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Old 12-11-2012, 02:23 AM   #1
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Horn, Fuel Gauge and Cruise Control Not Working

I keep running into problems left and right with this new (to me) Jeep.

New problem is that the Horn doesn't work nor does the Cruise Control.
The steering wheel is currently not centered (drives straight and everything is aligned) appears that the steering wheel was never straightened after it was lifted. Could this cause these problems?

I talked to someone over at my local AutoZone and they said to give the fuses a check so that's what I did tonight. Looks like all the fuses I checked work fine but I'm not sure if maybe I'm missing some or not. Any other ideas as to what could be causing these things to not work?

Also, when I talked to the PO when I bought the Jeep. He said one day while he was driving it the gas gauge just died. Would this be a problem in the dash or will I need to drop the tank and check the sensor/replace it?

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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Could be the clock spring, but I hope not.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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Yep the clock spring is bad. The wiring for your horn, cruise, and such run through it.
Common problem. Do a search on replacing it, there are a couple of good step by step ones out there.

As for the fuel gauge, could be something a quick as a loose connection, a bad sender, or bad gauge. Try wiggling the connector at the fuel tank to see if the gauge starts working again. If you do have to drop the tank, do it all, sender/pump/and check valve.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #4
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How much would that clock spring run me?
Also, do I need to make sure the wheel is straightened out before I install a new one?

As for the fuel gauge, where exactly is the connector that I should try and wiggle?
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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Ok, Went under the Jeep tonight and not knowing exactly what wire to mess with, I found a plug towards the gas tank close to the rear right coil spring. Pushed the wires in a bit, pushed the plug together, etc and nothing. I probably wasn't messing with the correct plug to start with

Now I didn't investigate much more because once I got under the Jeep, I realized the whole gas tank is covered with a skid plate (guess I can cross that off of my "parts to add" list).

If someone could point me in the right direction to find this plug, that would really help. Thanks!
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