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Unread Yesterday, 10:13 PM   #1
92YJ_Islander
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Gauges dead & no reverse lights

1992 YJ Islander 4.0 5-speed 105k miles

Today when I left for work I noticed none of my gauges, speedo, or tach were working. All still light up when the headlights are on. I came home and tore apart the dash, all to find no issues. I also verified all fuses are still good.

I finally disconnected the battery and let everything reset. Much to my amazement, my gauges worked! Well, for about a minute. The temp and voltage gauges still weren't working. After about 1 minute none were working. I also noticed my reverse lights are no longer working.

Note: This is all happening after attempting to jump start my F150.

Any ideas?

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Unread Yesterday, 11:25 PM   #2
mike134
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Hi Islander,

First, check the fuse again for continuity with an ohm meter, put a different one in there if you have a spare (fuse 9 according to the manual), Sometimes they only get partially damaged which makes it difficult to diagnose...

Next check the voltage at the fuse with a voltmeter with the ignition switch ON. Is it 12 Volts?
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