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Removal/replace of dash assembly and not jeep has no power

Did a complete removal of the dash assembly and then replaced it. Now I don't have any power coming in nor am I able to start the jeep. I did get carried away and forgot to disconnect the battery while doing the whole process. Could have ran the battery completely dead. Tried to jump start it, but could get it to take? help

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  • homesbythoma Feb 04, 2009

    Autowizzard,

    Thanks for the advise. I have spent most the day today, retracing my steps. I have repeatedly checked all known "main" connectors. I'm wondering if some damage occurred to the ignition switch while the steering wheel was loose and resting on the driver seat.

    I also checked the main fuse box next to the battery. Speaking of...Took the battery to be tested today and found it had gone bad on me, at first I thought " this was my problem" then when I got back and installed it. Poof, nothing!! Still no juice!

    A friend, whom is a Auto tech, suggested that there is a connection box on the engine-side of the Steering wheel. He mentioned that sometimes when lowering the Steering wheel; it's loose and can slide forward and backwards. He said that maybe the wiring connection on the engine-side came loose. I'll check it tomorrow. If I can't find it, I'll have to eat crow, and have her taken in to a local shop for a Diagnose

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Check all the connectors on the drivers side of the jeep those are the important ones look up under the knee bolster thats where you might find you forgot to reconnect one

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