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1992 jeep cherokee sport: wont start..The battery volts guage

Customer Question

My 1992 jeep cherokee sport won't start. I replaced the battery twice with new ones and it still won't start. The battery volts guage on the dash is reading low. Its needle is on the red hash bar. I've verified 12+ volts across the negative terminal on the engine dash and the positive terminal on the coil. I also got 12+ volts at the battery. It seems like I have an open circuit. But where? I am lost for a clue as to what is going on. I'll appreciate a lot for your advice.
Thank you.
- rupert
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  Matt J replied 7 years ago.

Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be more than happy to assist you.


If you will turn the headlights on. Do they come on bright?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Come to think of it, they are not as bright as i seen it before.
Expert:  Matt J replied 7 years ago.
Go to the head light fuse and see how many volts you have at the fuse.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

with the headlamps fuse out, I read 12+ at both terminals.

Expert:  Matt J replied 7 years ago.
With the key on go to the radio fuse and see how much power you have there.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It is pouring rain here now. I will have to check on that fuse tomorrow morning. Will get back to you then.
Expert:  Matt J replied 7 years ago.
no problem.