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Unread 09-14-2009, 04:13 PM   #1
josephj
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instrument cluster malfunction

from 2 weeks i was in a car wash,when i finished washing my jeep,started the engine,it started normally but all the gauges like fuel indicator,rpm everything was going up and down randomly it lasted for 1 minute than everything became normal,but the check engine light that was on turned off(the code was p0455 evap system..)i drove it normally for 3 weeks(the check engine turned on again after 2 days same code p0455),than today i went to the gas station,when i tried to start the engine suddenly the gauges did the same thing but this time the engine didn't start,or start and turn off immediately,after 6 tries the engine started normally the gauges get back to normal but also the check engine light turned off,and i was using it for all the day and everything is normal now!!!

(P.S.:i don't know if this may caused this malfunction but from maybe 5 weeks the driver door panel was not working(power windows button,lock/unlock doors...)i've found that the red wire(+12v)was broken between the door and the body,i reconnected it isolate it using tape and mounted back the rubber between the door and the body)

i can't find what the problem,maybe it's a wire shortening and causing the pcm to reset i'm really confused...i'll be thankful any help or tips

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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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any help please, i don't want things to get worst,like dead dashboard or pcm...
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Unread 09-15-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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Remove and clean out battery terminals at battery. That sounds like what happens when you have dirty terminals.
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Unread 09-15-2009, 11:04 AM   #4
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i did it ,and today i have removed the steering column opening cover to try to find any shorted wire near the bcm or instrument cluster but,didn't find anything
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