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#538 of 708 1996 jeep grand cherokee electrical trouble
Aug 25, 2011 (6:58 pm)
ok, I too am having the same crazy electrical troubles. I guess I still haven't seen what the cause is. My sunroof will come open on it's own, my a/c will now only blow on defrost only and will not change with the selector switch, my factory radio will not turn the volume up w/o spinning the knob several times, and my electric windows sometimes work and sometime dont, and my cruise now does not work. The light comes on but when I hit "set" I get nothing. Thanks for the help. Matt
#539 of 708 Re: 1996 jeep grand cherokee electrical trouble [larchave]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:02 pm)
yea, mines doing the same as yours. I transmissions shifting weird too. It sounds like it may be wiring in the drivers door based on other peoples posts on here but the thing is we cant read the replies to other peoples post so I'm not sure what the fix is. I too dont have a lot of money to throw around. So any help would be very helpful.
#540 of 708 Re: 1996 jeep grand cherokee electrical trouble [jaedymack]
Aug 25, 2011 (7:08 pm)
I'm going to take it into the dealer next week to see if they can atleast tell me what the problem is and what it will cost to fix. If it over a 1000.00 I'm out of luck. I've been saving money just for this issue. If I find out what the problem is. I'll inform you.
#541 of 708 Re: '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Driver Door Electronics Quit Working [jmm1394]
Aug 27, 2011 (1:56 pm)
Today i went out to my 99 JGC and was putting all the windows down in one go by holding all 4 switches, windows stopped halfway and would not move, aso no pwr mirror control and no pwr door locks from the driver control panel. The remote worked all doors except driver. I logged on to edmunds, found this fix, went out and found the big brittle black ground had snapped in half, stripped both ends back and put a twist on wire splice lug on, problem fixed! Also a problem i have had for about 8 months was fixed by this as well, the dome light would not shut off after door was opened, i had been manually turning off all interior lighting on the stalk control to keep it from being on all night and the red alarm light on dash was not setting and blinking when doors locked by remote. This ground fixed those as well, it must have been just barely hanging together last 8 months to provide enough ground current path for some features and not others.
#542 of 708 Jeep Cherokee Electrical Problem
Sep 14, 2011 (12:19 pm)
While parking my 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport, the engine suddenly stopped. When I turn the key, nothing. The exterior and interior lights work, the door lock works, but the radio does not, the power windows do not, and of course, the car won't start. And the gauges are dead.
#543 of 708 Re: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo-a crappy Chrysler product! [architectkmp]
Sep 15, 2011 (11:09 am)
I am having the same problem. They replaced key 3 times and module once. I need help. I am broken down right now and don't know what to do. I do not want to take it back to the Jeep Dealer where I had it fixed as they said, "they have no idea how to fix it". The dealer was very uncooperative and frankly not nice.
#544 of 708 '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Parking & Instrument Lights
Sep 22, 2011 (11:06 pm)
I've had my Jeep for several years now and absolutely love it. Here's the problem, I hooked up a trailer harness to my adapter with the Jeep(aftermarket), the parking lights flickered then went out completely including the instrument cluster lights. I've checked all fuses and bulbs to no resolve. Can someone give a little help? I've run out of ideas.
#545 of 708 Re: '96 Jeep Grand Cherokee Parking & Instrument Lights [idzrvit67]
Sep 24, 2011 (9:26 pm)
Did anyone ever find out what the cause was on the 96 Grand Cherokee flickering panel lights, Headlights? Was it a ground problem?
#546 of 708 Re: cooling fan working improperly [camoman7]
Sep 25, 2011 (6:20 pm)
My upper hose blew a 4 in. rip on 100 deg. day at idle. Some bonehead replaced relay by leaving old unit on fender and hanging new relay in the air, after plugging it in. 40 Amp connector in fan plug melted. Dorman makes replacement relay with a pigtail 4 wire crimp connector. I added thermal grease and replaced zinc/steel sheet metal screws with slightly larger stainless, to prevent loss of pressure from rusting. So far, so good.
I did see a supplier list a bolt on fan blade for 4.0 engine. It may use a little more fuel, but you no longer have to worry about unreliable electric fan and solid state relay failure. P.S. i worked in test and evaluation of high power computer power supplies for 20 years. This application is not a dependable design for a product used in a harsh environment.
#547 of 708 2005 Jeep Cherokee Won't Start
Oct 02, 2011 (12:27 am)
Judging from all the postings, many think this model is a but my Jeep has 130K miles, 113K of which I've driven myself and never had any sort of problems at all.
Yesterday, I walked out to run an errand and the remote wouldn't unlock the doors. Tried the spare remote and it didn't work either, eliminating the key/fob as having a dead battery. Got in, turned the key, it started up as always, ran about three seconds and died. Tried again and the normal indicators were lit but there was no reaction to turning the key; nothing. Called my mechanic who mused that it was probably the fuel pump. Didn't strike me as a fuel problem; too abrupt, felt more electrical. Grabbed my laptop, "Googled" starting problems and found one posting from what sounded like a mechanic. He made the following suggestion and it worked first try. Hoping it helps someone else here.
Open the hood and remove the positive battery lead. Leave it unconnected for five minutes and do nothing else. Re-install and tighten the lead. With the remote, alternately press the door lock and unlock buttons three times each. Insert key into ignition and start it up. Apparently, the anti-theft system can interpret several different events as being an attempt to steal the car and so it shuts off the fuel supply to prevent theft. Removing the battery lead causes the computer - and the anti-theft system - to re-boot and clear all faults.
You can't imagine the relief I felt and how much I appreciate someone making that solution available. Hope whatever problem you're having is so easily, quickly and inexpensively resolved by someone's help.