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Old 08-29-2013, 02:15 AM
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panic button question

I accidentally hit the panic button the other night. I tried pressing the panic button again but it wouldn't turn off . I tried to turn it off by starting the car (I heard that starting the car was one of a few ways to disable the panic button). To my surprise the car actually started up and I was able to put it into gear. Since that didn't work I fumbled around a bit before finally turning it off by pressing the panic button multiple times (I guess you have to press it a bunch of times).

Is this normal? Anyone else able to start their car while the panic button is enabled? I recently changed out my entire audio system so I'm wondering if something got mixed up during the install.
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Re: panic button question

Yep, I had the same thing happen to me. In all my years I've never accidentally hit the panic button, done it twice with the Jeep because its a stupid fullsize button unlike most cars which have a smaller, potentially recessed button.

Either way, much to my surprise I started the car and it didnt go off. I hit the panic button again and it stopped. Afterwards I thought about it and decided it made sense... in a true "panic" situation, someones attacking me, I am running for my safety, want to alert someone, I wouldn't want to the car to stop making noise. Oh, car started, crisis adverted, guy with the shotgun stopped chasing me....

Either way, wish the button wasnt so easy to hit accidentally.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:25 AM
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Re: panic button question

Try holding the panic button in for a few seconds versus just quick pressing it. I believe that will shut it off.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:47 AM
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Re: panic button question

Ahh, here we go again, from the manual:

"Using The Panic Alarm
To turn the Panic Alarm feature on or off, press and hold
the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one
second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the
headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the
horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will
turn on.
The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless
you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a
second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 15 mph
(24 km/h) or greater.
NOTE:
The interior lights will turn off if you cycle the ignition
switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the
Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights
and horn will remain on.
You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the
vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the
Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted
by the system."
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Re: panic button question

Is there a way to disable the panic button short of pulling the remote apart and removing the contact?

I have never, ever, accidentally hit the panic button on any other vehicle I own but this Jeep key fob design is horrible! I've found having anything else in the same pocket is asking for trouble with this thing.
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Re: panic button question

I am having the same problem. I'm setting mine off all the time, especially when leaning in to unload groceries etc. I would love to permanently disable the panic feature on the key.
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Re: panic button question

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I am having the same problem. I'm setting mine off all the time, especially when leaning in to unload groceries etc. I would love to permanently disable the panic feature on the key.
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Re: panic button question

I've been having the same problem.. I took mine apart and ground down the top of the switch with a dremel tool...
Now it does not work at all and that's fine with me...

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I've been having the same problem.. I took mine apart and ground down the top of the switch with a dremel tool...
Now it does not work at all and that's fine with me...

Joe
That sounds like a good idea. I have never ever heard of anyone actually being in a panic and pressing the button. If I was in a panic I would be running too hard to even think about the button. I believe the panic button is there so that the technician at the dealer can find your car in the lot when he needs to bring it into the shop.
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