Dash Wiring Problems of Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler owners have reported 51 problems related to dash wiring (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Jeep Wrangler 4-dr 4x4. When driving my 2007 Jeep, it has 2x, completely shut off while going about 70 mph in traffic. I took it to bondy's Jeep dothan, looked at by service depart. And given back - nothing wrong. The second time, returned to bondy's, some wiring harnesses were replaced. Then recall was issued, took it back-they fixed recall. Continued to have issues, been to bondy's eight times. It has not shut completely off again that was pretty scary - but the dashboard lights up with errors and I lose power everything (air conditioner, signals, radio, entire control panel, etc?). The same thing happened when it shut off completely, so my concern is that it will happen again. If I were to pull out onto a highway, that could be it. Please advise me on what action I need to take. Following is a timeline of what has been going on. I have not been able to get anyone from Jeep to call me to help me with this issue. I have only been working third party with my local Jeep dealer, who has been great, but has not yet solved any issues. 4/14/2007 Jeep cuts completely off while going 70 mph on hwy 431 all cluster lights lit up. 4/15/2007 Jeep cuts off completely again pulling out of the grocery store parking lot. 4/17/2007 took it to bondy's. Got it back on 4/19/2007. Service dept stated it was fixed. 4/26/2007 all clusters lit up like before but did not shut off. No air conditioner, radio, nothing electric worked. Took to bondy's. 7/11/2007 same thing 7/12/2007 recall received by mail, took to bondy's. 8/2/2007 it happened again. 8/3/2007 took to bondy's left it with the service dept. Do not have it back yet. It has been at bondy's 39 days total since time of purchase, in the service dept. It was Friday, August 3, 2007 when this dash wiring issue occurred.
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#2 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2006 Jeep Wrangler
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1J4F449S46_. Consumer has a 2006 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle is a right hand ride Jeep. At 9,000 miles, the contact had to replace the heating switches and wiring harness. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they dismantled the dashboard. They noticed several malfunctions and replaced a number of wiring harnesses in order to repair the heating switches. Recently, the vehicle had to be returned to the dealer due to alternator failure. The alternator sent so much heat to the battery that is caused the water to boil. Sulfuric acid spilled all over the firewall of the vehicle. The contact was informed that the alternator was sending currents of up to 19 volts to the battery. The failure mileage was 56,000. Updated 05/21/08
the consumer stated he replaced the heater switch 3 times, the alternator and starter were replaced as well. The defroster was inoperative. Updated 05/20/08. This problem occurred on May 1, 2008.
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#3 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler
The car involved is a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Noticed a burning smell and thought it was one of four trucks ahead of me. Pulled off onto my exit and continued to notice the smell. Smoke began pouring from the dash. I had seen the service department the same morning and informed them my blower motor had been working intermittently. They verified the problem and ordered a new motor. Upon inspection of my vehicle I notice that the area around the blower motor is extremely hot. Blower motor has the following:
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904 929431h cw 49104 1. It was Wednesday, Sep. 20, 2006 when this dash wiring issue occurred.
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#4 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2005 Jeep Wrangler
The car involved was a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1J4FA44S45_. Blower controls/resistor pack short out, fail and cause wiring harness to melt for the hvac blower and blower controls. Blower wiring harness appears to pull the full current of the blower motor through the whole switch controls wiring harness, this causes an overload condition and overheats the wiring of the control system, causing severe melting of the plastic components and poses a severe fire risk. This issue happened on 02/01/06.
#5 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2002 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 65 mph all gauges stopped working. After inspection by dealer dash cluster was replaced. Please add further details. It was Dec. 20, 2001 when this dash wiring issue occurred.
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#6 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2001 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle was a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of the car is 1J4FA49S41_. My Jeep started on fire around/in the steering column. Vehicle had sat unstarted for 4 days while on vacation when the fire occurred. Monday, August 25, 2001, it had rained and the water being on the wires is the "cause" of the electrical short which resulted in the fire. The soft top was on and the windows were removed. All contents of the glove compartment were dry. This dash wiring problem happened on Wednesday, August 29, 2001.
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#7 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2001 Jeep Wrangler
The car is a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. While driving at 55 mph smell of burning styrofoam permeated the interior of the vehicle. A few seconds later, heated styrofoam begun to be ejected from driver's side air vents. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, who informed the consumer that they were aware of the problem. This problem occurred on October 15, 2003.
#8 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2001 Jeep Wrangler
The car involved is a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of the problem Wrangler is 1J4FA49S11_. Wires for hvac controls are melting in the plastic connector behind the dash. Some of the controls don't work right anymore. Wires could short and cause fire. This dash wiring issue occurred Wed., Feb. 7, 2007.
#9 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2000 Jeep Wrangler
The car involved was a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I have had this problem 3 times with my vehicle now. The vehicle was having heater problems on highest and second highest speeds. Took the Jeep to the dealership and paid deductable on the service contract in October 2002. Dealer replaced the under dash harness, blower motor and the blower motor resistor. I continued to have problems and took it to my personal mechanic that discovered that the heater control module had failled as well. He replaced the heater control module and Jeep worked fine for 1 year. The heater began to have the same problems again and my personal mechanic replaced the blower motor, blower motor resistor and the heater control unit as well as replacing a burnt wire. The heater again lasted just over a year before actually catching fire under the dash. The entire under dash harness, blower motor, blower motor resistor and heater control unit were again replaced. No additional problems within the past week after receiving the Jeep from the shop. This issue happened on 02/02/05.
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#10 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2000 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1J4FA59S7Y_. Jeep blower motor speed switch stopped working. Upon further investigation and removal under dash, a/c heater control connector #3 and a/c heater control unit switch were both melted. Replaced the unit and blower motor resistor. Blower motor again stopped working 1 year later. Removed the a/c heater control unit. Both the a/c heater control connector #1 and a/c heater control unit point for that connector were melted. This dash wiring issue occurred Thu., Jun. 1, 2006.
#11 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2000 Jeep Wrangler
The car was a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this Wrangler is 1J4FA49S4Y_. Hvac switch shorting and melting plug and/or harness. The failure date was 02/06/2007.
#12 - Dash Wiring problem of the 2000 Jeep Wrangler
200 Jeep Wrangler - melting hvac wire connector (3 wire connector) on switch panel causes the fan switch to short out (melt contacts). Melting plastic smell fills the passenger compartment. This problem occurred on Nov. 27, 2006.
#13 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The car involved is a 1999 Jeep Wrangler yj. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Jeep Wrangler yj is 1J4FY19S6X_. The airconditioner switch has melted 2 times since I have owner this Jeep. Dealer says nothing is wrong. No add on equipment of any kind is present other than a cell phone charger in the cigar lighter receptacle. There had been no fire yet. . . But the wires are getting hard and brittle. The first switch just showed some melting of the plastic on the switch housing. The second switch had the metal lug that the high-speed fan wire connets to completely loose from the switch and hanging in the wire connector. I have been to 2 dealers and both said nothing was wrong. . . I must have just gotten a "bad" switch. But they still charge me about 80 dollars for a new switch panel each time. This dash wiring issue occurred Jun. 23, 2003.
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#14 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The car was a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this vehicle is 1J4FY29PXX_. Instrument cluster panel inoperable causing odometer, fuel gauge, speedometer, oil gauge, water temperature, etc to be inoperable, dealer replaced dealer replaced air bag control module. It was 03/01/01 when this dash wiring issue happened.
#15 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle was a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1J4FY19S9X_. While traveling on the highway, vehicle lost all powet to instrument panel on intermittent basis, dealer has been contacted, consumer stated that a TSB has been issued for this problem. It was Sunday, August 15, 1999 when this dash wiring issue happened.
#16 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this vehicle is IJ4FYI959X_. Lights on dash for all functions flicker and go out intermittently. Dealer cannot duplicate, can not find the problem. Intermittent failure of display gauges at idle and cruise speeds. Dash appears to lose power to the unit causing gauges to go out. This dash wiring problem happened on Tuesday, May 1, 2001.
#17 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. While traveling 65 mph air bag light came one. For some reason that affected 6 gauges on console dropping the readings to zero. This occurred seven times with cause unknown. Please describe details.
#18 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The car involved is a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. Instrumenent gauges would intermittently fail to operate while driving. Vehicle been to the dealer on three occasions, an problem still occurring. Feel free to provide any further information. This dash wiring problem happened on 01/01/02.
#19 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The VIN of the car is 1J4FY19S9X_. Apparently Jeep Wranglers are known for this problem, yet there has never been a recall. For several months now my dash cluster has been malfunctioning. The rpm guage and speedometer both drop to zero, the airbag and check engine lights come on, and the digital odometer loses its readout and instead says "no bus". It happens sporadically, not continuously. I took it to an independent auto shop which was able to correct the problem, but it began again after a couple months. I just took it to my local Jeep dealer for this problem, as well as other electrical problems. (my Jeep wouldn't start for the last 3 days. ) they found a wire that was corroded and replaced or repaired it. My Jeep runs again, but on the way home from the dealership the dash cluster went haywire again. Everyone I have spoken to in the auto shops is aware that this is a common problem with Jeeps, including my Jeep dealer, but nobody has taken steps to remedy this problem. To date, I have spent nearly $1,300. 00 to fix the dash cluster and other electrical problems (probably all related) and my car only has 43,000 miles on it. Conveniently, my manufacturer's warranty expired at 36,000 miles. This began at around 38,000 miles. This dash wiring problem happened on Saturday, June 21, 2003.
#20 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle was a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1J4FY49S1X_. My 1999 Jeep lost all gauges and the air bag light came on. I found out that Jeep has a TSB #08-15-99 since may 21 1999 because of a faulty connector. Since this is a safety problem I believe they should pay for the repair. Thank you. This dash wiring issue occurred Thursday, June 19, 2003.
#21 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. While driving 65 mph dashboard indicator light illuminated. Also, air bag indicator light came on along with other indicator lights followed by the vehicle shutting off. After the vehicle was serviced, technician determined that dash cluster came apart.
#22 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
Normal use of fan speed control switch of 1999 Jeep Wrangler. The male tabs on back of switch break causing shorts and failure. Replaced under warranty twice. The second time was in new york on vacation and the short caused a dash fire in which the wiring harness had to be replaced. Luckily nobody was hurt due to close proximaty of dealership. Replaced a third time myself due to rejection by dealer and Chrysler to cover cost. There has been at least three and maybe four switches since purchasing this vehicle new. This issue has been ongoing almost immediately after purchase. Chrysler dealerships in wilmington, nc and geneva, NY where fire occured kept old parts. All parts replaced brand new and still continue to fail. My fear is the switch will continue to fail and cause further fires and possibly loss of vehicle or personal injury. With the trouble I am having, I find it hard to believe there is not a more wide spread issue. This problem occurred on Jan. 10, 2005.
#23 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle is a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. Recall campaign 99v117000 concerning instrument panel screws. Owner stated that the instrument panel gauges did not operate properly when the headlights were turned on. Owner contacted the manufacturer, and was informed that this vehicle was not covered under the recall due to VIN. It was Mar. 29, 2005 when this dash wiring issue happened.
#24 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The VIN of this Wrangler is 1J4FY49S8X_. 1999 Jeep Wrangler sahara with air conditioning - hvac electrical issue: smelled burning/melting plastic, then hvac controls quit working. I disassembled the dash to find the electrical connector on passenger side of hvac controls had melted. Looks like it could lead to short-circuits or fire. This issue happened on Wednesday, October 5, 2005.
#25 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The car was a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. : the contact stated while driving over bumps the odometer and speedometer fail. The airbag warning light illuminates when the needles drop. The problems occur at various speeds. Upon inspection the dealership determined the wiring harness needs to be replaced. There is a NHTSA recall, # 99v117000, regarding the instrument panel wiring. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall; however it is not included in the recall due to the VIN. It was March 2, 2006 when this dash wiring issue happened.
#26 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1999 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this vehicle is 1J4FY19S1X_. 1st issue: the dash gauges will go off and on intermittently. I have fought with this problem for years now. The dealer of course doesn't know what I'm talking about. Never heard of it. I have completely removed the dash looking for problems. Bad grounds? I can't tell where. I suspect the plugs the cluster slips into. I've tried to pull the mounts closer for a better connection. It seamed to work for a while. Then it comes back. A good sound beating on the dash brings them back on. Amazing what that plastic will take. All this started after the warranty expired. I refuse to take it in and pour money at it till they figure it out. All I want is to know how to fix the gauges. I'm about ready to cut the wires and solder them directly on. 2nd issue: I began smelling plastic burning or something. Later the heater fan quit working. After some reading of the service manual, I checked a lot of parts and found the control/selector switch unit heated up and partially melted the wire plugging into it as well as burnt inside the unit. Bought another and replaced it. Works great now. All the fan positions work again. This issue happened on Sunday, January 15, 2006.
#27 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle involved is a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this Wrangler is 1J4FY29P2W_. Will need to return to dealer for the second time regarding instruments/airbag light problem, and 3rd time for steering column problem.
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#28 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of this vehicle was 1J4FY19SXW_. The Jeep was brought into two different Jeep dealers on three occasions for the same electricalproblems. On may 2, 1999 after being parked on the street for over 10 hours, the car caught on fire and was destroyed. The source of the fire according tot he. This dash wiring problem happened on Sun., May. 2, 1999.
#29 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Under dash wiring malfunctioned, causing the gauges to go out, and started an electrical fire. The failure date was Monday, June 1, 1998.
#30 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The car was a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. VIN of the vehicle was 1J4FY19S3W_. In damp conditions, this car is unsafe, will loose power on highway after rain and even from evening dampness the electrical system will shut down. It was 08/13/98 when this dash wiring issue occurred.
#31 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle having this issue was a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The VIN of the car is 1J4FY19S2W_. Waterleaks on passenger side, dealer can not fix. . . . . Gears grind going from 1st to 2nd. . . Airbag light comes on, intsrument panel fails, dealer has fixed once. This dash wiring issue occurred Fri., May. 1, 1998.
#32 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The vehicle was a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1J4FY49S7W_. The vehicle has developed an odor associated with leaking anitfreeze. 3 different trips to make repairs, no action on first trip, second trip, dealer replaced thermostat housing, third trip, dealer replaced radiator. Vehicle still has odor at different times. Seat belts have been replaced 3 times on right hand side and once on left hand side due to belts getting pinched in hardtop doors and damaging belts. Belt on right hand has had failure of seat belt inertia lock during hard stop. Electrical system: airbag light illuminated at various times, and at the same time the speedometer and tachometer failed momentarily. Fix was to clean and grease connectors. System is starting to repeat same problem, and dealer cannot find a problem. Steering column lower bushing has developed noise, after rain or onset of cold weather. Dealer states fix is to lube bushing, but problem persists after 4 dealer visits. Rear axle seals on left hand and right hand were leaking, resulting in rear wheel lockup with moderate brake application on damp pavement or sandy road surfaces. Dealer replaced both seals, but nothing was said about possible brake lining contamination or cleaning. Vehicle has had repeated water leakage from around windshield on left and right hand sides, right hand hardtop door hinge attach bolts, thru seals on cowl and around doors. Dealer has replaced all seals, rtv'd gaps, and installed updated door seals, but vehicle still leaks. Also, carpets were water damaged in front passenger area due to water leakage from vehicle body and airconditioning system. Vehicle has been kept for up to two days on two different occasions for water leaks and multiple repair complaints. It was Dec. 16, 1998 when this dash wiring issue occurred.
#33 - Dash Wiring problem of the 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The car is a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1J4FY49S7W_. No summary listed for above vehicle.
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|Electrical System problems||199|
|Dash Wiring problems||51|
|Horn Assembly problems||42|
|Instrument Panel problems||30|
|Ignition Switch problems||17|
|Underhood Wiring problems||15|
|Ignition Module problems||11|
|Electrical Failure problems||9|
|Instrument Panel Failure problems||6|
|Dashboard Failed problems||5|
|Car Will Not Start problems||4|