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Unread 07-03-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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FML!!! Electrical issue.. HELP! Still Need Help!

This morning I went to head out to work and started up the Jeep like any other day. This time the wipers were on, but I thought it was normal because it was raining yesterday. Well, the wipers won't shut off so I pulled the fuse. While looking for the fuse I noticed that my headlights were on as well.. The switch is OFF in the cab. Headlights won't shut off. Then I noticed that none of my gauges work. NONE. Rear lights work fine, heater blower and Radio work.

What fuse/relay runs the gauges?
Is it possible that both the on-column switches are broken?
What are the chances of the switches (headlight/washer) affecting the gauge cluster.

Yesterday the Jeep was perfect..

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Last edited by dangerjack; 07-05-2013 at 08:53 AM.. Reason: thought issue was fixed, but it is still happening..
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:12 AM   #2
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reset!

Disconnect battery, count to 20 and reconnect.

This has happened to my 11 twice.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Yes!!! Thank you JwmBishop!! That fixed it. I was so over stressed by the thought of electrical nightmares that it didn't cross my mind to reset.. Thanks again!!
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Unread 07-05-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Not fixed, any ideas??

So, disconnecting the battery works to solve the problem temporarily, but as soon as I shut off the Jeep and restart, I need to reset the system everytime. Any ideas why the electrical system is fritzing and why the disconnect fixes it temporarily? The Jeep runs perfect after the reset...
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Unread 07-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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bump for help.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #6
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Check the grounds (in the engine compartment, passenger side along the upper rim). I had a very loose nut on the ground that goes to the wipers and battery. I got intermittent wiper 1/4 cycle (stopped on the upswing @ 45 degrees), which was a nuisance. The day that my jeep wigged out on the freeway (wipers on without switch on, engine racing. had to turn wipers on to kill the engine), I was going to clean the connections to the TIPM (computer brains), but discovered that the nut was almost completely threaded off the ground post.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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First check the terminals for corrosion, then the grounds as stated above. Also, how old is your battery. It may be time for a new one.
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Unread 07-06-2013, 05:16 AM   #8
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also check the grounds by your feet in the driver side front, when i installed my M.O.R.E. dead pedal had to loosen the grounds up to put the bracket against them when i did this the wipers turned on and so did the lights they stopped when the grounds were re-tightened
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Unread 07-06-2013, 07:27 AM   #9
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I'm still planning on checking the grounds..thanks for those thoughts!

The strange thing is, since yesterday morning I've been in and out of the Jeep and the problem has not reappeared... Something must be causing it but it sounds like I'm not the only one that has had this issue show up, only to not happen again.. I'll keep everyone posted if I find a cause. http://www.jeepforum.com/ubb/confuse...wBNu7RTh14.gif Thanks again!!
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Unread 07-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #10
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I had what seems to be the exact same problem. I posted a thread before another member directed me to yours:http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/e.../#post15684241

Did you have any water intake before yours started acting up?
Mine hasn't done it since but I will keep you posted if it does and I figure out the cause.
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