Originally Posted by WK2OverlandII
So you're saying Rybocf....Once you entered the vehicle and started the vehicle with the tip start key it stayed running? If thats the case its good to know that the Fob will still start the engine without having power to it and it is like the old sentry key system. Unless the only problem is with the unlock button on the Fob? Do all of the other buttons work on the Fob?
I missed this earlier, sorry.
Yes, the FOB will start the Jeep even if completely dead. I definitely tested this theory
This should alleviate some fears from some other threads I have been reading about the potential for being stranded with a dead FOB.
I replaced the battery in FOB #1 and everything seems to be back to normal. Still not sure how it died, key was used less than 2 weeks, but now I know how to work around it.
I also now know to lock the door with the embedded key next time so it doesn't trigger the alarm when I have to unlock.