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Gauge problem

David_L

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Last 2 mornings.......

Jeep starts up about 30 seconds later check gauge light comes on, gauges don't engage. I turn it off then back on.... All good.

Anyone experience this?
2005 x
 

Bermudacat

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My gauges were going nuts and the rear defroster switch would kill the engine. New ignition switch fixed the problem. About $14 for a Standard Electric brand.
 

05LJ

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and the ground, on the battery and the block and frame
 

Chris

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and the ground, on the battery and the block and frame
X2. I'm not saying it is the battery for sure, but the first thing I would check when electronics are acting wonky is the battery itself as well as the connections (i.e. the grounds).
 

Bermudacat

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X2. I'm not saying it is the battery for sure, but the first thing I would check when electronics are acting wonky is the battery itself as well as the connections (i.e. the grounds).
I was getting ready to check all that stuff when my neighbor with a YJ said, "Yep, my Jeep was once doing that too. It's your ignition switch." While I wasn't 100% prepared to believe him, that small sum of money to make what appeared to be five demons disappear had a very strong appeal. :cool:
 

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I'd suspect the ignition switch as well, I'm just saying to check the battery first because it's free ;)
 

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I'd suspect the ignition switch as well, I'm just saying to check the battery first because it's free ;)
I went from scared, to baffled, to relieved.

It was a religious experience, and now I'm a zelloit!!! :p
 
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