Originally Posted by gncmountainman
Had a first yesterday - my jeep cranked itself while we were sitting inside a restaurant having lunch, keys in my pocket. The problem is, I don't have a remote start button on my key fob. It is a 2006 4.7 that I purchased used, so maybe it has that option and I just don't know it?!?! Where would I look for a control module, etc...that would be a part of a remote system? We were at a busy area off I-95, so I hope someone else had a remote start close by that set it off... Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!!
A thought based on recent experience.
I recently was contracted to remove a aftermarket alarm/remote start from a 09 Dodge Journey. (Same remotes as ours)
The system used the the factory, non-remote start fob.
You would press and release the lock button on the fob, then press and hold the lock button again.
In about 2 or 3 seconds, the engine would crank and start and the running lights would come on to indicate success.
I removed it because there were times it would cut the fuel pump and kill the engine on the alarm circuit.
Aftermarket systems are well known for leaving one stranded and this operator cared not to roll the dice.
Regardless, you might want to try the sequence I described on your vehicle as you may have a similar aftermarket system from the previous owner.
My best guess based on your description,