North Shore Jeeps
Time to get the Jeep dirty! Register or log in to join the fun. If you don't, it's really your loss. There are good, knowledgeable people here. Some odd ones too, but most are o.k....

Constant power to wipers/turn signals

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Rob Cote on 2/11/2014, 11:12 am

The issue is pretty straightforward, but I've no idea where to look for the solution. When my key is off/out/whatever, I can still turn on my wipers and/or turn signals. What the heck?!
avatar
Rob Cote
Moab Dessert

Posts : 673
Join date : 2012-07-11
Age : 29
Location : Ipswich, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  CrawlingForward on 2/11/2014, 12:43 pm

Rob Cote wrote:The issue is pretty straightforward, but I've no idea where to look for the solution. When my key is off/out/whatever, I can still turn on my wipers and/or turn signals. What the heck?!

It's gatta be shorting to something with perma-power. Ryan's thread on his kill-switch has some good pictures of the wiring in there, but what would have constant power?



The radio/clock? That's the only thing I can think of....

_________________
95 YJ, 2" BDS w/ 1" shackle lift, 235/85/16 BFG ATs on Cherokee Icon wheels, SYE w/ Tom Woods Driveshaft, 4.88 Ford 8.8, locked/locked
2010 JK Unlimited, Islander Edition

My JeepForum build

Building a Jeep is like masturbating on pain killers. You enjoy the time you put in, but you'll never actually finish.
avatar
CrawlingForward
Moab Dessert

Posts : 822
Join date : 2011-12-09
Age : 32
Location : Flushing, MI

http://www.geoffreymarsh.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Rob Cote on 2/11/2014, 12:52 pm

Stereo has always has constant power. This constant power at the wiper I think is a new one. Hard to say exactly when it started though because I don't typically try to use my wipers or turns after I shut the key off
avatar
Rob Cote
Moab Dessert

Posts : 673
Join date : 2012-07-11
Age : 29
Location : Ipswich, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Mark on 2/11/2014, 4:03 pm

Hey Rob,
Ignition switch under dash on steering column NG?  
If you wiggle key does it ever stop doing it?
Pull #14 20 amp fuse behind glove box and see if it still works, if so you are supplying it with power from some other source some how.
# 3 fuse under the hood is for battery feed to ignition s/w if it is still working with # 14 out then keep it out and pull #3 under hood.
Keep us posted as to what you come up with.
Mark,


Last edited by Mark on 2/11/2014, 4:04 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1298
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  CrawlingForward on 2/11/2014, 4:04 pm

Mark wrote:ignition switch under dash on steering column NG?  
If you wiggle key does it ever stop doing it?
Pull #14 20 amp fuse behind glove box and see if it still works, if so you are supplying it with power from some other source some how.
# 3 fuse under the hood is for battery feed to ignition s/w if it is still working with # 14 out then keep it out and pull #3 under hood.

Oh, duh. Ignition always has juice, it's only when you turn the key that it completes the circuit. Good call, Mark.

_________________
95 YJ, 2" BDS w/ 1" shackle lift, 235/85/16 BFG ATs on Cherokee Icon wheels, SYE w/ Tom Woods Driveshaft, 4.88 Ford 8.8, locked/locked
2010 JK Unlimited, Islander Edition

My JeepForum build

Building a Jeep is like masturbating on pain killers. You enjoy the time you put in, but you'll never actually finish.
avatar
CrawlingForward
Moab Dessert

Posts : 822
Join date : 2011-12-09
Age : 32
Location : Flushing, MI

http://www.geoffreymarsh.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Mark on 2/11/2014, 4:14 pm

I have run into that issue before on older chrysler products, they had a problem with the wires melting together at/inside the electrical connection plug on the column under the dash at the ignition switch and sometimes the switch melts and shorts internally.
That made odd things happen, just a thought, don't know if that happens much with our year TJ.
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1298
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Rob Cote on 2/11/2014, 4:18 pm

I'm not at the Jeep right now. Are the fuses behind the glovebox numbered on the panel or is there a counting scheme?

I assume it starts top left with 1 and goes to the right, then down to the next row all the way left to right?
avatar
Rob Cote
Moab Dessert

Posts : 673
Join date : 2012-07-11
Age : 29
Location : Ipswich, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Mark on 2/11/2014, 4:25 pm

They are numbered
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1298
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Rob Cote on 2/11/2014, 4:30 pm

Doesn't work if I pull #14
avatar
Rob Cote
Moab Dessert

Posts : 673
Join date : 2012-07-11
Age : 29
Location : Ipswich, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Mark on 2/11/2014, 4:39 pm

Then i would look in to the ignition s/w
or wiper s/w but it's probably one of them.
Put # 14 back and pull the #3 fuse under hood and see if it still works.
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1298
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Rob Cote on 4/3/2014, 2:44 pm

Hey Mark, it's been a minute. I tried putting 14 back and pulling 3, IIRC, it didn't work when I pulled #3.
avatar
Rob Cote
Moab Dessert

Posts : 673
Join date : 2012-07-11
Age : 29
Location : Ipswich, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: Constant power to wipers/turn signals

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum