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post #1 of 7 Old 03-18-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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I broke something

I'm rebuilding my 1984 CJ7 and pulled the dash to replace everything...all gauges, lights, switches and controls.
Put it back together and I'm having a couple problems:
1. I keep blowing my BU/seatbelt 25 amp fuse
2. It starts, and sounds like the trans is engaging, but it won't move (in any gear)
3. Having a flasher problem (replaced the flasher module but no help)
Hoping someone can help with some of this.

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-18-2013, 02:36 PM
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Sounds like you moved the transfer case into neutral. Try moving it back into gear.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-18-2013, 02:56 PM
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my '84 doesn't have a BU/Seatbelt fuse, much less a lead for it? and its a Laredo? did you pinch a wire putting it all back together? or ground one that shouldn't be grounded?

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-18-2013, 04:19 PM
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i say 1 and three are related, you shorted a wire or ground wire hook in wrong place
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-18-2013, 05:29 PM
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These are all very good possibilities. Nothing else to suggest.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-20-2013, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 19jeep85 View Post
Sounds like you moved the transfer case into neutral. Try moving it back into gear.
This happened to me and I was totally panicked. It's easy to do but easy to fix.

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-21-2013, 03:57 AM
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IF you put it all back together properly these are the circuits in a 1984 standard fuse box. The large diagram is from a Wagonner which had the same fuse box but the schematic is for a 1984-86 CJ. You will be looking for Red wires that are shorted or not connected to what it should have been. There are a number of Red wires as they are live with the Ignition in ON and START.
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