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1999 Jeep electrical PUZZLE, need HELP!

cpracingcpracing Posts: 2
edited June 2014 in Jeep
_ABOUT: Okay, so I own a 1999 GC Laredo, 4x2 4.0L 214XXX miles. The car runs great, as if it will never die. The problem lies within the electrical side of the house.

_PROBLEM: Haywire gauge cluster (turns on and off freely), alternating power to door switches to locks and windows (power turns on and off, I can even hear the clicking as it happens), and sometimes the interior lights stay on when the car is running due to the car thinking the driver door is open even though it is closed.

_PUZZLE: So I have found ways to stop the problems but not a fix. The car has been taken to many auto electrical shops but they can't do anything to fix it because the problems don't trigger for them to fix. However, on my end, I have replaced the battery, replaced the battery terminals, and checked resistance on wiring to driver side switches for and open. The weird thing is that when the wiring to the driver side switches are unplugged, all problems go away. So I have cut the main power cable to the switches and ran leads to a remote switch, anytime the car acts up, I flip the switch and all problems go away. How do I get a permanent fix, and where do I look?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thank you.


  • tuggajbtuggajb Posts: 646
    look where the wires go between the door and the door jam look for broken wires as that is where they brake from the door opening and closing
    on mine i just cur the wire protector off and found the problem taped the wires up and good to go
  • Well thats immediately where the majority of the mechanics looked. Suprisingly, even with 214XXX miles, everything is still like new. The wires are in perfect condition. Thats the reason for me checking the resistance on those wires was to look for some kind of open or short.
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