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Old 02-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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05 TJ wont start, high pitched noise through the speakers

Hi I'm new to the forum (sort of I got the account a while ago haven't really gotten to use it.) I went to start my jeep and I got the tick tick tick noise you get when you have a dead battery. The weird part is that in addition to the normal beeping my car does when I turn it on where was a higher pitched noise played through the speakers for 20-30 seconds after I turned the key. There really isnt any reason for me to have a dead battery all the lights were off and nothing was plugged into the cigarette liter.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:25 AM   #2
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Wow, that is weird. Did you get it started? Is it still making the crazy noise?

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Sounds like a bad ground in around ignition and or under steering column. Or often times if the radio constant wire is connected but there is a bad connection to the radio ignition wire, you will get strange popping or hissing from speakers and will run the battery dead. Do you have a after market Radio?, recently installed?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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Does it have an older Pioneer head unit. Some of the older ones have an alarm built in that have a starter kill and internal siren.But the tick tick tick is probably still a dead battery
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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I have an older aftermaket pioneer head unit but it has been in for a while. I havent started it yet because I need to wait for my roommate to get back so that I can jump it. It did get rained on last week during marti gras because I was lets say incapacitated and didnt realize the top was down. The thing is it has worked fine since then and it is completely dried out.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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Just realized I never updated this. I jumped it and it started fine. The noise stopped. My roommate said he saw it on in my car that nit after I got out so I guess it is just a warning just like BigCrave said.

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