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Jeep Liberty Electrical and Lighting Problems



  • After 3 months of driving with no speedometer, odometer, radio or gear shift lights at night......CHECK FUSE #9, ta da......God said "let there be light" :)
  • odahodah Posts: 1
    thanks for the tip. Fuse 9 here also for the instrument panel situation. it also controls trailer lights, lights went out right after we had hooked a trailer up the first time.
  • So I have a 2007 jeep liberty 2wd. I'm having some electrical problems with it. The Dashboard lights, front passenger park light, and the rear passenger light won't shut off unless I disconnect the battery. When I reconnect the battery the lights will turn back on. It's not the battery or the alternator, I took both of those in to get tested and they passed. Help please?

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    Hmmm....stuck headlight relay? Bad multi-function switch on the stalk, or bad ground in that harness? No, alternator and battery were wild goose chases.

  • @btc2319 said:
    Found it !!!! behind glove box. All you see is a multi-wire plug. The part, which looks like a circuit board, actually slides into where plug plugs in. loosen the two screws and part slides out. new part slides in circuit board first and tighten screws plug in and your done. Ten minute job. Dealer wants to, well lets just say, unimaginable things to you . Dealer wants couple hundred and tells you it is an hour and a half job. Go figure!!!!

    I have roughly the same thing wrong. Mine just the 123settings don't work and the 4 does. Did this fix the problem??? Just happened 2 days ago and My passenger brake light decided to go out and melt the plastic around one of the contacts at the same exact time. Replaced the light bulb and that one went out too.

    Wondering if the two are related? Strange coincidence if not. Mine is a 2006 Jeep Liberty.

  • realtorsuerealtorsue Posts: 1

    I have a 2012 Jeep Liberty. At about 16K I started having all kinds of electrical issues including wipers that turn on when you hit the turn indicator, deprogrammed radio two times, air bag light for driver (replaced), clock loosing time (replaced after contacting corporate), tire pressure light coming on for no reason, deprogrammed car key.....what is up with this vehicle. It is in right now for the wiper problem along with radio deprogramming as the radio was already replaced once. Because of all of these issues the dealer closest to my home called me rude and will not continue to service my car so I have to go 15 miles out of my way...why, because I bought a Jeep. I was rude when the dealer in Tracy said I would have my car back in one day and then said they had to get a part and they had to go far, hello far 10 miles so they took 2 days to make THAT repair. My car has been in the shop over 10 times in 6 months and now has 22K.

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    Have you considered using the Lemon Law?

  • dadio7dadio7 Posts: 1

    My sons 2002 liberty has a driver side front marker and rear taillight that will not go off unless the fuse is pulled. Any suggestions?

  • shaggy21shaggy21 Posts: 2
    My 07 jeep liberty drive side rear turn signal sometimes works and the doesn't. Does anyone have an idea where my search for the problem would begin.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    I'd look first at the bulb and its socket (loose, corroded) and then at the connectors that plug into the tail light assembly, for a loose ground wire or some such.
  • I have a 2007 Jeep liberty and oh sucks. Every issue on here it has.
    Anyway. My question for today is electrical. About 4yrs ago we had the BMC replaced. It seemed to fix the electrical issues. I hit a bump and the fuse that makes the keys talk tonthe door, inside lights and radio work popped. I took it back and they said it was nothing they did wrong. Mind you this should be a brand new part.
    So, my rear passenger tailight literally burned up. Replace the whole package. Still not the problem. I had the trail hitch I had installed totally un hooked (wiring) .
    Still that fuse is blowing. No codes are being thrown. Any ideas??
    Thank you in advance.
  • HELP!!! I was trying to find answers on here, but couldn't.

    I just bought a 2006 Jeep Liberty Sport and noticed some electrical and lighting issues while driving it home. All interior lights do not work at all. Also, my door locks do not lock with the fob or with the switches, but it looks like they unlock - sometimes. Lastly, my radio (after market) resets itself every time I turn on my car - so it does not save any settings as if it was put in brand new.

    Could all of these issues be related? I have not looked into the fuses yet, but I also have found that there are people who HAVE switched the fuses and they blow every time they replace them. What could be the issue there as to why they keep blowing as soon as putting a new one in?

    Thanks for any help!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    If fuses blow when you replace then, you probably have a short to ground somewhere. This would involve isolating the fuse circuit that is malfunctioning, and trace the wiring harness inch by inch until you find the problem. Technicians have some good tools to help them find shorts.

    As to your problem, by all means check your fuses first and the condition and charge on your battery, and be sure your battery cables are clean and tight on both ends of each cable.
  • Hello, I have a 2003 Jeep Liberty, my signals do not work but all my other lights do including hazards. I already switched the multifunction switch, I switched the hazard flasher, & light bulbs & they still don't work. Can anyone help, everyone just tells me it's an electrical problem but I've already spent money on all these parts & still nothing. So I'm hoping it's something inexpensive that I can fix?!?!?!?! 
  • Someone please help!!! 
  • l_lopezl_lopez Posts: 2
    edited October 2016
    Signals don't work on my 2003 Jeep Liberty. Already switched multifunction switch, hazard flasher, & bulbs but still nothing. All my other lights work including hazards but signals don't work at all. Can anyone help??
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,051
    Check fuses #11 (15A) and #39 (10A) in the junction block below the left end of the dash. Everything after the multi-function switch is identical between the 4-ways and the turn signals, suggesting the problem has to be before the multi-function switch.

    Fuse 11 is hot at all times and connects to the multi-function switch at pin #1 with a pink/orange wire.
    Fuse 39 is only hot in the ignition run position, and supplies power to the multi-function switch on pin #8 dark blue and white wire.
  • Two days ago that my driver side break light was out. I took it to get replace (because I know nothing about cars) and I was told that it was not the bulb, and that it was electrical. When I got my car back, the driver side turn signal started blinking very fast (same side as break light). Today, I went to unlock my car and my remote entry no longer works. Is this all one problem or is everything just piling up on me? How do I fix this all?
  • Hazard light also does not work on the drivers side.
  • Update: The remote entry and become hit or miss. Somethings it will work, sometimes it won't.
  • My tire pressure light came on today as well, but it says to check TMP system. Someone please help me!
  • Hey everyone, got an interesting one. 05" Liberty, my back right tail light was going out, had no running light but had brake lighting. Took off the whole fixture 1 or 3 prongs broke, make shift metal connector and worked fine. Soon after, running light out again and brake light working. Then, my dash light went out, all of the in cab lights went out (not roof light, just everything on dash and a/c control) when I would hit the brake pedal the back right brake light would light up and the dash lights would light up. I hit the break, the whole dash lights up (this is of course at night when the headlights are on) take foot off the break, dash lights are dark. They seem connected and you all know how easy grounding issues are to find so please give me some insight as to where I can start my search instead of the lovely 4hr labor to pay just to find a short and then the cost of actually getting fixed. Thank you
  • I have a 2008 Liberty. My fan blower was intermittently not blowing. Mechanic replaced the blower motor and it worked for a few weeks but now won't blow at all. And now my headlights come on when I first turn on but then they go off. Being told that I have to take it to dealer and have them replace the power module. Wondering if anyone has experienced this and has any advice or recommendation that doesn't involve spending $$$. Thanks!
  • Jeep Lemon lover 

    Please help! !
    New battery, alternator is great! !
    My dash lights and interior lights flicker and flash. Then my Jeep will die and I'll have to jump start. .
    I'm frustrated. .

    Any insight please? ?!!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    If you have to jump start and that works, then your alternator is not great (or the wiring harness). Bench testing the alternator might fool you. It should be hooked up and under load.

    You might also check your grounds, including battery to ground and engine to ground.
  • dalkas7304dalkas7304 MassachusettsPosts: 6
    Headlights stay on after shut off Horn blows on shut off.

    2003 Jeep Liberty Sport Headlights stay on after car is off or horn stays on after car is off. Check to see all bulbs have the same number in each socket. Fast blinkers are an indication of wrong bulb. Check Drivers side fuse box very top black plastic plug in on the sport model for headlight relay . If clicking noise change it for sure. Blowing horn can be caused by low battery as well, and if your car stalls , this indicates low or bad battery. Jeeps will have a no start or won't idle or hard start until battery charges if battery low. Check first before tune up or bring to garage. . If all else fails replace the 1 unit Multi functional switch / Headlight switch/ blinker switch on top of steering wheel. Junkyards charge $35.00. Make sure you disconnect battery first and foremost.. , Remove cover under steering wheel lower the steering wheel first. Has a few torque screws and 2 plugs and be sure to slide the clips holding the switch in place. Do not force out the plugs.
  • 02 Jeep liberty limited. Daytime Running Lamps? If you just install the DLR Relay Will it work? Or is there some other Equip Needed like sensors? Reading the manual says Canada only. IDK why but maybe 15 yrs ago they weren't sold that way in the States. now all NEW cars come with at least the capability.
    Just got it want it for the snow when winter comes but would definitely want this feature for added safety. Thank You
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    According to this response from a Jeep mechanic, you can't install DRL merely by putting in a relay, because your Jeep is not wired for DRL.

    Retrofitting DRL Jeep Liberty
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,051
    edited June 2017
    There is a way to add factory DRL's but it is definitely NOT a DIY project. The required wiring and components can be added and then the vehicle build configuration has to be changed in the TIPM and CCN (under hood fuse block and control module and the instrument cluster). You will need the factory Wi-TECH scan tool to do that. That would set you back about 8K and it has a terminal shelf life.

    An easier solution would be to add aftermarket fog lights and then wire them to operate as desired.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    THIS website might give you some ideas.
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