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Unread 09-01-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
wkgal05
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Crazy phantom ding.....

So recently in our 05 GC we have had a mysterious ding all the time while driving. No light come on the dash at all. They only thing new we notice is CAL comes up during every startup next to the compass. Any ideas of what this ding could be. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 09-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Have you checked for DTCs?

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Retrieving codes (2005-2010 Grand Cherokee):

Insert and turn the ignition key from "Off" to "On" three times, moderately fast and without pausing ("ON" is when the digital odometer displays):

Tip: use the "count to 5" method, where "1" is the first "On":

Off > On > Off > On > Off > On
0 1 2 3 4 5

At the third "On" the odometer display will read "DTC REPORT" and list the codes. If no codes are present the message "Done" will appear.
The list of codes and their meanings are here: http://www.wkjeeps.com/trouble_codes.htm
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Unread 09-01-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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I'm at a Labor Day BBQ but as soon as we go to leave I will give it a try. An see if any codes come up. Idk why tho all of a sudden the cal come up next to the compass. It never did that before.
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Unread 09-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #4
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I misread "CAL" as "CEL". Sounds like you need to re-calibrate the compass. Here is that info from the owner's manual:

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To Put Into a Calibration Mode
Start the engine and leave the transmission in the P (Park)
position. Set the display to “Compass/Temperature.”
Press and hold the C/T button for approximately 5
seconds to change the display to compass variance mode;
holding the button for an additional 5 seconds will flash
the “CAL” symbol indicating compass calibration mode.
When the “CAL” indicator is flashing, complete one or
more 360 degree turns, under 5 mph (8 km/h), in an area
free from large metal objects or power lines. The “CAL”
indicator will turn off and the compass will function
normally.
Good luck!
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Unread 09-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #5
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Thanks I will give both ago when we leave. Only thing is the cal usually goes away on its own later down the road. Will let you know the outcome tho.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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well guys no luck i calibrated the compass. I also tried to retrive codes and just got message done. One day i get off early from work i am going to the dealer and see if they get any codes for any malfunctions. Come to think of it when i had the duratracs put on the tire place said one of the sensors needed to be replaced but he could maybe make it work. do you think that's whats making it ding just so quick that no lights come up.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 08:51 AM   #7
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My TPM sensors are all offline right now - I am getting a flashing tire pressure CEL, but no dinging....

Also I think that key dance does not work on all WK's - it doesn't work on my '07 CRD.

I encourage you to look into some form of OBD code reader that you can keep onboard - I can't imagine leaving the driveway without one.
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