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I need to leave my 2016 wrangler parked for nine months. There is no power at the barn and nobody will be around. Should I leave the battery connected, disconnect it, or find a solar panel hookup for a trickle charger? I want to come back in nine months and not have a dead battery.
 

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It's covered in the owner's manual.

From the 2014:

VEHICLE STORAGE
If you are leaving your vehicle dormant for more than 21
days, you may want to take steps to protect your battery.
You may:
• Remove Cartridge fuse #J13 in the Power Distribution
Center (PDC) labeled Ignition-Off Draw (IOD) and
store it in a safe location within the PDC.
• Or, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
• Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of
service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, run the
air conditioning system at idle for about five minutes
in the fresh air and high blower setting. This will
ensure adequate system lubrication to minimize the
possibility of compressor damage when the system is
started again.
 

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I would take the battery out and hook it up to a trickle charger. I wouldn't be comfy with leaving it in the Jeep on a trickle, but that's probably me being paranoid. lol
 

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I would take the battery out and hook it up to a trickle charger. I wouldn't be comfy with leaving it in the Jeep on a trickle, but that's probably me being paranoid. lol
Then there at least 2 of us, since I would do the same thing.
 
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