determine whether a valid key is in the ignition lock cylinder.The Smart Key transponder cannot be repairedand, if faulty or damaged, it must be replaced.
SMART KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM INDICATORLAMP
The Smart Key Immobilizer System (SKIS) indica-tor lamp gives an indication when the SKIS is faultyor when the vehicle has been immobilized due to theuse of an invalid ignition key. The lamp is controlledby the instrument cluster circuitry based upon mes-sages received from the Smart Key Immobilizer Mod-ule (SKIM) on the Chrysler Collision Detection (CCD)data bus.The SKIM sends messages to the instrument clus-ter to turn the lamp on for about three seconds whenthe ignition switch is turned to the On position as abulb test. After completion of the bulb test, the SKIMsends bus messages to keep the lamp off for a dura-tion of about one second. Then the SKIM sends mes-sages to the instrument cluster circuitry to turn thelamp on or off based upon the results of the SKISself-tests. If the SKIS indicator lamp comes on andstays on after the bulb test, it indicates that theSKIM has detected a system malfunction and/or thatthe SKIS has become inoperative.If the SKIM detects an invalid key when the igni-tion switch is turned to the On position, it sendsmessages to the instrument cluster to flash the SKISindicator lamp. The SKIM can also send messages tothe instrument cluster to flash the lamp and to gen-erate a single audible chime tone. These functionsserve as an indication to the customer that the SKIShas been placed in its “Customer Learn” program-ming mode. See Smart Key Immobilizer SystemTransponder Programming in this group for moreinformation on the “Customer Learn” programmingmode.The SKIS indicator lamp uses a replaceable incan-descent bulb and bulb holder on the instrument clus-ter electronic circuit board. Refer to Group 8E -Instrument Panel Systems for diagnosis and serviceof a faulty SKIS indicator lamp. If the SKIS indicatorlamp comes on and stays on after the bulb test func-tion, diagnosis of the SKIS should be performed witha DRB scan tool and the proper Diagnostic Proce-dures manual.
DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING
SMART KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM
WARNING: ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AIR-BAGS, REFER TO GROUP 8M - PASSIVERESTRAINT SYSTEMS BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANYSTEERING WHEEL, STEERING COLUMN, ORINSTRUMENT PANEL COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS ORSERVICE. FAILURE TO TAKE THE PROPER PRE-CAUTIONS COULD RESULT IN ACCIDENTAL AIR-BAG DEPLOYMENT AND POSSIBLE PERSONALINJURY.NOTE: The following tests may not prove conclu-sive in the diagnosis of this system. The most reli-able, efficient, and accurate means to diagnose theSmart Key Immobilizer System involves the use of aDRB scan tool. Refer to the proper Diagnostic Pro-cedures manual for the procedures.
The Smart Key Immobilizer System (SKIS) and theChrysler Collision Detection (CCD) data bus network should be diagnosed using a DRB scan tool. The DRBwill allow confirmation that the CCD data bus is func-tional, that the Smart Key Immobilizer Module (SKIM)is placing the proper messages on the CCD data bus,and that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and theinstrument cluster are receiving the CCD data busmessages. Refer to the proper Diagnostic Proceduresmanual for the procedures. Refer to 8W-30 - Fuel/Igni-tion System in Group 8W - Wiring Diagrams for com-plete circuit descriptions and diagrams.
(1) Check the fuses in the fuseblock module. If OK,go to Step 2. If not OK, repair the shorted circuit orcomponent as required and replace the faulty fuse.(2) Disconnect and isolate the battery negativecable. Unplug the wire harness connector at theSKIM. Check for continuity between the ground cir-cuit cavity of the SKIM wire harness connector and agood ground. There should be continuity. If OK, go toStep 3. If not OK, repair the open circuit to groundas required.(3) Connect the battery negative cable. Check forbattery voltage at the fused B(+) circuit cavity of theSKIM wire harness connector. If OK, go to Step 4. If not OK, repair the open circuit to the fuse in thefuseblock module as required.(4) T
urn the ignition switch to the On position.Check for battery voltage at the fused ignition switchoutput (run/start) circuit cavity of the SKIM wire har-ness connector. If OK, use a DRB scan tool and theproper Diagnostic Procedures manual to complete thediagnosis of the SKIS. If not OK, repair the open cir-cuit to the fuse in the fuseblock module as required.
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