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02 Grand Cherokee no abs, blower, speedometer, cruise, turn signals.

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by HonkyKong75, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Dec 19, 2016 at 8:46 AM
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    HonkyKong75

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    Went to the store last night and when I came out and fired my jeep back up the blower motor didn't come on with the heat and I noticed the ABS and BRAKE lights both on in the cluster. Figured I'd check it out at the house. Start driving and the turn signals, speedometer, and cruise control aren't working either. Checked the fuses under the dash and all are fine. Anybody have the solution?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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    Cut your jeep on. Reach under the dash and start wiggling wires. If something happens look in the area of the wires you wiggled and see if theres a plug or bad wire or something of the sort. Sounds stupidly simple I know but it works. Other wise grab a meter and schematic and find where the power stops and you have found the problem.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Have you had any luck? Hillbilly's wiggle test is what I would be doing too.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2016 at 9:53 PM
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    Well apparently I either have a short or just a weak connection. After I pulled ALL the fuses one by one to be sure I checked them all seeing as though I was there, I ended up having to fire it up to move it out of my wife's way and when I did so EVERYTHING was working again. I still went through wiggling each wire hoping to find a short but nothing ever showed. Will keep a close eye on it and a meter handy as I'm heading back out to today. Thanks for the help jeepinghillbilly and C2T. I'll post any further happenings as they come.
     
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  5. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    Glad your on the right track. Yeah I agree with you that there's a loose wire or short. There is a big flat pin plug for the the cluster that controls the entire pod. I would check that next. Not sure about the ZJ but the TJ it is very very easy to pull the cluster pod out. You could have a problem in the pod itself. If you have a friend with a ZJ you could plug there pod in and see if it works. Not sure how much a meter is going to help here if you have power on and off here and there. Problem with a short is its like chasing uh Jakalope up hill. :goingcrazy: Keep us posted. :popcorn:
     
  6. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:05 AM
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    Oh, one other thing HK, find your dash ground or cluster related ground. Schematic will help big time here. Its a big possibility the screw/bolt came loose or rust broke connection.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2016 at 7:29 PM
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    Glad you are on the right track...hope you find it soon.
     
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