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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 5.7 Hemi 4x4 Fuel gauge, rear

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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 5.7 Hemi 4x4 Fuel gauge, rear signals, not working, check engine light on....4 wires melted together near starter. 1 is fuel gauge. the others are signals and check engine. all melted together. Could they have melted by being so close the the motor when hot? Cannot figure out what fuse goes to the fuel gauge.. stumped.
Submitted: 2 years ago via ChiltonDIY.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!
There are no fuses related to the fuel gauge.
It's very likely that the wires melted from exteranl heat damage. The fuel sender has no current going to it and if the turn signal wiring shorted to ground it would simply prevent them from working. Most likely the wiring melted from heat, either from the exhaust or starter and/or not being properly secured. There should be a heat shield on the starter which is sometimes left off.