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Unread 06-14-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Dashboard/electronics problem with TJ 97'

Jeep Wrangler 1997 2.5L
After playing around and re-wiring my sub i went to turn the car on and i am not sure what i did but all the gauges (speedometer, RPM, temperature, gas) all of them as well as my radio have no power.
The car still turns on and runs perfectly. All the lights work around the car. Horn still honks. If gas is low the light turns on in the dashboard

I have checked the main fuse box and all are good.

What else should i check?

Any help will be very helpful.

Thank you,
Carlos

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Unread 06-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Did you check the other fuse box? The block behind the glove box? I think the gauges are fuse 10 & the radio is 15 I believe.
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Unread 06-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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I have this same problem! I got in my jeep to leave and all my gauges and radio are dead. They worked fine before I put a new brake light fuse in. Now I have nothing and ALL my fuses are good! I need my jeep now!
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Unread 06-16-2012, 04:44 AM   #4
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Carlos, do you have courtesy lamps below the dash or dome lamp or under hood lamp? If you do and they are out then it's likely to be the fuse in the PDC. Those lamps get power from the same fuse as the radio and cluster in the under hood power distribution center - fuse 17 (10 Amp). Even if it looks good try swapping it out I've seen fuses before that look fine but test bad.

If the fuse is OK it's possible there is a break in the wire somewhere on the way into the tub. Check for power at the pink/white wire at any of the lamps, radio or cluster.

If the lamps work the fuses rubi lists are correct for switched power. I doubt it's a switched problem though as the radio and cluster get power from different contacts within the switch and wipers, turn signals and accessory socket would be dead too.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 04:48 AM   #5
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I found my problem. I was checking all my fuses the day before and I forgot I dropped one. It was the iod fuse. Works fine now.
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Unread 06-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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Thank you

Thanks a lot guys it was that fuse 17 for some reason i thought those small ones weren't going to run those electronics so i didn't check them. once again thank you.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!! Helped me out too(fuse 17)
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