1988 jeep wrangler cant get anything to work except the head lights - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 2 Old 01-04-2014, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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1988 jeep wrangler cant get anything to work except the head lights

I was driving home the other day and it made a pretty loud pop noise and everything shut off now only the head lights will turn on. It smelled like melting wires but I looked and didn't find anything melted and all the fuses looked good and all the ground wires looked fine. I thought maybe the motor blew but I don't no how to test it without being able to get it to turn over. The smoke was coming out of the driver side under the hood. Before it happened it seemed like it would shut off while I was driving but then turned back on it happened three times before if finally just died. I tried to jump the starter with a area driver and it just spun but wouldn't turn the motor. Any ideas?

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post #2 of 2 Old 01-04-2014, 09:07 AM
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Fuseable links under the hood on the starter relay on the firewall.
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