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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Electrical, SUV
#457 of 735 Ignition Switch Problum.
Jan 30, 2011 (7:13 pm)
I own a WJ 2001 grand jeep cherokee,4.7L The problum that i got is the heater, and the heating seats, will not turn off when the key is in the off position and removed, you can turn them off manually, and after a few days the battery is dead, i have done some research on this from other Forums, they say that the Ignition Switch is at falt, and to cheak the blower motor, resistor,and wires. At the present time i am using the vehicle storeage information.Disconnect the IOD connector you open your hood and pull fuse at slot-15 and put in slot-11, until you find out where the problum is. When you fix the problum put this fuse back in slot-15. It turns off some of the power inside the vehicle, 1-radio 2-heater 3-heating seats,and other things. vehicle is ok to drive in the right weather, check all lights before moving. Do anybody have a problum like this.
#458 of 735 Re: Electrical Problems [dougs63]
Jan 31, 2011 (7:10 am)
Yes. The problem was a broken wire on the drivers side door. You need to open the conduit and check all the wires within this harness. Once you see where the harness is located, it will be easy to find. Look for a break, crack or kink.
#459 of 735 Re: Electrical Problems [gaj2888]
Jan 31, 2011 (9:52 am)
Thank you Dougs63, I will try that. But i will have to wait,were in the middle of a big snowstorm.
#460 of 735 Re: 2001 Grand Ckerokee, 4.7 Electric burning smell under the battery. [the [tuggajb]
Feb 01, 2011 (8:14 am)
Ya your right, it was the starter. i have a new problem now, heater and heated seats will not turn off, when the key is in the off position, i removed fuse in slot# 15 turns off some power to the inside of the truck, everyelse works fine, we will replace the fuse when i fine the problem. Big Thanks.
#461 of 735 Linkage Sys + Ignition Switch + SKIM = I'm broke!
Feb 01, 2011 (8:27 am)
Help! After getting me safely through last week's snow storm, I've had to take my 06 JGC to the dealer. During the storm I got stuck in traffic and kept turning the ignition on and off to save gas. The snow feel so fast and thick that my driver's side wiper broke down. I had to keep opening the window to clear the glass so I could see where I was going. 2 days later, the car wouldn't start (it wouldn't unlock remotely). I got jumped by my neighbor, thinking it was the battery, and the truck drove fine. But after sitting a while, I got another week start.
I know I'll have to pay for the linkage system for the wipers, but: do I REALLY have to pay $560 to repair the Ignition Switch and SKIM Module? I won't eat for a couple of months at this rate. Is there some other (cheaper) explanation for the start up problems?
#462 of 735 2000 gcl electric
Feb 01, 2011 (3:00 pm)
Hi, I am about to buy a 2000 jeep grand cherokee laredo. The price is $2800 and has 76k miles. Good buy? I think so. The down side is fender and bumper need to be replaced as well as valve cover gasket ( no biggy). My only dillema is of course the electrical problems. I already own a 98 gcl and have small electrical problems but nothing major. This new one though have severe problems. The right blinker does not work, passenger side locks and windows, and the cluster does not light up. Obviously from the fender and bumper show an accident (passenger side) I've heard that you cannot replace the cluster without dealer? Is this true? Also the problems seem scattered so I am lost as far as where to look. I would like to know of any test I can do to single out some possibilities.. any ideaS?
#463 of 735 Re: 2000 gcl electric [jeepers88]
Feb 01, 2011 (11:06 pm)
Hay jeepers88. do yourself a favour, buy a ford, I had enough of the jeeps and puting money into them.$$$$$$$$$$
#464 of 735 Re: update Re: 2006 GCL Typical Electrical Issues [architectkmp]
Feb 23, 2011 (6:46 pm)
Are you still problem free? I've been having this problem all winter and have been considering dumping the car but might give your fix a shot first. I'd hate to get rid of this car because I was quite happy with it until this problem started. 2k6 Grand Cherokee Laredo with 70k miles, I've owned it problem free since 2009.
#465 of 735 Re: update Re: 2006 GCL Typical Electrical Issues [thasaint]
Feb 24, 2011 (7:59 am)
I fixed it and I remain problem free. I got a new ignition switch. They recommended a new SKIM module, but I've been doing fine w/o it...plus, I'm broke.
I also blew out my wiper blade linkage system during that storm, so I'm trying to dance around that repair as long as I can on my little salary.
I'd still never get rid of this Jeep...I traded my last one (rusted out 99 Cherokee) for a TransAm and couldn't put up w/that beast more than 5 months. It's Jeep or bust for me!
#466 of 735 door locks, power mirror. LED lamps.
Mar 01, 2011 (6:31 pm)
I have a 2004 grand cherokee special edition. My door locks and power mirrors have mysteriously stopped working. alarm fob locks and unlocks all doors except the drivers. also when the lights are in the auto position all of the LED lights in the car are practically not on. Anybody experience this problem before?