Hi. My new to me Jeep 2009 Wrangler (Sahara, got her a few weeks ago with 20,150 miles on her. Sheís a beauty!) has electronic keys (open/close doors, start engine, panic alarm). For whatever reason Iím having two problems, both transient ones;
1-Sometime the battery operated key just will not function. As I stated, itís a transient problem and there are fresh batteries in both of the keys I have (first thing I did was put in new batteries when the issue first was observed). This means that if I locked the car using the key, and then have to use the key to manually (insert in lock) open the door, the alarm goes off (as do the lights) and I can only stop this racket by driving off once the speed hits around ten miles an hour.
2-If I lock the doors by using the lock/unlock button, sometimes (itís a transient problem) the alarm will go off until I start the car.
Beside the fact that this is embarrassing when this takes place, Iím concerned that should I go on a trip and set the alarm off during an early morning getaway, Iíll be annoying folks for no reason.
I live on Cape Cod, in a very safe area (lower Cape) so Iíd have no issue if I could somehow deactivate the alarm system. Or, at least, remove the horn part of the equation. But, after carefully reading the manual, I donít find this as an option.
(holding his ears on Cape Cod)