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#4986 of 5143 Electrical Issues
Dec 12, 2011 (7:50 pm)
I am the owner of a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Lerado, and I have been having all sorts of problems with it. Electrical systems in my car have started to fail, one after another. It started with the radio and the interior lights, and has spread to the power locks and the car will no longer start. Also, the door makes a loud repeated clicking noise when it is opened, and when the door is opened all other electrical systems in the car shut off. My car is in desperate need of help. I have checked the fuses and they are not causing any of the problems.
If anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it.
#4987 of 5143 Re: Electrical Issues [mburger12]
Dec 12, 2011 (8:39 pm)
battery cables? i replaced th ends on mine,but soldered the ends..corrosion was in the ends,but the torch burnt most of the green powder out,(oxidised copper),solder sealed it... so i guess i'm saying to check your battery cables and connections--especially both ground wires...then check all your ground straps-sounds like a body ground-or bad cable..if you see green powder in th battery cables,time to replace them
#4988 of 5143 Re: Electrical Issues [mburger12]
Dec 12, 2011 (8:54 pm)
i think your problem is in the harness between the door and the pillar, pull open the corrigated rubber boot and you are going to find one or more broken wires.. the easiest way to repair is to splice in an additional length of wire between the broken pieces..
#4989 of 5143 '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limted
Dec 15, 2011 (2:49 pm)
I have recently purchased an '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hemi and the tire pressure light has started to blink on my dash, it is the winter time now so I have set my pressure to 35 in all tires, but the light is still showing. Sometimes it will blink in a sequence of 20 flashes while I am driving 20-25MPH, and then it will again blink in a sequence of 20 flashes when I am driving at about 60-65MPH. I have had multiple people check out this problem and no one has an answer other than a faulty sensor, I replaced the sensor and the problem is still occurring, could this be a recall? or just an electrical problem with my vehicle? Or I found a small dent in the backside of my rim, could this be causing the problem?
#4990 of 5143 Re: '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limted [kwhit99]
Dec 15, 2011 (3:22 pm)
did you check the spare?
#4991 of 5143 Re: '05 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limted [tuggajb]
Dec 15, 2011 (6:13 pm)
Yes I have checked the spare it is a fully functional spare with rim included, unfortunately when I swapped it out for the wheel with the bent rim the tire pressure light still flashes in the same sequences. I even got my dash lights reset and days later it came back.
#4992 of 5143 TPMS light flashing
Dec 16, 2011 (2:47 am)
I had a van do the same thing. I ended up pulling the fuse and drove it in blissful ignorance for 4 more years. It never lost even a pound of air in any tire. You can thank the US Government for forcing the car industry to put them in all US spec cars and light trucks.
#4993 of 5143 Re: TPMS light flashing [cski]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 16, 2011 (9:59 am)
You must of had solid rubber wheels if you never put air in the tires for four years. Tires normally lose 1 psi per month. (link)
A couple of years ago the TPMS light went on in a rental van I was driving. Sure enough, one of the tires was low, but it had enough air that I was able to limp to a gas station a mile away and top it up enough to get it to a tire shop. Lots easier than changing a flat.
Then last summer, I was driving 40 miles of gravel in a construction area trying to make a ferry when I destroyed my tire. My older van doesn't have a TPMS. Just figured it was a rough road and kept driving on a low tire. That cost me $160 bucks to replace the tire in the boonies, not to mention having to do this. And I missed the ferry.
#4994 of 5143 Jeep Grand Cherokee Interior Driver side door panel
Dec 19, 2011 (5:00 am)
I just purchased this for $500, it has very high mileage. The problem is that We cannot get the back tailgate to open. The bigger problem is the person we bought the jeep from let his 17 year old son try to fix the lock on the front driver side door lock. He bent the metal all up and complete destroyed the interior panel. I'm assuming I need to get a new door?? My first thought was to go to area junkyards to look for one. Does anyone else have any ideas??
#4995 of 5143 Door panel purchase
Dec 19, 2011 (6:07 am)
Your best bet is to find a local junkyard with complete interior panel. If the door is other wise ok then just do that.
The size and weight of those items makes it difficult to ship them to you for a reasonable price.
Here in the DC area there is a large chain of junkyards called Brandywine Auto Parts/salvage.
Please be aware that junkyards are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. They take a lot of land, and recycling the metal makes big profits for salvage companies.-Chris