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Jeep Liberty Electrical and Lighting Problems



  • caribou1caribou1 Posts: 1,349
    Hi Guy,
    The flaps of the ventilation system are moved by a "vacuum logic" system. There could be something stuck in the ventilation housing or you could have a pinched tube somewhere.

    The heater control panel of the console carries this rotary 'vacuum / vent' distributor where 6 tubes are connected. The blowing of air towards the floor is accomplished by the second and third tubes coming from the bottom of the control. These tubes are color coded BLUE and YELLOW.

    For info:
    The GREEN tube is used for the recirculation flap,
    The BLACK tube for vacuum connection,
    The BROWN for 'Panel-Door' full,
    The BLUE for 'Floor / Defrost Floor',
    The YELLOW for 'Floor / Defrost Floor' mid position,
    The RED for 'Panel-Door' mid.
  • grousseagroussea Posts: 2
    Thanks you Caribou1 for the reply :)

    Do you know any way to access easily that part of the console? I would like to spend some time this week-end to look into this problem but I fear that accessing that (behing the console) will be a nightmare...

  • caribou1caribou1 Posts: 1,349
    I've not done this, but read in the repair manual that you have a Phillips head screw in the recess of the console where you can leave sunglasses. Then the cover plate (decor) comes off and you access the heater control from the front. There are again 4 screws in the corners that allow you to pull towards the cabin this element. You will know more by monday next week :shades:
  • angel63angel63 Posts: 2
    I have a 2003 Jeep Libery Limited and I just bought the module for the daytime running lights to place in the fuse box. Does anyone know if I need a special relay for this or new headlights to go with this module? I have looked at a lot of wb sites and I can't figure this one out. If anyone has ever tried to replace this, can you let me know about the headlights? :blush: Thank! Angie
  • autotraxautotrax Posts: 1
    Our Jeep Liberty just had this same problem. A fuse blew and now the interior lights and radio do not work. Any replacement fuses blow immediately. Did you find out what was caused the fuse to blow?
  • piper10piper10 Posts: 8
    Hi everyone.I just purchased a 04 limited liberty.I cant get power at the front power outlet/cigar lighter.I checked the fuses and they are ok.I asked the guy I bought it from and he said they used it alot and it worked fine.Any ideas ??Am I missing something ? I tried key on and off.The manual says it should be hot all the time but there isnt any power there.I did check the outlet and fuses with a meter.I dont want to start tearing the dash apart till I am sure I have to.
  • caribou1caribou1 Posts: 1,349
    There are several types of connectors that have a step (obstacle) just behind the central "hot wire". There are also power outlets providing a peripheral contact to the cigar lighter by a set of spring fingers. I would try a cigar lighter first by keeping it pressed. These fingers could be squashed 'open'.
  • tcwsrtcwsr Posts: 1
    I see where this question had been asked before in Feb 2007, but I did not see any answer. I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty with a bad Tailight Bulb. I can not get the one piece Exterior Tailight Lens off the Vehicle. If you remove the two screws on the Left side, the Lens will not unhinge from the Right Side. Is there a Secret to get to the Bulb? One would think that replacing a Bulb shouldn't call for a Trip to the Dealer.
    Appreciate any Advice.
  • caribou1caribou1 Posts: 1,349
    The plastic cover slides out in the perpendicular plane of the screws. On mine, all 4 bulbs are the same, so you can "loose" a backup or fog light to "recover" a stop or blinker light.
  • mlb2006mlb2006 Posts: 3
    My 2002 Liberty Sport has started losing power to the gauges and all the dash board lights then quickly turning back on, all while I'm driving. This will happen many times while I drive my 30 mile commute home.
    While I'm driving suddenly all of the dash lights, the a/c control lights, and the shifter lights will turn off (also the gauges will turn off with the needles falling down)and then flick back on. Basically, the dash board is acting as if I turned the car off(lights off, gauges off) and then back on with all of the indicator lights(the oil light, seat belt light, brake light, etc.) turning on and then turn off one by one. All this is happening while I'm driving.
    Also, whatever is going on is effecting my tripometer and odometer. When the dashboard flicks off then back on the tripometer starts over at 3.5 miles and my odometer doesn't gain any miles.
    Any thoughts or suggestions what it might be?
  • blkdipblkdip Posts: 1
    I just recently had to replace passengerside rear brake ligt. I felt like you did. You will need a small slotted screwdriver. Run along the length of lens cover vertically(cover is held on by suction w/ male-female )pull against cover and body of vehicle apply slight pressure to bring up the lens cover. Apply pressure evenly to upper and lower part of lens cover. Once the male member starts to slide out of the female member you'll be able to see better. Please this is not sexual just the best description i can give you tha best describes how lens cover is held on.
  • boredbored Posts: 300
    Hmm, well the odometer dying may be a good thing. Imagine trying to sell your Liberty in the future...

    "2002 Liberty Sport Clean LOW MILES!!!!"
    :) :P ;)

    OK, seriously. Have you had it since new? Check the fuses for the dash lights, your owners manual should state which one to check. Also... if you're on your original battery, it is probably time to change it. Libertys do very weird things when the battery is dying.... and this just happens to be one of those weird things.
  • mlb2006mlb2006 Posts: 3
    Yeah, no complaints about the odometer not working, but I would like to be able to know when I'm almost out of gas and how fast I'm going. ;)
    I've only had the car a little less then a year, I bought it from a wholesale dealer.
    I'll check the fuses and see if they need replacing, the battery though is less then 6 months old.

    This problem seems to happen more when I have my headlights on. Think there's any connections?
  • boredbored Posts: 300
    Have your alternator and battery checked, definitely. Go to any autozone, they can do it, I think for free.
  • jwmayjwmay Posts: 1
    I was driving home on a 2 hour trip .. all of a sudden my break light came on, cruse controll stoped working, speedomiter stoped working and odomiter stoped. I called my mechanic and was gunna bring in the next day but as quickly as it happened it was gone. It comes and goes every once in a while. my mechanic tells me it could be a loose wire from a harnis to the computer goin bad any ideas?
  • madrockmadrock Posts: 2
    Hi, I am new to this forum, and I apologize in advance if this question has been asked before. I tried searching for it, but didn't have any luck.

    I bought a 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport for my wife about 2 weeks ago. Everything has been great thus far (other than the stained seat problem). As I was going to drive it last night, I noticed that the instrument panel would not light up when I turned on the parking light and/or head light. I thought it may have been a blown fuse, but I could not figure out which fuse it was from the owner's manual. The closest ones I could find where #13 and #34, and both checked out okay. I also tried adjusting the interior light lever but it was to no avail. All other interior lights work just fine.

    The only change I have made is the aftermarket CD player I installed last week. I don't know if these two correlate because I have not had to use my head lights since I installed the CD player. Since this all occurred late last night, I have not had time to troubleshoot any further. I will attempt to backtrack my steps by removing the CD player and placing the factory unit back in, and then manually pull all the fuses to check them when I get home from work.

    If someone has experienced this before and could spare me all this trouble, I would greatly appreciate it. I called the dealership for some possible pointers, but they just want me to bring it in. BLAH.
  • neons8neons8 Posts: 1
    2002 liberty the dash lights all of them keep going on and off while I'm driving. It also does it it if I just turn the key to on. it my take a minute on two then it just keeps doing it. I replaced the ignition switch and jigged wires can't find it. Please help

    In God we trust
  • pvan1pvan1 Posts: 3
    The fan blower(any speed setting such as # 1-3) cuts out after driving about a mile or two in the morning then comes back on after about 3-4minutes and runs fine. After a stop, fan motor does not run for 3-4 minutes then kicks back on. I have replaced resistor but no change. Could this be a problem with the relay located in the Power Distribution Box in front of the battery?
  • I have a '05 Liberty and can't find any reference to getting the headlights to come on automatically in the daytime ,or what some manufacturers call 75%.
    Does anyone know if it has the capabilities to do this? And if so ,how?
    Thanx in advance
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