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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
Engineer4th
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2006 WK Help: Has anyone seen or heard of this?

I'll try to link the video of the problem. But basically all my dash warnings light up like i stalled, but then just start to flash. Then they go off but flash again. It just runs in a loop and keeps doing this while I'm driving. I don't stall, I don't lose any throttle(I was going a steady 50 mph the entire time even though the needle drops to 0 mph), my head lamps don't flicker or go out. I'm just nervous this may be the start of something worse and if this does happen again and maybe my head lamps do go out I'm in serious trouble.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfpuH...ature=youtu.be

So, video link should work, I just watched it. Please, any ideas on how to fix this, or what would cause this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time and watching the video.


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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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Have a load test done to confirm battery is good.

Alot of people on here including myself suspect the ignition switch as well. Mine did this too for awhile but hasn't happened in a bit so i'm delaying the repair.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. My first thought and google search came up with battery going out, but I looked at it and it still shows "green" in the window. Guess I'll have it checked for sure.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #4
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This has been kicked around the forum for a long time. Its the ignition switch..Not the tumbler, just the module..Hope this helps...
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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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Mine just did this the other day while driving. Only happened twice and hasn't happened since. Glad I stumbled upon this thread!

As far as the ignition switch, does it run pretty costly at the dealer to get replaced? Is it something that's pretty easily replaced.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #6
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Yeah, I had my battery load tested tonight, and it checked out fine. I'll look into the ignition switch module now. Thanks.

Oh, and as mentioned above, is it an easy fix?
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Unread 11-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #7
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Also check out the multifunction switch (headlight switch) mine does the same thing and if I move the switch around or adjust the intensity of the dash lights it immediately stops. I have the auto headlights and a new switch isn't really all that expensive it just doesn't bother me that much.
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Unread 11-09-2013, 11:12 PM   #8
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Also check out the multifunction switch (headlight switch) mine does the same thing and if I move the switch around or adjust the intensity of the dash lights it immediately stops. I have the auto headlights and a new switch isn't really all that expensive it just doesn't bother me that much.
Just replaced mine because of some issues and this seems to have corrected the gauges flickering as well. Or atleast it hasn't happened since.
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Unread 11-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #9
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My '06 just started this today, headlights flash too.

Battery is 3 months old.

My ignition switch is a new factory switch, so I doubt that's it.

I searched and couldn't find a write-up on changing the multi-function switch.

Anyone have a thread for the multi-function switch change?

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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #10
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I had that problem start on my '07 about a year ago. After reading thread posts on the issue I replaced the ignition switch. There is a write up on this forum for it already, however I've replaced it by only taking off a couple pieces of interior trim and laying on my head by the brake peddle. I think the ignition switch is the fix, however, after I replaced it the first time the problem stopped for around 9 months, then began again with a vengeance. I have since replaced the part again and have not had any more problems, this time I got a part with a three year warranty.

I have found the ignition switch on rockauto.com for less than $25 shipped. I guess if I have to replace the switch once a year to keep my otherwise non-problematic Jeep going strong, its only 25 a year.

Like I said though, there's a work up on this forum on how to do it yourself and it only took me around an hour the first time and 45 minutes this last time.
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