Question about 2004 Jeep Wrangler
First, disconnect what you installed from the power source you used. Then check that system for blown fuses etc. Without even knowing what each fuse is for, you can check all of them in under ten minutes using a test light.
Most manufacturers have fallen love with the use of multi purpose "modules" to take the place of what once was trouble free and forgiving, wires and switches. Many of those modules are "load sensitive" and will fail if you add anything to their circuit. I hope that has not happened.
When installing pretty much anything additional, I go the route of creating an entirely new circuit that attaches to the battery lead right where it attaches to the power distribution center.
This way you have a clean 12v source that is not attached to all the electronics. To do that, The circuit is as follows: Power lead to a fuse (or circuit breaker) rated at whatever you need to operate the additional equipment, going to a relay. Relay feeds the equipment added.
Power lead with smaller fuse and activation switch on dash, going to relay trigger. Always use separate grounds either to battery or engine block, not tied into any factory wiring. In your case It would be difficult to forget the added equipment was on, but for other items you may add, I like using a lighted switch as a reminder.
Be aware that your alternator is not designed to be overloaded.
If you add too much draw, you can exceed it's limitations, in which case you will need to upgrade to a larger battery and an alternator of a higher amperage output. (guys that install those giant sound systems know a lot about that!!!)
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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