I don't know if anybody is going to be able to help me with this. I think it may be multiple problems.
I have a 2005 Jeep TJ Sport. Inline 6 cyl. Auto, 4x4.
First off, one of the fuses in the engine compartment labeled #26 "Access.2" which is a small 10 amp fuse constantly keeps blowing. I mean the second that I touch a new fuse to the contacts, "POP". So there's a short somewhere. I looked under the dash, moved a few wires around, took the center console out, made sure wires weren't pinched under there, and miraculously, the fuse stopped popping... for about a week and a half. Now it's doing it again.
This causes my dome lights, compass and thermometer in the rear view mirror, and my trip odometer all not to work.
Second off, none of my break lights, hazard lights or turn signals work. I checked the fuses and they're fine. I did replace the turn signal 2 weeks ago due to a small short inside of it that had to do with the fog lights turning on and off by slightly touching the turn signal arm. I replace it with a part I found on ebay located here:
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The part is the exact OEM part that came installed in the Jeep, minus the fog light switch. It seemed to work fine when I first installed it. Now I have no turn signal, hazard lights or break lights.
However, the headlights work when I turn them on, and my rear driving lights turn on as well.
If I remove the 20 pin cable brick that's plugged into the back of the turn signal switch, my break lights still don't work. I'm not sure or not if this cable needs to be plugged in for the break lights to work in the first place though.
This couldn't happen at a worse time. I'm out doing job interviews trying to find a new job, and now I cant take this thing anywhere.
Anybody have any ideas?? I'm desperate here and can't really afford to take it in to have it looked at.