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Gauge cluster nightmares

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by Rickwayne44, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Nov 2, 2016 at 2:43 PM
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    Rickwayne44

    Rickwayne44 [OP] New Member

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    I've tried all of the at home fixes.
    Lost radio, and gauges. Lights work. Was told that it was a grounding issue. So I introduced a new ground. Nope. Any other suggestions?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    I assume this is on the 97 TJ. Electrical is a lot of time consuming work, but once you've owned a CJ you get pretty good at it. Get a test light. make sure you are getting power to the objects not working. No power keep going back up the wires until you find power. That is how I track down a short. If you have power check grounds for each object. Did you make any changes that caused the power outage i.e. install a new radio. I once installed a new radio and pinched the wire loom behind the radio. A couple months later I had all kinds of electrical issues and never suspected the radio because it still worked; a lesson learned. Have fun getting upside down and backwards during your search.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2016 at 7:06 AM
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    Rickwayne44

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    Finally found the problem. Separated/rubbed through wire under the pdm.
     
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  4. Nov 7, 2016 at 11:46 AM
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    OFFGRID

    OFFGRID Well-Known Member

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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Yay! Glad you found it.
     
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