Accessory connector that plugs into the ignition switchgets hot
I have a 1993 jeep wrangler. the accessory connector that plugs into the ignition switch gets hot , looses contact and the blower motor and other accessories go dead. i believe i may have a short. the offending wire is black with an orange stripe. can someone tell me what this wire is for?
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It is an accessory output,but the main cause is mostly for the blower motor,sense it draws more amps than anything else,it is most likely the problem,repair the connector,and if it still gets hot,leave the blower off to see if this is the problem,if it does not get that hot,with the blower off,replace the blower,if it still gets off with the blower off,replace the ignition switch.
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i would start at the ignition switch as thats where the power comes from to power up the fuses for these components, there are power wires from the engine compartment that come throught the dash in the center or rather come through the firewall, i belive its about 4-6 wires with a connector plug under the center of the dash, the connector heats up and causes a bad connection,start by located that first then check the postive side of the battery for a bad power wire connection if its not the main power wires that i told you about in the center of the dash, you can get to them from the driverside under the dash. let me know the outcome.
Hi, the 1997 Wrangler has two fuses to check. Both in the Power Distribution Center (PDC) under the hood. Fuse 3 supplies the accessory circuits through the ignition key and energizes the coil of the accessory relay. If your radio works that fuse is OK. The other fuse, fuse 5 supplies the power to the accessory socket when the relay is energized. The relay is behind the glove box and mounted to a stack of multi-wire connectors. Replace fuse 3
Find the pin switch on the front of the drivers side door jam, check the back side of the switch, (near the E brake pedal) make sure the plug is attached. It just plugs in. It is easy to plug and unplug the wiring to this switch on the YJ's so you can drive with the doors off and not worry about your interior lights being on and draining the battery when the engine is off.
This could be caused by a number of things: Ignition components such as plugs,cap,rotor,spark plug wires,distributor or components,fuel pressure issue's are what comes to mind. I don't know the maintenance history or mileage.
sounds like the accessory side of the ignition switch is not working. When the key is on run position the same wire that is hot coming out when the key is turned to accessory should be hot, along with the ignition wire that runs the engine. (hot meaning it has 12v)
Hi Ed, I also have a Jeep YJ Wrangler and the design of the connector into the gauge housing isn't very good! If you take the plastic dash housing off the gauge area and then take the housing out of the metal dash you will see where the connector plugs in or in your case should be plugged in! It sounds like the connector has lost contact or has come out of the housing all together. It really is a simple process! There are phillips head screws on the top and bottom of the dash cover. Remove them and the cover will come off. There are small plastic tabs on the sides of it that help hold it tight, be careful not to break them off! Then there are more screws that hold the plastic housing into the metal dash. Remove them and you will be able to see behind the gauges. Remove the connector and then re-insert it back into the housing. Make sure it snaps in securely. At this point you can turn the key to the on (not the start!) position and see if the gauges activate. Re-assemble in the reverse order and you should be good!
Your vehicle has 2 ignition wires that you can put back to factory, and start the vehicle.
The wires you are looking to put back together are (blue) and (black/orange) - and found under the D/S dash. (ignition harness) They will be larger in Diameter than the others.
They were cut to install the security system. They go into the "brain" and out the other side. A relay inside the BRAIN is most likely failing.
If you no longer want the alarm installed, simply match up all of the factory colors. Use crimp-on ****-connectors for secure connection.
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