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Guages when crazy. Now won't even try to start.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Driving the other day, dashboard lights and gauges went crazy. No loss of power, possible loss of 4 wheel drive. Returned home. Parked in the garage all day. Went to start it, completely dead. Even the remote unlock would not work. Went to get help to push it out of the garage. Tried it once more. Turned over. Drove to Dealer. Diagnostic negative. Drove 2 more days. Just pulled in and went to turn off, same thing with crazy gauges. Turned it off. Turned it on. No problem. Next morning it was completely dead again. Doesn’t even try. No remote works. No power at all. If turning the key forward and half way back, can make a continuous clicking sound.

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  • Chris D Feb 28, 2009

    I had similar problem with 1999 Grand Cherokee. Turned out to be battery gone. When not enough voltage in batt, things started playing up, all gauges flicking over and back, etc. clicking noise also. New battery sorted it.

  • dokmark Mar 07, 2009

    This was it. I installed a new battery last year and didn't clean the cable well enough apparently. I wish the dealer would have listened to the story as you all did, because you were right on the money. Thank you.

  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    sounds like body control module went south

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Have your altenator checked

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You likely have it repaired by now but it sounds like a classic case of oxidized battery or cable connection (sometimes mis-diagnosed as bad battery but cured with new (clean) battery)

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  • Richard Scordino Mar 07, 2009

    Terminal cleaning should be done at regular intervals of about once a year. When checking oil, never hurts to just give a glance at them. Repair business has become so high-pressure that you cannot depend on techs to monitor this stuff!!!
    Glad to help and good luck!!


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