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I have a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Vehicle Information Center has stopped working. I was told that there are 6 fuses that control the VIC. Where are they located?

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The fuse box is located under the hood on the right side by the battery.

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Fuse # 20, located in the Junction Block (interior, drivers side). This is a ten amp fuse.


Read the information at the above site. The TSB (technical service bulletin) may be of interest to you.

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If you have the owner's manual look up fuses in the index, good illustration. If you don't, I do. It shows a relay and a 15 amp fuse. Look at the passenger kick panel, pull the cover, and it is #2 fuse (second from the top on the left) The see the relay you may have to pull the panel (two screws and a clip) the relay is the third cavity down, third row from the firewal side.
Let me know if this works for you?

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I don't think the PCM is your problem, is the check engine light on? It could be you idle air control motor this is located on the throttle body, but because this happens while driving I am thinking you will need to replace your crank shaft position sensor it is located on the transmissinon bell housing it is very hard to replace without the correct tools. If the check engine light is on take it to a local auto parts store and ask if they can check the check engine codes for you they usally will do this for free.

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left rear of engine block,on transmission bell way from top under brake booster use a wrench,

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