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Old 11-03-2012, 10:09 PM
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Re: Random dead battery?

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Any issues to date? Just curious....
So far, no issues.

If you read my original long post I mentioned the air recirculating button was staying lit all the time and I was having problems with the radio playing the same songs from the hard drive even though "random track" was selected. I haven't had a chance to put any music back on the hard drive (will probably do that tomorrow), but the air recirculating button is back to operating normally.

I'll post up if I run into any more issues or it has to go back to the dealer.
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Random dead battery?

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sorry to hear about your bAttery. Was there any warning lights or a message in the evic saying your battery was low or voltage was low.i have been seriously looking into a gauge for this reason. I seen a video on you tube where a individual removed the serpentine belt started the car and no warning lights at all or a message. Last weekend while at the dealer I asked them about this problem and they said there was a gauge in the evic screen I said please show me and then after not finding it I get a line of what I thought was bs they said you will get a message saying you have low voltage and to check your battery or have it replaced.good luck
No, no warning light or message at all and I pay very close attention to EVIC messages.

I had driven it Saturday night (late), but it sat all day Sunday. When I went to start it on Monday morning it was dead. The only light was the red security light was lit solid.

I did ask the dealership if there was anything I could watch for or anything in the EVIC that would tell me the battery was low and they said no. So apparently you have a working battery until it doesn't work anymore and then you have a dead vehicle.

I did notice some electrical anomalies (the air recirculation button and radio issues I previously mentioned), but I have no proof they were related.

I'm not sure what good a battery gauge would do you. Even if it showed you low voltage Jeep won't warranty the battery until it fails their tests. My battery tested fine after they charged it the first time. Luckily I had them hold the vehicle overnight and it was dead again in the morning. They charged it again and only then did the test show a faulty cell.
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Re: Random dead battery?

here is a link to the video this is why i would like a gauge to monitor the electrical system for towing it would be a big problem if you lost your trailer brakes.i would like to also know if my battery was starting to go bad or the altinator.i thank you very much for the reply now i can buy a gauge and have peace of mind,it is amazing with all the stuff they put in the jeep that this would be forgoten
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