Question about Jeep Cars & Trucks
My 2003 Jeep Liberty battery keeps draining completely after a day or so. Battery and alternator tested as good. I believe it may have to do with the radio. Everything else seems to be off. The radio will stay on after the Jeep is turned off and doors closed. The radio will turn off, but the lights (clock) stays on and I believe this creates a slow drain. What to do to remedy this?
Sounds like the radio it's the problem. to make sure it is, you have to do what mechanics call a parasite circuit test, simply buy a test light at your local auto parts store, open the engine hood and look for the battery disconnect the negative cable and connect the test light in series with the battery and negative cable, the test light will stay on indicating that in fact there is a parasite circuit drain, find the fuse box your car comes with a owner's manual this manual it's helpful to find the fuses in the car, now that you find the fuses take out one fuse at the time until the test light goes off, (important put the fuse back before moving to the next one) when the test light goes off by removing the fuse, that is the circuit that it's draining the battery, check the fuse number whit your owner's manual to see if the radio in fact it's part of the fuse circuit. if not then you have a drain somewhere else in that circuit, (important the car doors must be close while doing this test or the interior light will stay on causing a normal drain keeping the test light on. and if the test light does not come on when connecting it in series don't panic this means the drain it's too small and then you have to do the same test but this time using an amp meter which it's more expensive and more complicate than the test light.
Posted on Dec 24, 2013
The remedy consists of finding out the real cause of rapid battery discharge. It isn't the clock. Could be a failing starter.
Posted on Dec 24, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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try this. open the drivers door and in the corner were the hinge is there is a small circular piece about the diameter of a pen and about an inch long. you have to pull the tip of it out, that will turn the power off to the clock/radio. Good luck
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
your radio is staying on? you have a bad door switch.the bcm does not see door opening and thus does not turn radio off. most likely the drivers door.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
Just for thought try removing the light bulb under the hood, the socket my have gone bad and keeping the light on.
Good luck and keep me posted. Also not sure if your Liberty has one of the sun visor with a light switch on it, I found the one on my jimmy was always on thank's to my G/F putting things between the visor and ceiling.
Posted on May 13, 2009
Check the connecter of you battery. There's a good chance your battery connecters are loose, or another problem with your battery connecters.
Posted on Jun 24, 2012
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