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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
pbfreak9999
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Nothing will shut off!

Hello everyone, Long time reader first time poster!
I bought a 1988 cherokee 4.0 a while back and this is my second Cherokee to my 1999 cherokee. Right now im scratching my head trying to figure out an electrical problem that id love some advice on! My radio, clock, blower motor and radiator fan all will not shut off. I changed blower motor resistor, starter relay, ignition lock cylinder, ignition starter switch all with no luck at all(my engine DOES shut off though). Any advice is good advice at this point as im all out of logical options till i just take apart the entire dash lol.

Thanks everyone,
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Adjustment on the ignition switch down on the column, it's going into Acc instead of Off.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thank you MJR for the quick response, i just got back inside from doing what you have suggested, still no results yet. Im now wondering if theres a gremlin in the wiring somewhere. This is very frustrating lol
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Unread 02-11-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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I'm betting someone cross-wired one of the items that won't shut off, and that the power supplied to that device is getting to the others via a shared circuit (or two). If it's an aftermarket radio installation, I'd have to suspect it as the most likely place for a crossed wire. You could probably trace the source of the "unintended hot circuit" by pulling fuses one at a time until all those circuits go dead (probably all at once), then looking for something there. At least you will have narrowed down the search a bit.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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Okay, tomorrow ill get to it! Im going to take everything apart, and see what the heck is going on in there! Ill def follow your advice habbyguy! thanks!
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Unread 02-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #6
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Check the through the firewall bulkhead connector...make sure nothing is shorted and burnt inside.
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