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Old 01-21-2010, 05:54 AM   #1
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dash's and water.

This maybe a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyways. I come from a YJ many years back and I loved it because I could leave the top down when it rained and I never had any issues with water and the dash. But the TJ concerns me because the dash has much more stuff behind it. Is this something I should be concerned about?

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Old 01-21-2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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thats a good question, i was wondering the same thing. hopefully jerry has some input for us

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Old 01-21-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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from what ive read, which isnt much, the only problem people seemed to have after a hard rain top down was the blinker would go crazy, but that would solve itself after a few days.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:46 AM   #4
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probably as things dried out. I know they try to protect air bag connections and probably if this becomes as dedicated of a trail jeep as I want the airbags will probably just come out. But until that point I would want it street legal.
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Old 01-22-2010, 07:48 AM   #5
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I've had mine off several times in heavy rain, and not had any problem. although I know there is a recall from chrysler about the ignition switches 00-02 that has to do with moisture and a short circuit that may cause a fire... let me see if i can find it... yep here we go...



Defect: On certain sport utility vehicles, water and impurities can enter into the ignition switch causing a short circuit that can result in a vehicle fire.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the ignition switch with a redesigned switch. Owner notification began April 8, 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact DaimlerChrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

otherwise when it rains I just get wet...
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:03 AM   #6
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ok nice and you've had no real problems with the rain other then that?
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:49 AM   #7
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I've had problems with my CD player not reading the CD when it has gotten rained on. But nothing serious.
Good question though because although it's a jeep, I'm still concerned about it and would rather not worry about wet interior.
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:06 AM   #8
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Wondering the same thing. Waiting for Jerry
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:25 AM   #9
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yea hthe yj's and earlier had so little to them they were no worry.
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:02 AM   #10
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My speakers dont seem to work right after heavy moisture one day with all the windows off, they crackel now on one side. But, I live right on the coast.
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:45 AM   #11
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well these are some positive answers so look like I'm starting to lean towards the tj. To high jack my own thread any years I should look out for? I remember when the 97 and 98's came out they were having manifold issues.
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I have had mine get caught in downpours, get so soaked there was a 1/2 inch of water in the floor area. Never ever had a problem just pulled the drain plugs out and hung the rugs over the clothes line. Besides my butt getting wet no other technical difficulties!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:11 PM   #13
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very cool thanks for the reply's guys you put my worries at ease.

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