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Old 03-17-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Lost power

Hello everyone...need a little help. I lost power today to the dash and the stereo (aftermarket) after driving over a set of railroad tracks. Jeep starts with no problem and everything else seems fine...however, nothing on the dash works except for when I start up and all the lights come on. Nothing works while driving except for the upshift signal. Stereo is not getting power either...both went out at the same time.


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Old 03-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #2
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i have checked all connections and ground wires and everything seems to be solid. However, I was under the hood and noticed a connection just hanging there...not sure where it goes or if it even will solve my problem. I am hoping someone can tell me where it belongs. I have attached some pics.


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Old 03-18-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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With that wiring that is hanging all over everything my first thought is that something has worn through and you blew a fuse. Start with cleaning that birdsnest of wires first then go from there.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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The wiring in the shot is a couple go to a CB recently installed and have been removed. Is there any common wiring between the dash gauges and the stereo connections. I still get power to all of the dash lights but no gauge activity....thanks for the feedback.

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