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Dashboard lights and all guages stoped working

It was on and off at first,then pounding on dashboard top would tempary re light dash aand the guages back wworking. now they are blank again along with no guages working. i have removed the dash and un pluged it from the 2 connections and and all was clean and looked ok so i plugedit bacck in,makeing sure it was tight connecion. still nothing.. what doya think????????

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    docboy209 Jun 08, 2014

    There is a TSB covering the replacement of one of the dash cluster connectors. One of the terminals in that connector has a loose connection and is arcing. The symptoms your are describing fit perfectly. I have performed this bulletin many times, including my father's '99 and my own '98 Cherokees.

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The board if you can call it that, is highly prone to failure like you describe. You can have a lost or floating ground and not see it. There are companies like this: http://www.bba-reman.com/content.aspx?content=Grand_Jeep_Cherokee_Dashboard That can fix them. It is cheaper than getting OEM, if there is anyone that has OEM for it.

Posted on May 07, 2014

  • docboy209
    docboy209 Jun 08, 2014

    It's not a circuit board problem. There is a TSB covering the replacement of one of the connectors to the dash cluster.

  • Brad Brown Jun 08, 2014

    So where is this TSB??

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