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Old 04-29-2011, 05:20 PM
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Pulling dome fuse shuts YJ off

I have a 95 YJ that shuts off when you pull out the dome fuse. Before anyone lists the obvious here is some background.

1. When I bought JesseyJ there was an aftermarket alarm installed
2. Replaced the battery with a Optima blue top and new terminals

Jeep started to drag when starting.

3. Replaced the starter

Jeep kept dying and would take over an hour to jumpstart

4. Removed aftermarket alarm

Jeep still dying after 1-2 days of not starting, over hour to jump

5. Replaced the alternator

Jeep making a continual clicking when trying to start, will not turn over

6. Went to Wal-mart and the sweet old guy there checked the battery, starter, and alternator. All tested good. He suggested that I check all the fuses and remove them one at a time to see if maybe my stereo or something else was causing the battery drain.

7. Pulled stereo fuse

still clicking

8. Got Jeep running and noticed that the dome light slot had a 10 amp fuse instead of a 20 amp. Pulled the fuse and hadn't shut it off, Jeep died immediately. Put a 20 amp in and started her back up, pulled the fuse, she dies immediately.

9. Walked away, drank a beer, shook my head in frustration, and just said, "I quit!"

10. Walked out the next morning and for two months after without a single problem starting.

11. Went on an all day excursion to Uwharrie National Forest riding trails. Came home and went to bed. Next morning.....DEAD JEEP!

Please tell me that my Jeep isn't bipolar and that there is something else that I am overlooking?

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Old 04-30-2011, 09:46 PM   #2
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The dome fuse will kill all yjs. Put your voltmeter on amps, disconnect negative cable from battery, put your red wire on the cable, and the black wire on the battery. That will tell you how much power is being used. I've run into 2 jeeps with the horn button barely making a connection but no noise. Pull all the fuses one at a time until you lose the parasitic drain.
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