Jeep Wrangler Won’t Get Out Of Park

Jeep Wrangler 2007 four door with 113000 miles. i started the jeep with no issues. It however would not get out of park. I then noticed none of the gauges on the dashboard were working. The radio lights were on and works.

Speedometer, rpm, gas gauge, engine temp etc were not doing a thing and it was not lighted. The dome light also does not come on when the door is open. Checked the fuses under the hood. All tested good. Unplugged negative battery connection and waited. Still no dash lights.

Answer: Check all the fuses under the dash. There should be a panel there as well. If they are all good, you are going to need to start looking for a ground problem. There are many of them under the hood and also inside the Jeep.

Start pulling on wiring harnesses under hood and under dash while watching for those systems to act up. You could have a burned wire somewhere or a shirted harness.

Without a wiring schematic for your Jeep, you would just be guessing though. You need to get a schematic and look at all the systems to see what is in common with all of them.

Jeep Transmission And Ignition Problem


I drive a 2007 jeep commander, lately it has been not accelerating properly when I try to quickly accelerate. It drives fine sometimes but recently when I’m driving it will not allow me to accelerate and I have to come to a stop in order for it to fix again.

I’m thinking transmission but would like an alternative opinion.

Answer: Yes, it does sound like a transmission problem. The trans could have a sticking valve or malfunctioning shift solenoid. You need to check the fluid level and condition. See if it look or smells burned. You could try getting a transmission filter and fluid change. Put a cleaning additive in first and drive a few miles to get it to circulate. This will sometimes free up a sticking valve. If it has a shift solenoid problem, that would need to diagnosed with an electrical schematic and volt meter.

Jeep – Turn Key And Nothing

Question: Ok, I do have a push start already and had to turn to the on position in order for it to start but now I turn the key and does nothing….but dome light works along wih other stuff as well what can I do or check?

Answer: Small lights, radio and other thing like that do not require much battery volts / amps to function, so this is not a good test for saying the battery is good. You need to have a load test done on it. Or at least try a jump from another vehicle.

If you confirm the battery is good, check all the fuses. If those are good, then there could be any number of problems- the ignition switch is acting up, the starter is bad, an aftermarket (non-factory) start or alarm system is acting up, ETC