1995 Other Jeep Models 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ chime MOD

Tiny
BASSLIX01
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  • 1995 JEEP
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 196,000 MILES
Hello,

I am having trouble with my overhead console and my chime module and not sure if the two issues are related. First, my chime module will continuously tone after the four intermittent beeps during starting. Sometimes I have found that by wiggling a few groups of wires it will stop. Also if I wiggle some wires in the overhead console it stops. The console also doesnt always display the temp/and direction after starting. Sometimes the tone stops and the console comes back on after a few minutes of driving I have tried to do some investigative work on my own. I have tried checking wires under the dash to see if they are cut or disconnected some how and cant find any evidence of that. I have also unhooked the overhead console to check for wiring issues there and can't find any. Also, everything else electrically seems to be working ( no door lock, window, instrument, temperature control, etc troubles at this time). I have not been able to disconnect the chime module to check for problems there, as I need to find a long enough screw driver to hold down the tab securing it in place so that I can unplug it.
The motor does need a rebuild as I have low compression in two pistons which is causing a misfiring issue. This causes the car to vibrate of iourse, so I initially thought that maybe a wire has come loose somehwere.
Does my overhead console not coming on right away have anything to do with the chime module having a constant tone? Would it be the module itself? A wiring issue? Faulty body control module?
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 AT 1:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hi basslix01,

Thank you for the donation and sorry for the delay in replying.

They could be on the same circuit, but I'm not sure. You can pull the fuse for one and see if it shuts the other off. I would look for a partially unplugged harness near the fuse block.

To get the correct information we need the vehicle model. What model and engine type is your Jeep.
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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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It is a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis 5.2 V8.

To add something I recently discovered, there is a wire that runs from the drivers side seatbelt catch under the carpet to some type of connector under the dash that when I play with it makes the tone stop. Sometimes it doesnt last though. When I get a chance i'll pull up the carpet and look under the dash some more.

Thank you for responding to my question.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Here is a schematic of the overhead console with a description of component locations.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_OverheadConsole95GCOrvisFig22a_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_OverheadConsole95GCOrvisFig22b_1.jpg



Both problems should be related and since wiggling wires causes changes in the condition, the most likely cause would be a loose connection somewhere.

I would suggest checking the VIC connectors and ground connections.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 12:33 PM
Tiny
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How can I zoom the schematic to where I can print it out and be able to read it? Do you have a link to this schematic?

Thank you for looking into this for me, as I surely appreciate it. Once I get it fixed I will be sure to come back and post what exactly was going on to help others that may come across the same or similar problem in the future.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 3:08 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I am not good at other things and do not have a link to the diagram.

I have sent a jpeg diagram to you via email, hope it works out.

Thanks for the offer of sharing the results. It sure would be of help to others and much appreciated.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 8:56 AM
Tiny
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I recieved it, thank you, and was able to print it out.

Great i'll use this to see what I can find.

Thanks again for your help KH.

Ps I had checked the wiring to the vic and everything is plugged in tight.

Im gonna try taking a look at the ignition switch as well, because it is loose and can be wiggled around. Maybe its not making contact right away and bumps in the road knock it back in place to make a proper connection.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 11:25 AM
Tiny
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Intermittent wiring fault is always a headache and can be any range from power source to gounding points.

The ignition switch couls be a possible cause but that would cause other accessory components to fail as well.

Good luck and happy hunting ;)
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 11:53 AM
Tiny
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Hahaha thank you for the encouragement. Its gotta be something minute, as everything else works fine. There so much wiring to pick through.

I wont be able to really do much until the weekend, but maybe this will be the weekend I fix it.
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Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM

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