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post #1 of 7 Old 03-10-2009, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Nothing electrical works...

I bought an 01 wrangler from my cousin who has been in iraq for 5 years. I drove it home and then had to leave to go out of town for work. While i was gone my stepdad replaced the battery for me which reset the alarm that he nor i had the remote for. It went off as soon as he tried to crank it. to fix this problem he found the alarm and cut the wires. removed the only visible relay the interupts the Yellow ignition wire and reconnected that yellow wire back to normal..... Now, it seems nothing electrical on the jeep works any more. The horn, brake lights, cigarette lighter and especially not the ignition. I check all the fuses that i am aware of in the power distribution center and the fuse box behind the dash and everything is good. I have power to the PDC. Is there something i might be over looking.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-10-2009, 08:56 AM
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Tell stepdad he cut the wrong wires.Make him put everything back the way it was.
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yeah, well me and him have been looking at it and can't figure it out.. i wondering what would cause no power to get to the dash. Horn, lights etc. should work and they dont. is there a relay other than the ones in the PDC that could have the power cut off to everything. What about the Powertrain control module whats its purpose.

Think about it. the alarm was going off and he cut the alarm, the only relay i seen hooked up to the alarm was the one between the big yellow wire from the key ignition. Is their maybe another relay or something that could kill al power.
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All those things you say aren't working take power from different fuses within the PDC. Because of that I'm thinking the battery leads have a bad connection between the PDC or ground. Try disconnecting the battery and cleaning the battery posts and connectors till they are silver in colour before refitting them. Might just be a bad connection there.

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If it doesn't work properly, look for the service manual link at the bottom of the page.
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I think its more complicated than that cause im getting power at the PDC, i checked every fuse.
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check the wires AFTER the pdc.....if your getting power to it and the fuses are good then check after the fuses....
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I think its more complicated than that cause im getting power at the PDC, i checked every fuse.
Is it a factory alarm? If you step dad tampered with it the alarm may have disabled the entire PCM/vehicle and may need to be towed to a dealership to "reboot" it essentially.
I had a similar issue with my father's old ZJ. It stopped recognizing the alarm remote and the key was not resetting it either. After retrieving the spare remote from home it reset the alarm.

If it is an after market alarm there are some wires in there that can be cut into that will disable nearly every thing. I had to rewire my entire ignition after removing a faulty alarm left by the previous owner.

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