Question about 1997 Jeep Wrangler
This little problem seemed to come out of the blue. I started the jeep up and the gauges were all dead...speedometer, tach, fuel, oil...everything.
The vehicle starts just fine and the lights all come on when the headlights are on. The initial start up indicator lights all come on when I start the vehicle and turn off as per usual.
Im thinking its a fuse. So I check the fuse box and find one labeled ''instrument cluster'', sounded pretty good to me...but it is fine.
Is there another fuse for just the gauges?
Check fuse #17 in fuse box under hood. It's a 10 red fuse. that's how i fixed my problem.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
Could have a relay in engine area check there
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
When I bought my Jeep it had an aftermarket radio that I decided to change out. When I was checking the wiring harness there was 1 wire I could not identify but was twisted onto one of the other wires. So I left it unhooked. After installing my new radio I lost all gauges. So I tore out the new radio and twisted the wire back on. All gauges functioned normally. Could this be your problem??? The wire was ORANGE. Try wiggling the wire and see if you get anything while it's running. I believe it went into the factory plugs for the radio but not sure as the plugs were cut off. Good luck, hope this helps...
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a 98 Wrangler - same problem. Dash gauges would work, then out (airbag light came on). Then it would work for a week or two than out.
Tried looking at fuses, wires, aftermarket radio problems, etc.
When I pulled the instrument cluster out of the dash, I noticed a lot of goop (lubricant) on one of the cluster plugs. So I wiped it off with a paper towel and now everything works. Maybe too much goop was shorting stuff out? Anyway, I'll know in a couple of months if that was my problem or not assuming my gauges keep working uninterrupted.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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