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Hitch w/electrical wiring brakes

Had a hitch installed and have had electrical problems ever since, not sure if this is just a coincidence or related. Car will not start. I have a loud clicking noise in the dashboard and gauges are going crazy. Also when I step on the brake this all stops and sometimes I can get the car to start. I have a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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  • DeltaBravo68 Jan 03, 2009

    My girlfriend's 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee is doing the same exact thing; gauges going crazy, loud clicking noise that only stops when you step on the brake, etc. I can jump start it for her, but then it will just die; or it ran for a while, but when I turned on the windshield wipers it died immediately. Her tow unit is factory, so if it is a wiring problems to the hitch cluster, it might be a factory issue.



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Disconnect all the hitch wiring and test for ability to crank. Someone did the hitch hookup incorrectly, or damaged other wiring hooking it up.

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