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Hello people.

I'm Arne from the Netherlands (Europe)
English is not my native language, but i'll give it a try :)

I drive a 2008 Commander 3.0 CRD for four years now.
I have a strange electrical problem for 2 weeks now and can't find a solution.
Unfortunately there are no dealerships of Jeep here, so maybe you can help me.
I searched the whole forum, and find some similar problems but no sollutions.

I check the drain of the battery,the car use 10A with door closed.
That's a problem
I've replaced the battery for a new one.
Check and measured all fuses, nothing broked and the 10A decrease became no less
when i pulled fuses out.

The ignition switch isn't the problem, i replaced it already.

Warnings:
Check gauges
Check Suspension
Park assist disabled

Problems:
Gauges go up and down (odometer and tachometer)
Alarm light is sometimes flickering.
Seatheating is not working
automatic whipers rainsensor isn't working proberly

I'll attach a video later of my dashobord later. I hope you can help me!
 

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here is the video:
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Just to cover the bases, when you say that you checked and pulled out the fuses does that mean from both of the fuse boxes? One under the hood and one under the dash board? Off the cuff I would say that there may be rodent damage to the wires under the fuse box in the engine compartment.
 

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Just to cover the bases, when you say that you checked and pulled out the fuses does that mean from both of the fuse boxes? One under the hood and one under the dash board? Off the cuff I would say that there may be rodent damage to the wires under the fuse box in the engine compartment.
,yes, I’ve checked both fuse boxes, I’ll check the wiring tomorrow on corrosion or damage, thanks
 

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Well, if it still has a draw of 10A even with the fuses out then there are only 4 things still hot. There is the integrated power module, power distribution center, starter, and alternator. One of those items or the wiring to one of them needs help. See attached PDF
 

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here is the video:
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You definitely have a short - or ground somewhere in your electrical system obviously and they can be a real pain to try and track down.

The first thing I'd suggest is making sure all of your grounding straps are in tact and have a good clean (rust/corrosion free) connection to the chassis.
 

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A friend has read the car with the computer,
Part no. 04692138AG gives a malfunction. that is the Body control module (BCM)
Maybe i'll find the solution nearby that part.....Keep you posted
 

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,yes, I’ve checked both fuse boxes, I’ll check the wiring tomorrow on corrosion or damage, thanks
I had rodent damage to the wiring in the engine compartment. They climb into the engine to keep warm and then chew the wires and poop and urinate in there as well. I had to replace the wiring harness for the spark plugs and coils.
 

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I had rodent damage to the wiring in the engine compartment. They climb into the engine to keep warm and then chew the wires and poop and urinate in there as well. I had to replace the wiring harness for the spark plugs and coils.
I've heard a few stories of similar rodent encounters in an XK's engine bay; I've also heard a couple of stories of rodents working their way into the interior console & dashboard too.

That's a recipe for bad things to happen - and one thing I'm quite thankful that I haven't had to deal with.
 

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Hello people.

I'm Arne from the Netherlands (Europe)
English is not my native language, but i'll give it a try :)

I drive a 2008 Commander 3.0 CRD for four years now.
I have a strange electrical problem for 2 weeks now and can't find a solution.
Unfortunately there are no dealerships of Jeep here, so maybe you can help me.
I searched the whole forum, and find some similar problems but no sollutions.

I check the drain of the battery,the car use 10A with door closed.
That's a problem
I've replaced the battery for a new one.
Check and measured all fuses, nothing broked and the 10A decrease became no less
when i pulled fuses out.

The ignition switch isn't the problem, i replaced it already.

Warnings:
Check gauges
Check Suspension
Park assist disabled

Problems:
Gauges go up and down (odometer and tachometer)
Alarm light is sometimes flickering.
Seatheating is not working
automatic whipers rainsensor isn't working proberly

I'll attach a video later of my dashobord later. I hope you can help me!
Hi.
Yes what you have is a negative wire some were lose or damage, I replace my wires to the solenoid off the starter and problem solved.
 

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Yes what you have is a negative wire some were lose or damage, I replace my wires to the solenoid off the starter and problem solved.
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Hello Folks, Finally find the problem!
It was a bad connection from my after market radio.
The wiring was poorly connected by the previous owner. This caused a short circuit and a malfunction.
The problem was in the Canbus.

I am so happy that the problem has been solved without high costs.
 

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Hello Folks, Finally find the problem!
It was a bad connection from my after market radio.
The wiring was poorly connected by the previous owner. This caused a short circuit and a malfunction.
The problem was in the Canbus.

I am so happy that the problem has been solved without high costs.
That's great news!

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Hello Folks, Finally find the problem!
It was a bad connection from my after market radio.
The wiring was poorly connected by the previous owner. This caused a short circuit and a malfunction.
The problem was in the Canbus.

I am so happy that the problem has been solved without high costs.
As I said in my very first response in this thread, I was fairly certain you had a short or ground somewhere; I'm glad you were able to track it down.

I'd be willing to bet that if you pulled your stored DTCs with an OBD-II Scanner, you will find some codes related to that short - and/or issues pointing to your CANBUS.
 
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