1996 Jeep Cherokee

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MIKEBR75
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  • 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 17,800 MILES
1996 Jeep GC - Put key in the ignition- nothing, no dash lights or gauges. Car has lights and remote locks working. Do I need to replace the ignition switch? Thanks
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:40 PM

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Tiny
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MAybe, might be a starter or a connection problem too.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:45 PM
Tiny
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Mikebr75 wrote:

"HI - thanks for the response- I replaced the starter switch- no luck- where should I look next - all the fuses look ok - no visable breaks- You mentioned the starter- would a bad starter or solinoid keep my dash lights from working when the key is in the on or acc. position? Thanks again"

Starter switch = ignition switch?

The two problems may or may not be related.

For the gauges:

Gonna have to look beyond a visable break, but find continuity loss.

Start at the basics. Find the fuse for the gauges. Pull the fuse for the gauges and swap it with another one of the same..verify this. Too many times guys get burned by not verifying the basics.

IF good,
Use a DVOM and check for battery voltage to that fuse. (with the ignition switch on.) No power?
Repair open to the battery feed. OR power from the ignition switch to the fuse block.

Here may be the tie in: (blue circle) if the two problems are related.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_jeep_1.jpg



Definitley verify that fuse as well.
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Thursday, December 27th, 2007 AT 5:40 AM
Tiny
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Paul- Thanks againg for the reply- I have checked wvery fuse link and relay- I gave up today and had it towed. I am not to far from you and it's raining today-got cold and wet and gave up. Thanks Again
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Thursday, December 27th, 2007 AT 11:39 AM
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Near the falls?
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Thursday, December 27th, 2007 AT 11:42 AM
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Buffalo- Got the jeep back today- Took it an auto electric
guy on Harlem near the 33- I had a broken wire near the front inner bumper - from a previous accident- cost a few bucks- but it beat getting soaked- I see from your profile you ride-maybe we can put on some miles when its 2 wheel weather- thanks again- Mike
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Friday, December 28th, 2007 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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YEah I think I know the shop you mean, it's been there forever.

I was riding on the 23rd. Took a trip into lockport and back. It was killing me to get out!
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 AT 10:58 PM

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