how do i turn off the alarm to a 4-door 2008 jeep wrangler (hard top)?

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Asked by Dec 30, 2007 at 03:58 AM about the 2008 Jeep Wrangler

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the alarm to my brand new 2008 jeep wrangler, started going off after i had pressed the "unlock" button on the remote. after the alarm went off, i pressed the "panic" button on the remote, and nothing happened. i pressed every other button on the remote, and nothing happened. i manually opened the door with the car key, and nothing happened; the alarm kept on going off! i tried turning on the engine, and it wouldnt turn on. so eventually, i just let it go off until it stopped on its own (about 5 annoying minutes). now when i press the "unlock" button on the remote to unlock the doors, nothing happens! none of the buttons on the remote are working! and when i manually open the doors with the key, the alarm starts to go off, and there is nothing i can do to shut it off! the engine still wont start! what can i do about this problem?

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You're going to need to take this to your dealer for some analysis. Sounds like the BCM isn't recognizing the key as a valid tool for operating it. You may also have some problems with your SKIM (sentry key ignition module) as well.

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I had some problems with my alarm system as well with my 2007. Sometimes, it would simply not arm and/or dis-arm. The dealer deleted the program in the computer chip and re-programed the system. It now works flawlessly. Goodluck

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go to the fuse box and pull the fuse. the alarm will be off and if you have keyless entry that wont work either but who needs that?

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Try changing the battery in your key. It may just be intermitten/dying. There's a little slot that you can put a butter knife into to pry it open. Just change the battery and see what happens. It just snaps back together. I think it's a CR2302 type Battery

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