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post #1 of 3 Old 12-07-2016, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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Is factory remote start and signal indicators somehow connected to the center stack?

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Recently I've had break-in into my '16 Grand Cherokee Limited. They broke one of the rear passenger windows to get it and unfortunately my alarm didn't go off (there were 4 other break-ins around my apartment complex, all Jeeps with the same memo). I did some googling and found out that the alarm doesn't go off in Jeeps if the rear window is broken. Dumb, I know...I plan to install a viper security system as soon as I get my car fixed.


Anyhow, to the point. My entire center stack (GPS, Navigation, Radio) was ripped out and the 8.4 inch navigation screen was stolen. I'm in the process of filling out a form for the police for all stolen items and I want to know if there's another module that controls the remote start and turn indicators.


I won't get my car fixed for a few days, but my remote start no longer works. When I click remote start on my key fob my car sometimes flashes and that's it, or it would start for 1-2 seconds then stop. When I drive, my cluster also shows occasional blinking hazard lights and sometimes it says my left or right headlight went out. Today it said there's a problem with blind stop, maintenance required.


I found out that the hazard lights go out because out of the exposed wired that connects to the climate control (that's where the hazard lights button is) is touching one of the other exposed wires. I separated them and my headlights don't blink anymore. But I still think there might be another module stolen that keeps track of headlights that went out and other problems in the vehicle, and also controls the remote start.


Unless this is all connected to the navigation/radio computer that was stolen?


Thanks for your input!! I'm not familiar with Chrysler vehicles. I work with GM cars mostly

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Hello,
Recently I've had break-in into my '16 Grand Cherokee Limited. They broke one of the rear passenger windows to get it and unfortunately my alarm didn't go off (there were 4 other break-ins around my apartment complex, all Jeeps with the same memo). I did some googling and found out that the alarm doesn't go off in Jeeps if the rear window is broken. Dumb, I know...I plan to install a viper security system as soon as I get my car fixed.


Anyhow, to the point. My entire center stack (GPS, Navigation, Radio) was ripped out and the 8.4 inch navigation screen was stolen. I'm in the process of filling out a form for the police for all stolen items and I want to know if there's another module that controls the remote start and turn indicators.


I won't get my car fixed for a few days, but my remote start no longer works. When I click remote start on my key fob my car sometimes flashes and that's it, or it would start for 1-2 seconds then stop. When I drive, my cluster also shows occasional blinking hazard lights and sometimes it says my left or right headlight went out. Today it said there's a problem with blind stop, maintenance required.


I found out that the hazard lights go out because out of the exposed wired that connects to the climate control (that's where the hazard lights button is) is touching one of the other exposed wires. I separated them and my headlights don't blink anymore. But I still think there might be another module stolen that keeps track of headlights that went out and other problems in the vehicle, and also controls the remote start.


Unless this is all connected to the navigation/radio computer that was stolen?


Thanks for your input!! I'm not familiar with Chrysler vehicles. I work with GM cars mostly
Hi galerecon,

Im so sorry to hear about this! Your local dealership would be best able to answer your questions regarding your remote start feature. Id be happy to follow up with them for you if needed, just PM our page with your VIN and let me know.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-08-2016, 02:35 PM
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That really sucks. And it will suck again, for whoever the thief sells that radio to and that poor sap finds out they can't use it in a different vehicle without an activation PIN code.


On the remote start...I'm not surprised it's not working. There is probably an error being reported in the security system. Almost any system error or warning disables the remote start.

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