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post #1 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Lower clock keeps turning off / resetting itself .. ??

I looked through the FAQ and didn't see anything about it so maybe it's an uncommon thing. My lower info display screen only turns on intermittently and when it does, it always isn't the right date and it sits there and flashes.

Also, sometimes the rear wheels are blank (like how it fills them in to tell you 2WD/4WD?) ... well, it'll go away as if I was in no-wheel-drive. Is this bad?

I'm assuming a faulty connection, maybe a bad ground. But is it something more serious?


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post #2 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 08:02 AM
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A lot of times if the clock keeps resetting itself the battery is near the end of its life.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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A lot of times if the clock keeps resetting itself the battery is near the end of its life.
Huh, battery is relatively new. I'll have to whip out the multimeter when I get off work.

So this hasn't happened to anyone else?

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post #4 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 09:25 AM
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I did a search in the VIC (Vehicle Information Center) for something else yesterday and came across a lot of posts about low batteries and the clock resetting. Not saying that is what is wrong for sure with yours, just what others have experienced. You could have a bad gound, corodded battery terminals, or a loose connection etc...

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I did a search in the VIC (Vehicle Information Center) for something else yesterday and came across a lot of posts about low batteries and the clock resetting. Not saying that is what is wrong for sure with yours, just what others have experienced. You could have a bad gound, corodded battery terminals, or a loose connection etc...
Yeah it would make sense but the radio clock is fine.

I think it's a problem with that lower display. It turns off randomly (like the whole thing ... just black) and if I smack it it'll turn on sometimes.

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post #6 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 05:11 PM
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I am having the same exact problem with my 95 ZJ, sometimes it will stay off for a couple days, then I get in and it will be back on, but flashing the wrong time. I will set it because the flashing annoys me and then be on my way, and after a while I will look down and it will be black, completely off. Also mine was doing the same exact thing with the tires not lighting up too. I am assuming maybe the VIC itself is bad, but please let me know what you figure out and I will do the same, its very frustrating. Thanks!
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-11-2006, 05:48 PM
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i would start by removing the VIC and checking the connections, it really doesnt take that long

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post #8 of 9 Old 10-12-2006, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
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Alright I'll check that out. Where is it in the Jeep?

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-16-2006, 12:13 AM
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Try checking the fuses. My 93 Grand was doing that, changed a fuse and its good to go now.
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