Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: In the bathroom. Reading.
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See, what happens when you push the key in is this: a spring-actuated pin is struck by the tip of your key. This pin then pushes two copper contact bars located on the left side of your wheel (see above oversized photo) together, resulting in an electrical circuit being completed. The problem is that this spring either breaks or sticks or gets out of track and the pin no longer gets pushed back into its housing when you extract your key, resulting in a continuous electrical connection. The result is a ding which will drive you mad with madness, and not the fireshot madness either (reference Slightly Stoopid for details. You're welcome). So my fix, as photographed above, is to wrap one of the connectors with electrical tape and break the connection. The real fix is a key actuator pin housing replacement (pn 5057296AJ, now replaced with a different pn from mopar website), BUT.....this tape trick works. My keyless entry works, panic button (wgaf) works, no key-in-ignition ding, all is good with the world.
Proud owner of a 4-door Wrangler my daughter has named, without hesitation, "Tiffany."
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