I have a 99 Jeep GC 4x4 Limited. I just started have issues with my stereo volume going up and down by itself. Then I noticed the SKIM idiot light on a few days later. Then a day or two later the SKIM light and then my inst. Cluster died and all the idiot lights lit up. But the Jeep never stopped running. Never noticed an issue with performance, until yesterday. Dash wasn't working and then it just died. I shifted to neutral, restarted and it ran fine the rest of the way home. Sometimes it is perfect other times all the cluster is not working. I had a friend come over and plugged he diagnostic cpu and it came up with two codes; P1698 and P1686. But I was told that if my SKIM wasn't working then I wouldn't even to able to start my Jeep. And I guess the other is a Transmission code. I explained this to a local dealer parts guy and he said it sounds like the PCM. I just ordered one from AutoZone. Gave them my VIN and mileage. I have two question: 1) Am I going to have to worry about the SKIM issues being set correctly of this new PCM? 2) Can I drive my Jeep while waiting for the new PCM? Does the mileage have to match exact to the mileage on the odometer and PCM?
Thanks in advance,
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 9:52 PM