Originally Posted by allegro1x
... turn the key to where the instruments light up on dash then turn key one turn back. After doing this you can turn steering wheel and wheels will turn. You will have to lock doors with real ignition key, because lock switch on door won't work with key in ignition....
You have to remember to turn it back so you don't run your battery down because the instrument panel lights are on. We just turn ours 1 click (2 clicks=the instrument lights/dash fan comes on, 3 clicks starts it)
We had a "dummy" key made just for putting in the ignition for towing. It's just a std key - no programmed fob. This way, should someone, somehow, get it unhooked from the tow bars, jimmy the door lock & try to steal the Jeep, they won't be able to. The dummy key will start the Jeep, but without the programmed fob, the computer doesn't recognize it & the engine shuts down within a few seconds. All the dummy key is good for is unlocking the steering column to tow.