Question about 1998 Jeep Cherokee
My 1998 Jeep cherokee is having erratic electrical problems with the instrument panel, all gauges including the speedometer go out and will stay off for days or sometimes will go off and on several times a day. And the airbag light will come on at times, what could be the problem.
I just unplugged the instrument cluster, sprayed the connection spades and pins with contact cleaner and now everthing works fine and has for a couple of months now.
When I priced the replacement connectors and wiring, they were less that $7.00 for the kit. Not bad fron Chrysler now is it?
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
When you take the dash apart to get at the back of the guage you'll see that the connectors for the panel are attached to a molded piece of black plastic and the panel sits on top of them. The solution I used was to actually cut the plastic back (you can break it back too...) and insert the plugs tightly, then put a dab of hot glue on top and bottom to keep them from backing out. It keeps them nice and snug and you can remove them in one minute with a razor knife if you need to. After about a year I haven't had the problem since.
BTW - your mileage is not accurate if you have this problem. I noticed that when the gauges are off, it does not count mileage...went about 5000k miles without an oil change once...Just some addt'l info.
I know it's not a factory fix, but it costs about $1 for a glue stick and it only takes about 30min.
Hope it helps you.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
A poor connection at the back of the instrument cluster. There was a t.s.b. for this which was to replace the connector ends
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