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slow key

This is something that's happened twice, over a period of time, and I have no clue as to why, as it clears itself on my 2004 Overland after a few tries. I insert and turn the key and a few lights appear on the dash.... It doesn't start, not even a click of the starter...it's stuck in gear, nothing else, aside of a few lights on the dash. As I turn the key on and off...gradually other things start up, light up and turn on gradually ( radio, fans, dash lights etc.) Eventually all's back to normal...it starts, and I cannot replicate the problem.

I was wondering if the chip in the key could be the cause or the keyswitch itself. If it does it again I'll try another key, till then I have no idea. Has anyone else ever come across this anomaly

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Unread 09-20-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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Could be bad battery I would start there. Strange electrical problems useually mean bad battery.
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Unread 09-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #3
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Try cleaning your battery terminals, WJs have a TSB about an invisible layer of corrosion building up on the terminals and causing electrical problems. I had the same problem with a car in college.

Use one of those wire brush tools intended for cleaning the terminals, ask at your parts store and they'll know what you are talking about. Then spray the terminals (once you put the connections back on the battery) with some of the red terminal protectant and you're good to go.
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Unread 09-20-2007, 10:50 AM   #4
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Battery, I just went through this.
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Unread 09-20-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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Try cleaning your battery terminals, WJs have a TSB about an invisible layer of corrosion building up on the terminals and causing electrical problems. I had the same problem with a car in college.

Use one of those wire brush tools intended for cleaning the terminals, ask at your parts store and they'll know what you are talking about. Then spray the terminals (once you put the connections back on the battery) with some of the red terminal protectant and you're good to go.
i agree, i was about to post the exact same thing lol
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