Question about 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The first thing to check is the fuse. If the fuse it ok, you may need to take off the large bezel around the instrument pannel. After that, turn the key to power up the electronics. Use a multimeter or voltmeter to check for to make sure it is getting power. If it isn't getting power, there may be a problem with a wire or connector. It it is powered, but nothing lights up, it may be that something else is unpluged or defective.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Others have had this problem too. Most times it's a loose connection behind the gauge cluster.:
When you take the dash apart to get at the back of the guage you'll see that the connectors for the panel are attached to a molded piece of black plastic and the panel sits on top of them. The solution I used was to actually cut the plastic back (you can break it back too...) and insert the plugs tightly, then put a dab of hot glue on top and bottom to keep them from backing out. It keeps them nice and snug and you can remove them in one minute with a razor knife if you need to. After about a year I haven't had the problem since.
BTW - your mileage is not accurate if you have this problem. I noticed that when the gauges are off, it does not count mileage...went about 5000k miles without an oil change once...Just some addt'l info.
I know it's not a factory fix, but it costs about $1 for a glue stick and it only takes about 30min.
Hope it helps you.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
SOURCE: Dash & Instrument panel lights
The whole dash bezel has to come off but are all the dash lights out? if so check the switch for dash lights on a 01 it is built into the turn signal handle I think check it to make sure it's not set to off for dash lights
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
It is likely one of your battery cables loose. Same thing just happened to me today. What you need to do is first lock the doors, and close them. Then you need to disconnect, and reconnect the battery cable, then if the security lights still blink you must use your key to unlock the door, then it should stop blinking, and start just fine.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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