Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee
The guages on my instrument panel are dead in my 1998 Jeep cherokee. I have no other problems, but my manual doesn't list which fuse(s) control it. I checked the panel under the hood and no listing for guages there eiter. Please help!
Others have had this problem too. Most times it's a loose connection behind the gauge cluster.:
When you take the dash apart to get at the back of the guage you'll see that the connectors for the panel are attached to a molded piece of black plastic and the panel sits on top of them. The solution I used was to actually cut the plastic back (you can break it back too...) and insert the plugs tightly, then put a dab of hot glue on top and bottom to keep them from backing out. It keeps them nice and snug and you can remove them in one minute with a razor knife if you need to. After about a year I haven't had the problem since.
BTW - your mileage is not accurate if you have this problem. I noticed that when the gauges are off, it does not count mileage...went about 5000k miles without an oil change once...Just some addt'l info.
I know it's not a factory fix, but it costs about $1 for a glue stick and it only takes about 30min.
Hope it helps you.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
The insterment panel tilts back as an assembly to plug into 2 fixed conectors on the dash or the fire wall,
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
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