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My 2014 jeep patriot won't start because battery in key fob caused key fob to melt now i can't start my jeep it turns on and then right back off and dealership isn't open til morning i have to be at work at 4 am

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Every car comes with 2 keys --use the spare key

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the key has lost its code. open the doors manually and use the central locking button inside the car. hold it down and keep pressing your key fob. this should re code the key

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SOURCE: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Locked

did you try calling a dealer sometimes they are the only ones that can reprogrm these things

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SOURCE: 2007 Jeep Compass won't start.

reboot the computer by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting

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SOURCE: 2008 Jeep Compass won't start. Lights are bright

I had same prob with Grand Cherokee - no rhyme nor reason as to when, where or why it wouldn't start. After two new starters the shop finally found a starter wire/cable that was corroded on the inside. Mech' could move it back and forth and it would / would not start. Changed cable six months ago - no problems since. Hope it helps.

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Hi Hal,

Did you ever get this resolved? Looks like you didn't get any feedback here! I'm having the same issue sporadically. I turn the key and nothing. Usually if I keep trying it will eventually start cranking and start. Usually within 10 - 15 tries. happened last night. After it started, I got the "Service Security Key" message. I looked in the manual and it does say what that means. Don't know if it is programming (probably not because the fob works 97% of teh time) or maybe just a dying battery. If you can share anything you might have founf out I'd appreciate it! thanks!

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are you saying both fobs fail?
and are the batteries in them fresh,,, they dont last about this long.
and all else on car works, car drives at night perfectly
why must I ask that?>

if both FOBs fail with fresh batteries?
then the car needs to be scanned and fuses in it checked first.

the fob has a battery
the operators guide tells you what to do.
page 25 it tell you,

lost the guide, well there it is
posted over 300 times here.

how to replace the coin cell in the FOB.
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the car came with 2 key fobs
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never run newer car (heck any) with just 1 key.
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Possible solution - This happened to me and my battery was dead in my key fob and also I needed an ignition switch because a piece on it was broken which therefore wouldn't turn to start the engine.

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