Jeep Wrangler JK: Fuse Box Diagram

Reading the fuse box diagram in your 2007 to present Jeep Wrangler is easy. Here’s how.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler (2007-Present).

A fuse box diagram is handy in that it identifies exactly where a fuse is located within your fuse box, how much amperage it uses and what component(s) it services. Because energy is always flowing to and from your fuses, as well as the components that make up your jeep, there is no set time or interval period during which you should change them. Simply change broken fuses as necessity warrants doing so. Let’s take a look at the fuse box diagram for your 2007 to present Jeep Wrangler, as well as go over a few commonly asked questions for which you are sure to want to know the answer.

2007-Present Jeep Wrangler Fuse Box Diagram

Loss of Power

If you experience loss of power to the air conditioner controls in your Jeep Wrangler, along with combined loss of power to both power outlets 1 and 2, you most likely are dealing with multiple bad fuses.

  • Check fuses M5, M6 and M7 right away.
  • For loss of power to power outlet 1, check fuse M6.
  • For loss of power to power outlet 2, check fuse M7.

Figure 1. You won’t need a mechanic to change a blown fuse for you.

Layout of Fuse Box Diagram

This is a short list of just some of the fuses you’ll find listed on your fuse box diagram:

  • J1 = Power Folding Seat
  • J2 = Transfer Case/Power Lift Gate Module
  • J3 = Rear Door Module
  • J4 = Driver Door Node
  • J5 = Passenger Door Node
  • J6 = Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Pump/ESP
  • J7 = Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Valve/ESP
  • M22 = Right Horn
  • M23 = Left Horn
  • M24 = Rear Wiper
  • M25 = Fuel Pump
  • M26 = Power Mirror Switch, Driver Window Switch
  • M27 = Ignition Switch, Window Module

Figure 2. Your fuse box diagram is easy to read.

Number of Fuses (in total) and Individual Amperage

Your Jeep Wrangler has about 60 fuses with power spanning from 10 amperage (red) to 60 amperage (yellow). Here’s a brief breakdown:

  • Red: 10 amp
  • Blue: 15 amp
  • Natural: 25 amp
  • Pink: 30 amp
  • Green: 40 amp
  • Yellow: 60 amp
Figure 3. Fuses are easy to replace.

Common Questions

Where can I purchase replacement fuses?

Replacement fuses are available online as well as through local auto parts stores and big box retailers for as little as $1 to $2; assortment packs are also available.

How do I identify a broken fuse?

The first indicator that a fuse is broken is the component connected to the fuse will stop functioning properly; if it functions at all. In terms of physical indicators, the fuse will appear dark in color and the center strip will be broken, thin, frayed or damaged.

How do I remove a broken fuse?

The easiest way to remove a broken fuse is using a fuse puller; your fuse box should have come with a fuse puller. You can also use a pair of tweezers. When installing a new fuse, it’s highly recommended that you wear cotton gloves. Doing so will protect the new fuse from any hidden oils that may be on your hands.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: Key Issues

Don’t let key issues ruin your driving experience. There are solutions designed specifically for the 2007 to 2015 Jeep Wrangler.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler (2007-Present).

The reality is it’s sometimes necessary to replace or repair the key to your 2007 to present Jeep Wrangler. Like most automotive repairs, you have two main options: you can either do the work yourself, or visit a certified mechanic or local Jeep dealer. We explain both approaches here, and how to go about doing each one. Your biggest consideration when deciding between your two options will be cost and time. Purchasing a pair of replacement keys through a local Jeep dealer could cost you as much as $90 to $270, depending on where you live and if you just need one replacement key or multiple replacement keys. Let’s get started!

Jeep Wrangler Key Issues

Blank Key

Blank keys (with a transponder) need to be cut and copied, which can be done at a local locksmith for around $2. (You can also visit a local hardware store; however, quality may vary.) Once your key is made, check it carefully to ensure it works properly. It is now ready to be programmed!

Figure 1. Need to replace your key?


To program your replacement key, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Insert your original key (with transponder) into the ignition, and then turn it to the “ON” position.
  • Don’t run your engine at this point.
  • Check for lights on the dashboard.
  • Within 5 to 15 seconds of turning your engine on, turn your engine to the “OFF” position.
  • You now have 15 seconds to insert your second key (with transponder) into the ignition and turn it to the “ON” position.
  • Observe the Sentry Key Immobilizer System light flash, which is represented by a red dot over the temperature gauge.
  • You have 45 seconds to turn the key to the “OFF” position.
  • Insert your new key (with transponder) into the ignition and turn it to the “ON” position.
  • Wait for an indicator sound, which should go off within 10 seconds of turning the key. The indicator light should also flash for three seconds.
  • Remove the key and programming is complete.
Figure 2. Follow the instructions to program your key.

Common Problems

If a new or original key stops working, the most likely culprit is a faulty battery. The internal chip in your key fob could also be damaged or require further programming, which would need to be done through a local dealer using specialized equipment. As well, be sure the retaining clip is holding the battery in properly. If it’s damaged, you transponder won’t work and you will not have access to keyless entry until the problem is fixed. An issue with your wireless control module could also prove problematic. Try resetting it (e.g., disconnect and remove car battery, pull out the IOD fuse using the fuse puller, wait 30 seconds and then put everything back into place). If there is a short, however, you’ll n

Figure 3. Key fob damage is common.

Common Questions

Where can I find additional information about replacing or repairing my spare key(s)?

You’ll find important information about creating a spare key for your Jeep Wrangler in your owner’s manual. You should also speak with your local Jeep dealer, should you have further questions.

When is the best time to create a spare key?

The best time to create a spare key is when you have two functional keys from which to work. Otherwise, you will need to visit a local Jeep dealer.

How many keys can be programmed by the owner?

Only eight. You can purchase a blank key with a transponder (no alarm) for less than $20 online, including shipping and tax.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: How to Clean Your Engine Bay

Does your engine bay contain harmful contaminants that need your attention? Here are the steps you’ll need to take to restore your Jeep Wrangler.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-Present).

The truth is you probably won’t need to clean your engine bay unless you’ve spent considerable time on the trails, or own a well-worn early model year Jeep Wrangler. In the latter case, the passing of time could have led to the presence of dangerous rust pockets along the engine bay, which you or a professional auto detailer would need to clean the bay to reduce long-term damage. In most cases, this is a job for the everyday DIY-er, with exception taken if high levels of corrosion are present. Here are our best tips for getting the job done well and protecting surrounding parts in the process.

Materials Needed

  • Hose or power washer
  • Cleaner/degreaser
  • Plastic bags
  • Microfiber cloths

Step 1 – Turn off engine and disconnect battery

  • Turn off your engine if it’s not already off.
  • Pop the hood of your Jeep Wrangler and disconnect the battery, starting with the negative cable (black) followed by the positive (red).
  • Remove the connectors, and then pull the battery from your jeep using your hands.

Figure 1. Disconnect the battery, one cable at a time.

Step 2 – Protect the delicate bits

If you have an aftermarket air intake, wrap your open air filter with plastic bags. If there are any easily exposed or damaged wires, wrap them as well. Take your time to evaluate any areas that are susceptible to damage.

Figure 2. Check your bay for things to protect.

Step 3 – Choose the best cleaner

The market is flooded with choices, but our top picks are:

  • Simple Green Automotive Cleaner: the product needs about one to two minutes to work, and lifts mud as well as desert dirt so well that it requires little more than a paper towel or hose for removal. You can also dilute Simple Green with water (50/50) when tackling less difficult jobs.
  • Gunk Engine Cleaner: the product has a strong smell, but delivers excellent results for long-term shine.
  • Formula 409 Heavy-Duty: the product is easy to use and offers effective cleaning action for your engine bay.
  • WD-40: this inexpensive product works well and is commonly available; instructions are easy to follow and the cleaning agents work in minutes.

Apply the cleaner/degreaser to your engine bay, and then wait for it to take affect. Begin scrubbing all contaminants from your engine bay using a detail brush or microfiber cloth for simple jobs.

Figure 3. There are a number of Super Green Automotive products on the market.

Step 4 – Remove contaminants

You have a number of options here. You can hose down your partially covered engine bay, or use a power washer for highly pressured mechanical spray; this option offers more control and power. Make sure to remove all contaminants and product residue before drying your engine bay by hand using a microfiber cloth.


Figure 4. Test the strength of the power washer against the ground before using.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins

The Jeep Wrangler is said to be reliable. Keep reading to learn if any recalls or technical service bulletins have been issued on the vehicle.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-present).

Generally speaking, the Jeep Wrangler is a safe vehicle. Rated highly for safety, particularly when it comes to driver-side and passenger-side frontal crash tests, as well as ride and handling, the Jeep Wrangler is rugged. While not the kind of vehicle you would want to travel in across long distances and for long periods of time (due to comfort), it is the kind of vehicle you can take off-road and tow quite easily. When following your general maintenance schedule, you will want to keep ahead of problems to ensure your vehicle lasts for the longest period of time possible, which in most cases should be well above the 350,000 to 400,000-mile mark.

Jeep Wrangler Recalls

Recall on ESP/BAS or Electronic Stability Program/Brake Assist System

2007-Present Jeep Wrangler owners who have installed a lift or larger than normal tires (e.g., 35 inches) should permanently disengage the “ESP/BAS” feature in their vehicle, as directed by Jeep. A formal letter has been sent to many Jeep owners warning them of a potential safety issue. Owners who do not see the “ESP/BAS” warning indicator light on the dashboard, and who only have a modest lift of say two inches with accompanying tires of 33 inches or more, may be fine to avoid this warning to disengage the “ESP/BAS” feature.

If your steering wheel starts to feel finicky, make an appointment at your local Jeep dealership as soon as possible to have your vehicle inspected.

Oil Leak Recall

Engine oil seepage has been reported in 2007-present Jeep Wranglers, resulting in a nationwide recall. The issue centers on a faulty front timing cover that will need to be replaced to fix the problem. Although leaks may come and go over time (often resulting in a misdiagnosis), it’s highly recommended that you visit a local Jeep dealership for professional assistance.

Figure 2. Porosity issues need to be dealt with immediately.

What to Monitor

When it comes to your 2007-present Jeep Wrangler, you’ll want to keep an eye out on your electrical system and clutch as the miles accumulate on your odometer. Some everyday annoyances might include vehicle noise, floor leaks, broken seals on panels and door handles. You might also want to go with a bigger gear ratio, if possible; some Jeep Wrangler owners have complained that a 3.21 axle ratio is not adequate.

Figure 3. Keep your Jeep Wrangler clean and in good-working order.

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

A number of technical service bulletins have been issued for the 2007-present Jeep Wrangler, including but not limited to:

  • Water leaks (front floor), a faulty fuel system, and malfunctioning air bags in the 2007 Jeep Wrangler.
  • Missing information regarding the replacement of transmission oil coolant lines, unreliable steering wheel, and missing software for MyGig radio (leading to functional issues) in the 2008 Jeep Wrangler.
  • The same above-listed TSB (although fewer in occurrence) was issued for the 2009-2012 Jeep Wrangler, with a malfunctioning power train control module also popping up on the list.
  • The 2013 Jeep Wrangler received TSBs pertaining to repairs to the engine harness, a faulty wiper module, and a number of structural repairs.
  • The 2014 Jeep Wrangler saw an influx of TSBs ranging from a wide range of problems including many of the previously-listed culprits.
  • By 2015, the overwhelming majority of these TSBs had been resolved and only three remained, with two pertaining to the power train and one pertaining to the engine harness.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: How to Make a Storage Compartment

You have the big tires, open cabin and nice fog lights, but what about storage options? Check out this simple way to create additional storage on your Jeep JK.By Neftali Medina – November 25, 2015
Contributors: Power Addicts,

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-present).

A Jeep Wrangler provides an option to transverse rough terrain in style. However, it does lack opportunities for secure storage, especially those of you that use soft-top or top-less models. There are many models of storage boxes available for you to purchase and have a shop install. But instead of paying too much for a box, why don’t you spend more on performance and build the box, or in this case the pipe, yourself? This storage tube takes a run-of-the-mill drain pipe and turns it into a hidden storage compartment that can easily fit tools, snacks, or even emergency supplies.

Materials Needed

  • Sawzall kit
  • Glue
  • Drill
  • Paint
  • 4″ PVC pipe
  • 4″ PVC cap ends

Step 1 – Find a mounting location

As with all storage options, your first objective should be to find a safe mounting location. The one listed in this DIY is the jack location found inside the engine compartment. Simply drill out the spot welds holding it in place, then remove the assembly. At this point, you’ll notice a slot that perfectly fits a strap. Slide the strap through.

Figure 1. Storage tube mounting location.

Step 2 – Cut the tube

Now take that extra long PVC pipe and measure it out to around 20″. Take the Sawzall and slice off each end of the pipe.

Figure 2. Cut off each end of the tube.

Step 3 – Seal each end of the tube

Once the sides are cut off, take the cap and glue it onto one end. On the other side, take the threaded ring and mount it to the edge of the pipe and glue it in place, leaving the outer thread exposed. Then proceed to thread the cap in place.

Figure 3. Glue the threaded ring onto the tube.
Figure 4. Thread the cap into place.

Step 4 – Lay some paint down

The storage tube is basically finished, so this step is completely optional. However, if you are interested, take your favorite color paint and spray the storage tube a few times.

Figure 5. Paint the storage tube.

Step 5 – Mount the tube in place

Take the tube back to the engine compartment and secure it using the strap that runs through the mounting bracket.

Figure 6. Finished storage tube.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: Crash Test and Safety Ratings

Crash test and safety ratings cannot be manipulated. Read on to learn exactly how safe the Jeep Wrangler is for you and your passengers.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015 

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-present).

The two leading agencies or organizations tasked with measuring vehicle-related crashes include the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). All findings associated with vehicle crash tests are made available to the manufacturer, consumers and the automotive market at large. If a vehicle is found to be less than safe, it can receive as little as one star, which should be a clear sign to consumers to beware. Let’s take a look at how the 2007-present Jeep Wrangler fared.

Crash Tests and Safety Ratings

National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Findings from crash tests carried out by the NHTSA prove to be highly favorable for the 2007-present Jeep Wrangler. Notable findings include:

  • In both driver-side and passenger-side frontal crash tests, the 2007-present Jeep Wrangler earned a 5-star rating.
  • Two-wheel drive models have less than a 20% chance of rollover, which earns the Jeep a 4-star rating.
  • Four-wheel drive models have less than a 30% chance of rollover, which earns the Jeep a 3-star rating.
  • Two-wheel and four-wheel drive Jeep Wranglers come fully loaded with electronic stability control, an active safety feature designed for improved safety on the road.

Figure 1. The Jeep Wrangler earned a 5-star rating in the front crash test.

Side Crash Results

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Jeep Wrangler a “poor” rating when it comes to side crashes. However, it’s important to note the 2007-present Jeep Wrangler comes with tempered glass, which is four times stronger than regular glass, for improved safety during side impact. The Jeep Wrangler can be upgraded with laminate for even greater safety and protection.

High Consumer Satisfaction

The Jeep Wrangler remains a top seller among consumers for not only its drive and handling but also its impressive safety features. Look on any forum and you’ll see Jeep owners raving about how their vehicle proved durable enough to withstand front and side impact damage with zero to minimum physical trauma. Of course, there are ways to improve your safety, and that includes keeping your tires in good working condition, following posted speed signs at all times and keeping up with all scheduled maintenance on your vehicle (see your owner’s manual for suggested intervals).

Figure 2. Safety starts with the Jeep Wrangler.

Common Questions

What happens if a vehicle is recalled due to safety concerns?

The manufacturer will repair your vehicle at absolutely no cost to you.

Where can I find all crash test results?

The fastest and most convenient place to check is the Internet. Government websites such as are recommended. Car manufacturers also have crash test results at their disposal. Be sure to ask for all crash test results on the vehicle in question, not just the most favorable ones, such as frontal crash test results.

Has the IIHS pushed for ESC on all vehicles?

Yes! The fact that it is installed on all two-wheel and four-wheel drive 2007-present Jeep Wranglers is a huge plus for many Jeep owners.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: VIN Decoder

Decoding your Jeep Wrangler is easy, but you’ll need to access the correct tools and resources.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-Present).

Every vehicle can be identified by a number, which are stored in databases that can be accessed by automotive dealerships, car buyers, insurance companies, law enforcement and more. Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is no different. Nor, should it be. It contains important information about the history of your 2007 to present Jeep Wrangler that you, future dealers or buyers, and insurance agencies are likely to want to know about your vehicle, as well as how well you’ve maintained it through the years, or whether it’s been involved in a collision.

Material Needed

  • Computer with Internet access

Step 1 – Identify your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

When it comes to your VIN, here’s what you need to know:

  • Every vehicle manufactured since 1981 has a valid and recorded 17-digit vehicle identification number, including your Jeep Wrangler.
  • To locate it, check the windshield on the driver’s side dashboard.
  • Additional locations include the placard located on the driver’s side door frame of your jeep, which is easy to spot and does not require the removal of any panels or plastic covers.
  • Your vehicle registration and insurance documents also contain the 17-digit number.

Step 2 – Decode each digit

To successfully decode your VIN, you’ll need to know each digit, taking into account the placement within the complete series.

  • Digit one identifies where in the world your Jeep was manufactured (e.g., country).
  • Digit two identifies the make of your Jeep.
  • Digit three identifies the vehicle type; for example, an “8” in this spot means your Jeep Wrangler contains side air bags.
  • Digit four identifies your vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating.
  • Digit five identifies the vehicle line; for example, an “A” in this spot means your Jeep Wrangler is a left-hand drive (“4X4”).
  • Digit six identifies what type of transmission your Jeep Wrangler was manufactured with.
  • Digits seven and eight identify your body style and engine, respectively.
  • Digit nine is used to verify the validity of the number; it has no other value than that.
  • Digit 10 identifies the model year of your Jeep.
  • Digit 11 identifies the assembly plant where your Jeep Wrangler was put together; an “L” in this spot means your Jeep Wrangler was assembled in the “Toledo South Assembly.”
  • Digits 12 through 17 identify specific vehicle build information.

Step 3 – Process the information

If you need a complete report on your jeep, including service and maintenance history, request a vehicle history report. The report is based on information pulled directly from the VIN and is usually free. Free reports are certainly available through your local Jeep dealer, as well as online.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: How to Maximize MPG

Poor gas mileage is synonymous with the JK. So instead of pouring money into your gas tank, use these tips to help increase your overall MPG.By Neftali Medina – November 25, 2015
Contributors: Jeepfan, Superchips, AAA

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-present).

The truth is, gas mileage depends on a variety of simple factors, most of which relate to how you drive. Cars with poorer average MPGs are often due to the driver having a heavy foot, idling for extended periods of time or poorly maintaining the tires. Each factor plays a crucial role in how much fuel is used in order to propel the vehicle. This is good because it means you can easily improve the gas mileage on your Jeep Wrangler JK without making costly repairs.

Materials Needed

  • Tire pressure gauge
  • Flashpaq (optional)

There is not one way to maximize gas mileage. Each step presented here aims to highlight some things you can do to better improve the fuel economy on your JK.

Step 1 – Check the tire pressure

Before going above and beyond by installing a flashpaq or even buying new tires, make sure to check your tire pressure. If the pressure is too low, your mileage will take a large hit. The best rule of thumb is to refill the air pressure according to the PSI level indicated on the sticker in your door jamb or owner’s manual.

Step 2 – Maintain your vehicl

Keep up with all oil and filter changes. Remember: it’s about fuel, spark and air. So if your engine is lacking in anyone of these areas, then make sure to give it a complete tune up and replace necessary components.

Step 3 – Change your driving habits

This is the most crucial thing to do in order to increase the fuel economy on your JK. If you drive a manual transmission, it will be easier to keep the revs under 3k and thereby increase your overall fuel economy. However, those of you who drive automatics, pay attention to your speed. Those who stay at 65 miles per hour tend to have the best highway results. The official terms for this is hypermilling, which refers to the art of driving. Also, pay attention to hard stops and heavy acceleration, and coast when allowed.

Step 4 – Install a flashpaq

The last thing you can do is install a flashpaq. A flashpaq is a programmed computer that sets the vehicle to certain fuel delivery settings. The economy setting helps prevent the gas from running too rich. This is the most costly way to improve your overall gas mileage, but many people have documented immediate gain in fuel economy.

Figure 4. Install a flashpaq.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: Warning Lights

Read on to get the final say on what the warning lights in your Jeep Wrangler mean and what you should do as soon as they display on your dashboard.By Charlie Gaston – November 25, 2015

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-present).

Vehicle warning lights are there to ensure your safety while operating your Jeep Wrangler. Not all warning lights carry the same level of panic or severity, so it’s important to know exactly what common warning lights mean and why they are most likely to appear on your dashboard. Armed with this information, you can ensure your vehicle is in optimum working order and all signs of danger are addressed in a timely manner. Warning lights are also there to offer valuable alerts that it’s time to keep up with some general maintenance for one or more key components.

Warning Lights

Gas Cap Warning Light

This is a common warning light that is most likely attributed to a loose gas cap. Check your gas cap for a proper fit and any signs of damage. If there are signs of damage, you will need to have your gas cap replaced or repaired. There could also be a problem within your emission system. It’s recommended that you check the connections, hoses and fittings on your evaporator (EVAP) canister during the inspection process.

Figure 1. The cost to replace your gas cap should be around $25.


This should be a simple problem for you or your mechanic to resolve. However, before attempting to resolve the issue, let’s first go over terminology: “BAS” means “Brake Assist System” and “ESP” (or electronic stability program) is an active safety system that controls the stability of your vehicle while you drive. If the “ESP/BAS” warning light appears on your dashboard, it’s recommended that you have your steering wheel centered. It might be worthwhile to check your wheel bearings as well. When you’re done, drive for a few miles to clear the warning light.

Figure 2. This is a relatively easy fix.

Electronic Throttle Control

If this warning light appears on your dashboard, you’ll need to reset the sensor, which is simple to do. The problem is likely due to a bad reading or sensor program that needs resetting. Here are the steps:

  • Turn your engine off.
  • Turn your key to the “ON” position.
  • Press and then release your accelerator after a few presses.

Figure 3. This is the electronic throttle control warning light.

Common Questions

How soon should I have my Jeep serviced after a warning light appears?

It really does depend on the type of warning light that appears on your dashboard. For example, if the gas cap warning light pops onto your dashboard, yes – you will want to have your jeep serviced as soon as possible (you could see a drop in fuel economy, otherwise). However, you wouldn’t necessary need to make a pit stop to your nearest Jeep dealer or mechanic for immediate service work. Consider each individual warning light and respond accordingly; check your owner’s manual, if you are ever in doubt.

What should I do if my check engine light comes on after my gas cap warning light?

In this case, it’s highly recommended that you have your vehicle inspected by a professional mechanic. If you own an on-board diagnostic tool, go ahead and read your error codes for more information about the problem. Keep in mind that the problem could be a loose hose within your EVAP canister.

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Jeep Wrangler JK: How to Program HomeLink Garage Door Opener

A popular mod among Jeep Wrangler JK owners is installing a garage door opener. While there are many different types of garage door openers on the market, many Jeep owners go with the HomeLink system. Here are the steps you’ll need to take to properly program a HomeLink garage door opener.By Kate Halse – November 16, 2015
Contributors: davidmech21

This article applies to the Jeep Wrangler JK (2007-present).

A HomeLink garage door opener adds an element of convenience to your everyday driving demands. A properly functioning garage door opener can make the difference between getting soaked as you try to manually close your garage door in the pouring rain or comfortably opening and closing the doors with ease from your Jeep. Programming the garage door opener doesn’t take too long but you’ll have to follow specific instructions in order to be successful.

Materials Needed

  • HomeLink garage door opener (preferably one that’s rolling code capable)

Step 1 – Set up the system

To begin programming the garage door opener, simultaneously press the two outside buttons for two seconds then release. In order to do this properly, you may need to place your ignition key on auxiliary and/or shut the car door.

Figure 1. Set up the HomeLink system by pressing the two exterior buttons.

Step 2 – Place the opener in “learn” mode

To put the opener in learn mode, press the small button — either square and colored or round and black on the Genie — behind the garage’s light bulb globe. It may be necessary to use a ladder to reach this button. You’ll know that the garage door opener is in learn mode when the LED light turns on or begins blinking (Genie models).

Figure 2. Place the opener in “learn” mode.

Step 3 – Choose your desired garage door opener button

Choose which button you want to use to open your garage door. Press and hold the selected button, then wait for the garage door to successfully activate.

Figure 3. Choose your desired button.

Step 4 – Complete the programming process

Release your chosen button (Step 3) once the garage door activates, then immediately press the button down again to lock in the program. At this point your garage door opener should be fully functioning. It’s a good idea to press your designated button one more time to fully open then close the door to ensure that everything is working properly.

Figure 4. Finish the programming process and double check that it works.

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