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ANOTHER elec GREMLIN rears its ugly head...

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Yet another in a long list...If any one can help or advise, it would be appreciated. Several dozen times now...When tuning the ignition key "off", the alarm will automatically sound....not always but frequent. I originally thought that I might have been accidentally pressing the "panic" button on the key when turning vehicle "on", but thats not the case. To stop the alarm sounding, I press the panic button and it stops. Very annoying to neighbors (especially late night) and scares the sh*t outa people at the gas pumps. Does anyone know what is causing this to happen? BTW...my jk has the factory alarm syst, and power door lock/ power window option.
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Here's one. Left for work this morning, listening to music as I pull into a gas station. I turn the radio off, shut the engine off and proceed to gas up. After I'm done, I drive off and turn the radio on. All the functions work except one. There's no sound. Turned the unit off and on a couple of times and still no sound. Then the low tire pressure indicator comes on and stays on all the way to work. ( 35 miles) I get to work and check tire pressure. All tires are fine. I start up the JK again to see if something may have reset and still no sound from the radio. After work, radio is working fine and low tire pressure indicator is off. Talk about gremlins. I swear I heard voices in the background of music tracks. Maybe Nav system but I don't think I had it on.
I can't believe all the bizarre quirks with the electronics. If the JK was not an awesome offroad machine with all the classic Jeep features I would consider it a p.o.s. Kind of harsh but that's how I feel.
number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine...:bawling:

The engineers have also hidden a satellite tracking unit that will automatically reset all gremlins to neutral when within one mile of any authorized jeep dealership...so that when you pull in to ask the service tech whats going on....the weird behavior refuses to duplicate.:devil:

I agree...The only thing holding the JK's head above water... is the off road capabilities...although the voodoo usually comes right back when you put it back in 2wd and hit the road... :shaking:

to the guy that the radio didint work- do you have a stock radio? mine does that sometimes but i have a pioneer and i guessed it was the interface i used cause if i turn the key off and back on again it always works
Yes, Stock MyGig System. The thing is, all the other functions worked except for the sound. Another strange and unusual occurance was after a total eclipse of the sun... wait, thats from a movie. Seriously, my horn went out on me one time and mysteriously came alive the next day. Freaky
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