My 04 jeep wrangler will not start. It started about 5 days ago, I got out the car went in a store for a min when I came out and tried to start it sort of halfway started then shut off and started beeping and the gauges started jumping back and forth really fast. I took the key out and tried it again and nothing. Tried it again. Nothing. On the third try, it fired right up. Ran fine for 5 days until today. On my drive to work today when I turned on the radio it kept turning on then off. So I turned it off thinking something was wrong with the radio. Then I noticed the battery gauge moving from side to side (it is usually stable at 14v). Then a few minutes later on the drive, the "check gauges" light came on. Closer to my destination it went off. When I got to work I turned off the engine and all the gauges started jumping back and forth. When I opened the door and closed it again they stopped. It seems that the jump only when power is applied to the instrument panel cause power is applied when the door opens to show the odometer reading. Try to start it and nothing happened. Then I decided to turn the headlights on and tried to start it, it cranked but didnt turn over. So I turned the headlights off and it fired right up. HELP!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 AT 9:35 AM