Won't Start, Wipers and Lights Turn on, No Dash!
I posted this in the JK section but thought I see if anyone here had anything else.
So I have found a couple of threads with similar issues but so far the solutions I've tried haven't helped. So let me describe what been going on. The past couple of days my clock has been resetting on my radio. No big deal but thought it could be leading to something. Checked the battery connections and everything seemed fine.
Drove to work today and things got really bad. While driving the dash, everything, every gauge, light, everything, goes black. My lights and windshield wipers turn on. Radio, all other electrical works. I notice zero issues with actually driving it. Eventually things would reset and wipers and lights turn off. This happened maybe 2 times in a 50 min drive. Got to work parked and turned it off.
On the way home same thing but did it the entire way home. Dash would go out, gauges go nuts and stop, and wipers and lights would turn on. I'm sure I pissed off a few drivers thinking I was flashing them with my lights. It must have reset and gone dark 20 times on the way. I made it home but just before I pulled it in it goes dark again and wipers and lights go on. I put it in park turn off the ignition but engine doesn't turn off, neither do the wipers or lights. I had to pull a fuse to get the engine to turn off but wipers and lights stayed on. I eventually pulled the neg side of the battery to turn off the wipers and lights.
I've gone back out and reconnected the battery as some suggested that it would reset after 15 mins. Nope. Lights and wipers come on immediately and I get nothing when I turn the ignition. Any help on this would be appreciated.
1986 XJ - Dead and Sold- My wife had no idea what the temp gauge was for