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I have a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X. When the power distribution center is connected there is a short to ground. Removing the battery connection to the power distribution center the short goes away. I have removed all fuses and circuit breakers in the power distribution unit and the short does not go away. I have removed all the fuses one by one in the fuse box in the glove box and the short remains.This has drained my battery down to 7.0 volts three times. I have charged the battery and had it checked at the local auto parts store and they said it is ok. If the vehicle is not started and driven every 3 days the battery drains to 7 volts. Charging system has been checked and is ok. ?????

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Its bad,the PDC
no country stated, no engine stated,? why?
the 2005 (answering for USA)
PDC hard short all fuses, all breakers all relay out
means what?
well power distribution2 below shows all that, every wire there.
ASD relay pulled? you never said relays, they can (weld closed inside contacts can)) and is unfused, this relay. fact
i read the 22 pages for you there,
its just fuses and relays, no magic until 2007 (TIPM electronics)
this car is easy fix,. due to 2005 year.

looking now , TJ unlimited it is.
see the manual yet, see how this all works 2003 to 2006 year.
chapter 8w shows wiring, and modules the rules.

8w, pdc 2, chapter see that here, its there, clear as day.'

Posted on Mar 30, 2017


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SOURCE: 1989 Jeep Cherokee - Electrical Problem - horn, brake lights, blinkers, radio/cd...

There could be a fusible link under the hood off the starter relay that is burnt out.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008


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SOURCE: Battery won't stay charged while running. Alternator is fine tho.

It seems that your battery is not getting its charging amount from the rectifier which comes from the dynamo when the engine is in running condition. So just your rectifier and check the output of the dynamo to be sure thats OK............sodeep

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 jeep cherokee 4x4 4.0L I6. I was

If you had a short that large before you started working on the batt cables, it would have burned long before it did. Check your work over and see where it's grounding. You can make a temporary link by using a new piece of wire the same as the gauge at both ends of the link and sectioning in a short piece of smaller ga. wire. Hopefully you didn't damage the alternator or other electronics. The original problem sounds like possibly the fuel pump anti drain-back valve is bad (integral with pump) Testing pressure will verify that.
You can disconnect alternator, but the fuse method you mentioned sounds more reasonable.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009


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SOURCE: i would like to disable the factory anti-theft and

Try Turn your vehicle on, while its on unhook the alarm box from behind the dash. if you attempt to do this without the vehicle on it will not work. an other solution would be to ground the purple and yellow wire on the drivers side door

Posted on Sep 05, 2009


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SOURCE: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee battery will drain

Ditto here on a 2005 jeep. We bought it new and found the battery dead on a few mornings the first year. Nothing left on. Did the new alternator thing about 2 yrs. ago and a few batteries along the way. This is what we noticed..... If you leave a CD in the CD player, that is the prime little devil that sucks out the juice. Now, we never turn off the car while a CD is in the dash. Now, maybe not necessary every time, but always overnight and now by habit, all the time, we make sure there is no CD inserted when the car is off. Hope this helps.

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