post #1 of Old 04-13-2013, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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WJ gauge problems

The gauges on my WJ don't work. I found 3 broken wires at the drivers door boot and fixed them. Still no gauges. Any ideas?

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post #2 of Old 04-14-2013, 05:56 PM
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have u checked every fuse in both panels, because there are many circuits that share fuses

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post #3 of Old 04-15-2013, 10:17 AM
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How is your battery doing? Near the end of a batteries life, Chryslers have electronic issues many of which are seen in wierd gauge activity.

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post #4 of Old 04-15-2013, 03:35 PM
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x2, also check and clean all the grounds u can get to, just another thing our wj's are picky about

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post #5 of Old 04-15-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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I did check fuses and battery is 4 months old. Gauges were working, then they would drop out. They would come back and be good for a few days. Now they don't work at all. Is there a central plug for the gauges that might go bad?
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post #6 of Old 04-20-2013, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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Just did a self test on overhead computer. It says "failed J1850 communication". What does that mean?
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post #7 of Old 05-04-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Stll nothing solved with this issue. Can anyone help with this?
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post #8 of Old 05-04-2013, 11:01 AM
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Have you taken the cluster out and try and sand the terminals on the plug.

This is a common problem on ZJs

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post #9 of Old 05-04-2013, 11:03 AM
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Check the wires going into the cluster for power, atleast you will rule power out if their is, or its still a broken wire somewhere.
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