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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2000, 01:56 PM
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Whacked Dash Lights

Okay this is a very strange problem. When I bought my Jeep (1987 Wrangler), the dash lights weren't working. The problem turned out to be the driving/fog lights that were mounted to the bumper (stock). I removed them and taped up the wires, replaced the dash lights fuse, and everything worked for a couple of months.

Then, the fuse blew again. I replaced it, it lasted a little bit, then blew again. So, trying to figure out exactly when it was blowing, I kept messing with it till I figured it out.

The fuse blows every time I shift to 2nd gear. That sounds ridiculous to me, but I can repeat it 100% every time. It's not while I'm driving, or a function of the clutch. It's the simple act of shifting to 2nd gear. Ignition off, lights on, shift to any gear but 2nd, and it's fine. I put the shifter into the 2nd gear position and it blows the fuse.

If anyone can give me any help on this problem, I'd really appreciate it. I have a 5spd with the 4.2 6cyl engine, if that helps any. All the other electical systems seem to be working fine.

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Re: Whacked Dash Lights

It has to be a wire shorting out against the stick .Possible the one going to the reverse switch or Four wheel switch ,there is nothing internally in the trans to short out,Pull the access cover and have a look with the cover off shift it and see if it is either rubbing a wire or pulling on the harness.

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Re: Whacked Dash Lights

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Also....check to see if the backup lamps share the same fuse as the dash lights.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] If so, the reverse lamp switch on the tranny; as was mentioned may be kaputzo and shorting out internally.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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