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Old 12-23-2013, 02:21 PM
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So here's a new one. Got to the office this morning locked my car and up about 10 minutes later the alarm stared going off. Ok, odd, but no big deal. I unlocked and locked it again. Another five minutes or so passed and the alarm turned on again. At this point I called the dealer and they told me to open and close all doors, tailgate and hood. So I did, locked the car and about 30 seconds after the alarm went off yet again. I took the beast for a spin thinking it would reset whatever the issue was, nope alarm still goes off. At this point I can't lock my car.

Do you guys have any thoughts or has anyone experienced this?

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Old 12-23-2013, 03:29 PM
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on the drivers side shock tower is the hood sensor. Just have a look at it to make sure its not came loose or looks funny.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:51 PM
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How about locking it manually?
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on the drivers side shock tower is the hood sensor. Just have a look at it to make sure its not came loose or looks funny.
Thanks for the help Scott! I checked the sensor you mentioned and it was fine. I then noticed that the remote start was not working. When I got in the car, there was an error message on the gauge cluster that said something like "remote start disabled - hood open". I then clean the sensor in the below picture. it was located on the passenger side of the hood latch. I think that did it. The remote start now works and even better, no more alarm!

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Thanks for the help Scott! I checked the sensor you mentioned and it was fine. I then noticed that the remote start was not working. When I got in the car, there was an error message on the gauge cluster that said something like "remote start disabled - hood open". I then clean the sensor in the below picture. it was located on the passenger side of the hood latch. I think that did it. The remote start now works and even better, no more alarm!

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that's the hood ajar switch. first time i hear of one malfuntioning. by "cleaning", do you mean switch contacts or connector?
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This is occurring on a few 2014 WK2's on the regular board. Some have had the hood latch/switch replaced.
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Re: Alarm

Another similar case here.

My alarm was going off all the time. Read this thread. Fiddled with the sensor. Now have no issues with the alarm. Hasn't gone off in a week!

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:35 AM
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Could one of you who has done this explain how to "clean the sensor" . I can't see anything to clean and it does not appear loose. I have had a couple of intermittent false alarms in the past week. Jiggling the bonnet does not seem to cause any issues so maybe just fiddling has fixed it, if that is the fault!
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Another similar case here.

My alarm was going off all the time. Read this thread. Fiddled with the sensor. Now have no issues with the alarm. Hasn't gone off in a week!

Thanks guys!

What did you do to "fiddle" with it? Mine started acting up a few weeks ago, and I lowered the adjustment bolts so the hood sits lower. No alarm issues for a few weeks but it started up again today. It's 5 degrees in the morning and I want to be able to use my remote start!
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Re: Alarm

Anyone?? The sensor started acting up again this morning. I went to the dealership and they are backordered We're supposed to get a snow storm tonight and I'd love to remote start the jeep so it won't be icy when I go out.
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Re: Alarm

So my Jeep just started doing this today
Big snow storm today, same message about the remote start disabled, hood open
Alarm goes off every minute

Where exactly is this sensor / switch ?

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