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: 2000 Durango Security lock-down?


Jasonb61
12-31-2008, 09:24 PM
Alright, big long story everyone... The wife's 2000 Durango is flashing the "security" light and won't allow the truck to start. We were unaware it even had security... All we have is the plain metal key... no black or grey tip on it. Anyways, it's broke down away from home and Iwas wanting to know if I could get any quick suggetions? We've tried disconnecting the battery, swapping ECM, and it just won't start. Any temporary fix to get us home? Thank you!

-Jason

hskrRT
12-31-2008, 09:35 PM
Use the key to lock, and then unlock the drivers side door. That should turn off the alarm since you don't have the factory key fob. Then, buy a key fob, take it to the dealer and have them program it so you can use it.

Jasonb61
12-31-2008, 09:40 PM
Use the key to lock, and then unlock the drivers side door. That should turn off the alarm since you don't have the factory key fob. Then, buy a key fob, take it to the dealer and have them program it so you can use it.

Alright we'll try that... she had some dude come look at it and he said it was the BCM but I dunno.. Where is the BCM on an 00? I'll try that and check back if it doesnt work. Thanks!

Jasonb61
12-31-2008, 09:40 PM
Also, the actuator is messing up on the driver-side.. would that cause any issues with that trick? Thanks

hskrRT
12-31-2008, 10:38 PM
The actuator?? YOu mean the power lock actuator?? Shouldn't. There is a switch in the door on the lock mechanism that gets tripped when you use the key to turn the cyclinder. Should be separate from the power lock actuator.

Neil
01-01-2009, 12:40 AM
Yes but if you do have a security enabled vehicle, when you lock the doors, it activates the security system. If the actuator is locking the door, it would be arming the system.

If you are saying the locks are locking/unloncking themselves, that is a common problem. One of the arm/disarm switches probably got wet. There is a TSB on this. (I have it on my work computer). In the mean time pull the fuse for the power locks.

Neil
01-01-2009, 12:43 AM
Here is a thread with the TSB http://www.dakota-durango.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1654881#post1654881

rekin
01-01-2009, 01:04 AM
There should be a green-orange wire in your harness under your steering, if you splice into it and ground it off it will disarm your security alarm, works for the Durango.

Jasonb61
01-01-2009, 05:34 PM
Well it makes me think something is wrong with the computer or something because when I try to start it random dummy lights come on.. I'll try the green-orange wire trick and pulling the fuses. Thanks everyone! Happy New Years too

Jasonb61
01-01-2009, 05:38 PM
also the wipers stopped working the same time the interior lights stopped and the doors would no longer automatically lock themselves... I figured it was a fuse but never got a chance to check it.. Not getting into a boo-hoo story but the wife and I are having issues and the truck is in her posession but I'm trying to fix it for her (right now trying to get it home so anything to temporarily get it running). Sorry I'm so scatter brained right now, a lot on my mind. Again, thanks everyone

hskrRT
01-02-2009, 01:12 AM
Well, now that you bring up all those other issues, it sounds like a bad body control module then(BCM) I think it's located behind the drivers side kick panel and is over $100 for a new one form the dealer, and then you have to get the dealer to program it for your vehicle.

Jasonb61
01-02-2009, 07:06 PM
nope, no BCM behind the driver-side kick panel.. first place I looked. I'll try to look it up online unless someone knows right off where it is?

jmaack727
01-02-2009, 07:14 PM
nope, no BCM behind the driver-side kick panel.. first place I looked. I'll try to look it up online unless someone knows right off where it is?

There behind the glovebox on up to 2000s and behind kick panel on 01 + iirc

Jasonb61
01-02-2009, 07:16 PM
There behind the glovebox on up to 2000s and behind kick panel on 01 + iirc

THank you :wave: I knew mine was behind the kick panel in my 01 and I kinda surprised when I pulled her panel. Thanks again!

jmaack727
01-02-2009, 07:17 PM
THank you :wave: I knew mine was behind the kick panel in my 01 and I kinda surprised when I pulled her panel. Thanks again!

Im 95% sure on it. I can go check on mine

Jasonb61
01-02-2009, 07:24 PM
Im 95% sure on it. I can go check on mine

That's fine I'll take your word for it lol.

Jasonb61
01-05-2009, 07:03 PM
ok I checked last night and didn't see it.. where exactly behind the glovebox is it? it was dark so I may have over-looked it. Any pictures maybe?

jmaack727
01-05-2009, 07:35 PM
ok I checked last night and didn't see it.. where exactly behind the glovebox is it? it was dark so I may have over-looked it. Any pictures maybe?

I heard it was behind it somewhere.
Maybe im thinking central timer module.
Its behind the glove box to the right. Is what i just read.

bwdakrt
01-05-2009, 08:10 PM
Maybe this will help you out. This is from a '01 FSM but should be the same as an '00.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM1.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM2.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM3.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM4.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM5.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM6.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM7.jpg

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d97/01dakrt/1-5-200925057PM8.jpg

jmaack727
01-05-2009, 08:18 PM
Theres nothing behind the kick panel on 2000s

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/1st-gen-durango/65012-central-timer-module-on-a-98-durango.html

jmaack727
01-05-2009, 09:02 PM
I just checked my FSM it is to the right of the glove box.. If i can figure how to post the pics like in post 19 i will.

Mines a dakota but the durango is probably the same

bwdakrt
01-05-2009, 09:17 PM
I just checked my FSM it is to the right of the glove box.. If i can figure how to post the pics like in post 19 i will.

Mines a dakota but the durango is probably the same

I have to print mine, then scan them to my photos, then copy them to photobucket. It's a bitch and a little time consuming but it's worth it to help somebody out when they're in a jam!

jmaack727
01-05-2009, 09:20 PM
Guess i could email the entire PDF file to him. Need an email addy though.

Jasonb61
01-06-2009, 04:26 PM
Guess i could email the entire PDF file to him. Need an email addy though.

megagix@hotmail.com


I have the FSM for my 01 and it's a life saver at times so one for the 00 Rango would be awesome as well:banana2:

Jasonb61
01-06-2009, 04:28 PM
Theres nothing behind the kick panel on 2000s

http://dodgeforum.com/forum/1st-gen-durango/65012-central-timer-module-on-a-98-durango.html

Thanks for that link.. I'm going to try that as that's the same problem she is having and the truck was shook up a bit last sunday:rant:

I would have looked more but didn't have time to tear the Rango apart the other night

jmaack727
01-06-2009, 04:34 PM
megagix@hotmail.com


I have the FSM for my 01 and it's a life saver at times so one for the 00 Rango would be awesome as well:banana2:
You have mail
I could only attach one file at a time. So i attached the one with the info you needed. If you know someehwere i can host all the files ill do that also.

Jasonb61
01-06-2009, 05:56 PM
thanks.. I just need to get this thing fixed... I pulled the CTM and reseated the plugs with no luck... I even tried grounding out the green/orange wire and still nothing. I'm guessing a new CTM is in store? Or is there some sensors that I could probably check? this has turned into a true pita. Thanks guys

Jasonb61
01-07-2009, 06:05 PM
Opened the CTM and saw now visible flaws in the circuity so I picked up another from the junk yard for $20. The dealership said they should interchange with no programming needed so it's worth a try

devilsdodge
01-07-2009, 07:55 PM
just a shot but when i sank my dakota i did cook the bcm..but it was only for all the lights to work..but when i went back the next day to try & fix it the security was also on..i put the key in the ignition & left it in the on position for 3-5 mins & the security light went out..worth a shot.

Jasonb61
01-08-2009, 09:03 PM
just a shot but when i sank my dakota i did cook the bcm..but it was only for all the lights to work..but when i went back the next day to try & fix it the security was also on..i put the key in the ignition & left it in the on position for 3-5 mins & the security light went out..worth a shot.

I'll give that a try... I picked up a new CTU and it did not fix my issue. And no refunds on electronic parts from the yard :rant: Oh well. Any other ideas guys? I'm out of them:huh: Help

devilsdodge
01-10-2009, 02:40 AM
any luck with this yet?

Jasonb61
01-10-2009, 07:52 PM
any luck with this yet?

Not a bit... I was told by the dealership that the CTM doesn't have to be programmed but I was told in another thread that it does have to so I'm going to go back to the dealership and double-check.

Another idea that comes to mind is that when we bought the durango, it had some half-ass device in it to disable the vehicle if payments were not made and I'm wondering if there could be an issue with that? They took it out in like 5 mins and didn't even clean stuff up under the dash... Left both antennas in there and left wire splices open... If this CTM doens't fix it, I'll check in there again. Anyone know what the black/orange wire grounds? It is a ground wire but is a suspect of mine when I looked because it was part of their little mechanism. Didn't have time to check it out fully but it did have a splicer on it:huh: