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#197 of 374 2009 Jeep Liberty Intermittant Battery Drain
Feb 24, 2009 (8:37 am)
I bought a 2009 Liberty in Dec. In that last two weeks, the battery has drained three times (after the first two times, factory replaced the battery) and the car won't start. With a jump the car will start. I had the tow package installed by the factory (at the dealership). Any idea where to look for the problem. To my knowledge nothing was left on. However, a friend tried to call me and the Uconnect satellite was the message he got instead of my voice mail. Any chance the problem is related to the Uconnect, GPS... or a short in the tow harness. All three times it was raining or snowing.
#198 of 374 Re: 2009 Jeep Liberty Intermittant Battery Drain [di6154]
Mar 11, 2009 (9:06 pm)
Hey there - I actually bought a brand new Liberty in December as well. Starting at 600km, I have had the exact same problem 4 times now (and I'm up to about 1200km). It runs fine after its jumped as long as it doesn't sit for more than about 12 hrs without driving it to recharge the battery. With mine....I also notice that you can hear the CD Player motor run about every 30 seconds after you shut the car off and even when no key is in the ignition (with no CD in the CD player). So far they have replaced the stereo and the battery.
It is currently sitting in the Jeep service department - and this time they called the Techs at Jeep/Chrysler and they told them to check for a pinched wire behind the headliner, and some kind of hose that goes from the washer fluid resevoir to the rear wiper.
Mine doesn't have the Uconnect or GPS - but does have the tow package.
I suspect I should get mine back in a day or two for "try" #5......but have you had any luck with yours yet? I'd be curious to hear if you think that they might have found the cause?
#199 of 374 RIGHT BLINKER NOT WORKING.
Mar 20, 2009 (8:13 am)
I have a friend with a 2002 jeep liberty renegade edition.She is a sweet lady and I'm trying to help her out so she don't have to spend a ton of money at the dealership.Her right blinker only works sometime's (very rarely) so I pulled front and back light assemblies and checked the bulb's all were o.k. and fit snuggly in there socket's. On the back however as was checking I wiggled the plug and it started flashing but 10 minutes later it stopped again so i assumed the plug was defective so I replaced it and that still did not work.all the other lights work fine. I as well changed sides from right to left to see if it was the light assembly itself but low and behold when I plugged it in to the left side plug it blinked. What else could be causing this?
#200 of 374 Re: RIGHT BLINKER NOT WORKING. [jtk33]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2009 (8:22 am)
Sounds like a bad ground somewhere, for that socket or harness.
#201 of 374 Re: RIGHT BLINKER NOT WORKING. [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 20, 2009 (10:30 am)
Thank you , Iwas suspecting the same thing.
#203 of 374 Trying to remove electrical plug from tail light assembly
May 07, 2009 (1:07 pm)
I trying to remove the right tail light assembly that is damaged. I can detach the assembly from the body but I can't remove the electrical plug from the assembly. Any one got an idea on how to remove the plug?
#204 of 374 Re: Red Clip Tip [capecod04]
May 07, 2009 (8:39 pm)
Thanks to those of you who posted here about the "4-position blower failure". You made this potentially expensive fix very straightforward. Final cost $25 plus tax for the new "blower resistor card assembly". Let me add one more "bit of lore" for the next guy. Like lunchbox59, I had a terrible time removing the wiring harness, even after I'd opened the infamous red clip. OK first there's a little red tongue on the front of the red clip, visible inside the plastic house. Pry this up gently with a fingernail or small screw driver while pressing the rear "handle" on the red clip. The red clip will then "open" by sliding back maybe 3/16 of an inch. That's as far as it is supposed to go.
But THEN - the wiring harness still won't pull out of the resistor card shell. After fussing, straining, prying and pulling for 30 minutes, I accidentally pressed on a small black "tab" right behind the red clip, and the harness slid out VERY easily.
After that - done in about five minutes. Wish all problems could be solved like this one!
#205 of 374 Help please
May 28, 2009 (4:38 pm)
I recently purchased a 2006 Jeep Liberty used with about 46K miles on it. I have taken it to the mountains a few times and on short 2 hour road trips. It doesn't even have 49K on it yet and a few weeks ago the ABS light, Emergency brake light, check engine light, and a few other lights came on on the dash - additionally, once the lights had come on if I tapped the brakes the the speedometer (I apologize if I misspelled anything) and the RPM gauge both dropped to 0. I took it to a jeep chrysler dealership and they said they didn't find anything wrong with it. They reset the codes and gave it back to me. About 200 miles later on my way back from the mountains all the same lights came back on and the speedometer and RPM gauge both dropped to 0 again. I don't want them to just keep re-setting the codes and giving it back to me just to be headed back from the mountains and have all the lights light up again. Please give me any advice you can. I would like to bring something to dealership to tell them to look for because they have no clue. Thank you!
#206 of 374 Re: Help please [reggiev]
May 29, 2009 (11:59 am)
Have them check for a short in the harness to the dashboard. Sounds like there's a wire shorting on another. (called shorted-high)