WHEN KEY IS IN "ON" POSITION, ALL DASH LIGHTS COME ON. WHEN KEY IS TURNED TO "START", EVERYTHING GOES DEAD.

2000 Jeep Wrangler

Tiny

mathwhiz

July, 8, 2012 AT 9:24 PM

Originally had " no bus" in odometer and gauges quit working, all intermittently. Vehicle would still run.
I removed the instrument cluster to clean and check the connections. When I put it back together, I got the above symptoms ( lights go dead, no start, no crank).

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Tiny

rasmataz

July, 8, 2012 AT 9:34 PM

No crank,No start refer to this link: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-engine-will-not-crank-over

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

July, 8, 2012 AT 11:14 PM

SOUNDS LIKE BATTERY GOING DEAD---ALTERNATOR MAYBE NOT WORKING

A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE CAN TEST BOTH

MAYBE IT'S A CRAPPY CONNECTION?

MIGHT LOOK AT THIS ONE TOO

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

KEEP US INFORMED

THE MEDIC

Tiny

mathwhiz

July, 9, 2012 AT 1:17 AM

Battery showing 12.7 volts on multimeter. If I disconnect battery for a few minutes and then reconnect it, I can get the dash lights with key in "on" position, but get nothing when key is turned to "start". Then if I turn the key off and back on, nothing. Not even dash lights. I repeated this process several times. Didn't have any trouble starting before I removed instrument cluster.

Tiny

rasmataz

July, 9, 2012 AT 1:53 AM

Recheck the cluster and also check/test the ignition switch

Tiny

mathwhiz

July, 10, 2012 AT 12:49 AM

I r&r'd the instrument cluster. No findings. I have the ignition switch out. Can you give me specific instructions for testing the switch with a multimeter? Thanks!

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

July, 10, 2012 AT 1:08 AM

YOUR SWITCH IS 12-13 YEARS OLD

YOU GOT IT OUT---WHY NOT REPLACE IT---JUST FOR GIGGLES AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

IS THIS THE SWITCH?

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_Ignition-Starter-Switch-BWD_18970998-P_410_R%7CGRPSESWAMS_____

I'M GONNA HELP YOU WITH THIS AND OTHER STUFF IN THE FUTURE...LIKE A BATTERY OR OTHER EXPENSIVE STUFF!

JUST USING THE LINK I GAVE YOU---GO AHEAD AND STICK IT IN THE CART!

YOU CAN SEARCH THE WEB FOR A BETTER PROMO CODE OR USE THE ONE PROVIDED BY ADVANCE AUTO (JL 14)...(SEE THE DETAILS BESIDE IT, THESE CHANGE ROUTINELY)

THIS WORKS FOR OTHER STORES TOO!

CALL THE STORE TO INSURE THE ITEM IS IN STOCK, OR WAIT A DAY OR SO TILL IT COMES IN

CHECK OUT---INSTALL YOUR PROMO CODE---PAY FOR IT ONLINE.......FORGET ABOUT SHIPPING! .....CLICK TO "PICK UP" AT THE STORE

THEY SAY---WAIT AN HOUR.....HOW HARD IS THAT?

LATELY THE BOATERS HAVE BEEN SAVING A BUNDLE FOR "CRANKING" AND "DEEP CYCLE TROLLING MOTOR BATTERIES!......I TRY TO HELP EVERYBODY WITH THIS OVERLOOKED METHOD.....SPREAD THE WORD!

THE MEDIC

Tiny

mathwhiz

July, 13, 2012 AT 2:55 AM

I tried the headlights just for kicks and they didn't come on. I accidentally forgot to turn the switch off and the next day, the battery was low( (no surprise!). I charged the battery and then put it and the ignition switch back in. Whatta ya know, it started right up. I ran it about 10 min. And everything was normal. I shut it off and restarted it. No problems. Even the "no bus" symptom was gone. I let it sit overnight and started it again today. No problems. Now I'm really confused, but happy. Thanks for your advice.

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