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TSB 08-014-05

Mopar Accessory Remote Starter Inoperative Due To Hood Switch

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Date: February 17, 2005   

Models: 2004 - 2005 (DR) Ram Truck

2004 - 2005   (CS)   Pacifica
2004 - 2005 (DR) Ram Truck
2004 - 2005 (HB) Durango
2004 - 2005 (JR) Sebring ConvertiblelSebring Sedan/Stratus Sedan
2004 - 2005 (KJ) Liberty
2005 (LX) 300/Magnum
2005 (ND) Dakota
2004 - 2005 (PL) Neon
2004 - 2005 (PT) PT Cruiser
2004 - 2005 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan
2005 (WK) Grand Cherokee

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles equipped with a Mopar Accessories Remote Starter.

This bulletin involves replacing the hood switch for the remote starting system.

The vehicle operator may experience one or more of the following conditions:

NOTE: The technician may not be able to verify the symptom(s) because it may be an intermittent condition.

If the vehicle operator describes one or more of the Symptom/Conditions, perform the Repair Procedure.

Parts Required:
Qty. Part No. Description
1 05140473AA Switch, Hood

Repair Procedure: 

1.      Open the hood.
2. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
3. Locate and disconnect the ground lead for the hood switch at the cowl.
4. Locate and disconnect the soldered joint on the other wire to the remote start hood switch.
5. Remove the remote start hood switch.(Fig. 1).

1 - HOOD



6. Install the new hood switch, p/n 05140473AA.
7. Solder the appropriate wire to the remote start hood switch back into the vehicle wiring harness. Refer to the service information available in TechCONNECT. Reference: Service info, 8 - Electrical/Wiring Diagram Information/Wire - Standard Procedure - Wire Splicing.
8. Connect the ground lead for the hood switch at the cowl.
9. Connect the negative battery cable and reset the clock.
10. Close the hood.
11. . With key and remote in hand, insure all the doors are closed and locked.

From outside the vehicle, press the transmitter button to remote start the engine. The vehicle should "chirp" once and then start. If the vehicle engine starts, no further action is necessary.

If the vehicle engine does not start, further diagnosis may be necessary. For diagnostic assistance with the remote starter system call 1.800.34MOPAR. Be prepared to furnish the last eight digits of the VIN, date of purchase for the remote start kit and the part number of the remote starter kit

Policy:    Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

Time Allowance:

Labor Operation No:   Description Amount
08-99-25-90 Replace Hood Switch For Remote Starter System 0.3 Hrs.

Failure Code:

14        Short or Open

I would like to thank Bob Bergevin, Arthur Cantrall, Barry Drodge, David Lovell, Bill Maurits, and Steve for supplying the information for these bulletins. And a big thank you goes to Geno's Garage for making possible.


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