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Old 05-07-2012, 09:46 AM
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Is there a way to disconnect the lights from the alarm system, the reason is that well, Since i have my HID's installed i dont want to shorten the life of bulb going on and off like that. I guess the quicker i resolve this the better. Thanks!
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

You should have an option on the overhead EVIC to flash lights with alarm YES/NO. But on my WJ only the orange blinkers flash.
Do you have the factory alarm?
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

I dont think i have that option. and yeah i have the factory alarm.
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

The manual mentiones it like this:

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FLASH LIGHTS WITH LOCKS? - The options
include Yes and No. The default is Yes. When Yes is
selected, a single flash of the hazard warning lamps
will provide an optical confirmation when the RKE
receiver recognizes a valid Lock signal from an RKE
transmitter, and two flashes of the same lamps will
occur when the RKE receiver recognizes a valid
Unlock signal from an RKE transmitter. When No is
selected, no lamp flash will occur with the RKE Lock
or Unlock event. This feature may be selected independent
of the
SOUND HORN ON LOCK? programmable

feature.

So this is not for the headlights. Does your jeep have the auto function for the headlights switch?
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

I have the same options on the EVIC, "Flash light on alarm."

The actual headlights goes on when the alarm is triggered and not when you press the remote.

Try pressing the panic button and you'll see what I mean.
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

The remote is broken, so i just use the key to unlock the car. but i'll check the evic option above
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

So when your remote is broken, how do you arm the alarm then? And at what moment do the lights come on?
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

i use the drivers door lock to arm the alarm. and basically if you open the driver door before the interior lights come on, which sometimes take a while, its a hit or miss on the interior lights. but for the most part when the interior lights turn on, the alarm is disarmed. but the times when you open the door before the interior light turns on, the alarm would go off and you would have to start the car. also, My Trunk door doesnt lock. so that is also another thing that can set off the alarm. the reason of wondering if the alarm will affect my hid lights is because i dont want to ruin the bulb. but in your previous post it only affects the turn signals. and i really dont want to test out what goes off and what doesnt.
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

So probably i understood you wrongly. The headlights donīt come on when arming or disarming, but only when the alarm goes of, right?
So normally the alarm should not go of, so is this really a problem then? If the alarm will not be deactivated when using the key, then there is a problem with the door cilinder lock switch. This switch sends the door lock/unlock information to the BCM and the BCM disarms the alarm and switches the interior lights on/off.
The headlights ( donīt know if the highs or lows flash with the alarm) are switched with a relay, which is controlled by the BCM (also for normal headlight operation), so i think that you canīt easily disconnect this function. Maybe that it is an option which can be pre-programmed by the stealer using a DRBIII scanner.
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

The Alarm does deactivate when using the key. Is there a way to disconnect the lights completely if it makes the solution easier?
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

^From the alarm*
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Re: Disconnecting Lights from Alarm system

As mentioned before, maybe the stealer can reprogram the BCM to not flash the headlights with alarm. I donīt think that you can do anything else, because you need all the wiring and relays to be able to switch the lights in the normal way.
But i also think that you donīt have to be afraid to damage the HID bulbs. They will probably survive the rest of the jeep.
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