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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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fuse problems

I have a 1987 jeep cherokee. I just replaced the ignition lock cylinder in it and everything went well, but every time I turn on the lights to the dash it pops the fuse.

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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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May have a light bulb out in the dash, that shorts and pops the fuse.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 06:24 PM   #3
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I'd say go back over (what you took apart) what you did and see if you find the problem. So you are talking about the actual key cylinder on the steering column right and nothing else?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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Yeh alls I changed was the actual lock and tumbler the actual key part there wasn't much to it just going through th turnsignal switch that was it and that works fine and the lights for those works
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Unread 02-06-2013, 12:23 AM   #5
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What is the fuse labeled for and what amperage is it?
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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I believe that it says dash and its a ten amp blade fuse the normal ones not the mini
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #7
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I believe that it says dash and its a ten amp blade fuse the normal ones not the mini
If you can find out for sure I'll pull out my old 87 wiring diagrams when I get home and see where it goes.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:33 AM   #8
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Yeh it says its the dash fuse where do you get wiring diagrams like that and id appreciate that
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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #9
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Yeh it says its the dash fuse where do you get wiring diagrams like that and id appreciate that
I have them from my years as a Jeep mechanic, I don't think they are still available.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #10
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The one diagram I need I can't find. The reason I was looking was some of these had a key in light on the steering column that could be the problem or as I suspect the key in buzzer switch (white plastic thing with two brass colored blades) which has to be removed and reinstalled when doing a ignition lock cylinder on the column. If you didn't have this problem until after doing the key cylinder then I'm sure the problem is in the column.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 09:49 PM   #11
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Try Alldatadiy. They do a good job on electrical. It is 20 bucks or so for a year with unlimited downloads.

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Unread 02-08-2013, 04:00 AM   #12
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Unread 02-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #13
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Well the only ting that went wrong was for the horn behind the steering wheel there is a plastic button or maybe it was mettal but I thought that was only for the horn so I left it out
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Unread 02-08-2013, 03:14 PM   #14
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This doodad?

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Unread 02-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #15
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No not that's its before that one you take the steering wheel of and the little plastick cover behind it there is a little button like application right there you have to take out to take it apart. But I do know that part and it also has a little mettal clip with it so that part you sent me a picture of if it dodnt go in right could that cause it I thought I put it back the right way
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