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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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One last question : do you mean *ON* as in *RUN* ? Or *ACC* ? I have the regular fob, not the keyless system.

I will take a pic
On as in RUN. As far as I can tell, I cannot see the voltage screen if the key is on the ACC position. I'm using a key too (not ready to go keyless just yet)!
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One last question : do you mean *ON* as in *RUN* ? Or *ACC* ? I have the regular fob, not the keyless system.

I will take a pic

Here is what mine looks like - key set to ON

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Here is what mine looks like - key set to ON

https://imgur.com/a/7bE4p
Yikes ! Lol...

Do you have a multimeter ?I'll use mine tomorrow, in one of the 12V outlets, to get an accurate reading...

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Yikes ! Lol...

Do you have a multimeter ?I'll use mine tomorrow, in one of the 12V outlets, to get an accurate reading...
I don't have one, no. Does my reading look different to what you see when key is set to run? When I start the engine it will jump up to 14 and a little bit and just stay there.
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1) @DanWA : do you have the normal EVIC or the premium display (DID) ? DID is on Limited, TH and Overland.
I'm asking because on the EVIC, the voltage scale is difficult to read (in my opinion), and you have to be well acquainted with it to read in-between the static numbers. I know I find mine difficult to interpret.
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Here is what mine looks like - key set to ON

https://imgur.com/a/7bE4p
Mark - There's that EVIC / DID difference again. Nice call.

DanWA - Loooks like 12.4V to me . The DID in my Cherokee has a digital display and reads 12.4, not just a vague graphic.

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Mark - There's that EVIC / DID difference again. Nice call.

DanWA - Loooks like 12.4V to me . The DID in my Cherokee has a digital display and reads 12.4, not just a vague graphic.
It's definitely sitting on the line that indicates 12. Thing is, I don't know if it goes up in .5 increments or .1.

Just to confirm though, setting the key to on/run WITHOUT starting the engine will produce the battery light WITH a chime? Like regardless of any issue? That's just standard feature?

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Just to confirm though, setting the key to on/run WITHOUT starting the engine will produce the battery light WITH a chime? Like regardless of any issue? That's just standard feature?
Keeping in mind the difference between your EVIC and my DID....

Turning the ignition to RUN without the engine starting produces 5 dings followed by a pause and then a 6th and final ding with the battery icon remaining lit constantly until the engine is started.

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Mark - There's that EVIC / DID difference again. Nice call.

DanWA - Loooks like 12.4V to me . The DID in my Cherokee has a digital display and reads 12.4, not just a vague graphic.
Ah yes. Mine sounds better but yours is total awesomeness

I can't tell from that pic what the reading is. It's a little blurry and I'm not sure about the camera angle. Which is why I asked about a multimeter.
I'll look at my EVIC voltage scale again tomorrow to determine what the graduation is exactly. That and compare with the multimeter.

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It's definitely sitting on the line that indicates 12. Thing is, I don't know if it goes up in .5 increments or .1.

Just to confirm though, setting the key to on/run WITHOUT starting the engine will produce the battery light WITH a chime? Like regardless of any issue? That's just standard feature?
I'm chime deaf after all those years behind the wheel lol. I'll try to pay attention next time... but from your description it doesn't sound alarming (pun intended)

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Yikes ! Lol...

Do you have a multimeter ?I'll use mine tomorrow, in one of the 12V outlets, to get an accurate reading...
Most accurate is directly off the battery terminals...

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Are those numbers testing the battery directly using a tool? Or just going off the Battery Voltage EVIC #. My concern was 12v was too low with engine off, but I am going off of the EVIC # alone
Actually its a 12 volt battery and that is where its suppose to be at with no draw from it or juice going in.
If you turn on a lot of accessories you may actually see that voltage drop a bit, with engine off, if there is enough amp draw while the draw is happening.
The battery will return to 12v when the draw stops. The same is true while charging as the volts/amps will show higher volts than 12.
Every vehicle I have had with a volt gauge will show this. My boat shows the same kind of readings.
Unless you are having issues its an inconsequential concern.

Actually it more fun to watch your transmission temperature as that can be very consequential if it runs hot.
On a serious side though, in my opinion sometimes to much information is not good a good thing.
Engine temperature is about the only gauge I pay attention to as needed.
The rest are informational and accessible if you believe you are having problems.
Frankly, other than engine temperature, I rarely look at the gauges, especially the volts. Maybe the transmission temp if I have been towing but that's it.
Too much information..................................

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