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88 Jeep Cherokee, O2 Sensor Light Still On
Q: I recently changed the oxygen sensor on my ‘88 Jeep Cherokee. The problem is that darn light on the dash that is still lit. It shows the emission maintenance light on. So, how is it turned off without dismantling the instrument cluster? Hopefully there is an easier solution than the one for the 89 Isuzu pick-up or is it the same automotive engineers working on the JEEP?

A: Under the instrument panel and to the right of the steering column is a little black box called an Emissions Maintenance Timer. If your Jeep has cruise control it will be hiding behind the cruise control module. There are no screws to turn or buttons to push, you just throw it away and install a new one! Just that easy.

Through the "80’s and early ‘90’s car manufacturers had many weird configurations to alert the vehicle operator of recommended service. In my opinion the best was found in Dodge trucks. There was a 9 volt battery, yes a 9 volt battery buried in the dash. At just about 80k the battery went dead causing a warning light to come on. The fix was a new battery and resetting a switch. The trick was figuring out where they hind that damn battery.

 
     
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