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#1544 of 5134 Re: interior lights stay on 1997 grand ch [loudjeep]
Jul 05, 2005 (10:41 pm)
i found this on the security
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Security Information
Constant 12V+ Pink/Black Ignition Switch Harness
Starter Yellow/Blue or Yellow Ignition Switch Harness
Ignition Dark Blue/Gray Ignition Switch Harness
Ignition 2 Red/Black Ignition Switch Harness (for AC)
Accessory Black/Orange Ignition Switch Harness
Tach Gray/White Coil
Brake Switch White/Tan Brake Switch
Trunk Pin n/a Works with Dome Light
Parking Lights Blue/Red (+) Left of Steering Column or Light Switch
Head Lamp Tan/Black Light Switch
Factory Disarm Purple/Yellow (-) Driver's Kick Panel Black Connector at ECM
Door Trigger Yellow (-) Driver's Kick Panel see notes
Door Lock 5/Wire in Driver's Inside Driver's Door Orange/Purple Lock Pink/Black Unlock
Door Unlock and Passenger's Doors Inside Passenger's Door Black/White L Pink/Black Unlock
Horn Wire Gray/Orange (-) Steering Column
Windows Up LF=Light Blue, RF=Brown/White, LR=Blue/White, RR=Gray/Black Doors
Windows Down LF=White, RF=Purple/White, LR=Red/Black, RR=Green/White
#1546 of 5134 Follow up on torque converter
Jul 06, 2005 (4:55 am)
Well, we got the Jeep back and it is better, but I am still feeling the hesitation and some stammering. We only drove it a short distance, but are leaving on vacation today. Pray we make it there and back.
This was our third attempt at repair and according to AL lemon law we now have to contact the manufacturer for a final attempt at repair before we can start a lemon law file.
#1548 of 5134 Re: Jeep just won't stop overheating [2ejohnson]
Jul 06, 2005 (6:02 am)
i had similar problem with my 99 jeep.... ended up being electrical... the electric fan was not coming on (mechanic said something about a relay or modulator or something like that)... check your electric fan to be sure it comes on as the engine temp goes up...
#1549 of 5134 2005 Jeep Cherokee accelerator stuck. causing accident
Jul 06, 2005 (7:36 am)
Can anyone tell me how to get statistics on 2005 Grand Cherokee Jeeps that have had a gas petal stick causing the car to leap, increase speed and go out of control? The accelerator stuck on my 2005 grand Cherokee while I was in reverse, I was propelled over a hill and down a ravine nearly rolling 3 times, all while going backwards. Has anyone had problems with the accelerator sticking? Who do I contact about this defefct? Thank you for your response.
#1550 of 5134 A/C Draining into rear floor board
Jul 06, 2005 (8:47 am)
I know a lot of people have had a problem with this and this is the most common/best fix I've heard of. There is a picture attached (hopefully it works)...sorry I can't remember who sent me the picture, I've gotten so many emails about this. Anyway, good luck.
Pull back the top of the carpet under/behind the glove box of the front passenger floor board. You should not need to remove any molding for this. You should find a black/grey plastic piece with a circular shape at the bottom with a V shape coming out of the top (as shown in the picture). Drill a hole through the center of the lower circle part and you will be looking straight out the front (through the firewall) where the drain ends. You should be able to run a wire of some sort up through the drain hose to try to dislodge any blockage. Once any blockages have been removed, repair the hole that you drilled with some type of moldable rubber, plummers putty, or silicone, but make sure your make-shift plug doesn't block the inside of the drain tube.
I hope this helps. Good Luck. -Mark.
#1551 of 5134 Re: 2005 Jeep Cherokee accelerator stuck. causing accident [smiley3]
Jul 06, 2005 (11:42 am)
Did it get caught on the floor mat?
You can report the problem at www.nhtsa.dot.gov
I will caution you on this however. There was a huge deal with Audi several years back and it was determined that people were pressing the gas pedal and brake pedal simultaneouly resulting in "unintended acceleration".
This problem has been reported on numerous different vehicles since then and no vehicle has ever been found to have a problem.
#1552 of 5134 Re: how do i fix my jeep?????? [paule]
Jul 06, 2005 (12:23 pm)
we already checked the battery and its good. i dunno what it is i'm thinking the starter but i maybe wrong but thank you 4 the advice. hopefully i will find out soon. its driving me crazy.
#1553 of 5134 Re: 2005 Grand cherokee limited-hesitation problem [padofarm]
Jul 06, 2005 (3:28 pm)
it is not the oil changes, or maintainance causing this problem i have had the oil changed at the dealer every 3000 miles, i even did it myself once with bottled dealer oil, i used to work at the dealer, and the mechanics said this is probably a computer program issue, and to wait until they fix it, i now have 13,000 miles the missing,surging is always there under even the slightest load just driving, one thing is i cant seem to get it to do it at all in first or second gear in all the 13,000 miles, and it only seems to get worse when its hot or when it rains dont ask me why just what i seem to have noticed.
there is a different air sensing system on the 05 i dont know if this has something to do with it its not a mass air flow sensor its something else thanks for your input, although the people that do have this problem have already been through the oil issue thanks, mark