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Just replaced battery 2...

Just replaced battery 2 days ago. Went to start this morning and nothing. Connected battery to charger and light on dash is flashing between deck and no fuse.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Not yet still dark out.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2013 Avenger

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Avenger yourself? What have you tried so far?

Had guy down the road replace the battery

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Cuz I kept having to jump it for about a week

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Pretty sure blown IOD fuse.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

It sounds as though either something electrical is being left on draining the battery, or a short circuit is draining the battery.

Once you get the battery charged back up, check everything electrical on that vehicle and first make sure nothing was left on, then make sure everything electrical works. If you find out something that don't work, chances are that is the electrical circuit with the short circuit draining the battery.

If you want to be able to pinpoint t even further you would need access to an ammeter and some time in order to diagnose, but basically you disconnect the negative battery cable, place the ammeter inline in between the disconnected battery post and cable, turn everything off and remove the key and the dc amp draw should be less than 50mA (0.050 amps). If it is more than that start pulling fuses one at a time and leave them out until you find out which fuse's circuit it is that allows the ammeter to drop safely below 50mA, Then inspect that fuse's circuit for where the short circuit is so hook the battery backup, remove the ammeter, then the voltmeter and trace from the fuse to whatever is not functioning testing along the way for the presence of voltage then where all of a sudden you loose that voltage, with the fuse powered on of course. Then the spot where you loose the voltage will be right where the short circuit is whether it be a short circuit to another wire or a short to ground of something metal.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Yeah, that Ignition Off Draw fuse does power a lot of things, but if it blew and the battery still drains, then the short sounds like it would be in the wire before that IOD fuse.

Let me get a wiring diagram, hold on.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I just replaced the battery. It sparks when charger connected but still has no fuse and deck message on dash. Need to find the fuse.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Does this have the 2.4 or 3.6 engine?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
make sure this is not going to happen again.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Ok, what is this deck message?

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Does that mean the rear deck is ajar or open?

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

That would drain the battery.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Flashing between deck and no fuse. 3.6
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
When first went to start nothing worked not even the remote door unlock.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Hopefully 1 more question, SE, SXT or R/T?

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Cause the battery was dead most likely because of the drain.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Uh no idea. SE maybe
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
If fuse is blown will charging battery make it start?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Also noticed clicking noise when turn ignition off.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Open and slam that deck lid and see if that deck light goes out.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

The clicking noise could be a relay clicking but that may still be because the battery is weak. If it still clicks when the battery is fully charged , let me know.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Which fuse number is ***** IOD and is which fuse box is it?

I only have numbers for the fuse locations, no initials.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

I see a 7 and 8 in the owners manual.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

7 feeds the wireless ignition module, so it is possible if that is blow the engine won't start,

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It just started but is on charger. I know it is a 20 amp fuse from YouTube video. Opened and closed deck.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Excuse me that was 8.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No more deck or No fuse warning and it started without being on charger after making sure all fuses secure.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

7 feeds the radio, cluster and left vanity lamp, so that won't.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It just died....And nothing working again.
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

See if that fuse 8 blew. Was that the fuse before?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok let me find 8
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Fuse 8 also feeds fuse 17 which then feeds that ignition module. So, check both of them.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

8 was the one I had that said IOD as well as 7.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Can't get it out
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
17 is fine
Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

I actually see a lot of IOD fuses.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

This should help you identify those fuse in the Integrated Power Module and here is the power wiring diagram as well.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Here is a copy of the owners manual also.

It is a little big so it make take a few seconds do download on a high speed internet.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

What was that original IOD fuse that you said was blown?

Look at that fuse box diagram I gave you and tell me the location number of the fuse.

Not, if it's 20a, or 15a, they are just the amps of the fuse.

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Dodge Mechanic: Mike S., ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

I suppose all is well now, because you never came back. Oh well, don't forget to rate me well once you see this. after all you had already made the deposit an I will not get any of it until I get a good rating for my answers.

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