I've heard this is a common problem in zj' sand I've had it for a little while now and can't figure it out. I have a 98 zj and the dash lights and running lights (tail lights, marker lamps, and fog lamps) are not working. It keeps blowing the fuse for them, however, my head lights, turn signals, and brake lights work. I've taken the dash completely apart several times, checked all fuses (cab and engine bay) and traced wires until I was cross eyed, and I still can't seem to figure it out. Anyone had this problem and know how to fix it?
I'm having the exact same issue: Blows same #17 fuse, dome lights not going off until the BCM shuts them off, turn signal, brake and flashers still work, etc. Changed out switch...same everything. Just hate it when someone drops the thread. This all began when I installed the #16 fuse to fix the dome lights. Will try pulling it. I also just installed a new rear lift hatch. Will disconnect those wires as well. I bet it's the BCM, because it's the common denominator between the two. Harness looks solid but it's been worked on before. I may have to spin this car off, as it's becoming a time suck and a money pit. Sure wish this brand wasn't such a POS. The cars look great but the electronics are crap.
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