Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK > Troubleshooting/Problems

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-22-2013, 11:32 PM
greenwayer's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 6.4L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 2,207
Thanks: 46
Thanked 92 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 8982
greenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond repute
Hids throwing battery light

Recently installed a set of hid bulbs and ballasts by vvme but every now and then it gives me a battery light on the dash when the car is running. They are hooked up with a relay harness directly to the battery and are 35w hids. Why is this happening?
__________________

__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6.4L (The beast) (Fastest lifted WK) The Sparkly Build
2012 BMW X5 Turbo'ed (The b*tch)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L (Ol' reliable)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-23-2013, 12:22 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Illinois/Wisconsin
Posts: 51
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 431
offroader is on a distinguished road
Garage
Re: Hids throwing battery light

If your battery is over 3 years old, replace it.
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-23-2013, 02:36 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane QLD Australia
Posts: 726
Thanks: 13
Thanked 28 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 2043
iboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond reputeiboughtajeep has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by offroader View Post
If your battery is over 3 years old, replace it.
Thats silly. Ive got a van with 240,000 klm on it, 9 yrs old had it since new, and still on the original battery. The light is simply telling you that the battery charge voltage is low, and 85% of the time this is the voltage regulator or alternator requiring to be looked at, not the battery.
__________________
2014 Maximum Steel Overland, but the misses won't let me drive it!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-23-2013, 07:13 AM
Member
My Jeep: 2005 5.7L WK
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 799
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 276880
dr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond reputedr.lee.baugh has a reputation beyond repute
I agree with both comments above...sort of.

There are quite a few people that run through batteries in the 3-5 year range on the wks, and it would not be that silly of a suggestion to get the battery checked. Not all vehicles are equal in the demand they place on the battery and the types they use. Just because a battery will last 200k in one vehicle does not mean a different battery in a different vehicle will last 200k as well.

I do think that the charging system should also be checked (and that is the more likely reason for the battery indicator light to come on).
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-23-2013, 03:55 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,229
Thanks: 28
Thanked 65 Times in 58 Posts
Rep Power: 43652
lstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Hids throwing battery light

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenwayer View Post
Recently installed a set of hid bulbs and ballasts by vvme but every now and then it gives me a battery light on the dash when the car is running. They are hooked up with a relay harness directly to the battery and are 35w hids. Why is this happening?
Does it do this all the time, or only when you turn the lights on?
If this only began on the install, consider the simple answer--something is wrong on the last thing touched. It could be the relay wiring.

What is the battery voltage with no load?

With lights on?

With lights and engine on and charging?

Could be your battery is old... and skin charging. Some makes do this worse than others.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-23-2013, 07:25 PM
greenwayer's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2005 6.4L WK
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Sunny California
Posts: 2,207
Thanks: 46
Thanked 92 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 8982
greenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond reputegreenwayer has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by lstowell View Post
Does it do this all the time, or only when you turn the lights on? If this only began on the install, consider the simple answer--something is wrong on the last thing touched. It could be the relay wiring. What is the battery voltage with no load? With lights on? With lights and engine on and charging? Could be your battery is old... and skin charging. Some makes do this worse than others.
Yup only happens when lights are on. Started only after the hid install which I did 2 weeks ago. My battery looks pretty new but I don't know when the previous owner replaced it. The relay wiring looks good though. Can ballasts be bad?
__________________

__________________
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6.4L (The beast) (Fastest lifted WK) The Sparkly Build
2012 BMW X5 Turbo'ed (The b*tch)
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L (Ol' reliable)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Battery light on start up XJGraham Diesel Powered WK Grand Cherokee 0 10-15-2013 07:22 PM
What does the battery light mean? NikonKiem Troubleshooting/Problems 5 06-28-2012 11:22 PM
25w Fog Light HIDs matty1098 Interior/Exterior/Visual 2 06-07-2012 02:55 AM
HELP!!! HIDs burning my hosing and my driver side light isn't even Knightrider03m Troubleshooting/Problems Discussion 7 08-30-2010 01:07 PM
Reverse light HIDs DCSpecial Visual Modifications 50 03-24-2010 05:23 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community