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Fuse for 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gages (Gas, TAC, Speed etc..)

MY 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Gages (Gas, TAC, Speed etc..) went out. I thought it was a fuse but I could not find it. Maybe it a Relay or short? The floor area around the fuse box was a little wet after a heavy rain. I also sometimes here a buzz from the Passenger fuse area.
Also the blower fan now runs when the car is off!

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  • frank_latawi Dec 16, 2008

    Well I left the Jeep stand for a day and all is working for now! These kinda problems are always fun! I thought I was missing a fuse or relay. I still think i may have a relay issue because of the buzz I some times here but it dos not last long enough to find it. Next time I will go to jeep parts May be they can tell me or I will just replace all in the fuse box area. Thanks for your responce!



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Well it seems that a leak has shorted out some of the circuits. This may be able to be resolved if nothing has suffered permanent damage, but that will have to be diagnosed by a professional with access to the Jeep. For now, disconnect the battery keep the Jeep in a dry place so the moisture can dissipate.  Use a hair drier or fan to help speed up the drying process.  While this is going on, you will have to search for the source of the leak and get it fixed, the most common area for leaks is around the windshield.  If no permanent damage has been caused, and the moisture is all dried up then you may be ok.  

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  • Ken Wolter Dec 16, 2008

    Glad to hear its working again but remember to get that leak fixed right away or you could have the same problem again or worse.  The noise you hear from the fuse block could be moisture that is causing an electrical arch, which could lead more problems or a fire.  Work on getting the moisture out further.



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