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Old 03-26-2016, 04:11 PM
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Well, this is new... uhhhhh... help?

05 LJ, 4l, 6spd. Driving down the road, and all of a sudden I hear a faint beep, and my gauge cluster goes dead. The engine is still running, but everything on my gauge cluster dies and then comes back on. Does this intermittently. Now the check engine light is on. Any ideas?

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What code is associated with the CEL

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Old 03-26-2016, 05:10 PM
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Don't know yet. Haven't been able to plug it in yet.
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Should be able to read the codes on an 05 by turning the key on-off three times without starting the Jeep (not turning far enough to start). Codes will appear in the odometer area if I remember correctly.
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Electrical gremlins usually mean check your grounds.
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In a car I had this was the first symptom to the battery dieing due to a bad alternator. As mentioned check your connections.
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In a car I had this was the first symptom to the battery dieing due to a bad alternator. As mentioned check your connections.
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Should be able to read the codes on an 05 by turning the key on-off three times without starting the Jeep (not turning far enough to start). Codes will appear in the odometer area if I remember correctly.
Yes, ending in the on position.
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Well, it only did it the couple of times yesterday. Drove it all day today, and no problems. The check engine light went away too, but before I could check the codes.
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It should still be stored in memory.
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Or it could be the common problem of the instrument cluster connector. Next time it happens, bang on the top of the dash. If it clears, then try the connector fix. Costs nothing except time.

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