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Jeep Grand Cherokee - 1995 - Intermittent electrical fault. When driving along the power fails for the dashboard completely; the dials and gauges fail, all the lights go out and the radio turns off. It is like I have turned the ignition off. The engine however still runs and I do have throttle control BUT the brake pedal goes solid and obviously the brakes then do not work - which is a worry! Within a few seconds it comes back again but will repeat rapidly. Other symptoms(all recent) - the ABS warning light on the dash has illuminated but the relay looks to be ok. The "chirp" of the alarm does not work when either arming or disarming but the immobiliser works and so does the remote door locking. When the speedo and tacho gauges failed, jabbing the brake pedal brought them back up. This is all very bizarre and now the car is unsafe to drive - Please help. Many thanks Paul

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power loss 12vdc to cluster.
basic, simple loss can happen. easy
get it fixed?
any shop in town can. that is what 99% do today

if not read the book the sm is free,
takes a $20 DMM meter to find it,
replace the 2 cluster fuses yet, that brake thing is very very odd.
sound to me like engine stall, and total vacuum loss as side effect.
brake hard is not the correct word
brakes hard and work perfectly as manual brakes do
and only the vacuum assists fails
in fact the brakes are totally ok ,just takes more pedal pressure.
its not unsafe unless 85 lb granny drives it.. see?
fuses, are first (always and for SURE 1995)

the book, and click ZJ
then click wiring
Chapter 8w page 40+
this cluster has a VOLT METER
see that?, if it goes to zero (tells you catastrophic power loss)
and head lamps work (DO THEY)???
then the key switch failed.? can be.... but...
or fuse block fuse 21 or 22 below. (or are loose or defective,rusty)
cab box both 15amp ATC fuses.
or fuse 12, under hood. 40amp.

simple no? battery dead, not if Head lamps work)
fuses (all 3) the key switch wiggle it yet?>>>>>?????????
and wires. bad. id bet it not ground G106 bad.

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SOURCE: Mazda3 Immobiliser

Hi sssski

You got a problem with the immobiliser. Why is it engaging, and what is the symptom leading up to the problem.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008


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SOURCE: 99 lancer,speedo tacho n gauge problem.

probably burnt or cracked circuit board on back of gauge cluster

Posted on Jun 21, 2009


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SOURCE: all warning lights on dash come on and all electrics stop working

The common problem with the dashes on the Jeep is contacts. Remove the cluster and try cleaning the electrical contacts with a Q-tip and alcohol replace cluster and try again.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009


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SOURCE: Grand Cherokee 1999 - ABS light went on solid ?

If the ABS light is on it is indicating a problem with the ABS system, not the mechanical braking system. Your brakes will still operate but not the ABS. So basically you'd need to go back to the old fashioned way of pumping the brakes. You'll probably need a new ABS sensor.

I wouldn't drive to long without getting it fixed because you may inadvertantly revert back to your familiarity and just stomp the brakes resulting in them locking up when you expect them to operate as normal.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009


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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Brakes work

I got a 91 jeep cherokee and the ABS light is on and the brake light is on. it feels like it is manual brakes real hard to push.
What is wrong and how do I fix it?

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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