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Jeeps electrical system is completely dead.

This is a1998 Grand Cherokee with a 4.0 L engine. Car will not start even with a jump start. When I open the door the dome light doesn't light and I here a clicking noise either coming from the dash or engine compartment. Any ideas what this clicking noise is?

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Mine did the same thing.. Battery was completely toasted would not hold charge or take charge that why jump doesnt work try new battery. worked for me

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Sounds like you have a bunt out fusable link,,,its a piece of wire that acts like a fuse,,only most of the time,,when its gone you cant see it,,you have to use an electrical tester to find the problem.

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