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Old 08-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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Electrical gremlins...

yesterday I went to the lake, took a small trail that as a bunch a small (wavy )bump. while going on the trail the battery indicator went all the way to 19v and the check gages light went on. then sometimes it will go right back to normal then again... today, leaving a parking lot which as a small bump, all the needles on the gages went to zero, the odo was out, the ac all of the sudden blow at much higher speed, then less than a mile later everything went back to normal. obviously there is an electric problem.
where should I start looking ?

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yesterday I went to the lake, took a small trail that as a bunch a small (wavy )bump. while going on the trail the battery indicator went all the way to 19v and the check gages light went on. then sometimes it will go right back to normal then again... today, leaving a parking lot which as a small bump, all the needles on the gages went to zero, the odo was out, the ac all of the sudden blow at much higher speed, then less than a mile later everything went back to normal. obviously there is an electric problem.
where should I start looking ?
What year is your jeep again? If it is a 98 then it's probably the wiring behind the cluster because I had the same problem and had a factory recall on the wiring behind it. Very simple fix

*shrug*

http://www.jeep.com/en/owners/

On the bottom left you will see recalls. See what your VIN brings up.

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Sounds about right just check ur VIN out and see if that gives you some leads. Reply back and let us know what you find.
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ok, let me try !!!
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:27 PM   #6
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here what I got...

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VIN Number:
1J4FY29P0 WP791851 Vehicle Description:
JEEP WRANGLER 4X4 SPORT UTILITY 2-DR Model Year:
1998

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Have you removed and replaced the cluster to make sure it is in good? Just throwing out simple things.


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"ac all of the sudden blow at much higher speed"
That is the only thing that confuses me so someone may be able to help you with that.
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I haven't done anything not knowing where to look. you mean the wires behing the gages ?
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I haven't done anything not knowing where to look. you mean the wires behing the gages ?
Yea, you can remove the gauge cluster (one unit) by removing the dash it doesn't take long it just plugs right in like a game control in 2 places.
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ok thanks, I'm going to check that now.. be back in a little !!
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as you say, very easy to get too. I didn't see any damage wire or anything, I moved the wire arround while having the panel power up, no change.
did the self test of the panel (I actually found out that I had a 4wd light.... mine doesn't light up when the 4wd is engaged..)
put it back and went arround the block taking some speed bump and sure enough, the first speed bump the battery went to 19v and then the check gages light went on, then the 2nd speed bump everything dark except the check gages light ..... another "funny" thing is a couple of times I depress the clutch everything was coming back and as soon as I released it it went dark again...coincidence?!!!...
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That is wild! Someone may be able to help you that is odd.

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