Originally Posted by homesickmarine
Any other issues, like intermittent horn, wiper, or window activity along with this?
Yes it does honk intermittently and the battery is 2 years old. But thanks for all the input everyone, going to try this tonight, let you know how it goes!
I speak from personal experience. My jeep was possessed. Check any of the following and you will find TIPM was the cause.
Cooling fan not coming on causing engine to over heat. Turn off ignition and start again, then it works.
Cooling fan stays on when ignition is off and keys are in your hands.
Doorlocks, wipers, washer fluid and horn operate on their like the jeep is having a seizure. This can happen with jeep not running (woke me up at night) or while driving. Open your hood and hit the TIPM (black fuse box) and it stops.
Gratuitous bong from the dash for no reason very common five minutes into your drive. It's the same sound for keys left in the ignition or the sound for when the low fuel light comes on.
Can roll down front windows but can't go up. Rear windows operate fine. Turn the ignition key off and start jeep again and ithe windows are operational again.
Things that have not happened to me but apparently can happen is the airbags go off while driving. Slightly dangerous. It can happen when parked too.
Or even worse, your in accident that the airbags should go off and they don't.
The final straw for me was the fuel pump relay in he TIPM failed completely one day. It was like I ran out of gas while driving it. I used a wire to jump power from another ignition source fuse to the fuel pump fuse and it ran this way until I purchased another TIPM.
Yeah crazy EH. And no recall. Thanks CHRYSLER.