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Old July 10th, 2019, 13:28
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Dash not working

Years ago my dash stopped working. I came on here and learned about the old connectors getting dirty. Took the dash apart and cleaned them and all was gravy. Over time it kept quitting on me so I'd just clean them again. After a while even cleaning wouldn't work. Sometimes in the morning when its somewhat warm the dash will work for maybe 30 seconds or so but for the most part the dash is just dead. Any ideas? Apologies if this has been covered but I couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance!
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Old July 10th, 2019, 18:03
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Re: Dash not working

Look up the pin outs for keyed 12v power and ground. You have to take your dash on a 97-01 apart partially, I ran a new keyed 12v power and grind to my cluster from the cigarette lighter and I'm all good ever since. There's a defect in the factory harness somewhere, obviously I didnt find it, I bypassed it, been working fine over a year
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Old July 10th, 2019, 18:04
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Re: Dash not working

By pinouts I mean for the stock cluster plugs
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Old July 10th, 2019, 18:08
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Re: Dash not working

All gauges work, mileage, lights etc
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Old July 10th, 2019, 18:14
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Re: Dash not working

Thanks so much! Pardon me as electrical work is not my forte. There are 2 harnesses going to the cluster. You are talking about wiring 1 power and 1 ground wire to the whole thing. How do I splice that in? I'm sorry for my naivety, I get mechanical stuff. Not electricity.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 19:10
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Re: Dash not working

Looking at the dash from the (USA) drivers seat(left). It the plug on the left.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 19:12
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Re: Dash not working

Awesome. Thanks a ton. I'll look into that when I get back from vacation. Hopefully I won't have to ask you more questions: )
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Old July 10th, 2019, 19:18
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Here to help, good luck
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Old July 10th, 2019, 19:19
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Re: Dash not working

Google dash cluster pinouts for 97-01 XJ cherokee and you'll be good. Good luck
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