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Unread 05-02-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
davidkusma
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Gauges drop ?

99 Cherokee sport.

sometimes while driving my air bag light stays on and all of my gauges drop down to 0 and it cuts in and out. anyone have any idea why that's happening

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this is me driving on a highway lol

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Unread 05-02-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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possible loose connections behind dash
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Unread 05-02-2013, 05:58 PM   #3
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Do this - www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fix-your-tjs-dead-gauges-write-up-179282/ -. The TJ and the XJ are very similar.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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kinda hi-jacking the thread a little here.

I am having the same issue. Got a 98 Cherokee 4.0L Right Hand Drive model. Yes I deliver mail and I have probably turned the wheel full rotation a million times.
I have been told common issue on cherokees and grand cherokees that the "Air Bag Clockspring" will short circuit and cause gauges to die and/or airbag light come on. It will also cause TPS sensor to read incorrect voltage and confuse PCM.
not sure if any truth to this at all.
I have also noticed that when my gauges die some times they come on and go off by where my wheel is postioned(Turning or going straight). also Sometimes I can jiggle the windshield wiper switch and it comes back on. Haven't opened up the steering wheel yet to examine any wires. Maybe a possible loose connection in wiring along steering shaft? or Clockspring?
was searching through forums saw this and thought I would add to it and ask if it is a possible cause instead of starting another thread with same issue.
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