in-cab electrical ALL dead, gauges, lights and switches
Posting for a buddy, way too busy with running a new business and family.
04 TJ, 4.0L Battery in the Jeep died in the winter (left something on) and he replaced the battery with a new one. But didn't tighten the brackets enough and the battery slid. The positive post/cable hit the body of the Jeep and everything electrical shut off. Engine would still run and he could drive it, but nothing electrical worked...
A few months of sitting later, battery died. Recharged it and everything worked until he steps on the brake or turns the lights on and everything shuts off again.
had the alternator tested at pep boys, says it's ok. he checked all the fuses under the hood and glove box and they all appear to be ok. Checked wires underhood between battery, starter and alternator, all look fine. Nothing melted, burned or broken.
I loaned him my OBD reader and at least that still works, picked up an emissions code P0443.
Any ideas I can pass on? I searched on here for a bit, but only found threads related to the guage cluster connectors (which he did check).
EMT/Firefighter... 2012 Rubicon, AEV 2.5" lift, JCR stubby winch bumper with HID lights, JCR engine skid, ACE side steps.
formerly- 2001 XJ, 7" longarm, 35s, etc.