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post #1 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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all gauges quit working.

I was just working on my radio and all of my gauges and dash lights just quit working. Does anyone know what I might have done or how to fix it? I've already checked all of the.fuses.


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post #2 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 03:19 PM
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Try moving your light dimmer switch. Mine is finicky if its not just right lights don't work
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 03:25 PM
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Is the assc fuse loose? I a have to bend it a Little to make it work

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post #4 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Not the dash lights sorry its the brake light, check engine light, etc. The ones right behind the steering wheel. I'm more concerned that all of my gauges tach, Speedo, battery, temp, fuel, just quit working.

No the fuse isn't loose. I ecen tried bending it like you said but still nothing.

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post #5 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 03:39 PM
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Not the dash lights sorry its the brake light, check engine light, etc. The ones right behind the steering wheel. I'm more concerned that all of my gauges tach, Speedo, battery, temp, fuel, just quit working.

No the fuse isn't loose. I ecen tried bending it like you said but still nothing.
What did you do to the radio?

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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I have and aftermarket radio and I wouldn't turn on so I took it out but as soon as I got it out it started working so I just put it back in and when I was resetting the clock I noticed the the gauges weren't working

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post #7 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 04:20 PM
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that. I'll try cleaning it but I'm almost positive its in the wiring.

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 07:10 PM
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Can you redo what ever you did at the beginning?

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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I've tried backtracking. I checked all of the plugs and wires under the the dash and along the firewall and they seem fine. I don't want to but I may just have to take it somwhere. I just didn't want to spend $100 or more dollars just for someone to look at it.

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post #11 of 13 Old 07-07-2012, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone I was reading around some other threads and found one where a guy changed the fuse even though it didn't look bad and it worked. I didn't the same thing and everything is back to normal plus I fixed the temperature gauge when i had the cluster out that wasn't working even before...apparently the wire had come out of the plug.
All I can think of is thay I crossed a wire when I had the radio out and blew the fuse (which still doeant look bad) oh well.
Thanks for all the help and advice.

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post #12 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 06:42 AM
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This is a fun one.
The most common thing to blow that fuse is the back-up light switch connector located next to the cat. Check there first make sure it is not melted then change the fuse. We found this the hard way. They also have the scematic in the haynes manual. Good luck
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-08-2012, 07:39 AM
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Funny story when I bought my jeep I got the guy to knock off 500 bucks because the gauges were working one minute and not the next. well after long hours of the entire dash out and entire fuse box cluster hanging checking everything with volt meters and test lights.........
The fuse was corroded on the output side of the fuse, hence when you checked it, it checked good because it was getting power in and out just not connecting to the wire..

so.. a few cents fuse and a few hours and it saved me 500 bucks off the original price
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