1997 gmc Jimmy no power to anything

2,125

Asked by Sep 06, 2015 at 11:51 PM about the 1997 GMC Jimmy 4 Dr SLE SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey I have a 1997 gmc Jimmy and I have no
power to anything even the basics power
mirrors brake lights head lights interior light
or ignition when I try to jump power to fuse
box and anywhere else including hood light
it shorts out.  It's as if all power leads are
grounded any advice?
Also I have tried jumping ground from
battery to engine and chassis does not
make a difference
Plz help lol

5 Answers

2,125

Also should mention getting 12v power to alternator and starter through the basic power leads from battery

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
69,295

Check the underhood fuse box for a main fuse. It's usually a large (MAXI style) fuse marked 100. If it's blown, that'll kill the whole vehicle. If you replace it and the new fuse blows immediately you have a dead short somewhere. Most likely at or near the battery. HTH. - Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
2,125

All fuses and relays are good including main power feed line. Crossed out bad grounds and ecm. And when I jump the circuit with jumper cables and a battery (good known battery and with vehicle battery out of jimmy) when I connect just the positive all normal power leads to fuse box and sensors have power but as soon as I connect the ground all power leads ground out

2001 GMC Jimmy stuck in 4 Low drive

2,125

Shift transmission in to neutral make sure you are completely stopped and try to shift out of 4 lo

Your Answer

Jimmy

Looking for a Used Jimmy in your area?

CarGurus has 241 nationwide Jimmy listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

GMC Jimmy Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    290
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    1oldman
    Reputation
    260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 1,153 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
781 Great Deals out of 67,901 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Yukon
415 Great Deals out of 20,793 listings starting at $1,495
Used GMC Envoy
49 Great Deals out of 2,177 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Explorer
820 Great Deals out of 62,484 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
618 Great Deals out of 36,026 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet S-10
8 Great Deals out of 1,263 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Bronco
174 listings
Used Toyota Tacoma
561 Great Deals out of 41,765 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford F-150
2,216 Great Deals out of 180,841 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.