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Alarm delay circuit wiring for manual key unlock?

Old 05-17-2019, 11:01 AM
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Default Alarm delay circuit wiring for manual key unlock?

Im looking for help or suggestions for wiring in a time delay circuit into the alarm in my driver door.

Im a bit old school, I want to be able to hit the auto lock button on the inside of my drivers door as i exit, to lock all the doors up. And then i want to unlock it with my key. The way Iíve operated in all my previous cars.

The problem is the jk alarm, as even some brief reading will tell you. The interior door lock button sets the alarm. There are only two things that can disable the alarm.
1) the keyless entry remote.
2) inserting a valid transmitter key into the ignition.

What Iím looking to do is put a signal delay relay into the driver door alarm circuit, such that I can unlock manually, and have time to get my key into the ignition before the alarm goes off. In this way, itís still alarmed and I can use my manual key.
Iíve gotten pretty fast, at getting the key into the ignition. If I prepare myself correctly I can get the key into the ignition in only 2 honks. But thatís two honks too much for the neighbors when itís 2am. Lol

Anyone have any incite as to what wire I should be tapping into? Where would the the best place to tap into that wire be?
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:00 PM
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I get what you're trying to accomplish, but I'd suggest just learning to use the remote as designed.

Stuff like this is probably one of those "if you have to ask, you're probably in over your head" things. Recently had to put a bunch of modified wiring back to stock on a relatives rig to fix both a battery drain + crank-no-start problem that frustrated the owner for quite a long time.

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Old 05-18-2019, 10:21 PM
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I donít need help with the delay circuit. I was hoping to find someone who has a knowledge of where that alarm wire actually runs in the vehicle, and maybe a decent wiring diagram.

Iíve spent the last year and a half trying to learn to use the remote, and it still bugs me every day. If it wasnít such an irritant, I wouldnít bother wasting my valuable time.

Iím going to end up doing it even if i donít get any help. I was just hoping to save myself some time fiddling around with test leads, and unnecessarily tearing apart wiring in my exploratory effort.

Iíve got a mechanical engineering degree, and I periodically troubleshoot wiring in $200k control systems far more complex than Jeep wiring. So you should probably gather a little more information before dismissing someoneís abilities.

Based on the responses so far it looks like I shouldnít have even bothered asking.

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