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JCope 04-29-2013 06:50 PM

Fog Light problem, now battery problem?
 
I have an 04' wrangler, my fog lights have been malfunctioning (won't shut off) and it drained my battery. I pulled the fuse for the fog lights to disable them and jumped the battery. After being jumped it will only run for a few minutes then shuts off. Is this indication I need a new battery.. or something else all together? :doh:

chilly 04-29-2013 06:53 PM

I'd put the battery on a charger overnight, sounds like it's completely discharged. There's a thread on here somewhere that's a how-to to fix the OEM foglight switch, it worked for mine, I'll try to find it.

Edit- here's the link:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/writ...ff-113414.html

JCope 04-29-2013 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chilly (Post 3697836)
I'd put the battery on a charger overnight, sounds like it's completely discharged. There's a thread on here somewhere that's a how-to to fix the OEM foglight switch, it worked for mine, I'll try to find it.

Edit- here's the link:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/writ...ff-113414.html

I honestly never use the fog lights, is there any harm in just leaving the fuse out?

Water Dog 04-29-2013 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JCope (Post 3697853)
I honestly never use the fog lights, is there any harm in just leaving the fuse out?

No harm. Before putting your battery on the charger, make sure you check the water level. If it has been discharged all the way, you may find your charger won't charge it.

chilly 04-29-2013 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Water Dog (Post 3697917)

No harm. Before putting your battery on the charger, make sure you check the water level. If it has been discharged all the way, you may find your charger won't charge it.

Yeah, this.

good call, thanks for keeping me honest!

JCope 04-29-2013 09:32 PM

Thank you guys!

JCope 05-02-2013 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chilly (Post 3697836)
I'd put the battery on a charger overnight, sounds like it's completely discharged. There's a thread on here somewhere that's a how-to to fix the OEM foglight switch, it worked for mine, I'll try to find it.

Edit- here's the link:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/writ...ff-113414.html

Borrowed my neighbors charger and charged it overnight, runs like gravy. So glad That's all it was!

chilly 05-02-2013 07:35 AM

Glad to hear, cool beans!

Evpjr 05-02-2013 09:02 AM

Don't start partying just yet. I don't want to "rain on your parade" but there might be a problem down the road with corrosion build up in the main battery busses, that can cause low voltage going back to the battery from the alternater, and a weaker recharge.


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