Filed Under (Dodge) by admin on 18-01-2011
Anti-Theft Systems – Dakota & Durango DESCRIPTION VEHICLE THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) provides perimeter protection against unauthorized use or tampering by monitoring vehicle’s doors, ignition system and liftgate (Durango). VTSS flashes headlights and sounds horn if any door, hood or liftgate (Durango) is opened without using valid key or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system. VTSS is controlled by Central Timer Module (CTM). CTM is located behind left side kick panel. VTSS is also equipped with a power-up mode. If battery is disconnected or loses power while VTSS is armed, VTSS system remains armed when power is restored. A tamper alert signal is sounded on vehicle entry if VTSS was triggered while away from vehicle. Horn will sound 3 times, alerting owner VTSS was triggered. SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM If vehicle is equipped with optional Sentry Key Immobilizer System (SKIS), ignition key will have a Gray molded rubber cap. Models not equipped with optional SKIS will have a Black molded rubber cap on the head of the ignition key. SKIS consists of the Sentry Key Immobilizer Module (SKIM), sentry transponder keys, SECURITY indicator LED and Powertrain Control Module (PCM). SKIM is located under steering column shrouds, near ignition lock cylinder. Transponder is located in ignition key. See Fig. 1 . If an invalid ignition key is used, SKIM will send invalid signal to PCM, causing engine to start and run for 2 seconds, then stop. If vehicle is started with invalid keys 6 times in a row, vehicle will shut down until correct key is used.