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Old 01-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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Electrical Issue-Not Starting-Battery Good

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The vehicle won't start, dead as can be. Acts like a dead battery but.....jump starting does nothing. Here are the symptoms:

No Power:
Starter
Headlights (but tail lights do work)
Fog lights
Blinkers
Radio
Guages & warning indicators

Has Power:
Heat/AC Fan
Horn
Interior dome
Dash display lights
Tail lights
Door chime
KC lights (wired through a relay to the battery). I left these on for a few minutes and they burn bright, no dimming.

Batery is a 6-month old DieHard Platinum. Checked cable connections, corrosion, etc. All is clean and tight.

Vehicle has a viper alarm with remote start. Never use it. I talked to two viper installers. Both said if the alarm was causing the issue, I would still have headlights.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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05 Wrangler

The vehicle won't start, dead as can be. Acts like a dead battery but.....jump starting does nothing. Here are the symptoms:

No Power:
Starter
Headlights (but tail lights do work)
Fog lights
Blinkers
Radio
Guages & warning indicators

Has Power:
Heat/AC Fan
Horn
Interior dome
Dash display lights
Tail lights
Door chime
KC lights (wired through a relay to the battery). I left these on for a few minutes and they burn bright, no dimming.

Batery is a 6-month old DieHard Platinum. Checked cable connections, corrosion, etc. All is clean and tight.

Vehicle has a viper alarm with remote start. Never use it. I talked to two viper installers. Both said if the alarm was causing the issue, I would still have headlights.
stick or automatic ?

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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stick or automatic ?
Automatic. 05 LJ Rubicon.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:18 PM   #4
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Do this & let us know what happens. Turn the headlights on and watch them while a helper turns the ignition switch to the Start position & observe what the headlights do. Did they stay on at full brightness or did they dim & go out while the key was in the Start position?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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Do this & let us know what happens. Turn the headlights on and watch them while a helper turns the ignition switch to the Start position & observe what the headlights do. Did they stay on at full brightness or did they dim & go out while the key was in the Start position?
The headlights do not come on at all. However, the tail lights do and they do not dim. I can also turn on my KC Highlights and they burn bright with no dimming.
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check around fuse panel sounds like a loose plug . trace your wires
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #7
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PROBLEM SOLVED: The issue was with the Viper alarm system. Under the dash a wiring harness for the alarm system had a loose connection. Tightened the connectors and problem solved.

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