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Rachel 7/18/2020

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 8 Cyl 5.20L


Theft mode engaged and cant unengage it please help

Hi i have a 1998 jeep grand cherokee v8 5.2 liter and its stuck in theft mode the car will start for 4 to 5 seconds but die immediately after my dash board doesnt work except for my blinkers and abs light my roof reader stopped working after so many attempts to start the car the theft light comes on 30 seconds to a minute after the key is turned to the place before you try and start the car the horn isnt honking the lights arent flashing weve tried every thing that disarms the theft but nothing it disarming it for some reason it hasnt ran in almost 4 months i took apart the bcm and its not fried or burnt but a code reader was hooked up and its not showing any codes besides the crank shaft sensor and we replaced that but its skipping over the bcm when its scanning so im not sure whats going on i would really love my car back i love my jeep any help would be appreciated

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Teddy B

Teddy B 7/19/2020

Does the Key Light stay on after it runs for 3 seconds?

May have to use a Scan Tool to Re Enter the VIN # into the PCM.

Are you using the Skim Module or trying to bypass it?

Is the Battery any good --- fully charged & tested?

A Code Reader is not going to get you out of that sistuation.


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