WHAT CAUSES 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE INSTRUMENTS TO INTERMITTENTLY STOP WORKING?

  • Tiny
  • HarveyInman
  • 1998 Jeep Cherokee
  • 123,000 miles

For the past 4 to 5 years, I've had the following intermittent problem with my 98 Jeep Cherokee 4.0, 4x4, ltd, with 123,000 miles:
Occasionally, regardless of outside temperature, but normally in humid weather, the instruments (speedometer, tachmeter, temp, gas, oil, and battery) stops working. The only thing I've found which usually (not always) start them working is to push the odometer/trip reset button, and a couple of times, to push the cruise control on/off button.

Any advice?

Thanks, Harvey



Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 11:51 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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  • 68,305 posts

It could be several things. I would recommend starting by checking for loose connections behind the dash. Also, check body ground on the vehicle. A weak or corroded ground can cause this. If all checks out good, you will need to have the body control module tested.

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Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 AT 11:54 PM
  • Tiny
  • HarveyInman
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WILL DO, AND LET YOU KNOW MY RESULTS. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.
Harvey

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 12:42 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Let me know what you find, and have a good Thanksgiving!
Joe

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 AT 12:45 AM

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