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Old 11-10-2009, 06:22 PM
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Help, Dash lights FLASHING!

I have no idea what is going on with my dash...Sometimes when my car is wet or when its raining all the dash lights start flashing intermittently and stops after 3 seconds. Sometimes it won't flash but come on and stay on for 3-5 seconds. My car is at 60k miles now...Anyone think thats playin a part in this? Thanks.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:51 PM
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Sounds like a windshield leak problem to me.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:00 AM
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Sounds like a windshield leak problem to me.
Okay, I do admit that water has leaked into my driver's control panel whenever I smoke and have the window open. Maybe I should invest into some rain guards....? I haven't noticed a leak in my windshield, but there is a leak in the rear gate winshield. I've noticed water stains on the inside of the gate windshield and notice water leak when I go through a carwash or heavy rain.

Ya think the short or whatever would travel all the way to the dash though? Thanks.

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Old 11-14-2009, 12:53 PM
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I have no idea what is going on with my dash...Sometimes when my car is wet or when its raining all the dash lights start flashing intermittently and stops after 3 seconds. Sometimes it won't flash but come on and stay on for 3-5 seconds. My car is at 60k miles now...Anyone think thats playin a part in this? Thanks.
Sounds like the issues I've been having with mine. I've been told today two of my control modules have failed and have to be replaced and the delivery time will be 2-4 weeks.....I suggest sell the Jeep and buy a proper English or Japanese 4x4 vehicle instead!

Its the Steering Control Module that controls the dash lights apparently, as described by a Jeep Muppet at the dealer today.
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Sounds like the issues I've been having with mine. I've been told today two of my control modules have failed and have to be replaced and the delivery time will be 2-4 weeks.....I suggest sell the Jeep and buy a proper English or Japanese 4x4 vehicle instead!

Its the Steering Control Module that controls the dash lights apparently, as described by a Jeep Muppet at the dealer today.

Wow! Okay, thanks for the info. How long was your Jeep doing this before you had to get it replaced? So did the dealer say why the control mod went bad? I was actually planning on getting a Chevy Tahoe or something that size, but not for another 2 years or so. I'm not too fond of japanese suv or english one either.
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Mine has done this twice now within the past week. The first time it was about 11 degrees and snowing, but the roads weren't all that wet yet. Last night, it was clear and about 9 degrees and my headlights and instrument panel lights began flashing rapidly when I made an abrupt stop. Both times, I turned the headlights off, then back on and it was fine for the rest of the trip. Not sure what's going on here or what kind of $ I may have to dump into this in the near future. Good old American engineering. My Commander is an '06 3.7 with 49,000 on it. In my book, having to worry about crap like this in a 3 year old car is unacceptable. And we wonder why people won't buy American. I always have, and this is what I get. I love this car though--I bought it this past summer with 42,000 on it and it's everything I wanted. I just don't want to have to worry about defects like this--we shouldn't have to.
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Mine did this a while back and I pushed on all the fuses in the two boxes under the hood to make sure they were seated properly. One of them must have been loose 'cause I haven't had this problem since then.
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Well it's back. We were driving home tonight and the headlights started flickering again. It only does it with the headlights on not with only the parking lights.

When we got home I checked the relays under the hood. I could hear the one for the headlights clicking . I took the relay for the horn and replaced it thinking the relay was bad but that did not fix it.

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Sounds like the issues I've been having with mine. I've been told today two of my control modules have failed and have to be replaced and the delivery time will be 2-4 weeks.....I suggest sell the Jeep and buy a proper English or Japanese 4x4 vehicle instead!

Its the Steering Control Module that controls the dash lights apparently, as described by a Jeep Muppet at the dealer today.
Wait a minute!
Doesn't Lucas still make electrics for English Vehicles?
Now I'm going to have to go dig up some old jokes about warm English beer!
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:54 PM
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When this happened to me a couple of years ago, the dealer diagnosed it as the ignition switch. He replaced the switch and it's been fine since. You may want to search the TSBs for it, I think he mentioned it was a bulletin.
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