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    Extra Wiring WTF

    Just brought home this 2007 Wrangler X Unlimited VERY NICE JEEP

    Went to take the doors off last weekend, and low and behold there is some after market splicing.

    I took pics, but essentially on all four doors there is a green wire spliced into all of them. This wire is spliced into the door side of the wiring harness. I didnt think my jeep had power windows, but the switches are in, and I have power windows front only. Hand cranks in the rear so no big there.

    I have some electrical connectors that will allow me to cut, strip n crimp, so I'll have an easy disconnect when comes time.
    but what the hell.

    any chance this could be part of the security sysetm
    ps also found big red wire under the dash right above brake pedal, cut and spliced into a small blue wire, again WTH.
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    Either way - If you find a connector that you can cut crimp onto the wire that allows disconnection, but wont short to the chassis when you are driving and it is flopping around then I can't see a problem. If it is for an alarm system it needs to see a ground to trigger the alarm. If you keep it floating the alarm won't know any different.

    You could also take the time to trace the wire back to what it is connected to to be sure what it is.
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    ^^ agreed. It was probably a security system/remote start. Try to find a factory wiring diagram and remove any unnecessary wiring. You may want to solder the wires then shrink wrap them if you are going to keep the jeep for a while. Just put on the shrink wrap first LOL.

    The wiring splice under the dash was probably for the remote start so that when someone hopped in and hit the brake pedal the engine would cut out. That was the style on my last one I installed.

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    OK, Thanks for all that.

    If there is a security system on it, I dont know about it. The only indication I have is the small blue light led? that is top dead center on the steering colum. I dont have remote start, or power anything. (besides the front windows)

    Im heading out to trace first, then cut crimp. I'll try and get more pics up this morning.

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    Small blue LED light you say................ Don't cut anything yet, you have a security system. Anyway to contact the last owner?? The owner will be on the used car package, they may have a key pad for you.

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    Security System?

    You were right, once I got in deep and cocked my head up, there it was staring me in the face. Heres the pics.

    The car fax report I have here, says it was owned commercially in Brampton. No names tho.

    I have cut nothing, but this means I cant take my doors off? WTF Now Ive got an alarm that I dont know shiat about.

    Im emailing the dealer.
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    That looks very similar to the mopar one I installed in my Neon many years ago, I doubt it's mopar though.
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    Try to determine the brand of alarm. You may be able to get a key pad that way.

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    Had one of my more techie buddies go thru today. Its a Clarion SR 6000. Capable of quite the amount of stuff, however useless to me with no remote.

    Im dropping it off at the audio place tomorrow and hopefully get the dealer to pay for the labor for it to be installed correctly IE: doors come off.

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    Download the owners manual to determine the reprogramming with a new remote from clarion.

    You should be able to buy a new remote, I did it myself with an alarm a few years back.

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