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Old 09-24-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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Help with aftermarket keyless entry

Hi All ... I just bought an '06 Wranger, all stock except for an aftermarket remote keyless entry. Only the passenger door locks and unlocks, but wires are running to both doors. Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for or what I need to do to fix this issue?

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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with aftermarket, everything depends on the install.

you're going to be chasing wires.

It could be a wiring issue, or it could be a bad solenoid.

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I would say forget bout even using the door locks all together. I would rather have someone be able to open my door than cut my soft top, break the glass, or rip the door lock out if they want what's inside. Just my 2 cents. But if you want to fix the keyless system your going to have to check all the wires and solenoids like mrcarcrazy said.
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If it is a soft top don't lock it. They will only slash your top to gain entry.
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Thanks everyone. No, it is a hardtop. The keyless entry is hooked to an alarm (that part works), so I would like to try to get it working. When I hit the lock/unlock buttons, I can hear a clicking in the door panel, so I'm wondering if something has just come loose in there. The wires up until they enter the door panels seem fine. There are quick-disconnects there and they seem fine as well. Removing the door panel doesn't appear to be as easy as I thought it was going to be.
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Thanks everyone. No, it is a hardtop. The keyless entry is hooked to an alarm (that part works), so I would like to try to get it working. When I hit the lock/unlock buttons, I can hear a clicking in the door panel, so I'm wondering if something has just come loose in there. The wires up until they enter the door panels seem fine. There are quick-disconnects there and they seem fine as well. Removing the door panel doesn't appear to be as easy as I thought it was going to be.
It seems harder than what it is I shot mine with WD40 and sat my doors open at a 50 degree angle then rocked them off. I too have a 2006 so it should be pretty easy. I woud have someone go chase your wires you may have a short or a lose wire and find yourself on fire one day. electrical is nothing to put off.
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It seems harder than what it is I shot mine with WD40 and sat my doors open at a 50 degree angle then rocked them off. I too have a 2006 so it should be pretty easy. I woud have someone go chase your wires you may have a short or a lose wire and find yourself on fire one day. electrical is nothing to put off.
Thanks Jeepgurl6969. I don't have to remove the door itself, just the interior panel. I think there's a trick to removing the window crank. I've got an appointment to have it looked at, but was kind of hoping it was something I could tackle myself.
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If you can hear the actuator clicking on the inside of the door panel, then I would bet it just came loose from where it connects to your factory lock rod.

If it is all aftermarket then it should have a connector like in this picture, the square with 2 holes in it. The holes are set screws to clamp it to the lock rods.



1. Lower the window.
2. Remove the clip attaching the window glass regulator handle to the regulator. Remove the handle. If you push in near the handle then you should be able to see a metal clip, use a flat head screw driver to push it out of the handle then it should pop off. Becareful the clip may go flying so be ready Its best to turn it so you can push it straight down so it wont fly too far.





3. Remove the screws attaching trim panel to door (Fig. 13).
4. Using a special tool C-4829 or equivalent, remove push-in fasteners attaching trim panel to door.(you may have to pull hard along the edges)
5. Lift the trim panel upward and separate the trim panel from the door.
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Hardermods, thanks for those detailed instructions! What is that "special tool C4289" or its "equivalent" that's needed to remove the push-in fastenters (see step 4)?
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Solve the problem, just pull the doors and top off and run naked.
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Solve the problem, just pull the doors and top off and run naked.
One of the things that attracts me most to the Wrangler is the lack of luxury and convenience doo-dads. So it does irritate me just a bit that I am fussing with this add-on so early in the game. I am tempted to just disconnect the whole thing and be done with it. But I'll attempt the fix, just this once!
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The tool is just like a pry bar with a split in the end. You slide it between the door and door panel where each snap is the pop the snap out of the door. I have one and hardly use it, I just pull gently around the edges straight back to pop them out. But if you want the tool you can find them at most auto part stores.



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The tool is just like a pry bar with a split in the end. You slide it between the door and door panel where each snap is the pop the snap out of the door. I have one and hardly use it, I just pull gently around the edges straight back to pop them out. But if you want the tool you can find them at most auto part stores.
I used a screw driver. Done it lots of times you just have to pop the clip all the way out and put it back in when the handle is off the door the. Slide it back on. Do be careful I have broke one or two in the few hundred I've done.
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Are we talking about two different tools here? One for removing the door handle, and one for removing the door panel retainer clips? I'm getting confused .... is the screwdriver for popping out the retainer clips, or for removing the door handle?
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You can actually use a screwdriver for both. I hardly ever use my "special tool" for those anymore.
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One of the things that attracts me most to the Wrangler is the lack of luxury and convenience doo-dads. So it does irritate me just a bit that I am fussing with this add-on so early in the game. I am tempted to just disconnect the whole thing and be done with it. But I'll attempt the fix, just this once!
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