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1996 jeep Cherokee sport all instrument gauge cluster kicks on and off.when it stops working the fuel gauge goes to full with the low fuel light on,rpm,speedometer and mileage stop working.some times I'll start engine and the gauges will kick on till I rev the engine or hit a bump on the road they stop working.I removed Inst.cluster to check for loose connections did not find any can you help please?

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  • bobojones Aug 21, 2008

    same

  • derralexdr Aug 27, 2008

    sounds familiar. having the same problem.

  • Jacques Pelletier Sep 25, 2008

    Jeep Cherokee 1996. Had my alternator change 5 days later, fuel gauge, RPM and speedometer started to kick on-off, fuel gauge low gas warning lighted up and kicked to far end for a few days and now all of the above on instrument cluster doesn't work anymore.

    Plesse help

  • mheraud Jan 17, 2009

    I have a grand cherokee limited 1996. Every winter when the temperature drops below -5F, most of the time, during the night the battery lost it's charge.

    To avoid morning starts problems, I bought a battery charger that goes on and of depending the need of the battery. After a few days, by cold weather, my gages were going on and off and the radio too. I'm still looking for te solution.


  • tampaslover Feb 15, 2009

    same problem but the alarm light on the dash stays on

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    when idle the guages work but everthing stop working when i press onn the gas pedal

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    my airbag light wont go off it randomly goes on and off cause my speedometer to not work and my gas gauge to not work until the airbag light is out is there a way to just fix the clock spring or is there anyway to hot wire the airbag light to a on off switch.

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Check VSS Vehicule Speed Sensor wire may be corroted, bad connection or faulty; if 2wd the adaptor is located on the extension housing of the transmission (left side)
if 4wd look on transfer case extension (left side)

Good luck

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  • Jacques Pelletier Sep 25, 2008

    You can also check ( this did solve the problem ) bad ground wire located on left lower side of engine a few ground wires are screwed on a side post and one was corroted and was holding only by a thread. When riding on bumpy road fuel gauge, rpm and speedometer were kicking on and off.

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1996 jeep Cherokee sport all instrument gauge cluster kicks on and off.when it stops working the fuel gauge goes to full with the low fuel light on,rpm,speedometer and mileage stop working.some times I'll...


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