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Old 04-27-2012, 11:12 AM   #31
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Please dont take this the wrong way... but, if you say you are on a budget, randomly replacing things that aren't actually malfunctioning is pretty much a waste of money. Instead of dumping money into rewiring the ENTIRE vehicle, why don't you just take it to a shop> A local mechanic, or better yet car accessory shop (high end stereo shop, etc) that works on vehicle wiring would probably be able to figure out the problem in fairly short order.
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate your concern for my finances, but I also think, if I'm not mistaken, that tech help is one of the main reasons this site exists, so we can help each other with problems we're having instead of paying someone to tell you what's wrong, then charge too much for the repairs.... we all have the same vehicle, and that's why we post help threads, to help, not to criticize others for not taking it to a professional. I've spent less than $100 and replaced several components, my mechanic, even with my discounts, would have changed me much much more

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Old 04-29-2012, 02:49 AM   #32
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I'm not disagreeing with the fact that this site is in fact to share knowledge. It was a huge red flag for me though when you said you were considering replacing ALL of the wiring in the ENTIRE vehicle. This is an indication that you are really taking shots in the dark. additionally, the fact that you think that doing this is going to make your vehicle "new" is equally worrying. Any harness you get is going to be coming out of a used vehicle, and have the same wear and age on it. I work on vehicles electrical systems for a living, and its actually suprising how well they stand up. It almost NEVER happens that we find a wire that is just "wore out". The closest thing to that we ever see would be wires that are cracked in the door boot where wires run into the door, and even in these locations it takes decades of continuious movement for that to happen.

I'm not sure what kind of shops your are dealing with, but i'm pretty confident that I would be able to diagnose this issue (and have it fixed) in an hour or less. We charge 50 dollars an hour. It is absolutely not possible that you would be able to change out the entire vehicle harness for even close to that price.

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:31 AM   #33
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I'm not disagreeing with the fact that this site is in fact to share knowledge. It was a huge red flag for me though when you said you were considering replacing ALL of the wiring in the ENTIRE vehicle. This is an indication that you are really taking shots in the dark. additionally, the fact that you think that doing this is going to make your vehicle "new" is equally worrying. Any harness you get is going to be coming out of a used vehicle, and have the same wear and age on it. I work on vehicles electrical systems for a living, and its actually suprising how well they stand up. It almost NEVER happens that we find a wire that is just "wore out". The closest thing to that we ever see would be wires that are cracked in the door boot where wires run into the door, and even in these locations it takes decades of continuious movement for that to happen.

I'm not sure what kind of shops your are dealing with, but i'm pretty confident that I would be able to diagnose this issue (and have it fixed) in an hour or less. We charge 50 dollars an hour. It is absolutely not possible that you would be able to change out the entire vehicle harness for even close to that price.
Relax, and leave him to his own devices...he's from Oregon...they are "different" there...trust me, that's where my last ex is from...different.
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:26 AM   #34
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We are quite different, and I did not mean that replacing all wiring will make it new again. I simply meant that its one less thing to replace on the road to making a like New vehicle. I am wanting to rebuild abs customize cars in the future, so why not experimented, and do things myself. The explanation you gave could've been handed in sooner to help me versus the seemingly condescending advice that to me read " give up, and pay someone" I know you didn't mean it that way, but still, hope you see where I'm coming from.
When I originally replaced the switch it was because I thought that was the issue, then I saw moisture in a headlight, so of course I figured it could be shorting, replaced. Then I got excited and replaced the rest of the lights except the fender blinkers, and the under dash light. The problem is I saw corrosion in the sockets for the brake bulbs, cleaned it, and for now, the problem is fixed, but I should probably replace the brake light housing deal..
I understand how things may sound in text versus being with me and seeing and hearing.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:58 AM   #35
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We are quite different, and I did not mean that replacing all wiring will make it new again. I simply meant that its one less thing to replace on the road to making a like New vehicle. I am wanting to rebuild abs customize cars in the future, so why not experimented, and do things myself. The explanation you gave could've been handed in sooner to help me versus the seemingly condescending advice that to me read " give up, and pay someone" I know you didn't mean it that way, but still, hope you see where I'm coming from.
When I originally replaced the switch it was because I thought that was the issue, then I saw moisture in a headlight, so of course I figured it could be shorting, replaced. Then I got excited and replaced the rest of the lights except the fender blinkers, and the under dash light. The problem is I saw corrosion in the sockets for the brake bulbs, cleaned it, and for now, the problem is fixed, but I should probably replace the brake light housing deal..
I understand how things may sound in text versus being with me and seeing and hearing.
Just kidding about you being from Oregon. I got a problem with some posters here who don't contribute ideas to help you solve a problem that you bothered to post...They chime in with stupid crap rather than offer ideas. So what if we who do offer ideas for you to try are wrong?...At least we offer advice and experience or we file it away in case it happens to us.

I'm the last guy here who wants to see you blindly swapping parts/spending money and effort toward something that might not fix your problem....EVERYDAY-ten times a day I got folks driving/strolling up/calling, with car problems and they seek me out for an answer...Here, just like I'm at work or in my shop it's no different. I'll scratch my head and ask a few questions and try to walk you thru it till we both have a better understanding of what the problem might be and how best to fix it the cheapest way possible.

Hang in there and do whatever you want with YOUR Jeep and your money no matter what some here think.

Just make sure to come back and post the fix when you find it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #36
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I had the same problem, I checked and not power at the stop light fuse. I ran a jumper wire from the AUX to the Stop Light fuse and everything is working great.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:14 PM   #37
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Brake light problem

Did you ever find out why your brake lights weren't working?
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:09 PM   #38
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Had brush guards on my rear tail lights. Tightened up the three bolts inside the tail light housing. Solved my right no brake light problem. Many thanks for your help.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:39 PM   #39
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Worked 4 me!

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Are your emergency flashers working? I had the same thing happen on my 97. Read on here were the flashers can cause them not to work. My flashers were'nt, I sprayed a little w/d and worked the flasher switch back and forth a couple dozen times and the flashers and tailights worked.
This worked for me. Thanks Bama Stan!

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