98 Grand Cherokee VTSS disarming
Two 1998 Grand Cherokees with intermittent unexpected anti-theft alarm problems occurring have been referred to me for repair. One has been to the dealer several times with sizable expense and no relief. Both vehicles have over 200,000 miles and the owners just want the alarms disarmed. Following another thread, I grounded the violet/yellow wire in the driver's door harness and confirmed that it disarmed the anti-theft systems, but the grouinding created two other problems. The courtesy lights will not go out with the key off and there is a .20 amp draw on the battery at the 50 amp fuse in the power distribution relay/fuse box under the hood. I pulled the fuse for the courtesy lights, but have not located the source of the current draw. I have removed door and gate panels and disconnected wires with no luck. Not being a Chrysler dealer, I do not have access to a Chrysler DRB module tester. Any help with this approach to disarming the anti-theft system or other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.