17th Dec 2007, 09:02

Same here with a 98 Wrangler Sahara. Gauges go out, air bag light comes on and the dash lights, signals and everything else still works fine. Will as the dealer for a fix on the instrument panel connector.

28th Feb 2008, 18:23

I'm having the same mysterious problems with my '98 automatic jeep wrangler sahara. Randomly, the gauges all go off and the airbag light comes on. Also, when I slow down, idle, or stop it shudders and apparently slips out of gear, then jerks into gear when I accelerate. I have been told it might be one of the vacuum hoses, but I have no idea how to fix the problem. Have tried transmission flush, as well as transmission additives to no avail, leading me to believe it is definitely not the transmission.

19th Mar 2008, 02:36

Hey Everyone!

So I have a 97 SE Wrangler with many of the same electrical problems. Only mine is every time I start it the windshield wipers will come on. Sometimes they stay on for just a minute, other times they won't TURN OFF! Its so annoying! Also I get the problem with LH turn signal indicator turning on and staying on for no reason. WTF? Any advice?

8th May 2008, 12:37

I have a 97 Jeep Wrangler Sport with what else?...electrical problems. When the problems first started it was only the radio going on and off when the windshield wiper ran across the window, or when the blinkers blinked. As it got worse, the radio would go off when I turned it up too high.

Now, and probably for the last couple of years, the radio just flickers on occasion or doesn't come on at all. Wipers and blinkers work fine as they always have, but radio has been rendered worthless.

I will likely try the steering column remedy mentioned in these posts, but any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

5th Jul 2008, 12:37

Hey there jeepers, I bought a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. It had 76000 miles on it. I know that's a lot of miles, but I always wanted one.

Here's the deal on mine; the idle is off and the fuel sending unit works when it wants to, my fog lights stay on, and the 4wd light says part time 4wd.

So took it the Jeep dealer; they said change the TPS & the crank sensor. As far as the fog lights, they said to change the the whole switch.

I am doing a lot of the work myself, so does anybody know how to replace the crank sensor or anything about the 4wd light.

Email @ toothguymike@yahoo.com

Thankyou happy trails.

23rd Jul 2008, 16:34

1998 Wrangler Sport 4.0 4x4 black almost 90,000.

OK, so here it is. "Electrical stuff" my friends laugh as we are driving down the street and my gages go off and my "air bag" light comes on, and I slap the dash!!!

I am a true Jeep nut, therefore I don't really care to smack it around some. My question would be has it "ever" caused a fire?

I have been very fortunate and have not had to spend a lot of cash on it, just a few things here and their.

Why is the Chrysler Company using that sludge?

15th Aug 2008, 22:33

Hey jeepers, I have a 2000 Jeep Wrangler and I too am having electrical problems. Recently my radio, windshield wipers, and turn signals stopped working at times. I tried jiggling my keys in the ignition and they would come back on, but it is hit or miss every time I turn on my Jeep. I can't even get it to come on now. Does anyone know how to fix this?

10th Oct 2008, 02:25

I have a 2001 Jeep Wrangler and I get the no fuse display on the odometer, and my radio and dome light do not come on. I have replaced all fuses under the hood and behind glove box fuse boxes, I have also replace the IOD, what now?

12th Nov 2008, 19:53

1997 Jeep Wrangler electrical problems or ignition?

We can start the Jeep up, and the minute we put it in gear (it's automatic) the #11 fuse blows and engine dies, as well as the instrument gauges. It then just cranks over, but doesn't start.

We put another fuse in; it did the same thing and blew it. We can some times replace the #11 and start it, then the same fuse blows again. We don't know where to star looking for the problem or what would cause this. If anyone knows, please let us know email: bethannstarkey@yahoo.com

12th Nov 2008, 21:26

I have a 1993 Jeep Wrangler. I am having charging problems. I was driving home the other night and the volt meter dropped. I replaced the alternator. Started driving again and it happened again. I replaced the fuse and it keeps blowing the fuse. I checked for a short in the wire and I cannot find one. Can I bypass the fuse box and run a wire from the alternator with an in line fuse to the battery?

E-mail (bpd_532@att.net)

22nd Apr 2009, 12:23

Hi - I have a 2001 Wrangler Sport with almost 90,000 miles on it.

I was driving home yesterday and noticed smoke coming out of the steering column along with my fog light sensor on. I was close to home so I kept going. When I pulled in the garage, I turned the Jeep off, took the keys out, and my fog light sensor still stayed on. I made sure they weren't on, but couldn't get the sensor light to go out. It finally went out. My lights and brights still work, along with my turn signals, and I didn't think to check the horn, but my fog lights don't work.

Can this be fixed with a simple fuse change, or is there now a problem with the steering column, because the smoke really worried me? It wasn't smoking this morning when I drove it into work. I'm a worrier, so I'm hoping my poor little Jeep doesn't burst into flames, but I don't want to take it to the dealership and I don't know a good mechanic. Any suggestions? I'd really appreciate them. Thanks!

10th May 2009, 09:54

I just bought a 97 jeep 4.0 with only 46,000 miles, it hasn't been started in a year, now it won't start, I have checked all fuses and traced lots of wires everything works but no headlights and no fire to the spark plugs, any advice...

5th Jun 2009, 14:47

My wife just called and said that she pulled into the garage and turned the car off like always but this time the radio stayed on. I told her to restart it and turn it off again to see if it was a fluke, but it happened again. I have not gotten to look at the problem yet. I got onto this site to check out if anyone has had any issues.

It sounds like a lot of electrical issues on this site. I have not had any of these. I did have an issue with the car randomly not starting a few years ago, and after a lot of checking on things and trying to narrow it down, it came down to an aftermarket security device that a dealership in the SF Bay area was installing on all the cars that year. The guy at the dealership informed me that he had a whole box of em that he had pulled out of a lot of cars. that was the problem - it hasn't reoccurred since. My email is brian@matangelo.com, I would love to hear anyones advice.