XJ almost went up in flames!!
I have been having problems with my ignition switch causing the Jeep to shut down everynow and then, even on the freeway. I would just wiggle it and it came back on, no problem. Well, last night, I am driving on the freeway and I smell burning plastic! I look down and I see fire/smoke in my steering column. I swerve off the road stopping in about 2 seconds flat and i completely break off the whole plastic case around the column and manage to get the fire out with a few swats of the hand. After all the smoke cleared, i had melty, drippy plastic from my ignition switch all over the switch, black as coal. I got on the phone, and had a new switch on site in less than 20 minutes. I changed it in about 10 minutes and was on my way, although the wires in the harness are still black on the ends instead of red, but theres still plenty of insulation left so no biggie. Just thought Id let you all know, if your switch is going bad, replace it before it takes out your whole Jeep.