I was driving down the road last night and everything on my 1989 yj was running pretty much fine. All of the sudden all of my dash cluster lights flickered on then off then on again, then they all went off for good... All at the exact same time. This includes Sppedo, Tach, and the the five in the middle. I still get power to the gauges, just the lights don't turn on. My headlights and turn lights are fine, same with the radio... That powers on too.
Anyone know what this could possibly be? I'm wondering if it is a ground or some kind of loose connection on the harness.
Any help would be extremely appreciated, since it is both illegal in my state and a pain to drive the Jeep at night like this.
Forgot to let you guys know, the only thing I did new to this Jeep in the last few days or even a week was throw a new reman alternator and a new EGR Valve under the hood. After these it was working completely fine, for about 2 or 3 days. Then this happened. Still, everything is fine besides the dash lights... And the fact that ever since the new alternator when I first start the car up and rev the engine something will squeak under the hood. Then it will go away after a few seconds.
I don't think the alternator would kill the dash lights in this manner though, just letting you all know in case...