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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ Ignition off Draw

Ignition off draw refers to power being drained from the battery with the ignition turned off. A normal vehicle electrical system will draw from 5 to 20 milliamps. This is with the ignition in the OFF position, and all non-ignition controlled circuits in proper working order.

Ignition off Draw Test Procedures Part II

With test light still connected securely clamp an ammeter between battery negative terminal and negative battery cable. If the test light or the milliamp meter circuit is broken the Security alarm module will turn on parking lamps. Do not open any doors or turn on any electrical accessories with the test light disconnected or the meter may be damaged.

Ignition off Draw Test Procedures Part I

Verify that all electrical accessories are OFF. Turn off all lights, remove ignition key, and close all doors. If the vehicle is equipped with electronic accessories (illuminated entry, high line radio), allow the systems to automatically shut off (time out), up to 3 minutes.