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Speedometer, tach and all up front guages stop working randomly!!

My 1998 jeep cherokee has a stange problem while driving sometimes my speedometer, tach and all up front gauges go out!!! If i push on the plexi-glass sometimes it will come back on...and sometimes it's out for days!! I've checked all the fuses and relays, but before I go through the hassle of pulling out the dash to check connections or pull out the neutral safety switch, (which I can't seem to locate where that plugs into the gear shift) I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem?

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Me, too! 1998 Sport - right after I had the airbag fixed from a recall notice. If I tap on the plexi, it generally comes back.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Same thing happens to me, all the gauges go down and the airbag light comes on. Only thing that makes mine stop is tapping the brake.

  • MLJeep Mar 25, 2009

    1998 Cherokee - 241,000 miles. Same issue. Started back in 1995. Took it to dealer who said they found a broken connector in the instrument cluster. They wanted over $350 to fix it, so... I kept hitting under the steering wheel. Took it to my mechanic not too long ago because it was buggin me. He looked and could not find a broken connector. He tightened all connections; added some grease for electrical connections or whatever that is, and it hasn't done it once since. It's been several months now.

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I answered on just like this one about a month ago. What's happening is behind the instrument panel is a plug that likes to come undone. Remove the instrument cluster, clean the bulkhead connector and re-install.

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