Check engine/check gauges/airbag lights all flash on and off randomly. Why?


Asked by Sep 09, 2013 at 02:05 PM about the 1997 Jeep Cherokee 4 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just like the question says. It's totally random. Any combination of the three lights will be
on at once. Someone told me there's no way the three lights flashing are related to each
other unless it's an electrical problem. Is this right?

2 Answers


Sounds like you have a grounding problem, unfortunately the lights and the systems involved have grounds in different locations so I can't just tell you "go here and do this" it may be cumulative event so you are going to have to check all of the vehicles grounds physically, start with the main one and work your inside. You may want to purchase a shop manual to aid you in this venture. Good luck.


These buggies had problems with the elect. connector at the inst. cluster. I would remove cluster, push cluster into place and remove it several times to help clean pins, and then reinstall it with the screws. drive it and see if prob. goes away. Jeep makes a replacement connector. Its usually one on rt. side. Green I think. Hope this helps.....

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