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1998 jeep wrangler blinker/stereo quit working, and brake light on. Horrible squealing,grinding noise when putting in drive.

Jeep was totally fine all day. when started up for 3rd or 4th time today, noticed that blinkers/stereo quit working and brake light was on. when i got home and shifted into park, it made a horrible grinding squealing sound. i turned off the engine while in d and then put in park. we thought maybe a fuse was blown and opened the glove box to check. when i turned the jeep back on, everything was working ok. the ONLY thing i did out of the ordinary was to brake very hard once today.

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SOURCE: Brake lights on my wrangler won't work

also the multifunction switch in the steering column cancels out the brake lights when the turn signals are on.. this swtch assembly has brake signal that goes to it then is split to the rear lights of the jeep. this might be your issue

Posted on Nov 08, 2011

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SOURCE: 1989 Jeep Cherokee - Electrical Problem - horn, brake lights, blinkers, radio/cd...

There could be a fusible link under the hood off the starter relay that is burnt out.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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I think I have found the problem. When I wiggle the ignition switch the turn signals and radio go on and off so I feel the issue is in the ignition switch. From what I understand the actual electronics for the switch are at the base of the sterring column behind the lower dash panel and is connected by a rod that may need adjusting.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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Ratio codes generally indicate a pressure loss & slipping which the computer reads as a gear ratio problem. Likely you need a rebuild.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 97 Jeep Wrangler Dash Gauges Arent Operating..everything else ok!

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.
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Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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