I hate to do this, as I'm not a very frequent poster or contributor, but my '99 WJ 4.0 L just started something weird, and bothe my son and I have work tomorrow and it's supposed to snow, so I'm hollering HELP to y'all. It's a bone stock '99 Laredo, mostly mom's taxi.
Symptom: Turn the ignition switch, hear this rapd but not very loud clicking in the dash, it seems from under the passenger side. No dash lights, no gauge lights, and the needles on the gauges swing slowly though varying parts of their range, sometimes as far as all the way to the stop pin.
Sometimes the clicking and gauge needle swinging happens after I turn it off and pull the key out as well.
Turn it to start, and it doesn't even try - no started solenoid click, nothing.
My thoughts are it's an ignition switch or some relay in the dash (the clicking one). The battery is fairly new, though I will run out and check the voltage when the rain quits for a minute. And I'll search the threads, but time is of the essense here so I thought I'll throw this out there first.
Thanks to anyone who can help!