lol. i think in the 4 years i have owned it. the VIC has only told the truth once. Coolant level low..
other that that, it would make the worst significant other ever. Deceitful and nagging constantly.
98 - Slate 5.niner. minor mods
02 - Silver Liberty (wives mall crawler)
I actually had a good run with mine. It worked for about 5 years NO JOKE!!! It would randomly yell at me about 4wd switch but it was rare when it did. so it didn't bother me. Plus the motor I had in my jeep at the time burnt so much oil it was great for letting me know I was actually low!
Then it started to really freak out all the time. I noticed if I punched it, I would get a week out of it not bothering me. Then one day it literally set itself on almost fire! The display went black and as I was driving it started to cook itself. The screen was full of bright red lines and smoke started to pour out of the dash. I pulled over, shut the Jeep off and jumped out. When the smoke cleared everything was fine and I never heard ::BEEP::BEEP::BEEP:: ::BEEP::BEEP::BEEP:: ever again!
It's still in its spot. Maybe one day when I'm bored I'll take it out and open it up to look at the carnage.
I was thinking about putting one in because I like more digital lights and stuff...but the beeping made me pause. Now I don't think I want one because of that great point: it isn't actually useful! What does it tell you, really? Does it have a cool 4WD display when you shift the xfer case, or does it actually do anything? Does it actually speak to you like those old 80's Lasers?
I think I will get one of those overhead compass consoles instead.
Man,,,,all this hating over a digital display. To the OP early style vic's had two plugs and I'm not real familiar with the 94 but you will need a wiring diagram probaly in section 8W of the fsm. If the plugs arent in the 94 cut them out of one that does have it and follow the wiring paths there. Another advantage of the fsm is that it will show you if you need any wiring tie in points to existing plugs. You can then cut them out of the donor as well, release those pins/wire from the donor plug, solder your new wire on to it and run the circuit, plugging the pin into your existing connector. Anyone seen Korea lately? All this wiring talk made me realise I haven't seen him in awhile.
Grab a beer one weekend, when you have absolutely nothing else to do or bored out of your mind, and solder the board so it works right. Of course I know from experience that its much easier to b***h than do something. Ask my GF, she's a pro.
Mine tells me washer/coolant level low, time/date, maintenance mileage, drive train info,and door openings. I've had bulbs go out, but it's never alerted me. It's this different for a 98? Am I missing a lot of other cool and annoying things?
1998 Grand Cherokee Limited; 5.2 L, 249
Help: Rear left lock doesn't lock using power locks, but will unlock. Any ideas?
Ok so this 93 limited parts jeep I bought has the vic and it seems to work so what am I swaping over to make the vic fully work in my jeep? Battery coolant washer fluid and lom? What about the doors open and other things? I am gonna swap it over as well as the over head console.