Vehicle information center not working

Tiny
EVANJVENOSA
  • 1997 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 203,634 MILES

The center VIC is not working. I just bought the jeep a week ago and everything on the inside works just fine except the VIC. I have saw it come on a few times then go right back off so I know it works. Every other light, cigar lighter, 12v outlet, and overhead VIC all work perfectly. Do u know which fuse, or what may be keeping it from working properly?

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Friday, March 7th, 2014 AT 8:41 PM

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Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a loose connection or a main head unit that is going out. To confirm the problem here are some guides and the wiring diagrams (below) so you can check for power and ground. Also while the car is on do the wiggle test on the fuse to see if there is a bad connection there as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

Please let us know what happens, we are interested to see what it is.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
AHUSICK
  • 2002 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 84,000 MILES

This is the first winter where the overhead VIC does not operate until the car if fully warmed up.
Even then we have to turn off the ignition and restart for it to display again.
Is this something I can trouble shoot, i.E. Loose connection somewhere, etc?
Thanks in advance for any assistance you might provide.
Alex

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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 AT 12:53 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You need to remove the overhead VIC to access any of the wiring. In this case, it is something that should be done by a certified tech because everything it difficult to get to and to check.

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