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Unread 05-26-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Electrical problem - need help

I have a 99 Wrangler TJ - most times when I start it the radio, turn signals, windshield wipers don't work... sometimes they do. If I turn it off and restart it a couple times it will eventually all work. Its all or none. The items listed are not on the same fuse, the fuses are fine. Any one else have this problem or know what I need to fix it? Thanks!

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Unread 05-27-2010, 02:12 AM   #2
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check your battery connections... maby a bad ground??? dose it start all the time??
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Unread 05-27-2010, 05:37 AM   #3
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Look inside the fuse box (not just under the cover, but actually inside it where the buswork is - you may need a screwdriver, and you will definitely need to disconnect from the battery). You may have a loose/broken/corroded bus bar.
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Unread 05-27-2010, 08:43 AM   #4
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It is your ignition key not returning to the 'run postion, a fairly common problem on wranglers. Next time it happens, try nudging the key back towards off just a little, and everything will power up.

I squirt a little powdered graphite into the lock cylinder and work the key back and forth. This fix is usually good for about 3-5 months each time.

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Unread 05-27-2010, 11:24 AM   #5
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It is your ignition key not returning to the 'run postion, a fairly common problem on wranglers. Next time it happens, try nudging the key back towards off just a little, and everything will power up.

I squirt a little powdered graphite into the lock cylinder and work the key back and forth. This fix is usually good for about 3-5 months each time.

Curly
Ditto....
Very common problem.
Freaked me out the first time it happened to me
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Unread 05-27-2010, 11:33 AM   #6
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There is a good chance it is the two plugs that plug into the back of the dash aren't making good contact. Pull the dash clean the contacts on it and on the plugs. Since I did that the problem has not come back. I do believe there is a write up on this.
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Unread 05-27-2010, 12:44 PM   #7
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I think these items use a common ground in the engine compartment near the headlights
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