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01-19-2020 12:00 PM
2jhanna
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Originally Posted by chrislorr View Post
yes very interested jeeps sitting in woods lost key ASAP please
So you have NO other working key, with you or at all ?
01-19-2020 11:43 AM
chrislorr yes very interested jeeps sitting in woods lost key ASAP please
04-07-2019 09:00 AM
timlr80 What worked for me was just replacing the PCM with a remanufactured one. I bought one online, from some company on ebay. (2002 Grand Cherokee) I don't remember what company, and my ebay history doesn't go back that far.

I just told them my year, model, and Vin, and that I didn't have skim.

While I was waiting for it to arrive, I pulled the skim module out from the steering column.

When I put in the new PCM, it fired right up with regular keys.

The SKIM light DID come on, and stay on for me as the instrument cluster knew I was supposed to have it, but I never had any kind of beep or other audible alert.

To get rid of the light, I just pulled the cluster and took that bulb out.

Drove it for 2 years like that before I sold it last year. You would never have known it was originally equipped with SKIM.
04-06-2019 12:57 AM
mcaseyredman
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Originally Posted by tcmault View Post
I got the skim removed from the PCM by autocomputerperformance.com. The vehicle now starts with a black key. Sadly, my SKIM light goes off and beeps after running a little bit. Any way to keep the dash from lighting up and beeping?

Was this a bit of code that was overlooking in the SKIM removal?
I was thinking about using this company. So they could remove the SKIM from your PCM. How much did it cost to do that?
04-05-2019 09:37 PM
toximus
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Originally Posted by tcmault View Post
I got the skim removed from the PCM by autocomputerperformance.com. The vehicle now starts with a black key. Sadly, my SKIM light goes off and beeps after running a little bit. Any way to keep the dash from lighting up and beeping?

Was this a bit of code that was overlooking in the SKIM removal?
Sigh... I have no clue why this has become a thing....

To clarify, you want no SKIM? And you did have skim?

Double check that it's the same part number and they didn't switch PCMs. (There is a range pool that can be swapped but let's keep it simple for now.)

Did you disconnect the SKIM module from under the steering column?
04-05-2019 07:44 AM
mrblaine
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Originally Posted by tcmault View Post
I got the skim removed from the PCM by autocomputerperformance.com. The vehicle now starts with a black key. Sadly, my SKIM light goes off and beeps after running a little bit. Any way to keep the dash from lighting up and beeping?

Was this a bit of code that was overlooking in the SKIM removal?
The cluster is recognizing that there was a functioning SKIM and now it has a fault and the system is malfunctioning in that the SKIM is no longer working. I don't know if it can be programmed out with the DRB.
04-04-2019 04:40 PM
tcmault I got the skim removed from the PCM by autocomputerperformance.com. The vehicle now starts with a black key. Sadly, my SKIM light goes off and beeps after running a little bit. Any way to keep the dash from lighting up and beeping?

Was this a bit of code that was overlooking in the SKIM removal?
03-07-2019 09:38 AM
jmspicer I have a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee And had a problem with the SKIM module last summer. It cost me $350.50 to get it fixed. That was a new module and the locksmith who made two keys and programed the computer. I don't know about all of them but THIS ONE can be fooled so you can get it home ( I drove mine from Nashville TN to Pensacola FL ). Pull out the fuel pump relay ( under the hood ) and short out the contacts ( when closed for fuel ). Pull the SKIM module, remove the cover and inspect it for bad solder joints or breaks. A computer store can do this if you just need it soldered. RESEARCH ! Most mechanics have a hand held "computer" that reads the fault codes. If equipped with the latest software they can reprogram the computer if you have to replace the SKIM. You can make up to 10 keys if needed by using the two old keys and onboard computer. All of this information I got from this site. Research !
03-06-2019 09:36 AM
tcmault Ok B&G is out.

How about Auto Computer Performance? They got back to me right away and say the work has a 1yr warranty.


Here is their reply to my cost question.

Yes we can remove the SKIM from your ECM. The cost for the service is $175.00 and all you would need to do is pull it out and send it in to our office at 1633 Banks Rd. Margate FL 33063. Be sure to include your name and contact information along with a note saying you would like the SKIM removed.

Reply to timing question:

The unit will ship out same day we receive it and comes with a 1 Year Warranty.


tcmault
03-06-2019 08:25 AM
arg0413 Do not send your PCM's to B&G Performance to delete SKIM, they are awful, and caused me months of BS.
03-05-2019 08:56 PM
biffgnar
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Originally Posted by tcmault View Post
Which number post is it?
Not a post in this thread. Being discussed in other threads regarding current problem 05-06 owners have been having with their PCMs. Unrelated to SKIM delete, but some of the most positive discussion about PCM options/programming in awhile. Very possible they aren't interested in doing SKIM delete, but overall seem to have a good understanding of our PCMs.
03-05-2019 08:54 PM
2jhanna If SKIM delete is not an option, I wonder about "SKIM erase", meaning erase all existing key RFIDs. This way when the new PCM is brought alive in the host vehicle for the first time, it will recognize the current keys.

Edit, after thinking of this more, I doubt erase exist. Or how would the pcm recognize new keys.
03-05-2019 08:38 PM
tcmault I have discussed it with both of them. Unfortunately ModuleGods say they have not done the delete before, but believe they can do it. BGperformance say they have done it a few times.

I must have missed the Flight Systems Electronic Group post. Which number post is it?
03-05-2019 08:28 PM
biffgnar
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Originally Posted by tcmault View Post
I want to bring this back from the dead. I want to remove SKIM. What is the tuner of choice to remove this from the computer?

Has anyone worked with modulegods.com or bgperformance, or any of a dozen others and would you recommend working with them again?

tcmault
Between those two I'd call modulegods first every day, although I wouldn't hold my breath for positive results for SKIM delete from either of them.

Interesting comments about Flight Systems Electronics Group recently as it relates to our PCMs. Whether they will do SKIM delete I have no idea but maybe worth a phone call.
03-05-2019 12:19 PM
tcmault I want to bring this back from the dead. I want to remove SKIM. What is the tuner of choice to remove this from the computer?

Has anyone worked with modulegods.com or bgperformance, or any of a dozen others and would you recommend working with them again?

tcmault
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