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Old 05-06-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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95 yj all gauges dead, lights work

So every gauge in my YJ dash are not working but all lights still work. I pulled both units out and looked them over after hereing that the ribbons could be torn. These jeep's don't have many fuses and I checked them all. 1 fuse block under the drivers dash and 1 in front of the battery under the hood. Before I start testing all the power and grounds did anyone ever fix this problem before?

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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ok here is how i made all my gauges work like new. (temp.,gas,clock, oil pressure, volts)
remove the gauge cluster, then remove the lugs that hold each gauge from the back of the housing. i used a small rotary tool with a small wire wheel attached, i then carefully cleaned the two posts of each lug(you will see what i mean once you remove the lugs). also clean any copper surface that the lug comes in contact with, for good measure go ahead and remove the bulbs and wire wheel the contact areas on the circuit board too. i promise once you take the cluster out this will all make sense. while you are at it replace all the 194 bulbs too, add dielectric grease to all electrical connections and also make sure you clean any corrosion from the main harness and where it connects to the gauge cluster.
one final tip, when you remove the small nut that holds the lug on the back of the gauge you may need a small flat screwdriver to gently pry the lug loose

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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First of all I really like the build you have going. Being a tech really helps the process along nicely and I can see that. I am going to try that by the end of the week and I will let you know how it works. I have the gauges out already so it should be a breeze!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I should also take some pics of my ride and post them.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Checked both cluster assys and checked the common ground ( g101 ) next to the battery under the hood. I feel like its going to be something stupid
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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Checked both cluster assys and checked the common ground ( g101 ) next to the battery under the hood. I feel like its going to be something stupid
Hey, there's also a plug just to the left of the heater box under the dash that I've had a problem with, it's got five or six wires in it, mine got wet and every once in a wile I have to clean it. That is the main feed for the key switch and a lot of other things. I may not be a hundred percent but check that too.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #7
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I will check that by the weekend! Thanks. going to be nice weather this weekend tops coming off
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:57 PM   #8
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I will check that by the weekend! Thanks. going to be nice weather this weekend tops coming off
Yes maybe 90 by Sunday ! Sweet !
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #9
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so checked every little screw on the back of both clusters. no corrosion at all. all pins look good. checked every connector under the dash and hood. just odd that both units are not working at the same time. I guess I should start testing wires. here's a picture of the back of the clusters.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:26 PM   #10
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found another post that guys where having problems with #9 / 15 amp fuse ign / lmps under the dash. My fuse was blown and I take out the fuse block next to check for corrosion.
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Question Did you find the issue?

Divialips,

Did you find the root cause? I'm having the same issue... I've pulled out the aftermarket stereo the PO put in the tuffy console (not the issue but found some wiring that needs to be fixed), pulled the dash to look for corrosion but like yours, mine was clean.

I'm about out of ideas.

Thanks in advance!

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