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#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?
#467 of 735 Re: door locks, power mirror. LED lamps. [jahsun7]
Mar 02, 2011 (10:35 am)
YES - I have a 2006 and had the same issue...There is a wire in the harness in the door jam that broke, it's behind the firewall and needs to be sautered together...it will cost a fortune to replace the entire electrical harness. This repair cost me under $300 to fix it and everything works fine. I had the same exact issue. Don't bother with taking it to the dealership to determine if it is wear and tear and if the manufacturer will fix it, because they won't, I tried and wasted $120 on diagnostics fees!
#468 of 735 Re: Electrical Problems [gaj2888]
Mar 11, 2011 (3:57 am)
04 Grand Cherokee Window/mirror switch, also known as Driver door module, part 5JM60DX9AB, problem. If you need to replace this oem part, beware that there is a bad batch of these units. Had new one installed at dealer and it went bad after few days, outside mirrors would not move, windows all worked. Back to dealer March 10, 2011 who put new OEM unit in, off his shelf and it did not work. Dealer tech then tried an older test unit on hand and outside mirrors worked along with all windows, so no wire issues.
Wanted to let all those who have to deal with this common component problem of this replacement part issue.
#469 of 735 93 JGCL power surging
Mar 11, 2011 (11:48 pm)
This happens when you least expect it, the problem I am having is that while either driving (slow/fast/freeway) any speed or idling, the voltage meter goes up. And (while at night) brightens the lights, the radio shuts off, and the VIC resets, the check engine light comes on and as well as the ABS light. This happens intermittently throughout while i am driving. It sometimes happens when its cold and sometimes when its warmed up/hot. Sometimes it doesnt do it at all. I have taken it to my mechanic who came up with fault codes for the Alt, replaced that, and it still happens. I have taken it to an electrical shop, they couldnt find anything about it, although it did happen for them but wasnt long enough for them to put their finger on it. They mentioned that the PCM might be the culprit. I found the computer at a salvage yard for $150, but not sure if that is what needs replacement. Another electrical shop said that they can do a bypass, and he didnt know how much it would be. Please help point me in the right direction.
#470 of 735 Re: 93 JGCL power surging [macsrule43]
Mar 13, 2011 (1:19 pm)
I had this exact problem in my 1998 Grand Cherokee (5.2) and it was the ground wire on the transmission. I had taken it to multiple mechanics and they considered the TPS, the computer and nothing worked until I went to the best transmission mechanic in San Antonio and luck would have it he has seen it before and fixed it for all time by redoing the ground wire for the transmission. That ground wire is under the tranny and is subject to getting nicked or worn over time. In fact he put two ground wires on because I do take it off road in the Big Bend National Park here in Texas. Good luck.
#471 of 735 Check Gauges message
Mar 14, 2011 (7:54 am)
This message has mysteriously been popping up? The vehicle seems to be fine all guages seem to be working correctly and at the proper settings. Anyone have a clue?