Jeep Wrangler: REMOTE START — IF EQUIPPED (DIESEL) / How To Use Remote Start

Push and release the Remote Start button on the key fob twice within five seconds. The vehicle doors and swing gate will lock, the turn signals will flash twice, and the horn will chirp twice. Pushing the Remote Start button again will shut the engine off.


  • With Remote Start, the engine will only run for 15 minutes.
  • Remote Start can only be used twice.
  • If an engine fault is present or fuel level is low, the vehicle will start and then shut down in 10 seconds.
  • The park lamps will turn on and remain on during Remote Start mode.
  • For security, power window operation is disabled when the vehicle is in the Remote Start mode.
  • The ignition must be placed in the ON/RUN position before the Remote Start sequence can be repeated for a third cycle.

All of the following conditions must be met before the engine will Remote Start:

  • Gear selector in PARK
  • Doors closed
  • Hood closed
  • Swing gate closed
  • Hazard switch off
  • Brake switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed)
  • Battery at an acceptable charge level
  • Panic button not pushed
  • Fuel meets minimum requirement
  • System not disabled from previous Remote Start event
  • Vehicle Security system not active
  • Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) is not illuminated
  • Water In Fuel Indicator Light is not illuminated
  • Wait To Start Indicator Light is not illuminated


  • Do not start or run an engine in a closed garage or confined area. Exhaust gas contains Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is odorless and colorless. Carbon Monoxide is poisonous and can cause serious injury or death when inhaled.
  • Keep key fobs away from children. Operation of the Remote Start system, windows, door locks or other controls could cause serious injury or death.

    Remote Start system

    This system uses the key fob to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of approximately 300 ft (91 m)...


    The Vehicle Security system monitors the vehicle doors for unauthorized entry and the ignition switch for unauthorized operation. When the alarm is activated, the interior switches for door locks are disabled...

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    To Unlock From The Driver or Passenger Side

    With a valid Passive Entry key fob within 5 ft (1.5 m) of the door handle, grab the handle to unlock the vehicle. Grabbing the driver’s door handle will unlock the driver door automatically. Grabbing the passenger door handle will unlock all doors and the swing gate automatically.

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    Grab The Door Handle To Unlock

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