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bmxandyri 10-28-2011 01:09 PM

gauges not working
 
so i picked up a 96 cherokee yesterday wit 126k on it for 500 bucks only major thing wrong with it is that the gauges dont work. all of the lights work including the dummy lights and shift light does anyone know were i should look first to get my gauges working again i need to get it inspected

NelsonATC 10-28-2011 09:10 PM

Well, first, I would check all your fuses, grounds and trace back wiring to insure there is not a disruption or a short

flyboycris 05-20-2012 01:24 PM

Hi folks, Wanted to pass on some of my good news on guages not working. I have a 1997 JGC Laredo, 4.0, 167,000. For the last year I have relentlessly searched for broken wires, checked fuses, checked grounds even replace the battery ground and clamp. Searched through door panels and hinged wiring locations. If it had a wire attached or anywhere close to it, it got a good look and a probe check. Well, I finally found mine. I pulled the overhead console and discovered that from the factory the red power plug for the overhead assembly had only been barely connected. It was only in the socket about an eighth of an inch.Just enough to touch for 15 years and then vibarate apart. I pushed it in until it locked and everything came to life. What a pain, and then to find it to be such an easy fix. Anyway, you might want to check out your overhead consoles. Good luck

oldZJdog95018 03-13-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by flyboycris (Post 13597363)
Hi folks, Wanted to pass on some of my good news on guages not working. I have a 1997 JGC Laredo, 4.0, 167,000. For the last year I have relentlessly searched for broken wires, checked fuses, checked grounds even replace the battery ground and clamp. Searched through door panels and hinged wiring locations. If it had a wire attached or anywhere close to it, it got a good look and a probe check. Well, I finally found mine. I pulled the overhead console and discovered that from the factory the red power plug for the overhead assembly had only been barely connected. It was only in the socket about an eighth of an inch.Just enough to touch for 15 years and then vibarate apart. I pushed it in until it locked and everything came to life. What a pain, and then to find it to be such an easy fix. Anyway, you might want to check out your overhead consoles. Good luck

I wanted to bump this and ask a question. Did all your gauge lights work, but the tachometer, speedometer,volt & oil gauges themselves not work? I'm searching threads before I post a question. It's for my son's 1998 XJ limited.


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