I have a 2000 Jeep XJ with 94,000 miles. Since I've had it I've gotten the "no Bus" signal with dead tach and spedometer needles from time to time.
Recently I took the dash apart to get to the AC evaporator and also did the popular window lock bypass (tan and white wires splice at driver side kick panel).
My problems now are as such:
1) When I plug my phone to the cig lighter or power outlet the gauges go dead and the rear wiper engages.
2) When I try to use the power locks the horn sounds, the doors do not lock (but they try to), and the rear wiper engages.
3) The overhead map lights are dimmer than normal
4) The rear defroster toggle switch does not stay engaged - the rear wiper engages and there's an electrical-short-buzzing sound that comes from the passenger-side kick panel
I pulled trouble codes from the local AutoZone:
P1698 and P1694
I'm trying to find a bad ground but honestly don't know where to look. If there's a bad CCD Bus line, where is it? Also I don't know if the ECM, TCM or what is bad.
The dash is still apart, carpet all pulled up. I'm about to go to a dealership, but I really don't have the cash for it. Any help is appreciated!
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 AT 5:16 PM