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mmmichelle 04-04-2013 04:59 PM

Airbag light on and speedometer not working

I recently bought a 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport as a second car. I want to take it to a mechanic to get checked out, but before I do I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas on what is happening.

1. When the airbag light in the dash comes on, the speedometer stops working so I have no idea how fast I'm driving. It doesn't do this the whole time, but will work on and off. It also causes the RPM meter to not move.

2. The steering is a little squeaky when driven.

I understand I may have to put money into fixing these issues, which I was aware of when I bought it. I just would like a general idea what might be causing it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

sparky 04-05-2013 09:46 AM

Common occurrence, easy repair. The connectors to the dash display become dirty / corroded.

Fix: remove dash bezel, pull the gauge cluster, unhook both electrical connectors. Carefully clean the pins (no sand paper, they have a light plating). Very, very slight bend or twist (be gentle) to improve contact. Reassemble.

There are a number of write-ups on this problem.

mmmichelle 04-05-2013 04:56 PM

Thank you so much for your reply!

Loudon99TJ 04-05-2013 09:23 PM

I have the exact same problem Thanks for the info!!!!:dance:

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