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My dash keeps going dead including radio and on board computer, but engine stays running normal, and my head lights go off and on as im driving

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  • Dale Gaver
    Dale Gaver Oct 05, 2010

    would it be easier to replace the whole steering colum

  • Dale Gaver
    Dale Gaver Oct 05, 2010

    would it be easier to replace the whole steering colum

  • Dale Gaver
    Dale Gaver Oct 06, 2010

    i pulled everything apart, started jeep , turned lights on, then started pulling on wire harness lights go off and on but still didnt get my guages back

  • Dale Gaver
    Dale Gaver Oct 06, 2010

    i pulled everything apart started jeep turned on lights, started tugging on wire harness, lights go on and off but still did not get guages back

  • Dale Gaver
    Dale Gaver Oct 06, 2010

    i pulled everything apart, started the jeep, turned lights on, started tugging on wire loom from colum, lights go off and on but did not get guages back?

  • Dale Gaver
    Dale Gaver Oct 07, 2010

    i will try that in the morning, just got off work

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The problem is in the wiring coming from the key switch - the wire that is responsible with the powering of the instrument panel and switches has either a break in it or a bad contact with the dash wire harness.
To fix that you must remove the covers from the steering column and the instrument panel and check the status of the harness's wires and its contacts - identify the bad one and replace it.

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  • Azrael SRL Oct 05, 2010

    Probably yes, but without testing you can't be sure where the problem is precisely located - it could be at the connector between the column and dash harnesses, and replacing the column would be useless.

  • Azrael SRL Oct 06, 2010

    In that case the wire powering the gauges is bad - check first how well seated the instrument panel fuse is and the wire that connects to it. Then you will have to check the connector from the instrument panel itself, tug on the wires from there.
    But better than tugging is to use a multimeter.

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