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post #1 of 12 Old 08-20-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Wj Jeep grand cherokee keyless entry issues

I am experiencing problems with the key-less entry system on my jeep grand Cherokee wj. The remote works just fine when the jeep is running and it will lock and unlock the doors, the problem i am having is that when the jeep is off and i try to lock or unlock the doors it will not work. any suggestions on how to fix it?

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-23-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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I am experiencing problems with the key-less entry system on my jeep grand Cherokee wj. The remote works just fine when the jeep is running and it will lock and unlock the doors, the problem i am having is that when the jeep is off and i try to lock or unlock the doors it will not work. any suggestions on how to fix it?

*****UPDATE*****

I found out after doing some messing around, that the problem is the range. I have to be right next to the front passenger door for the remote to work. And it does work very well at close range. If you get any more than a few feet away it wont work anymore. I still don't know how to fix this issue and would appreciate any sugggestions

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-23-2012, 09:10 PM
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Replace the battery in your key fob. It's getting thus the reason for close range.
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-23-2012, 09:16 PM
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Replace the battery in your key fob. It's getting thus the reason for close range.
Getting weak
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-23-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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The batteries are brand new. That was my first thought as well

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-23-2012, 10:48 PM
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Had the same issue with mine when I first got it. New batteries and still only works from about 15 feet.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-23-2012, 11:06 PM
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The antenna for the rke is in the passanger door. It's only a wire so I'd pull it apart and see if maybe it broke. Either way you can extend it and increase its range.

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Will do, thanks for all of the suggestions

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The antenna for the rke is in the passanger door. It's only a wire so I'd pull it apart and see if maybe it broke. Either way you can extend it and increase its range.
is there anyway that you can re-locate the antenna to the dash or something, so you have equal range side to side?

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post #10 of 12 Old 09-01-2012, 12:10 PM
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I guess you could by running it back through the boot to the underside of the dash. Just make sure to leave some slack or make a quick disconnect for the ineventable dash pull for heater core/mode door/evaporator replacement.

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The keyless entry on my 2005 Grand Cherokee began to work intermittently and eventually stopped working all together. Put in new batteries and still nothing. As a test, I took off the back key cover, held the battery down firmly to the circuit board with my fingers, tried the buttons, and they worked! I tried putting a shim on top of the battery so it would put pressure on it when the rear cover was reinstalled and success! I tried a dime and a thin washer, both worked but the cover wouldn't snap shut securely. I cut a small circle the size of the battery out of a cereal box and that worked fine. I am guessing that a small circle cut out of thin plastic, like a deli container or a little thicker like an OJ container might be better. Maybe some material a little smaller that would fit inside the 3 little posts on the back cover that hold down the battery would work even better. I'll update this post when I see how long the cardboard lasts.
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-12-2012, 07:10 PM
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Our "New" '02 WJ only had 1 factory key and NO remote. After $160, we have a new factory remote and key. Remote works from 50 feet. I got a eBay remote I have to get programed @ Chrysler. Preowned Jeeps are a challenge. I figure in a year it will be like new. I sure is nicer than my '94 Grand. 4.0 was easy to fix and drive. Synthetics got me 20 MPG.
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