how do i find a ground wire short in a tail light?

Asked by Jul 14, 2012 at 10:48 AM about the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

195

The best tool I have found for this is called a power probe. You can however trace an issue like this with your average probe light. Turn your head lights on and stick the probe into the socket with the other end grounded to bare steel on the body. If the probe lights up then your tail light socket ground is bad. If not continue using the probe to test the wire back till you find the physical problem.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 Grand Cherokee Tail Lights Don't work 25 answers

    One night all my tail lights went out. No rear parking lights, no brake lights, no tail lights. The only thing that is on is the license plate lights. Rear turn lights work, reverse gear light works...

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 jeep grand cherokee Laredo left tail light inop 2 answers

    I have a 2007 jgc laredo. I have no tail light on left side. I have replaced bulb, and socket. I have voltage to socket but can't get bulb to illuminate.

    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • No tail lights, all fuses good and replaced bulbs, have R lights,brake,turn ect. 6 answers

    just have no tail lights and fuses checked out.

    2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • why did my tail lights and interior display lights stop working? 4 answers

    my tail lights dont work at all now and my interior display lights work now adn then. I checked my fuses and all seems well. I don't see both bulbs going at once but IDK??? can anybody help me out?

    2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cluster lights and tail light not working. 1 answer

    I recently had my stock cd player replaced by my boyfriend. However, now my cluster lights don't work, my passenger tail light, and passenger working front light doesn't work. All the fuses were chec...

    2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Jeep Grand Cherokee Questions

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

#1 inuevafreak
inuevafreak
Reputation 1,850
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,630
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
325 Great Deals out of 53,035 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Explorer
1,432 Great Deals out of 71,888 listings starting at $985
Used Jeep Wrangler
516 Great Deals out of 16,996 listings starting at $2,990
Used Toyota 4Runner
380 Great Deals out of 20,140 listings starting at $2,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,067 Great Deals out of 32,280 listings starting at $1,495
Used Dodge Durango
455 Great Deals out of 23,004 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
3,392 Great Deals out of 203,566 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,622 Great Deals out of 148,534 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Camaro
645 Great Deals out of 39,145 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
694 Great Deals out of 38,147 listings starting at $1,750

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited For Sale
2,445 listings starting at $32,300
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 983 listings starting at $28,881
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 903 listings starting at $23,988
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 438 listings starting at $18,000
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $17,995