Last post on Jan 24, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Engine, SUV
#225 of 232 Sick of this Jeep/ electrical trama
Jun 12, 2011 (12:27 pm)
I have a 2006 jeep cherokee. when i first bought it i had problems with it starting. and the engine light would come on and off for a few days. Took to dealer and they claim could not find a thing wrong and stated it could be my key that needed to be replaced, but they reset the whole electric system. no problmes for at least 2 years. now having probelm again, engine light comes on, dash lights go crazy, head light flicker on and off. and sometime the car won't start at all until i put in park and back to drive then it will start. took to an electrical machanic and he says I might need to replace the intire computer system and will cost a total of about 900.00. Has anyone had this issue and have resolves it without it costing an arm and a leg
#226 of 232 Re: all lights on instrument panel light up while driving [ocjeepguy]
Jun 12, 2011 (12:53 pm)
this is good to know. i've had all sorts on electrical problem and never thought about this. i replaces the battery about a year ago and everything was fine. now i'm having the flickering of dash and head lights and the engine light goes on and off daily.
#227 of 232 Re: Sick of this Jeep/ electrical trama [larchave]
Jun 12, 2011 (2:37 pm)
well you can reset electrical system again by disconnecting the battery for 20 minutes..... but it doesn't fix the cause. if you need a new computer you can get them on ebay for around $180. they take about 20 minutes to replace.... very easy..... on the passenger side firewall in the engine compartment.... disconnect battery, remove antifreeze holder, unplug 3 plugs to the computer and remove computer from firewall.... install is the reverse..
#228 of 232 Re: Check Engine Light Comes On [jeepwife1]
Aug 22, 2011 (8:17 am)
Funny, i purchased gas yesterday and my engine light went off I must of clicked it well. i'm going to have to look further into this. But I'm also have some electrical isses as well. dash light are going nuts.
#230 of 232 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee gauges not working
Oct 05, 2011 (7:09 am)
Please help! I have a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee that just had the power booster go (second one in 2 years) While waiting for the new power booster to come in the car sat for a few days without being started. When we started it to get the power booster put in we noticed none of the gauges were working and it seemed like the power steering wasn't either. As I said earlier this is the second power booster we have had to put into the vehicle in 2 years, it has roughly 170k miles on it. We have since replaced the power booster and let the truck run for a while and driven it up and down the road thinking that with all the moisture while the truck was sitting that was why the gauges were not working. We just unhooked the battery and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Now the gauges are working but now the headlights, stero lights, mileage, and windows are not working. It is a straight 6 '99 and I have noticed that it does not shift well, I have to let off the gas so the car will go into the next gear. When it starts it revs up really loud. Obviously from this post you can tell I am clueless about cars! We have checked all the fuses and they are fine. I am wondering if there is a bigger problem with the truck that could caused the power booster to go again (replaced power booster because when you pressed on the break a loud hissing noise would come from the break) Any advice would be appreciated as at this point I am considering if fixing the truck is worth it...
#231 of 232 Re: turn signals not working [tuggajb]
Nov 02, 2012 (3:36 pm)
Yes. The flasher relay was my fix. It is kind of hard to get. It is under the dash panel to the left and above the other fuses to the left. About $57.
#232 of 232 Re: Grand Cherokee Airbag and Check Engine Lights [breezley]
Jan 24, 2013 (8:23 am)
The airbag light coming on while driving is a recall issue, it is now 2013 and we just got a notice that if the airbag light comes on while driving, they may deploy without notice. This light will come on when you first start it, then goes off, but with that light coming on while driving is VERY BAD!!!. Jeep has no parts as of 23 Jan 2013, but you should bring it to your dealer to find out about this recall, it will not cost you to get it fixed, I freaked yesterday when I got this recall notice. Not sure about the check engine light.