Question about 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Thanks to mp_cs and weepin_jeep. I did indeed find the orange wire broke inside the boot for the left door. I was able to remove the plug base out of the door making the repair easier. I was not able to disconnect the plug which would have been even better as I would have pulled it through to the inside of the car to repair it.
Either way a couple of more tips: 1) drop the fuse box cover to facilitate access to the wire inside the car. 2) I used crimps (yes plural) as I added a Marine grade #10, 6 inch section of wire (and it was faster). This will allow you to pull the section or wire out at the door side of the boot and crimp (solder if you prefer) the new section of wire. Then feed it through the boot and crimp the other side in the car. The crimps are now not under stress and the new more flexible wire is just laying loose in the boot. Re-assemble all and that's it. This is what this one wire fixed: interior lights, door lock, power windows, electric side windows and battery discharge. Note: I have a 95 Jeep GC that i had to do the same to about 4 years ago, I just could not believe that jeep has not fixed this issue on by the 2004 models, kinda disappointed as well as Jeep service should know about it and could let us know, it would give them more credibility. anyway put the saved money in a box for later use, we all gonna need it, see you on the trails.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
2004 jeep grand cherokee windows will not work, door locks will not work, mirror controls will not work, interior lights will not go OFF!!!!
This is spooky because I have exactly the same problem...
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
I had the same issue with nothing on the driver side panel working and it ended up being a broken black wire inside the rubber boot. Thanks for the tip!
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
Just an addition to mp_cs' solution: I found the broken black wire, but had trouble repairing it (was deep in the boot near the door jam). I rolled the boot back from the door end of the boot, then gently pulled the wire out with long-nose pliers to strip and solder it (could have used a crimp splice instead). Also, to get the boot back on the white connecter frame, I found that, by pushing into the center of the connector with a screwdriver, aligning the screwdriver behind the connector frame lip where the white tabs are, the connector frame easily popped out of the door, enabling me to easily put the boot back on the connector frame and snap it back into the door with an easy push. Hope this helps. Thanks to mp_cs for saving me a trip to the dealership!!!
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
I have the same problem with a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo... it just started this evening so I'll have to wait for daylight to try the fix (I'm not mechanically inclined, but my neighbor said he would help).
My question is this - since this seems to be a very common problem with the Jeep, would it be a covered issue if I took it to the dealer? I appreciate my neighbor's offer, but he won't be able to work on it until next week and I would really like to fix it sooner than that if I can.
I did look at the recall list for 2004 Jeeps and saw nothing about this - but it seems that many owners have the same issue, so it must be something Jeep is aware of, no?
Posted on Sep 27, 2011
Thanks a lot to this forum! I just solved my problem. It was the black wire in the rubber hose at the door. Now everything works perfect!. Thanks again!
Posted on Feb 07, 2011
Thanks for the info. I found the black wire broke about 4" from the conncetor. I did a repair with a more flexable wire. You saved me a lot of trouble shooting time.
Again, Thank you.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
This was a great help, I fixed the problem after reading about the wires that could have been broken in the rubber housing.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Husband was trying to figure out. I typed in question was directed to this site. Read to hubby what it was and how to fix he did in 20 minutes came inside smilig. Thank you everyone! Happy husband happy wife
Posted on Jan 20, 2012
Thanks for the tip. Pulled the boot and found the broken black wire. Fixed it in 15 minutes and saved a heap of money. Here's one ****** the dealership didn't get.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Have the same problem interior light windows and mirrors wont work on my 2004 JGC
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Power windows work intermittently and overhead console inop.o'head lites remain on
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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