I bought an Autocraft Gold Battery at Advance Auto Parts brand new for $130.52, and had them test it to make sure it was perfectly functional before I brought it out the door even though it was brand new. It just came off the line and has a sticker that reads 06/14 on it. So I can definitely rule out the battery, and I know the alternator works. The old battery was a 01/10 so I figured I would have it replaced anyways and this one has a 3 year free replacement warranty on it.
So I have put a new Dimmer Switch in (though the lights still do not dim properly and I still think it coincides with the problem of the battery not charging), A brand new Battery, and a Brand New Alternator, but it is still staying on 8 on the charge even with the new battery in.
I know one time my dad had the same exact problem with his 1994 Jeep Cherokee. The Alternator would not change his battery and he had a problem with his lights, and he changed out The Dimmer Switch, Ignition Switch, and The Ignition Switch Harness. Would you suggest that being the area that I should perhaps look into next or do you know of something I should check first
List of things already done:
Checked All Of The Fuses In Good Operational Order
New Dimmer Switch
New Autocraft Gold Battery with 3 year warranty that was checked before I left the store.
Another question is what is left that is causing it not to charge, what is the likely culprits and suspects left?
Ignition Switch Harness?
Is that the only things left that could possibly be left on a vehicle that is causing it not to charge?
Oh, and one more thing that I had completely forgotten about as well. In addition to the lights not dimming that night before the battery stopped receiving it's charge from the alternator that next morning, one other thing I forgot to mention is that my horn no longer works since then. Is there a wire inside that would control all 3. Horn, Dimmer Switch (Lights Not Dimming as they should despite having a new Dimmer Switch in), and causing the battery not to charge?
Sorry I have been away so long, I just had a lot of stuff I had to do in the last couple of weeks. So I apologize for that, and any additional assistance you could offer me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Again
Thursday, July 17th, 2014 AT 4:09 PM