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Old 11-19-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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intermittant dash/gauges ???? 99 TJ

My new to me 99 TJ has a intermittant problem with the dash. Sometimes on startup the dash comes on as normal and goes thru its light check then I have no dash indicators and the airbag light is on. Once restarting the vehicle cured it then today it acted up and I drove it 10 miles to town to the parts store (rear diff seal) it never worked and I racked up no miles on the trip odo.
Got parts and started home the dash came on normally but while driving home I saw it flash off .....then came back on. where should I look for a loose or bad connection?

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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Same problem on my 2000. Fixed it by removing the Instrument Cluster, cleaned the contacts and bent them slightly to make better connection.

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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As a temporary quick fix/diagnostic tool, you can try emergency repair procedure #1. Give the top of the dash a solid wrap with your hand. If the dash works after that then see above.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #4
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As a temporary quick fix/diagnostic tool, you can try emergency repair procedure #1. Give the top of the dash a solid wrap with your hand. If the dash works after that then see above.
LOLOL! This is EXACTLY what I did and it worked. So I got in there and did the quick clean and bend trick too
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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I forgot its a jeep thing lol...... just bang it

Ok where is the connector you are talking about? under the dash or behind the instruments cluster?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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Behind the instrument cluster. You will have to remove the instrument cluster to get to the connectors. Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the directions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #7
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Behind the instrument cluster. You will have to remove the instrument cluster to get to the connectors. Send me a PM with your email and I'll send you the directions.

Thanks Tex... the link below your post has them included......seems easy enough

Might read over the led thread since Im pulling the cluster

Thanks again all this is a great resource.......
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #9
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Thanks man thats what I needed...

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