Hi everyone. I was hoping for some newbie advice. I bought a used Wrangler 2000 Sport with a 4.0 liter a few weeks ago. I love the vehicle, but I can't get it to start today.
Let me give a little bit of background which may or may not be relevant. A few days after I got it, one of the keys got broken off in the ignition. I was able to remove the ignition cylinder without much issue, get the broken key out, put the cylinder back in and used the other key without incident ever since.
About two weeks ago I went to a friends house. When I went to leave, it would not start. No power to the dash, no clicking- nothing. Seemed strange since the battery is brand new. After about 10 minutes, I put the key in again and it fired right up and I had no problems at all. Until today.
It's raining pretty hard here today. Got in the Jeep and put the key in. Unless I'm losing my mind, I could swear the dash power came on for about a tenth of a second, then nothing. Almost like a short of some kind. I'm getting no power to the dash, and none of the headlights will go on. Just put the multimeter to the battery and it's showing about 12.5 volts.
Any thoughts? I've been reading the forum and I've read a random assortment of discussions for no power, be it a neutral safety switch, ignition switch, ignition switch actuator pin assembly, starter, wet harness next to the firewall. I just thought if I gave a more detailed background maybe somebody would have an idea about what to do. I'm assuming this is something I can't fix myself. Or pray for a few days of dry weather and maybe it will start. Thanks.