Hello! this is my first post in JKO.. I've got a 2008 jk rubicon. its got just over 94,000 miles on it and i love it. a few weeks ago, we had some BAAAAAD rain in NC and i stupidly got caught with my doors and top off. water got EVERYWHERE. the day after, my jeep wouldn't start. when it did, none of the gauges worked, and all of the idiot lights were illuminated. but the jeep still ran. i had to get to work, so i took the risk and drove.
that afternoon, i went to leave work, and the key fob wouldn't unlock the doors. after I unlocked the door with the manual lock, the alarm went off, and when i went to turn the key to turn off the alarm, the gauges would light up, but the alarm would keep going. i took off the battery cables and waited 30 minutes, and the second i touched the cable to the terminal, the alarm would keep blaring. i took the cables off and fell asleep while i was waiting haha. i woke up and looked online and read that if i pull the J13 fuse and wait a little bit, it'll reset everything. i did that and it started right up. it drove fine for 5 days, then the same thing happened. pulled that fuse, pulled the cables off, and waited and it was all good.
now, 6 days later (getting longer and longer! haha) it happens again as i'm moving it around the driveway. no tach, no speedo, all the lights are on. its acting like i have the key in the 1 position. now i pulled that fuse up, and have the battery cables off. what else should i check? i've had the jeep for a year now and this is the first real problem i've had. i dont know my way around it that well, but am willing to do what i have to do to make it better!
thank you so much!!!!!