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Unread 05-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Who should I see in Illinois for wiring problems?

I live in the Illinois valley(Peru, LaSalle, Oglesby, Ottawa), I'm 16 and I've just received my first vehicle, a 95 Jeep yj.

I realize it has some major wiring issues, it was sold to me without a faceplate on the stereo and wires are hanging everywhere in that area. My speedometer and temp. gauge don't work. and now my left turn signal in the front and back doesn't work. none of the lights behind the steering wheel work. the guy that looked at it and fixed my belt and pulley said there's most likely a short somewhere but if i didn't get it figured out quick it could be a big deal.

Anyone out there in illinois know Jeeps very well and the wiring? or possibly a business i could go to that really knows what there doing and won't screw it up anymore?

I'll post pictures of the problems tomorrow.

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Unread 05-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Might have a better shot posting here

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f323/



It'll give you a broader(YJ,TJ,jk,xj,etc) people to give you some input and they are all in your state. Good luck
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Unread 05-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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Here is a better thing to ask you. How well can you figure out wiring or plumbing? Huh? you ask what does plumbing have to do with wiring. They are related for the most part. Wiring in a conduit for electricity just like a pipe and hoses is for fluids. So if you understand one then the other is easy. I will bet that you can start figuring this out yourself if you try. Or are you plug and play type of guy?
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Unread 05-22-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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You can definitely do this yourself. There are several of us here that would gladly walk you through what you need and what you need to do to fix it. The whoole point of the YJ is that it is one of the simpler vehicles to work on and a good vehicle to learn things. If you decide to tackle it, the only basic tool you will need is a multimeter that you can buy from harbor freight or radio shack for $20.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 05:25 AM   #5
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This forum is the right place to post and get help the people on here and very very knowledgable they helped me with my wiring problems
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Unread 05-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #6
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This image is all the wires connected to the stereo. Does it look like a problem?
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Unread 05-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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This red wire randomly floats away from it all and goes underneath the jeep and connects to the battery.



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Here's a close up of all the wires hanging from the stereo.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #8
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I have no idea what this wire is but it's been hanging there for awhile.



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The panel light has a short obviously because you have to turn it all the way to high and mess with it a bit to get it to turn on.



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Here's a glimpse of the fuse box(?) under the panel.



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Wires under steering wheel behind the panel.


Anything?
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Unread 05-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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This red wire randomly floats away from it all and goes underneath the jeep and connects to the battery.

This wire is the battery connection to your stereo. While not the smartest way to route a wire (through an existing hole in the firewall is smarter and better), this is just what keeps constant power to your stereo. While there is definitely a cluster of wires around your stereo, I don't think they're causing your issue.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #10
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And you've taken a pic of the fuse box, but have you pulled each fuse to make sure it's not blown?
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Unread 05-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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And you've taken a pic of the fuse box, but have you pulled each fuse to make sure it's not blown?
I don't mean to sound like an idiot, but how will I know if one's blown?
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Unread 05-22-2012, 07:20 PM   #12
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Ok no big deal. We can walk you through it. Can you borrow or buy s multimeter. You will need one. They are only 20.00 at Radio Shack or Harbor Freight.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #13
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The only thing that looks dangerous is the red wire that is live to the battery with no fuse just flopping around. Do something with that right away.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 07:40 PM   #14
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Start with simple things first.
Speedo- check the connection at the transfer case and make sure the speedo gear isnt stripped or anything.
Temp gauge- replace the sensor to rule that out.
Dash lights- your switch could be bad. I had the same problem and when i got a new switch that fixed the problem.
Turn signals- check the bulbs and the grounds. Also had this same problem and it was cause I had corrosion all in the tail light housing.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #15
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Start with simple things first.
Speedo- check the connection at the transfer case and make sure the speedo gear isnt stripped or anything.
Temp gauge- replace the sensor to rule that out.
Dash lights- your switch could be bad. I had the same problem and when i got a new switch that fixed the problem.
Turn signals- check the bulbs and the grounds. Also had this same problem and it was cause I had corrosion all in the tail light housing.
Okay. Well I know how to check the fuses now so I'll check them in the morning. Otherwise I'll see what I can do about everything else. Thanks everyone!
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