My 2004 Jeep GC recently popped up with a dead battery. While trying to jump it and bring it back to life I had the following problem:
She would start normally but some sort of Auto-disable feature would engage after 3 seconds. Every single time. No problem starting and it would idle fine, then at 3 seconds it would just die. I would see the "No Key" lamp illuminated on the dash after it dies each time.
I researched the problem and several people mentioned that the chip/id in the key can go bad and cause this problem.
I have 2 sets of keys and tried both of them.....each with the same result.
There's no way both of my keys "deprogrammed" or went bad at exactly the same time. Is there? Is there some sort of reset for the Jeep or do I really just need to have both my keys reprogrammed?
Wondering if anyone else had ever encountered this problem and if there is a fix? I would really prefer not to have it towed to a dealership and pay an arm and a leg to get this fixed.
Thanks for your help.