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Unread 07-23-2010, 05:11 PM   #1
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Gauge Cluster problems

Hi guys,

I posted a thread a few days ago explaining that my gauge cluster was intermittently going off and on. I have since replaced both the gauge cluster and the male plugs on my 2004 LJ Wrangler. It seemed to solve my problem, until this morning. I went over a slight bump, and my gauges went out again. WTF . So since I've ruled out both the cluster and plugs...where should I look next? There is not a "no bus" message, but almost feels like there could be a damaged wire.

This is getting really frustrating. I'm good at fixing mechanical problems on the jeep, but I'm not good with the electrical system at all. Can anyone please give me some help/advice?

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Unread 07-23-2010, 06:09 PM   #2
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Had the same problem when my jeep was still under warranty. Had the dealer make the repair. If I remember correctly I believe they replaced the wire harness.
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Unread 07-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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I am having a problem in my 03 TJ rubicon. Under wot the tach seems to stick and not go up in rpms as the motor accelerates. Sometimes if I go around a corner hard the air bag light comes on and it beeps. Than it will come right back. Same if I go over a bump.

There must be a bad wire somewhere. If it is common maybe it is the same wire rubbing on something in there

I have taken the cluster out. Checked and cleaned the already spotless terminals and put some dielectric grease in there. I don't think the connector is the issue. Somewhere in the wiring is an issue.
03 TJ Rubicon
02 Ranger FX4 Level II Twin Stick
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