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fuse box diagram 1997 jeep grand cherokee

which one is for the headlights only.all other lights work.

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Posted on Dec 09, 2014

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How do i reset my alarm on a 97 jeep Grand

I set of my alarm on my jeep and now it wont start. How do i reset the alarm?

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Here is excerpt from the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Service Manual ... i know you posted under 1997 JGC but this information may be helpful ... by "reset alarm" i believe you meant disarming the alarm?

Arming
Passive arming of the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) occurs when the vehicle is exited with the key removed from the ignition switch, the headlamps are turned off, and the doors are locked using power lock switch. The power lock switch will not function if the key is in the ignition switch or the headlamps are on with the driver’s door open. The VTSS will not arm if either front door or the liftgate are locked using the key in the lock cylinder.
Active arming of the VTSS occurs when the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter is used to lock the vehicle, even if the doors and/or the liftgate are open when the RKE transmitter Lock button is depressed. However, the VTSS arming will not be complete until all the doors and the liftgate are closed.
Following successful passive or active VTSS arming, the VTSS set lamp on the top of the instrument panel will flash rapidly for about 15 seconds after the illuminated entry system times out. This indicates that the VTSS arming is in progress. If the light stays on steadily during the arming, it indicates that the hood switch is closed (the hood is open). The VTSS will still arm if the hood is open, but the engine compartment will not be protected. Once the 15 second arming function is complete, the set lamp will flash at a slower rate to indicate that the VTSS is armed. Disarming Passive disarming of the Vehicle Theft Security Sytem (VTSS) occurs when the vehicle is unlocked using the key to unlock either front door or the liftgate. Active disarming of the VTSS occurs when the vehicle is unlocked by depressing the Unlock button of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. Once the alarm has been activated (horn sounding, exterior lights flashing, and the the engine no-run feature), either disarming method will also deactivate the alarm. Depressing the Panic button on the RKE transmitter will also disarm the VTSS, but the horm will sound and teh exterior lamps will flash for about three minutes as a part of the Panic feature function. ..." And as an additional note, if you have the courtesy interior lights set at 30 seconds like i do, you have to wait until lights go out (with alarm still sounding) before you can disarm the alarm via passive disarm method... what a pain when you don't have the actual RKE handy... Good Luck!

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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how to disable the alarm

how to disable the alarm system on a 1997 jeep grand cherokee laredo

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i have a 1997 jeep grand cherekee laredo and am having a problem with the alarm its a factory alarm it whent off and i cant get it to reset i tryed everything i could locking and unlocking the doors i put all new fuses and relays in i even unpluged top dash alarm sensor and body control module and it just dont want to reset and it dont want to run at all how can i take care of the problem

Posted on Jun 16, 2013

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CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO USE A SLIM JIM TO UNLOCK JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO. LOCKED KEYS IN CAR.

I LOCKED THE KEYS IN THE TRUCK OF A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO '97. CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO UNLOCK IT WITH A SLIM JIM.

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a slim jim is not a good ideal to be using in todays cars and trucks with airbags everywhere and wires inside doors..call a pro and if he pulls out a slim jim send him packin...there a re far better tools to use than a slim jim

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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i have a jeep grand

i have a jeep grand cherokee i have a code p1296. voltage missing at throttle position sensor.explanation engine running and the ecm detected map sensor voltage less than expected. probable cause open or shorted conditon or ecm defective. how do i findt which one it is?

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I would change the TPS throttle position sensor and the Map/MAF are you sure its not the mass air flow?. I think your computer is fine it could be have a loose ground issues but computers dont go bad.

Posted on Sep 12, 2011

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spark plug gap for 1996 jeep cherokee

spark plug gap for 1996 jeep cherokee

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Thread Grand Cherokke, but ask about Cherokee ???

Make: JEEP
Model: GRAND CHEROKEE - LIMITED
Year: 1996
Engine: V8 - 5.2L - FI - - GAS
Part Number RC12YC
GAP .035" (Original Equipment Manufacturer and/or Original Equipment Equivalent)

Engine: L6 - 4.0L - FI - - GAS
Part Number RC12YC
GAP .035" (Original Equipment Manufacturer and/or Original Equipment Equivalent)


Make:
JEEP
Model: CHEROKEE
Year: 1996
Engine: L6 - 4.0L - FI - - GAS
Part Number RC12LYC
GAP .035" (Original Equipment Manufacturer and/or Original Equipment Equivalent)


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Posted on Sep 27, 2011

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owners manual jeep grand cherokee 1997

owners manual jeep grand cherokee 1997

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The ZJ models, manufactured from 1993 to 1998, originally came in three general trims, the Base, Laredo, and the Limited. I have the same '93 ZJ Limited 5.2L V8, nice engine!!!

Just one in the Internet: Jeep-ZJ-Grand-Cherokee-Manual-de-Usuario (spanish)

Also, its possible that you are interesting in the Repair Manual, just tell me.

Keep in touch.

Posted on Feb 01, 2011

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oxygen sensor wiring diagram

my 97 cherokee catalytic converter was stolen, oxygen sensor wires cut. the replacement is black, grey and white. the jeep is different color. i need help knowing which wires get connected to which.

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ponteira trazeira do diferençial direita com rolamento 6 cilindros ano 97 cherokee laredo

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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P0308 cylinder 8 misfire detected? How to repair?

P0308 cylinder 8 misfire detected? How to repair same? This is for a 1997 jeep grand cherokee.

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Fuel injector cleaner commonly has a low success rate, and will not help if it's more than one cylinder that is missfiring. The fact that you have a "rattle" noise, leads me to beleive the engine is not receiving fuel on one or more cylidners. If it is all the cylinders, than the fuel pump may be the culprit, or the fuel pump circuit. But if only one cylidner is missfiring than it is a possibly an injector. A code P0300 refers to all cylinder missfires, and any code between P0301-P0308 distinugiushes a particular cylinder.

Misfiring
1- a general electrical tune-up (spark plugs, wire set, cap & rotor) is a basic start to cure this issue. Wiggle the dist shaft while you are in there, if you have one.
2- Then a good carbon cleaning / throttle-body cleaning.
3- Vacuum leaks at any of the hoses that connect to the Intake manifold; especially the MAP sensor connection.
4- If that does not help then the O2 sensor could be bad or drifting.
5- Funky coil/coil-packs
6- Theoretically a microsecond glitch in either the cam or crank shaft sensors would cause this, but I am not aware of this as a typical cause.
7- Lastly a funky PCM but again it is not common for this to cause miss-firing.

Note for the V8 then also:
a) bad erg valve (this dilutes the combustion gases and hence raises the combustion temp
b) a leaky plenum/Intake manifold gasket. Leaking Intake gasket symptoms

Also can check the TSB 18-48-98 Ignition System Cross Fire/Secondary Ignition Wire Induction (Complete Version )

Hope help with this (remember rated this). Good luck and have a nice day.

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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Can not disarm alarm on 2002 jeep grand cherokee

Hi guys, please help me. I've pressed the button for unlock the doors (as usual) but the drivers door doesn't opened. I opened it with the key and the alarms start, with the horn and lights. I tried to start the engine but after 3 seconds it stops. I think that I can't turn off the alarm. Can you help me?

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First, try to re-programme the RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) transmitters before searching for anything else. Assure that the batteries in the transmitters are in working condition and replace them if you are not sure. To pro-gramme the transmitters, perform the following:

Open the driver's door and let it be open throughout the programming process. Then, shift the mechanical door lock lever to the LOCK mode, turn the ignition key to the rUN mode. Within a period of twenty seconds, point a transmitter at the receiver dome and push the lock button for a period of five seconds at least. After the receiver has accepted the programming code the driver's door will unlock on its own. The first transmitter has been programmed, in the same extra transmitters up to four may be programmed in the same way, within twenty seconds.
If the alarm does not work properly, you may have a faulty alarm module and may have to be replace and its common problems with and older model. the systems work like a security systems, if you arms your system with the remote you have to disarm it also with the remote in order for the engine to start and run. The logic in the PCM prevents the VTSS engine no-run feature from arming until the engine start; Its one of the security systems jeep has and if you ask for my opinion its junk. hope that help some..

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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