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Old 03-31-2010, 04:41 AM   #1
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Ok so I have a problem.
I think I short circuited something or a ground is not connected or something along those lines.

I also believe the things not working are on the same circuit.
Radio, power locks, glove box light, dome lamps, cigarette lighter.
I checked wiring diagrams for that info, pretty positive on that.
Correct me if I am wrong of course. =)

I checked the fuses under the dash, which are all good.
I checked the fuses under the hood and the one that is labeled "Ignition" which uses an ATC fuse is getting ZERO power (I checked with a multi-meter).

Also another fuse under the hood labled "Auto Trans" is also getting
ZERO power.
I dont think that this fuse is causing any problems with the described stuff but probably still isnt a good thing.
Let me know about this, as I am clueless on this part.

My MAIN question is whether or not the "Ignition" fuse under the hood is related to my problem inside with the radio, power locks, glove box light, dome lamps, and cigarette lighter.
It makes sense if it is, but of course I am not sure and asking for feedback.

If this is related how can I test what is going on for sure, why is it not receiving power, how to fix it and what not?

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If you're wondering what I did to get this problem:
I was installing an overhead console and snipped the keyless entry wires and front dome light wires to accommodate it via same wiring. This didnt work and things went wrong...

By the way I DID reattach the wiring harnesses to the keyless entry and dome lamp to complete the circuits again, that didnt work.

HELP
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What a mess! Does the jeep start? the ignition fuse receives +12 only with ignition on... obviously.
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Yeah the jeep starts and runs just as good as always. I just have no radio to enjoy =(... among other things.
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I feel like I never get any feedback on my questions? I dont get that.
I searched for an answer to my question and cannot find one.
I feel like I am being ignored...

Would seriously appreciate the feedback guys.
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When your testig the power is the vehicle running? Key on?


Ignition and auxiliary fuse block should not be related.
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Yeah the key is turned on. The fuses are still not getting power.

So you are saying the "ignition" fuse is not related to my problem?

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It's possible. As you recieve power from a remote turn on when the ignition is activated. This signals the radio and other devices to turn on.
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I feel like I never get any feedback on my questions? I dont get that.
I searched for an answer to my question and cannot find one.
I feel like I am being ignored...

Would seriously appreciate the feedback guys.
there is not much that we can do from a forum, the fact is that you gotta trace back the wires until you find the interruption, get to work and quit complaining.
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My MAIN question is whether or not the "Ignition" fuse under the hood is related to my problem inside with the radio, power locks, glove box light, dome lamps, and cigarette lighter.
No.
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try swapping your dome light fuse anyways, I know when i got a short it blew the fuse, but it didn't look like it... had to test all the fuses with a multimeter, which sucks
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