Your question: "I seem to lose power to the clock in my 1996 jeep overnight while sitting. I would have to reset it everyday when I get into it. I recently replaced the vehicle battery. Worked fine after replacing the battery. After about three weeks, I'm having the same ..."

Asked by Jan 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM about the 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I seem to lose power to the clock in my 1996 jeep overnight while sitting. I would have to reset it everyday when I get into it. I recently replaced the vehicle battery. Worked fine after replacing the battery. After about three weeks, I'm having the same problem again.

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Your situation does not make any logical sense to me. It would seem that the clock should work as long as it's connected to the battery. The only variable that I can think to check is the voltage in the battery. It could be that your alternator is not charging the battery to a high enough voltage to maintain the clock. Check your battery voltage with the engine off. It should be around 12-12.5 volts. With the engine running, it should be around 13.5-14.5 volts. If the volts are good, perhaps you have a bad clock.

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I would think the clock itself is bad, the engine wouldn't start if the battery was low enough to not maintain an lcd.

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