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Old 03-06-2015, 03:25 PM
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Push/Start Button Issue

My 2011 JGC is having a problem with the push/start button. It will not start unless I pop out the button and then put it right back in. Then when I want to turn the vehicle off, I have to pop off the button again and put it right back in. The key will start the vehicle every time though. Any ideas on why this is happening and how to fix it?

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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

Mercedes do this from time to time as well. Its usually the battery in the FOB that does this. How removing the stupid button and re installing helps I have no idea.

The button could be going bad, lucky they are universal if you arent under warranty just hit up ebay. The auctions steal these things all the time from our cars and sell them as lost or unclaimed items.
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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

How would the button go bad? Is there anything electrical in them? I thought it was just plastic.


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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

pop out button and spray some non petroleum silicone just a little will do
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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

You don't need no stinkin' button. I looked at a new '11 on a dealer's lot in a small country town of Sandersville, GA. that did not have the push button anywhere. It was a Laredo-X and it was the first one that dealership had received....they were really more of a Dodge dealership. No little bag in the glove compartment...nowhere. I asked the salesman where the push button was. He told me that it did not have the push button start and that I had to use the key. It said on the sticker "keyless enter and go". I got in for a test drive and when the salesman got in I handed him the key and stuck my finger in the hole and pushed and it cranked. The salesman's jaw dropped about 2 inches.


So, if you want to know whether it's your button or your ignition switch, just use your finger.
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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

What happens if you push the start button with the FOB (end opposite of the key) itself?
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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

When I push the ignition with my finger, it's starts up and then cuts off after 2 seconds.


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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

My 2012 GC had a starting issue where the engine would shut off at the end of the starting process. Ended up being a faulty Ignition Control Modul
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Re: Push/Start Button Issue

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My 2012 GC had a starting issue where the engine would shut off at the end of the starting process. Ended up being a faulty Ignition Control Modul

Did your key fob start the vehicle with no problems?


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